Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) Alliance – which aims to drive guide the
development of all future mobile broadband technology with a focus on 5G – has published its three
deliverables on ‘5G Extreme
Requirements’ entitled ‘Operators’
views on fundamental trade-offs’, ‘RAN Solutions’, and ‘End-to-End
Compiled by the Alliance’s 5G Extreme
Requirements task force, the papers purpose
is to highlight what implications and trade-offs related to the delivery of new
5G services are relevant for mobile network operators.
task force lead and principal researcher at Vodafone comments, “We are very excited to
reveal the findings of the outcome
of the Extreme Requirements task
force, which was to really strike at the heart of what needs to be assessed before the world embarks on advanced 5G services.
The works are
said to quantify and analyse the
coverage impact of delivering new extreme 5G services (Ultra-reliable and Low-latency –
URLLC) for the radio access
network with a theoretical analysis, system-level simulations, and field
trials. End-to-end deployment guidelines for meeting extreme requirements at a
service level are also provided in the paper.
Among the guidelines, techniques such as path redundancy and new transport-layer protocols are discussed to improve end-to-end latency and reliability. For latency-critical services, interworking between the Non-3GPP processing delays and 3GPP processing delays has been assessed.”
CEO of the NGMN Alliance Peter Meissner adds, “Our task force has highlighted several key challenges that are crucial to the future of 5G connectivity and how the industry needs to adequately deal with these. Consequently, this year’s NGMN Conference & Exhibition will see us run a special session where operators are set to share results from their 5G tests, trials and first user experience. Our aim is to uncover the new use cases of 5G and how they will be leveraged in the next few years.”
Read the full white paper here: https://www.ngmn.org/fileadmin/ngmn/content/downloads/Technical/2018/180819_NGMN_5G_Ext_Req_TF_D2_2_v2.0.pdf