Technical Documents

Annex: NGMN IPR Forum Recommendations to Improve SEP Declarations

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....

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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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