The 5G Media Action Group (5G-MAG), a newly formed association designed to give the media industry a voice in the 5G debate, has elected its first Steering Group and Chair at the association's inaugural General Assembly on 16 October 2019. The EBU hosted the 5G-MAG General Assembly at its headquarters in Geneva, in line with its role to foster the development and deployment of technologies of strategic importance to the media industry.
Since its announcement at IBC 2019 in Amsterdam, 5G-MAG gained the support of more than 60 organizations from across the media value chain, including media organizations, broadcast and mobile network operators, manufacturers and regulators.
The 5G-MAG General Assembly of 39 member organizations approved the Statutes and Internal Rules, elected a Steering Board of 21 representatives and its first Chair Antonio Arcidiacono, EBU Director of Technology & Innovation.
“We are proud to announce that 5G-MAG is now officially active and starting to globally represent the common voice of the media community. 5G-MAG aims to translate the standardization work of engineers in 3GPP, DVB and the EBU into operational services that are of value in media production and distribution”, said Antonio.
Over the next weeks, 5G-MAG will initiate work on the various topics identified at the General Assembly and move to attract new members interested in shaping 5G deployments for the benefit of the media industry and the billions of consumers it serves.