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Publication ITU-R Framework for IMT-2030

NGMN publishes ITU-R Framework for IMT-2030: Review and Future Direction

Dusseldorf, Germany, 15 February 2024. Today, the NGMN Alliance (NGMN) issued the “ITU-R Framework for IMT-2030: Review and Future Direction”. In this essential publication NGMN welcomes the recent report by ITU-R on the ‘Framework and overall objectives of the future development of IMT for 2030 and beyond.’ This ITU-R report sets an important framework for future technology discussions towards 6G.

“Our publication underlines the importance of investment confidence for operators in order to deliver tangible value to customers while ensuring the commercial sustainability of current and future networks,” said Luke Ibbetson, Member of the NGMN Alliance Board and Head of Group R&D at Vodafone. “The capabilities identified for IMT-2030 should be able to be deployed as and when required, without compromising existing core connectivity services, and reflect a customer need that generates new value.”

There is close alignment between NGMN’s vision for 6G and the IMT-2030 framework. This close alignment covers vision, usage scenarios and essential capabilities, particularly related to practical and sustainable deployment and emphasizing harmonised global standards for mobile networks. NGMN goes on to provide recommendations and guidance on ITU-R aspects as it moves forward in the next stage of the IMT-2030 process, including:

  • New features should be able to be deployed as and when required, without compromising existing core connectivity services, which reflect customer needs and generate new values.
  • Evaluation should include interworking of IMT-2030 candidates with non-IMT systems.
  • Reinforcement of the importance of global standards for mobile networks within industry consensus-based standards organisations (e.g., 3GPP).
  • Consideration that advanced features introduced with the IMT-2020 network and/or a new radio interface might be candidates for IMT-2030.
  • Any new radio interface must demonstrate significant benefits over and above IMT-2020 in key metrics such as spectral and/or energy efficiency, overall energy consumption reduction and/or cost advantages.
  • Further work would be beneficial, as input to the process and next steps, to understand the commercial imperative for any extreme requirements of IMT-2030.
  • IMT-2030 should continue to evolve based on IP communications, considering cloud native solutions, disaggregation, and service-based architecture, ensuring both forward and backward compatibility. Support for self-organisation to manage complexity and emerging capabilities.

“This publication provides a realistic evaluation of IMT-2030 technologies”, said Michael Irizarry, Member of the NGMN Alliance Board and Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Engineering and Information Technology, UScellular. “For a new IMT-2030 radio technology to become widely adopted for 6G, it must demonstrate significant benefits across key metrics such as energy efficiency, traffic capacity and cost reduction”.

“We at NGMN look forward to collaborative efforts with the ITU-R and subsequent phases of activity to shape the future of IMT-2030,” said Madam Yuhong Huang, Member of the NGMN Alliance Board and General Manager China Mobile Research Institute. She added, “We hope the industry will prioritize the development needs outlined by NGMN on behalf of its operator members and actively participate in 6G research, contributing novel technologies, unlocking innovative business opportunities, and enabling the sustainable development of the society for the benefit of our customers.” 

Following the NGMN publications “6G Position Statement, an Operator View”, “6G Use Cases and Analysis”, “6G Drivers and Vision” and “6G Requirements and Design Considerations”, this latest publication “Analysis of ITU-R Framework for IMT-2030” marks the next step towards guidance for E2E requirements for 6G.

The publication can be downloaded from here.

Collaboration is key to driving the industry’s most important subjects such as NGMN’s Strategic Focus Topics: Mastering the Route to Disaggregation, Green Future Networks and 6G. NGMN therefore invites all parties across the entire value chain to join the Alliance in this important endeavour.

 

About NGMN Alliance

The NGMN Alliance (NGMN) is a forum founded by world-leading Mobile Network Operators and open to all Partners in the mobile industry. Its goal is to ensure that next generation network infrastructure, service platforms and devices will meet the requirements of operators and ultimately will satisfy end user demand and expectations. The vision of NGMN is to provide impactful industry guidance to achieve innovative, sustainable and affordable mobile telecommunication services for the end user with a particular focus on Mastering the Route to Disaggregation / Operating Disaggregated Networks, Green Future Networks and 6G, whilst continuing to support 5G’s full implementation.

NGMN seeks to incorporate the views of all interested stakeholders in the telecommunications industry and is open to three categories of participants/NGMN Partners: Mobile Network Operators (Members), vendors, software companies and other industry players (Contributors), as well as research institutes (Advisors). NGMN invites all parties across the entire value chain to join the Alliance in these important endeavours.

Publication ITU-R Framework for IMT-2030

ITU-R Framework for IMT-2030

In this publication “ITU-R Framework for IMT-2030: Review and Future Direction” a close alignment is observed between the IMT-2030 framework from ITU-R and NGMN’s vision for 6G. This close alignment covers vision, usage scenarios and essential capabilities, particularly related to practical and sustainable deployment and emphasising harmonised global standards for mobile networks.

NGMN goes on to provide recommendations and guidance on ITU-R aspects as it moves forward in the next stage of the IMT-2030 process. This latest publication marks the next step towards guidance for E2E requirements and sets an important framework for future technology discussions towards 6G.

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6G Evolution Summit

At the 6G Evolution Summit our Board Member Narothum Saxena, UScellular shared insights on how network operators envision their evolution towards 6G – covering key requirements and design considerations.

Get all the details from the program and on-demand recordings here.

NGMN issued three 6G publications: Vision & Drivers, Use Cases & Analysis, Requirements & Design Considerations, continuing now with the collaborative work on E2E requirements.

We invite interested industry players to become part of our endeavor. 

6G Summit Abu Dhabi 2023

We were excited to be part of the 6G Summit in Abu Dhabi, organized by the Technology Innovation Institute.

Our Programme Manager Chris Hogg spoke about “Green Future Networks: How NGMN enables sustainable networks and the road to 6G” and discussed together with other industry experts the “Sustainable Networking & Impact of 6G on Climate Change”.

Access our latest publication on Green Future Networks and 6G here.

We invite interested industry players to become part of our endeavor. 

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Unwrapped – The 5G Evolution

What does the future hold for 5G technology?

Our CEO Anita Döhler discussed the key trends and issues facing the 5G industry, looking at the “second phase” of 5G networking standards, reviewing the key elements of future, what technologies could comprise a future 6G standard and what visionary services it could enable.

Listen to the interview here.

Following the NGMN publications “6G Use Cases and Analysis”, “6G Drivers and Vision” and “6G Requirements and Design Considerations”, the latest publication marks the next step towards guidance for E2E requirements for 6G. Click here for the publication “6G Position Statement: An Operator View“.

We invite interested industry players to join our endeavor: ngmn.org

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NGMN Press & Industry Briefing @MWC 2024

NGMN Press & Industry Briefing 2024 

27 February 2024 – 1pm-2pm CET – MWC24 in Barcelona, live on the Deutsche Telekom stage – 3M31 

Arash Ashouriha – Chairman of the NGMN Alliance Board and SVP Group Technology at Deutsche Telekom – and Anita Döhler – CEO at NGMN Alliance – will jointly review last years’ achievements and provide an update on strategy and topics for 2024.  

Accompanied by further NGMN Alliance Board Members they will delve deeper into NGMN’s significant publications: “6G Position Statement: An Operator View” and “Cloud Native Manifesto: An Operator View’”  and will announce the IC&E 24 – NGMN’s global biennial Industry Conference & Exhibition. 

The presentations will be followed by an open Q&A session. 

Board Members expected in alphabetical order: Jérôme Birot/TELUS, Carlos Fernandes/DT, Juhong Huang/China Mobile, Luke Ibbetson/Vodafone, Mike Irizarry/UScellular, Laurent Leboucher/Orange  and Takki Yu/SK Telecom. 

  

Cover image of the NGMN IC&E 2024 on 10 until 12 September in Munich, Germany, including a line drawing of buildings in Munich.

The countdown has started! NGMN´s Industry Conference & Exhibition 2024 is coming to Germany!

The countdown has started! NGMN´s Industry Conference & Exhibition 2024 is coming to Germany!

We are very excited to announce the IC&E 24 – NGMN’s global biennial Industry Conference & Exhibition – coming next year to Munich, Germany.

From 10 – 12 September 2024 you can expect:

• progressive keynotes,
• inspiring networking opportunities,
• agile panels and
• diverse exhibition spaces.

Set at the famous BMW Welt, this exclusive event will feature the world’s leading mobile network operators, vendors, system integrators and academia to jointly explore the future of mobile communications, set around our three focus topics: Operating Disaggregated Networks, Green Future Networks and 6G.

Exclusive sponsoring and exhibition opportunities for our Members & Partners are reserved.

Be the first to secure your exclusive sponsoring and exhibition options here: ICE24@ngmn.org

 

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one6G Summit 2023

𝗡𝗚𝗠𝗡’𝘀 𝘁𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝗼𝗻 “𝗚𝗹𝗼𝗯𝗮𝗹 𝗱𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗹𝗼𝗽𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝟲𝗚”

At the one6G Summit in Munich our CEO Anita Döhler joined the opening session “Global development of 6G” and shared insights on how network operators envision their evolution towards 6G – covering key requirements and design considerations. In her keynote “𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗽𝗮𝘁𝗵 𝘁𝗼 𝟲𝗚”  and during a panel discussion with industry peers, Anita defined NGMN’s 6G project milestones and use cases in advancing the mobile industry towards next generation networks.

Following the NGMN publications “6G Use Cases and Analysis”, “6G Drivers and Vision” and “6G Requirements and Design Considerations”, our latest publication “𝟲𝗚 𝗣𝗼𝘀𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗦𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁: 𝗔𝗻 𝗢𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗼𝗿 𝗩𝗶𝗲𝘄” marks the next step towards guidance for E2E requirements for 6G. It showcases how MNOs envision the realisation of a successful evolution to 6G and issue a call to the industry to embrace this transformative direction.
Click here to read it.

We invite interested industry players to join our endeavor: ngmn.org

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IEEE CSCN 2023

“𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗣𝗔𝗧𝗛 𝗧𝗢 𝟲𝗚”

Our CEO Anita Döhler spoke at IEEE CSCN 2023 about NGMN’s path to 6G and delved into NGMN’s pivotal role in propelling the Mobile Industry towards the next generation of networks.

She placed particular emphasis on NGMN’s three strategic topics, building upon each other: Mastering Disaggregated Networks/E2E Operating Disaggregated Networks, Green Future Networks and 6G.

The work on 6G prioritises amongst others: network energy efficiency, network simplification, and the imperative to respond to market demand with innovative use cases, clearly differentiating from use cases delivered by the fully implemented 5G.  Within this context, Anita also discussed our publication, “𝟲𝗚 𝗣𝗼𝘀𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗦𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁: 𝗔𝗻 𝗢𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗼𝗿 𝗩𝗶𝗲𝘄“, shedding light on critical perspectives and insights it offers. Check out NGMN´s latest 6G publications here.

We invite interested industry players to join our endeavor: ngmn.org

 

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Thinknet 6G Summit 2023

“𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗣𝗔𝗧𝗛 𝗧𝗢 𝟲𝗚” 𝗔𝗧 𝗧𝗛𝗜𝗡𝗞𝗡𝗘𝗧 𝟲𝗚 𝗦𝗨𝗠𝗠𝗜𝗧 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟯

Our CEO Anita Döhler spoke at Thinknet 6G Summit 2023 about NGMN’s 6G project milestones and use cases and futher focus on the recent publication “6G Position Statement: An Operator View’ showing NGMN’s pivotal role in:

➡️ advancing the mobile industry towards next generation networks,
➡️ while exploring how network operators envision their evolution towards 6G and effectively
➡️ covering key requirements and design considerations.

Following the NGMN publications “6G Use Cases and Analysis”, “6G Drivers and Vision” and “6G Requirements and Design Considerations”, the latest publication marks the next step towards guidance for E2E requirements for 6G.

Click here for the publication “𝟲𝗚 𝗣𝗼𝘀𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗦𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁: 𝗔𝗻 𝗢𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗼𝗿 𝗩𝗶𝗲𝘄”: https://lnkd.in/e8GuAMWv

 

We invite interested industry players to join our endeavor: ngmn.org