The purpose of this document is to provide a high-level framework of architecture principles and requirements that provide guidance and direction for NGMN partners and standards development organisations in the shaping of the 5G suite of interoperable capabilities, enablers, and services. It builds on the architectural concepts and proposals implied by the NGMN 5G White Paper and subsequent deliverables published by NGMN. It is anticipated that this document will have versions, beyond an initial version, to reflect additional forward-looking requirements and/or updates as needed. The elements of functional virtualisation, shift of computing to the edges of the network, and leveraging of spectrum distribution and flexibility, are among the dominant themes that shape the 5G ecosystem. Optimisation of operational and performance efficiencies, while creating and delivering an exceptional and customisable user experience is of paramount significance.
This document is the technical report for the "Test of Technology Building Blocks" work stream of the NGMN 5G Trial and Testing Initiative. It provides the full description for each of the technology building blocks that have been identified as carrying higher priority by NGMN community, and the corresponding test results.
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.
In this document sections, the NGMN V2X Task-Force team has outlined its feedback on the "Notice of Proposed Rule Making of US Department of Transportation / NHTSA". This feedback provides information on elements of NHTSA’s proposed rules that are supported by NGMN as well as improvements and changes to other elements of the proposed rules. As elaborated in the following sections, the NGMN V2X Task Force recommends USDOT be technology neutral in the rule making as cellular technologies beginning with 3GPP Release 14 could offer a technical and market-driven solution with a clear evolution path. We view this capability as a technology option that could be deployed well within the deployment horizon envisioned in NHTSA’s proposal and also be compatible with 5G as that deployment matures. This solution appears preferable by many measures including better technical performance, improved cost-efficiencies, and its flexibility to adapt to a variety of business models.
This document describes requirements for 5G Network and Service Management including Orchestration. The Document includes requirements covering all potential parts of future networks, i.e., fixed-, mobile-, cloud, virtualized technologies from a Network and Service Management including Orchestration perspective.
With reference to IPR, NGMN is developing recommendations and an implementation strategy supporting a more transparent and predictable IPR eco-system for 5G Standards Essential Patents (SEP) across industries that will support sustainable implementation of 5G technologies and ensure that innovation is stimulated and innovators appropriately rewarded. One of the business objectives is to make 5G accessible for all types of devices from high-end smartphones and tablets down to low-end MTC (Machine Type Communication) devices such as smoke detectors and sensors. In support of this objective, the IP licensing terms and conditions for 5G market should be fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory so as to enable sustainable and successful mass deployment of any 5G service or Product Type including MTC devices to support the Internet of Things (IoT). One of the objectives is to improve the transparency of 5G Standard Essential Patent (SEP) Disclosures. In order to achieve this objective, NGMN is requesting Standards Developing Organizations working on 5G technologies to consider the recommendations in the enclosed Annex relating to the disclosure and licensing of patents and patent applications (collectively, “Patents”) as potentially essential to a standard. NGMN is continuing to improve the recommendations and may come up with further updates....
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.
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.
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.
Since June 2016 the NGMN Requirements and Architecture E2E Architecture Framework group has been developing content for its E2E Architecture Framework. The initial stage is to discuss and agree on architecture principles which an E2E framework can be developed from.