Eco-System Building and Interaction

5G IPR Forum

Project Lead

Serge Raes (Project Lead), Orange

Harald Wanjura (Co-Lead), Deutsche Telekom

Eric Siow (Co-Lead), Intel


Contact: Klaus Moschner, NGMN Office (


Engage with relevant industry partners to develop implementation plans for the 5G IPR recommendations outlined in the NGMN 5G White Paper.


  • Aim to improve 5G Standard Essential Patent (SEP) declarations.
  • Establish independent 5G SEP assessments.
  • Explore and establish an appropriate 5G patent pool framework.
  • Address the emerging need for software licensing in the mobile industry and, in particular, as regards Open Source.
  • Work based on the 5G IPR principles in NGMN White Paper:

    • In general support from operators. contributors and advisors;
    • No duplication of work in other foras (e.g. ETSI, GSMA, ITU);
    • Learn from experience in vertical sectors;
    • Reach out to other non-3GPP SDOs,


5G Spectrum

Project Leads

Stefan Apetrei (Project Lead), Orange

Chris Cheeseman (Co-Lead), BT


Contact: Klaus Moschner, NGMN Office (


Providing continuous contributions to international fora and groups regarding NGMN spectrum requirements, in order to ensure the allocation of sufficient spectrum for future 5G services.


  • Leading up to WRC-19, evaluations and studies on new frequency ranges and bands for 5G (including spectrum above 6 GHz) will be carried out and requirements based on this activity will be delivered in an NGMN 5G Spectrum White Paper.
  • Project will build on the NGMN 5G White paper and work closely together with the other NGMN 5G projects and programmes.
  • The project currently works on a white paper on "Spectrum licensing and other regulatory issues for 5G" and a position paper on "Additional spectrum bands for 5G and the WRC-19"


Vertical Industries (V2X)

Project Leads

Feng Li (Project Lead), China Mobile

Johannes Springer (Co-Lead), Deutsche Telekom


Contact: Klaus Moschner, NGMN Office (


Connected & autonomous vehicles will provide huge social, industrial and economic benefits. A collaborative approach across industries is required to reap the many benefits these technologies offer. V2X Brings New Opportunities for Operators with transformation of the roles of existing players and opportunities for new entrants, especially telcos.



  • Drive adoption and success of V2X.
  • Harmonize and publicize operators view on LTE-based V2X and DSRC
  • Reduce the time-to-market of LTE-based V2X
  • Cooperation with automotive industry to convey information on LTE-based V2X and DSRC, to create common understanding / share learnings, and to promote NGMN V2X view
  • Prepare and drive the 5G standardization for V2X applications (Automotive Vertical)

Base Station Antenna Standardisation (BASTA)

Project Leads

André Fournier (Project Lead), Amphenol Antenna Solutions

Paolo Gianola (Co-Lead), Telecom Italia


Contact: Klaus Moschner, NGMN Office (


Ambiguity in antenna specifications resulting from a lack of standards can make it difficult for RF engineers and supply chain managers to competently compare product from various vendors. Miscommunication during the procurement process on specification definitions and compliance to them is likely commonplace.

Introduction of globally accepted antenna standards into the wireless industry by the BASTA team facilitates more informed and accurate cost/benefit decisions on antenna selection. Standardization in the marketplace did drive quality and improved performance into antenna products and result in positive impact to coverage, capacity and QoS.

The Project BASTA is currently working on an updated NGMN whitepaper that recommends base station antenna (BSA) standards. The project team facilitates an appropriate forum and organization to further develop them and promote their adoption, which in general is beneficial to the wireless community and the NGMN partners.


Scope and Objectives

The result of the project on Base Station Antenna Standards is an Implementation Recommendation which helps the telecommunication industry to establish industry-wide accepted antenna standards for the benefit of its customers.

The scope of the project is to:

  • Collect existing base station antenna standards
  • Develop specific recommendations on standards
  • Update the currently existing Whitepaper

Just recently the project decided to include Active Antennas also in their scope of work.