This NGMN 5G white paper begins with and builds on an outline of the 5G outlook.
With the business context beyond 2020 distinctly different from today, the emergence of new use cases and business models are discussed. These are driven by the customers’ and operators’ needs and enabled by the maturity of existing and emergence of new key technologies.
Based on this outlook and its attributes, the NGMN vision for 5G is formulated. This serves as an inspiration to develop the requirements and the related technology and architecture guidelines.
A detailed identification of the requirements follows the 5G outlook and the NGMN 5G vision. This is grouped along the six dimensions of user, system, device, service enhancement, network management and business requirements.
The paper also provides NGMN’s view on the next steps. Support of standardization, including open source, and opportunities to accelerate research, and technology and system innovations and solutions, are seen essential, as is the cooperation with all major stakeholders in the global eco-system around 5G.
This white paper is originally posted on NGMN website