ITU Sets Up Vision For 5G Systems

by CXOtoday News Desk    Nov 03, 2015


The 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 for the coming years. 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, according to a report by Xinhua.

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,” ITU Secretary-General Houlin Zhao told the news site.

Mobile communication has seen revolutionary developments and growth in recent years. In recent times a number of organizations are already working on 5G innovation. Experts opine that the fifth generation mobile technology may also be an answer to address the pervasive big data and other technological challenges in the industry. 

Read more: Industry Starts Experimenting With Potential 5G Technologies

Japanese carrier NTT DOCOMO along with several industry leaders, Samsung, Nokia, Ericsson, Fujitsu, NEC, and Alcatel-Lucent, are already experimenting with the next-generation wireless technologies that could deliver up to 10 Gbps over a wireless link and connect millions of new devices to the mobile network. The company plans to submit its findings to the mobile industry researchers starting in 2016.

“5G can bring greater operational efficiencies in the enterprise, while offering more visibility for managers and business leaders,” states Robert Plant, Associate Professor, School of Business Administration, University of Miami in his blog. he mentioned that 5G would enable higher bandwidth data to be provided to systems that require large data volumes to function at maximum effect. For example, remote control air-drones could provide their operators with higher degrees of data while performing refined scanning and localized processing. This technology could be used to improve road traffic visibility and help farmers deploy geographic information systems in real time.

For the customer, the difference between the current 4G standards and 5G will be in higher speeds, lower battery consumption, better coverage, higher number of supported devices, lower infrastructure costs, higher versatility and scalability or higher reliability of communications.