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Communications Technology Laboratory

Partner with CTL
PSIAP-2022 winners
CTL Mission Vision 2


Our Focus Areas




















Core Network Tech 2
Fundamental Electromagnetic Technologies & Standards
Next Generation Wireless Systems
Public Safety Communications
Smart Infrastructure & Manufacturing
Spectrum Sharing & Sensing














News and Updates

The PSCR Pulse Accelerator

The closeout of the NIST PSCR Pulse Accelerator Program last year brings exciting impacts across the board for public safety, with technology-based businesses


NDNComm 2023

Thu, Mar 2 - Fri, Mar 3 2023
The Named Data Networking Community Meeting 2023 will be hosted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology

Projects and Programs

5G & Beyond

“5G and beyond” refers to future generations of mobile wireless communication systems. The vision for these next-generation systems are to enable groundbreaking

5G/6G Core Networks and Services

This program aims to advance networking and measurement sciences and promote consensus standards and best practices for the evolution from 5G to 6G, focusing on

Industry Impacts

Alliance for 5G Networks

The next generation of wireless communications technology will allow many more devices to send information much faster, making possible everything from virtual

First Responder Communications

First responders must be able to communicate during an emergency. Too often in critical situations, communications among public safety agencies are hampered by

Tools and Instruments

LTE Coverage Tool

This experimental application was developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Public Safety Communications Research Division (PSCR)


Taking Measure Blog


Director, Communications Technology Lab and Director, NIST Boulder Laboratory