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Meet NGMN at Mobile World Congress 2018

NGMN looks forward to seeing you at Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona, Spain, 26th February - 1st March, 2018 . To schedule a meeting with us, please contact the NGMN Office.


Please make sure you join the NGMN press and industry briefing on Tuesday, 27th February, 2018.



NGMN Provides Contributions to 3GPP TSG SA WG2

Frankfurt, Germany, 16th May 2017

Since communicating an initial set of Architecture Principles to 3GPP TSG WG2 in November 2016 the NGMN Requirements and Architecture (P1) E2E Architecture Framework group has developed their End-to-end Architecture Framework document further. Given the relative timescales of the project and of SA2’s work item for the 5G Architecture - Phase 1 it has been decided to share an interim version of the NGMN Architecture Framework document in order for SA2 to become aware of the additional principles agreed thus far, and to see the full scope of the activity. This contribution has been sent to 3GPP on 12th May for the 3GPP meetings in the week commencing 15th May.

In addition in a second contribution, NGMN operators recommend that 3GPP takes NGMN operators’ requirements into account and defines the 5G baseline architecture using the Service Based Architecture approach.

2nd Joint Workshop "Open Source and Standards for 5G" on 1st November 2017, Bellevue/Seattle

Following the success of last year’s event, the 2nd workshop "Open Source and Standards for 5G" jointly organised by NGMN and the ITU will take place on 1 November 2017 in Bellevue (Seattle), Washington, USA at the Bellevue City Center Plaza, 555 110th Ave NE.


The workshop is kindly hosted by Microsoft and co-organized by the NGMN Alliance and the International Telecommunication Union. It will be held in conjunction with the NGMN IPR Plenary on 30/31 October and the ITU Ad Hoc Group on Intellectual Property Rights which will take place at the same venue on 2-3 November 2017.


Bringing together key representatives of a wide range of industry, standards bodies, open source communities and academia, the discussions will focus on how best standard-setting organizations and open source communities can capitalize upon each other’s deliverables for building a consistent and coherent 5G eco-system. The meeting will discuss how diverse stakeholders can rely on the respective strengths of open-source and standards development models with the aim of placing a broad range of industries in a strong position to achieve their vision for the 5G and “Internet of Things” era.


Additional details about the format and content of the joint workshop, including the location of the venue and hotel accommodation options are available on the NGMN workspace, which will be regularly updated as new or modified information becomes available. Participants are kindly requested to check periodically for new updates.


This is a public event open to all interested parties. If you are a member of the NGMN Alliance please click on this link to register for the workshop. If you are not a member of the NGMN Alliance please contact the NGMN office team at office(at) to register. We kindly ask you to register before 22 September, 2017.

NGMN Press & Industry Briefing at Mobile World Congress 2017

Barcelona, Spain, 28th February 2017


A highly interesting NGMN Press & Industry Briefing took place on Day 2 of Mobile World Congress 2017. The Briefing was headed by Johan Wibergh, Group CTO, Vodafone and NGMN Chairman of the Board, the host Bruno Jacobfeuerborn, Group CTO, Deutsche Telekom, as well as Peter Meissner, CEO of NGMN. The following panellists rounded off the group, representing the regions Asia, Europe and Americas:


  • Liu Guangyi (CTO of Wireless Department, China Mobile)
  • Alain Maloberti (SVP, Orange Lab Networks, Orange)
  • YongGyoo Lee (Senior Vice President Network Strategy Business Unit, KT)
  • Günther Ottendorfer (COO, Sprint)
  • Vijay Perumbeti (AVP, Standards and Industry Alliances, AT&T)

The NGMN Board executives revealed to the intrigued audience of over 120 people the new key activities of the NGMN work programme and outlined guidelines and business considerations to address the upcoming challenges and to reach the envisaged 5G service and performance objectives.

The audience included further NGMN Board Directors, top management representatives of NGMN industry and research partners as well as international analysts and press representatives. Many interesting questions were asked e.g. on spectrum requirements, the NGMN IPR framework and 5G use cases.

Thank you to Deutsche Telekom for hosting the NGMN Press & Industry Briefing at MWC 2017!