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ajwdct1
ajwdct1
8/13/2019 | 11:28:16 AM
Re: Partially true but misleading and unrealistic forecast for standards based 5G deployments
For 5G the vendors and wireless nework operators will have to adhere to IMT 2020.  3GPP is one of several organizations that have submitted IMT 2020 RIT/SRIT to ITU-R WP5D for approval. China and South Korea will haave different 5G RITs which were progressed at last months 5D meeting in Brazil. 

3GPP and ITU-R timelinses for IMT 2020:

https://techblog.comsoc.org/2018/10/27/3gpp-workshop-imt-2020-submission-to-itu-r-wp5d-and-2-timelines/

More importantly, if the IMT 2020 mobile packet core (Stand Alone) is agreed and approved by ITU-R WP5D in late 2020 how could vendors possibly have products out until end of  2020 or early 2021?

 
Mike Dano
Mike Dano
8/13/2019 | 10:26:40 AM
Re: Partially true but misleading and unrealistic forecast for standards based 5G deployments
Hey! Thanks so much for your comments. 

So, based on my discussions with executives from operators and vendors throughout the years, most wireless network deployments adhere to the releases from the 3GPP.
ajwdct1
ajwdct1
8/13/2019 | 12:57:33 AM
Partially true but misleading and unrealistic forecast for standards based 5G deployments
This article is partially true, but very misleading:

1.  "3GPP, the wireless industry's main standards organization."

3GPP is not a standards organization which they clearly state on their website. 

https://techblog.comsoc.org/2018/07/08/busting-a-myth-3gpp-roadmap-to-true5g-att-standards-based-5g-inn-austin-tx/


ITU-R WP 5D is the standards body for IMT 2020 which 3GPP contributes to (mainly via ATIS submissions)

https://techblog.comsoc.org/2019/07/17/itu-r-wp5d-brazil-meeting-imt-2020-rit-srits-from-3gpp-china-korea-advance-nufront-submits-new-rit/

2, If 3GPP release 16 will specify a 5G core (vs NSA- LTE/EPC core) in March 2020, how would it be possible to deploy that until late 2020 when IMT 2020 standard is scheduled for completion?  More likely it will be 2021 before standardized 5G mobile packet cores are deployed.  Note also that 3GPP Release 16 will specify ultra low latency; Release 15 does not.

https://techblog.comsoc.org/2019/07/12/timelines-for-imt-2020-subject-to-change-and-3gpp-release-16/

3.  There are no standards for 5G virtualized RAN, network slicing, network management or security from ITU-R and only functional requirements and reference architectures from ITU-T SGs, which are not implementable.  Hence all of those fuctions, along with roaming, will be proprietary for several years, despite the efforts of various open source consortiums/forums.


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