Operator alliance NGMN identifies next targets for 5G

Uniform test models, defining an overall architecture, and exploring V2X technologies will form key focus for NGMN in “coming years” The NGMN – an alliance of mobile operators that seeks to outline network technology requirements from an operator perspective – has announced three new 5G-related activities. It’s notable that two of the items are related to putting a global shape on work that is ongoing in other bodies, suggesting that de-fragmenting and de-duplicating 5G R&D is something that NGMN’s members…

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5GIC details 5G architecture for context-centric networks

Architecture proposes new protocols to enable “always sufficient” user experience. 5G may require a “disruptive”, revolutionary cellular network architecture, according to a report released by the UK’s premier 5G research institute, 5GIC. 5GIC has outlined the capabilities of a new network architecture – termed the Flat Distributed Cloud (FDC) architecture – in a white paper released yesterday. The paper states that the new architecture is intended to provide the foundation for context-aware networks that provide a user experience that is…

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Nokia Networks clarifies and revisits 5G concept architecture

Can you unveil a concept? It seems like a bit of a PR move to put out a whole press release because you have been doing some thinking. That is what Nokia Networks did today, as it “unveiled” a concept architecture for 5G networks. But despite the “launch” tag that Nokia Networks has put on this, Inside5G readers should really see this as revision – a useful primer on how it might be possible to build the sort of dynamic,…

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