ITU sets vision for 5G technology

5GTHE International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has set up a vision for the development of 5G mobile, in a bid to provide lightning speed, omnipresent, ultra-reliable mobile communications in the short future.

The ‘IMT-2020’ vision, endorsed by a resolution in ITU’s Radiocommunication Assembly, established overall ‘vision’ for 5G systems, along with the goals, process and timeline for its development is now in place.

The detailed technical performance requirements for the radio systems to support 5G will be developed, in close collaboration with industry and national and regional standards organizations, following the stringent timelines defined by ITU.
“The new ITU-R Resolution sets the stage for the future development of 5G mobile technologies,” said ITU Secretary-General, Houlin Zhao.

Mobile communication has seen revolutionary developments and growth in recent years. New demands, including applications requiring very high data rate communications, many more devices with diverse service requirements, will require an increasing number of innovative solutions.

IMT-2020 Resolution approved, paving the way for 5G mobile systems RA-15 established the principles and processes for the development of IMT-2020 – the next-generation 5G mobile system – as an extension of ITU’s existing family of global standards for International Mobile Telecommunication systems (IMT-2000 and IMT-Advanced), which serve as the basis for all of today’s 3G and 4G mobile systems.

The World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-15), in session November 2-27, will address the requirements for additional spectrum to support IMT mobile broadband.
The 5G systems, set to become available in 2020, will usher in new paradigms in connectivity in mobile broadband wireless systems to support, for example, extremely high definition video services, real time low latency applications and the expanding realm of the Internet of Things.

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