NGMN Alliance launches 5G Work Programme

NGMN Alliance launches 5G Work Programme The NGMN Alliance aims to roll out 5G by 2020. (Image source: Nicola/Flickr)The Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) Alliance has launched a comprehensive 5G work programme

Based on global end-to-end requirements for 5G, the programme will build on the organisation’s 5G White Paper, released earlier this year, evolving and expanding on the guidelines laid out in the document with the aim of standardising 5G by the year 2020.

“The NGMN 5G White Paper provided essential input for the work of the main industry bodies”, said Peter Meissner, CEO of the NGMN Alliance. “Together with our global partners from industry and research, we will now implement a 5G work-programme ensuring that future solutions will meet our ambitious targets.”

The work programme will focus on four key areas over the coming months; business principles, including business models, operator capabilities and vertical industry services; requirements and architecture, such as technical requirements and architecture guidelines; spectrum position for WRC-15; and intellectual property rights (IPR), including Standard Essential Patent (SEP) declaration and assessment.

The NGMN Alliance was formed by international network operators in 2006, with the objective of ensuring the quality and performance of the next generation of mobile network infrastructure, service platforms and devices.

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