5G technology evolution recommendations

4G Americas
27 Oct 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.

It examines the 5G market drivers, use cases, requirements, regulatory considerations and technology elements. The 5G market drivers and use cases described in Section 2 include the Internet of Things (IoT), extreme video, Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) sunset, public safety and context-aware services.

Based upon these 5G market drivers and use cases, Section 3 describes the coexistence of the LTE end-to-end ecosystem with 5G, Sections 4 and 5 describe the requirements and regulatory aspects such as low latency, high throughput, mobility on demand, high reliability and resiliency and network flexibility.

Section 6 describes potential technologies for 5G, including packet core, RAN and aspects applicable to end-to-end 5G systems. Section 7 discusses the spectrum aspects associated with 5G networks including both licensed and unlicensed spectrum options.

This white paper originally posted on 4G Americas website

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