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NGMN publishes 6G Position Statement setting the course for 6G networks

Frankfurt, Germany, 26 September 2023. Today, the NGMN Alliance (NGMN) published the “6G Position Statement: An Operator View”. With this essential publication NGMN guides a course for the future of communication networks by taking a proactive stance and emphasising the needs for a new paradigm for graceful evolution and successful value creation and delivery.

“Our publication provides a clear statement of intent from the Network Operator community, that the traditional way of introducing a new technology generation must evolve,” said Arash Ashouriha, Chairman of the NGMN Alliance Board and SVP Group Technology at Deutsche Telekom. “NGMN is committed to ensuring that 6G delivers tangible benefits to end-users, simplifying network operations and ensuring sustainability, while offering compelling new experiences”, he added.

“Whatever 6G might become, it will be built on the foundations of 5G. This publication shines a light on the challenges our industry faces in delivering compelling new 6G services and capabilities for end-users”, said Luke Ibbetson, Member of the NGMN Alliance Board and Head of Group R&D at Vodafone. “Simultaneously, as we embark on this journey towards the 6G era, we are actively steering network disaggregation and an open, interoperable cloud native architecture“, he stated.

The publication serves as a comprehensive guide, outlining how Network Operators envision the realisation of a successful evolution to 6G and issuing a call to the industry to embrace this transformative direction. The publication covers an operator position on such key requirements and design considerations as network simplification, absolute energy reduction, network AI transformation & predictive network management, safe and resilient infrastructure, global 6G standards, software upgrade to 6G, no intrinsic need for hardware refresh, no compromise to existing services (Voice) and access across mobile, fixed and non-terrestrial networks.

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

“With this “6G Position Statement” we continue focusing on providing guidance and requirements to the industry in the areas of our three strategic focus topics, which build on each other. It is another valuable example of joint global MNO efforts within NGMN which will continue working on 6G E2E requirements, by collaborating with our entire Partnership for the benefits of the ecosystem and end-users”, said Anita Doehler, CEO at NGMN Alliance.

The full 6G Position Statement can be downloaded here.


About the 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.




6G Position Statement

This essential publication guides a course for the future of communication networks and calls the industry to transform the way new technology generations are introduced enabling compelling new services and capabilities for end users while streamlining network operations and prioritising sustainability.

It provides comprehensive guidance across several key requirements and design principles, including network simplification, absolute energy reduction, network AI transformation and predictive network management, safe and resilient infrastructure, global 6G standards, software upgrade to 6G, no intrinsic need for hardware refresh, no compromise to existing services (Voice) and access across mobile, fixed and non-terrestrial networks.



FUSECO Forum 2023

Going Beyond 5G

The industry-oriented event mirrored the state of affairs for 5G, lessons learned from the initial 5G operator rollouts, and the standardization refocusing on non-public/campus networks.

Towards 6G – Drivers and State of Play – in her keynote “6G Drivers, Building a Sustainable Route to 6G”, our CEO Anita Döhler shared NGMN’s vision and design considerations for 6G, building on and extending beyond our existing 5G ecosystem, with the imperative need to deliver value to end-users and simplifying network operations.

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



5G Network Automation – Latin America

UScellura Technology Advocate and NGMN contributer Sebastian Thalanany talked about our 𝗡𝗲𝘁𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸 𝗔𝘂𝘁𝗼𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗔𝘂𝘁𝗼𝗻𝗼𝗺𝘆 𝗶𝗻𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗮𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 and outlined the importance of embracing autonomous systems, the framework that NGMN has developed to describe autonomous networks and the next steps we take to accelerate the development of relevant standards.

Get access to all recorded sessions here.

Read our latest Autonomous Networks publication here.



FUSECO Forum 2023

Going Beyond 5G

The Innovation Potential of the Emerging Campus Networks Ecosystem and Present Steps Towards 6G.

The industry-oriented event mirrors the state of affairs for 5G, lessons learned from the initial 5G operator rollouts, and the standardization refocusing on non-public/campus networks.

Register now!



connect conference 2023

Our CEO Anita Döhler spoke about NGMN´s impactful work and guidance in the area of sustainability for 5G and, looking forward, for 6G. 📹You can find the recording of the presentation here: https://bit.ly/3Cv6xeK


🎤 In a podcast recorded at the connect conference, Anita spoke further about the importance of collaboration for operators and the different players of the value chain and the necessity for all players to step up such work: https://lnkd.in/e3euhqUe

📹 You can find the full recording here: https://lnkd.in/ePreGzf4


The NGMN Alliance focuses on the most relevant topics of mobile telecommunications today and in the future – addressing and embracing the entire value chain. We develop impactful guidance through true global collaboration between operators, vendors, and research organisations. We encourage interested industry players to join our endeavour for the benefit of the ecosystem at large!


Discover our publications on 6G and Green Future Networks:

📄 6G Requirements and Design Considerations  (https://lnkd.in/edpazkgF)

📄 Telco supply chain sustainability / circular economy (including Sourcing Criteria Checklist) (https://lnkd.in/eEgx_D5V)

📄 Reducing environmental impact: measures to reduce emissions including eco-design of products (https://lnkd.in/e-PAxgCG)

📄 Network energy efficiency (https://lnkd.in/eFMyWcxk, Version 2 to be released soon!) and metering (https://lnkd.in/ergFsdS2

📄 KPIs for green networks (https://lnkd.in/eSKnh7vc)






WWRF´s Huddle 2023

Building a more sustainable future with 6G – Reg Cox (external Programme Manager) shared actionable recommendations from NGMN’s latest publication ‘6G requirements and design considerations‘ on how to ensure sustainability is at the heart of 6G.  Listen to the exciting debate he shared with other industry experts at the “Building a more sustainable future with 6G” panel.



FutureNet World

3 – 4th May, 2023 – London
Join FutureNet to discuss the strategic & commercial priorities in today’s digital world and the considerations for the future of the network.

NGMN Press And Industry Briefing @MWC 2023


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Thank you for joining our annual NGMN Press & Industry Briefing at Mobile World Congress on February 28th from 1:00 – 2:00 pm CET live on stage at the Deutsche Telekom stage (3M31).

Our Chairman of the Board Arash Ashouriha (SVP Group Technology, Deutsche Telekom), together with our CEO Anita Döhler as well as the other Board Members Carlos Fernandes (VP Lead Partner Manager, Deutsche Telekom), Laurent Leboucher (Group CTO and Senior Vice President, Orange Innovation Networks), Luke Ibbetson (Head of Group R&D, Vodafone) and Mike Irizarry (Executive Vice President & CTO, UScellular) have been excited to share our achievements, findings and best practices with regards to our strategic focus topics:

  • Mastering the Route to Disaggregation / Operating Disaggregated Networks
  • Green Future Networks
  • 6G

We invite you to also check out our recently published actionable recommendations and guidelines for two of our strategic focus topics:

1) 6G Requirements and Design Considerations:https://bit.ly/3YYGHtj
2) Green Future Networks: KPIs and Target Values for Green Network Assessment:
3) Green Future Networks: Telco Supply Chain Sustainability:https://bit.ly/41szHX5

Many thanks to all participants who joined in person and virtually. The presentation can be downloaded here:


NGMN guides the industry with 6G Requirements and Design Considerations

Frankfurt, Germany, February 14th, 2023. In its latest 6G publication, “6G Requirements and Design Considerations”, the NGMN Alliance (NGMN) has defined several important requirements for 6G. By providing this guidance to the industry, NGMN takes on a leading role in avoiding fragmentation of future 6G standards and achieving affordable deployments and services valued by end users.

The publication offers guidance and input to Standards Development Organisations (SDOs) working towards realisation of the vision of communication systems for 2030 and beyond, currently being developed by ITU-R. It has been developed on the understanding that there will be an evolution towards 6G without distinction between any new 6G technology, an evolution of 5G or a combination of both.

New approaches have been identified within this publication covering digital inclusion, energy efficiency, environmental sustainability, and flexible deployment. Potential new capabilities related to prospective use cases are discussed qualitatively as well as new paradigms to address traffic growth, capacity needs, minimise complexity and provide alternatives to densification.

Luke Ibbetson, Head of Group R&D, Vodafone and NGMN Board Member, says: “This important contribution reflects how evolution towards 6G needs to deliver customer led outcomes whilst maximising efficient use of resources and ensuring the practical deployment of software-driven networks.”

Anita Döhler, NGMN CEO, states: “As a global mobile operator driven organisation, reflecting the entire ecosystem in its membership, we are well positioned in submitting 6G Requirements and Design Considerations to SDOs and the industry. Our objective is to guide and support the mobile industry in achieving a global 6G standard and with already over 50 companies participating in this specific project today, we look forward to driving industry alignment around 6G architecture in the future.”

Following NGMN’s publications “6G Drivers and Vision” in 2021, “6G Use Cases and Analysis” in 2022, the latest publication “6G Requirements and Design Considerations” marks the next step towards a deeper understanding of 6G architecture.

Collaboration is key to driving the industry’s most important topics such as NGMN’s strategic pillars: Green Future Networks, Operating Disaggregated Networks, and 6G. NGMN therefore invites all parties across the entire value chain to join the Alliance in this important endeavour.

The publication can be downloaded from here.