That’s a lot of 5G bodies

Nokia 5G cookbook

There’s a recent blog post by Karri Ranta-Aho at Nokia Networks that outlines the likely timelines for 5G definition, standardisation and development.

It’s going to take a lot of collaboration: here are some of the bodies discussing and researching 5G that Nokia is involved in: NGMN, ITU-R WP5D, METIS project, 5G PPP, 5G Forum, Future Forum, IMT-2020 (5G) Promotion Group, 863-5G, ARIB 2020 and Beyond Ad Hoc, 4G Americas, NYU Wireless Industrial Affiliates Program, WWRF.

Funnelling all the output from these bodies into one “5G Standard” will not be a “nut that cracks itself” and, as a result, Ranta-Aho adds:

“ultimately, the creation of a successful 5G standard requires adopting the best ideas, no matter where they come from”

There is also this handy timeline for how Nokia currently sees things going forward.

Nokia 5G cookbook

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