NGMN Releases Early 5G Vision

FRANKFURT -- The Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) Alliance today published and distributed the Executive Version of the NGMN 5G White Paper. The document provides an initial view on the consolidated operator vision and end-to-end requirements for 5G.

Earlier this year, the NGMN Board – CTOs from more than 20 leading international operators – made the decision to focus the future NGMN activities on defining the end-to-end requirements for 5G in an industry White Paper. Since then, a global team of more than 100 experts working on the definition of these consolidated operator requirements intended to support the standardisation and subsequent availability of 5G for 2020 and beyond.

The NGMN 5G Initiative team has now finalised an Executive Version of the NGMN 5G White Paper. This version is published in advance of the full White Paper to enable the NGMN Partners (leading international Operators, Vendors and Researchers) and all other industry stakeholders to consider NGMN’s 5G guidelines at this stage. All content areas of the full version are covered in this document providing an initial perspective on the NGMN 5G vision, end-to-end requirements, network design principles and system architecture.

The NGMN Alliance has already established liaisons on 5G with all relevant industry organisations world-wide, SDOs and research groups, and will continue this close collaboration based on the Executive Version of the NGMN 5G White Paper. In addition, it will work with its Partners on the further development and refinement of the final version of the document that will be published at the press conference during Mobile World Congress in March 2015 and will be presented and discussed at the NGMN Industry Conference & Exhibition 24-25 March 2015 in Frankfurt / Germany.

“With the Executive Version of the White Paper, the 5G Initiative achieved to publish an initial comprehensive view on its vision for ‘2020 and beyond’ and the 5G Operator requirements in terms of technology performance and capabilities”, said Rachid El Hattachi, SVP, Deutsche Telekom AG and Steering Committee Chairman of the NGMN 5G Initiative. “Together with our industry and research partners, the team will now focus on delivering the final version of the requirements in the coming months.”

“The Executive Version of the White Paper provides essential and long expected input for the work of many industry bodies”, said Peter Meissner, CEO of the NGMN Alliance. “We are looking forward to the in-detail presentation and open discussion of the final version of the NGMN White Paper at the NGMN Industry Conference & Exhibition in March 2015.”

Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) Ltd.

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