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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One 5G standard to rule them all?

A blurry future for 5G standardisation? “Our vision is to have one single global standard for 5G” Sara Mazur, Head of Research, Ericsson. Speaking at Ericsson Business Innovation Forum, Ericsson’s Head of Research Sara Mazur outlined a key issue with 5G – Ericsson wants a single global 5G standard. Fine. But she also pointed out that 5G is about a lot more than the radio network – it’s about (and this is her list) IP infrastructure, SDN, cloud infrastructure, network…

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