Technical Documents

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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5G Security Recommendations Package #1

The NGMN 5G security group has identified 2 series of threats and described those through 9 key issues. The first series focuses on the Access Network, while the second focuses on DoS attacks scenarios that could emerge as IoT market greatly expands with 5G. Each of these key issues contains a description section that explains the problem and why it could have an impact in 5G. Thus, a recommendation section describes for each key issue a solution to address the problem.

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Further Elaboration on NGMN KPIs and Requirements for 5G

The NGMN Requirements and Architecture (P1) is currently working on key performance metrics relevant to 3GPP TSG RAN SI “Scenarios and Requirements for Next Generation Access Technologies”. The attached document is a summary from the ongoing NGMN P1 work, updating some KPIs and respective values, providing high level evaluation approach for KPIs. The work has so far mainly focussed on eMBB, and that it is still investigating requirements for mMTC and URLCC. Therefore it is anticipated that there will be further requirements/KPIs developed as that work matures.

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Further Elaboration on NGMN Requirement Metrics and Deployment Scenarios for IMT-2020

The NGMN Requirements and Architecture (P1) team is working on representative key performance indicators (KPIs) and representative deployment scenarios relevant to ITU-R WP5D’s work on General Technical Performance Requirements and Evaluation Criteria/Methods for IMT-2020. The attached document summarizes the KPIs currently considered by NGMN as relevant for the development of IMT-2020. In addition, the document also provides relevant deployment scenarios and high level guidance on how the identified KPIs could be evaluated.

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