Technical Documents

Recommendation on Base Station Antenna Standards (V10.0)

This whitepaper addresses the performance criteria of base station antennas, by making recommendations on standards for electrical and mechanical parameters, by providing guidance on measurement and calculation practices in performance validation and production, and by recommending methods for electronic data exchange.  It also addresses recommendations on applying existing environmental and reliability standards to BSAs.

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NGMN 5G Spectrum White Paper

Since the publication of the original NGMN 5G white paper in February 2015 the international 5G spectrum debate has advanced considerably, including the decisions taken at the WRC-15 on the bands for IMT that will be decided at the WRC-19 conference as well as global progress on 5G system developments and trials. This white paper builds on the spectrum discussion in the original NGMN 5G White paper published in 2015 and sets out updated information on spectrum requirements and plans in relation to realization of 5G in key markets around the world.

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4.3-10 RF Connector Migration Strategies

The NGMN 4.3-10 connector taskforce team worked out a 4.3-10 connector migration proposal for radio unit, antenna and antenna line devices, including migration scenarios and corresponding cable configuration strategies, and End of Life (EoL) proposal for the 7-16 connector, which will be stated in this white paper. This NGMN white paper serves as a guideline for 4.3-10 connector migration, which is expected to lead to less installation efforts, fewer site visits, less CAPEX and OPEX, and better planning for all involved parties.

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5G Security - Mobile Edge Computing / Low Latency / Consistent User Experience

This document focuses on Mobile Edge Computing, Low Latency and Consistent User Experience. Mobile Edge Computing and Low Latency allow providing new type services. The NGMN 5G Security group studied the security threats, frauds and vulnerabilities that such concepts could introduce in 5G and provide security recommendations to mitigate them.

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NGMN Paper on Edge Computing

This document describes further details of Edge Computing and identifies use cases, including those from the NGMN White Paper and 3GPP SA1 SMARTER study for 5G, where placement of compute functionality closer to or at the edge of the network could form part of the solution.

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Perspectives on Vertical Industries and Implications for 5G

This paper highlights the technical requirements for a number of selected use cases across the vertical industry and the external factors that need to be considered to make these use cases economically viable. In particular, use cases from the automotive, transport and logistics, health and wellness, smart cities and utilities, agriculture, media and entertainment and industrial IoT industries are described together with an assessment of roadmaps/ maturity, relevant telco roles, external dependencies, necessary capabilities and outlook.  Common themes emerge in terms of the required capabilities to support the use cases, the relevant roles that telco operators could play and also external dependencies that must be taken into account.

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5G Prospects – Key Capabilities to Unlock Digital Opportunities

To ensure that the capabilities delivered by 5G are meaningful and timely, this paper uncovers the mutual implications of technology and business drivers, highlighting the key capabilities that 5G must deliver, as well as key issues in realising the 5G vision as stipulated by the NGMN 5G White Paper. Insights are presented for the three major service categories, enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB), massive machine type communications (mMTC), and ultra-reliable and low latency communications (uRLLC).

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NGMN Perspectives on Vertical Industries and Implications for 5G

The NGMN 5G White Paper, published in February 2015, outlines, among other things, a wide range of use cases, and discusses the requirements or the required considerations and studies in enabling them. In order to fully realize a sustainable ecosystem, both technical and economic realities need to be carefully assessed. This includes a prominent focus on “Verticals” requirements of 5G, in growing interaction with, engagement of, and input from the Verticals industries. This paper highlights the technical requirements for a number of selected use cases across the vertical industry and the external factors that need to be addressed to make these use cases economically viable.

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