ITU agrees to call IMT-2020… IMT-2020, sets next steps for 5G

The ITU-R working group dedicated to IMT-2o2o (the group looking at the radio bit of 5G, to you and me) has just finished a week long meeting in San Diego. To mark the event the ITU produced a press release on the results of the meeting. These appear to be: 1. It’s going to call its work in this area IMT-2020. Which is, of course, what it is already calling its work in this area. Did it take a week…

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ITU Group To Scrutinise 5G Standardisation Requirements

A focus group within the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) will push ahead to identify fixed network standardisation requirements for the 5G development of IMT-2020. The group’s activities will concentrate on identifying the standardisation needs of the wireline elements of 5G networks and building on analysis of IMT-2020 studies being undertaken by other entities. With any interested party encouraged to participate, the group plans to work intensely to complete a study before ITU’s December meeting on future networks. “coordination of ITU’s standardisation and…

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5G World Alliance opens for business

Just as Inside 5G begins its task of plotting who is doing what (see our 5Qs on 5G) to develop and design 5G technology, along comes a new industry alliance – this time coming at 5G from another direction. The animators this time are those behind IPv6 standardisation – with the founding chair of the 5GWA founding being Latif Ladid, President of the IPv6 Forum and a 3GPP Board member since 1999. The 5GWA mission is to get Telecom, Internet and Content…

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