The Program

The 5G Community of the ng Connect Program brings innovative companies together to collaborate on the solution concepts, end-to-end prototypes, business models, and market trials that will make 5G a viable commercial reality. Our member companies develop new products, solutions, and services faster, and with a higher profile to customers.

How it works

Rich collaboration and ecosystem support

Our community of organizations and individuals collaborate to develop pioneering 5G infrastructure, devices, applications, and content. The 5G Community empowers this collaboration with physical and virtual innovation spaces, an experienced technical team that supports prototype development and integration, as well as leading-edge tools and techniques. This ecosystem helps members create, evaluate and validate concepts to deliver market-ready products, solutions, and services today that are ready for tomorrow.

how it works

get there faster

Get there faster

The 5G Community enables members to realize 5G concepts that no single company can deliver quickly on its own. Working together, members ideate, develop, validate, showcase, and trial new solution concepts and develop business models that create paths to new revenue for the entire value chain.

Move from concept to reality

As a 5G Community member, you’ll collaborate on solution concepts and business models that resonate with customers. And you’ll be able to move from concept to reality faster through structured prototypes and market trials.

Collaborate to innovate

The 5G Community is with you every step of the way with:

  • Networking events
  • Ideation sessions and workshops
  • Collaboration tools
  • Prototyping support from market segment labs
  • Concept showcases at Executive Experience Centers, customer and member innovation centers, and trade shows
  • Market trial coordination
  • Business model support
  • White paper development

Collaborate to innovate

About the 5G Community and ng Connect

About the 5G Community and ng Connect

The 5G Community is part of the ng Connect Program. Founded by Nokia, the 5G Community and the ng Connect Program comprise more than 360 collaborating members, including innovators and leaders in networks, consumer electronics, applications, platforms and vertical markets. This dynamic, multi-industry community drives an innovation environment that creates high-value solutions through collaboration and open innovation. And it enables new business models and new sources of revenue for all members.

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Founding Member – Nokia

Nokia is a global leader in creating the technologies at the heart of our connected world. Powered by the research and innovation of Nokia Bell Labs, we serve communications service providers, governments, large enterprises and consumers, with the industry’s most complete, end-to-end portfolio of products, services and licensing.

From the enabling infrastructure for 5G and the Internet of Things, to emerging applications in virtual reality and digital health, we are shaping the future of technology to transform the human experience.


The 5G Community and the ng Connect Program give you access to a team of highly experienced executives who can provide expertise and advice on how to collaborate effectively on solution concepts, business models and market trials.

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Accelerate the development of your 5G products, solutions, and services by working with the world’s largest brands in technology and vertical markets.

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