Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) has confirmed the launch of four new key projects to support the development and deployment of 5G networks.
The projects – “Spectrum and deployment efficiencies”, “Ultra Reliable Low Latency Communication (URLLC) requirements for vertical industries”, “RAN convergence” and “Extreme long-range communications for deep rural coverage” – have been highlighted as crucial development areas to further optimise and guide the telecoms industry towards the successful deployment of 5G beyond 2018.
Chairman of the NGMN Alliance Board Johan Wibergh said: “We’re delighted to be leading the way with 5G projects that will bring about further improvements to next-generation networks. Together, they extend our existing work programme and demonstrate our on-going commitment to contributing to the industry. The projects will support standards development with a future-thinking outlook, while guiding the industry towards the successful deployment of 5G, benefiting end users in a range of locations, including high density urban and underserved rural areas.”