NGMN at Mobile World Congress 2015

NGMN will be present at the Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona.

To schedule a meeting with an NGMN representative, please contact Opens window for sending emailoffice(at)

The NGMN Hospitality Suite can be found in Initiates file downloadHall 2 (2B60MR).



Join us for the NGMN 5G Press Conference at Mobile World Congress on 3rd March 2015: NGMN Board Executives will present the NGMN 5G White Paper, result of the collaborative work of the Alliance’s 5G initiative – an initiative to provide end-to-end 5G Operator requirements and to support the global and aligned development of 5G standards and solutions.

The Press Conference will be held at the Deutsche Telekom booth in Hall 3 (3K30) at 11:00 am.

Further details on the NGMN 5G Press Conference will be announced soon!

NGMN Shares Executive Version of the 5G White Paper with the Industry

Frankfurt, Germany – 23rd December, 2014


The NGMN 5G Initiative team has now finalised an Executive Version of the NGMN 5G White Paper. This version is published in advance of the full White Paper to enable the NGMN Partners (leading international Operators, Vendors and Researchers) and all other industry stakeholders to consider NGMN’s 5G guidelines at this stage. All content areas of the full version are covered in this document providing an initial perspective on the NGMN 5G vision, end-to-end requirements, network design principles and system architecture.

The NGMN Alliance has already established liaisons on 5G with all relevant industry organisations world-wide, SDOs and research groups, and will continue this close collaboration based on the Executive Version of the NGMN 5G White Paper. In addition, it will work with its Partners on the further development and refinement of the final version of the document that will be published at the press conference during Mobile World Congress in March 2015 and will be presented and discussed at the NGMN Industry Conference & Exhibition 24-25 March 2015 in Frankfurt / Germany.

Opens external link in new windowExecutive Version of the NGMN 5G White Paper

ETSI and NGMN to Further Strengthen Cooperation in Light of Future Mobile Broadband Solutions

Sophia Antipolis, France/London, UK, 4th December 2014


After many years of successful collaboration in the areas of LTE, Open Radio equipment Interface (ORI), the Multi-SDO initiative on network management and others, ETSI and NGMN have agreed to intensify the joint cooperation beyond the existing Memorandum of Understanding framework.


The new cooperation agreement will provide a thorough framework for future cooperation between ETSI and NGMN. It will improve the dialogue and exchange of information between the two organizations, but also provide a mechanism for exchanging draft documents and referencing of each organisations specifications. The new agreement, on top of the current existing cooperation rights, i.e. to participate in meetings of mutual interests and to initiate technical collaboration, will allow for the incorporation of published documents, text and graphics, from the other party into a document or a planned production of deliverables. Moreover, it foresees the opportunity for working jointly in the development and production of documents.


Going forward ETSI and NGMN plan to work closely together on the next generation of mobile networks, in particular to support standardization with a view to upcoming 5G technologies.


Peter Meissner, CEO of NGMN, stated: „The new agreement honours the good and long-standing relationship between ETSI and NGMN and recognizes the importance of both organizations in shaping future mobile broadband solutions.“


Luis Jorge Romero, ETSI Director General welcomed the new cooperation agreement: “Cooperation between standards development organizations is required, in particular when dealing with subjects of common interest for the mobile industry like the development of 5G, in order to avoid conflicting standards and increased cost to the industry. We welcome the strong relationship with NGMN and the extension of our cooperation into new fields.“