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NGMN releases its ‘early 5G vision’

December 24, 2014  

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The Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) Alliance yesterday published and distributed the executive version of the NGMN 5G white paper. The document provides an initial view on the consolidated operator vision and end-to-end requirements for 5G.

Earlier this year, the NGMN Board — CTOs from more than 20 leading international operators — made the decision to focus the future NGMN activities on defining the end-to-end requirements for 5G in an industry white paper. Since then, a global team of more than 100 experts worked on the definition of these consolidated operator requirements intended to support the standardization and subsequent availability of 5G for 2020 and beyond.

“All content areas of the full version are covered in this document providing an initial perspective on the NGMN 5G vision, end-to-end requirements, network design principles and system architecture,” the alliance said in release.

The final version of the document will be published during Mobile World Congress in March 2015 and will be presented and discussed at the NGMN Industry Conference & Exhibition March 24-25 in Frankfurt, Germany.

“The Executive Version of the white paper provides essential and long expected input for the work of many industry bodies,” said Peter Meissner, CEO of the alliance.

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