NGMN Alliance presents future focus areas

Date: Mon, 03/07/2016 - 12:26 Source: NGMN

The Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) Alliance is excited to announce its future focus areas to ensure successful 5G development and standardisation over the coming years

NGMN Alliance presents future focus areas

Peter Meissner, CEO of the NGMN Alliance

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In 2015, the NGMN Alliance published its highly recognised 5G White Paper providing consolidated 5G operator requirements. Recently, on a press and industry briefing at Mobile World Congress, Board Directors of the Alliance re-iterated NGMN’s vision of 5G as an end-to-end system enabling countless new use cases based on sustainable business models. They highlighted the significant industry challenges ahead and outlined the future NGMN work-plan to address these. In particular, the NGMN Board – CTOs from leading international operators – made the announcement ofthree key NGMN focus areas for the coming months:
- Eco-system building and interaction: Establishing and nurturing platforms for collaboration with representatives from vertical industries, IPR experts and other business communities;
- Guidance to SDOs and the wider industry: Recommendation of technical requirements and performance targets as well as recommendation of enabling conditions;
- Evaluation of test and proof of concept results: Analysis of initial, internationally proposed 5G technical solutions with regards to gaps, feasibility, consistency.

Aiming for a truly global, non-fragmented 5G eco-system, NGMN plans to reach out to all 5G industry stakeholders. Furthermore, NGMN has adapted its organisational structure to allow new types of partners like industry verticals, media- and service providers, and internet companiesto become NGMN Partnersand to actively contribute to the upcoming deliverables. NGMN encourages all stakeholders to jointly work towards availability of commercial, standards-based 5G solutions by 2020.
“NGMN delivered with the 5G White Paper essential input for the work of the main industry bodies one year ago”, said Bruno Jacobfeuerborn, Chairman of the NGMN Alliance and CTO Deutsche Telekom. “In the last 12 month we provided in line with this input, substantial contributions to standardisation and the eco-system.  We will continue to implement our work-plan along the agreed focus areas to ensure that commercial products may evolve for 2020 timeframe.”
“We are extremely happy about the many new Partners having joined NGMN over the last months”, said Peter Meissner, CEO of the NGMN Alliance. “Based on our updated Articles of Association, we now invite also leading players from other industries to complementour 5G requirements and we are looking forward to the next major milestone on our roadmap, the NGMN Industry Conference & Exhibition in October 2016.”

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