European R&D Community is considering the challenges that will be appearing on what can be called “beyond-5G” networks, in preparation of research for the period after 2020. The first step for this analysis was taken in a workshop organized by the 5GPPP Infrastructure Association and the Networks 2020 ETP. The workshop had a large audience, and highlighted that the community is still not clear on what will be the expected progresses deployed in the 5G networks.
This white paper, originating as an outcome of the 5GPPP workshop, is the result of an analysis of a wide community involved in a call for contributions to present a snapshot of the European community view on “research for beyond 5G”. More than 30 experts from academia and industry contributed with ideas and concepts, which were then subjected to a public consultation, which resulted in minor changes.
The documents considers both research in the scope of evolutions of the 5G systems (for the period around 2025) and some alternative/longer term views (with later outcomes, or leading to substantial different design choices). This report reflects on four main system areas: fundamental theory and technology, radio and spectrum management; system design; and alternative concepts.
This white paper is first published on Networld2020 website