(July 2016) North America, particularly the United States, has long been leading global efforts in the advancements of mobile technologies all the way from analog through 4G, and now into 5G. The U.S. remains a strong player in the vision, definition and development of 5G by ensuring it meets North America’s unique marketplace requirements. Public and private investment in research and development (R&D) for 5G has significantly increased to ensure that it develops optimally. U.S. carriers have announced trials and early deployments of 5G technologies, demonstrating a commitment to 5G leadership
(October 2015) This white paper expands the foundation of 4G Americas’ view of 5G recommendations that was published in the October 2014 white paper titled, 4G Americas’ Recommendations on 5G Requirements and Solutions.
(August 2015) This report outlines the latest developments of mobile broadband technology on the path to 5G.
(August 2015) This white paper describes the varied drivers behind spectrum requirements and the need for access to numerous spectrum ranges. The paper also offers initial exploration on the challenges and implications with different frequency ranges, various licensing aspects and potential technology enhancements to enable access to new spectrum.
(June 2015) This report is a primer on the details of 3GPP Release 12 (Rel-12) finalized standards and new work on Release 13 (Rel-13) and beyond.
(October 2014) This white paper examines the 5G market drivers, use cases, requirements, regulatory considerations and technology elementsfor the purpose of being considered for the further development of the end-to-end 5G system for deployments in 2020 and beyond.
(June 2014) Snapshot of global 5G initiatives at the first quarter of 2014.
2017: In today’s world, telecom operators are facing multiple challenges; increasing demands from consumers and tough pricing competition are only a few of the factors causing market stagnation for the industry. Despite high growth in both mobile subscriptions and mobile data traffic, overall mobile service revenue growth has flattened out, compared to the 10−15 percent growth a decade ago.1 Operators are struggling to turn the growing usage of mobile data services into greater revenues. The current average forecast for operator service revenues is expected to increase by 1.5 percent annually from 2016 to 2026 globally. While this offers a steady revenue stream, it is slim when compared to 5G-enabled revenue growth opportunities in industry digitalization.
(July 2016) The Internet of Things (IoT) is bringing a massive surge of smart, connected devices that will enable new services and efficiencies across industries. The IoT will transform businesses, change the way people live, and fuel innovations for many years to come. Over the next decade, it is predicted that there will be 10’s of billions of connected devices deployed globally1, growing at unprecedented speed to generate multi-trillion dollars of economic value2 across many key markets. The Internet of Things is the foundation to a totally interconnected world, and it is only a matter of time before it evolves into the Internet of Everything.
(November 2015) This strategic white paper describes the drivers and requirements for 5G and provides a vision of what the 5G network will look like. A timeline to 5G is also presented, based on standardization activities that are under way as well as when mobile operators are expected to deploy 5G networks. This paper also lets mobile operators know what they can do today to prepare for the 5G of tomorrow.
(May 2015) This white paper outlines the deployment options for 5G to provide the required capacity and end user data rates that will be needed.
(April 2015) This white paper emphasizes the importance of high energy performance as a critical requirement of 5G. Key technologies are defined such as ultra-lean design, advanced beamforming techniques, and separation of user-data and system-control planes on the radio interface, as well as virtualized network functionality and cloud technologies. This paper also defines two design principles on which 5G systems with high energy performance should be built.
(2014) This white paper includes information about the three key development areas in 5G, bridging the spectrum gap with 5G, network density with small cells, network performance and Nokia's current 5G Research efforts.
(February 2016) This white paper presents a preliminary overview of the 5G channel models for bands up to 100 GHz. These have been derived based on extensive measurement and ray tracing results across a multitude of bands.
(February 2015) The NGMN White Paper on 5G mobile published in February 2015 identified the critical importance of spectrum availability to deliver the vision for 5G. The new capabilities that 5G is expected to deliver, and the increasing demand for network capacity by consumers, will require additional spectrum, beyond that currently available to mobile operators or expected to be identified by WRC-15. Some of these capabilities will require very wide channel bandwidths that can only be accommodated in bands above 6GHz. NGMN therefore welcomes the proposals by several regional groups to include additional spectrum bands/ranges to be studied for IMT2 on the agenda of WRC-19.
(February 2015) The NGMN 5G White Paper provides the consolidated view of more than 20 leading international operators on the key 5G end-to-end requirements. The intention is to give guidance to the development of future technology platforms and related standards, to create new business opportunities and to satisfy future end-user needs.
(July 2015) In this 2015 online survey, sponsored by InterDigital, Heavy Reading presented operators with some of the top questions surrounding the next generation network, including: