Technical Documents

2016-12-22

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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2016-10-28

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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2016-09-22

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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2016-07-11

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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2016-06-13

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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2016-06-06

Recommendations for NGMN KPIs and Requirements for 5G

The NGMN Requirements and Architecture team (P1) has now completed its work on key performance metrics relevant to 3GPP TSG RAN SI “Scenarios and Requirements for Next Generation Access Technologies”. The attached document is a summary of the NGMN P1 recommendations.


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Recommendations for NGMN KPIs and Requirements for 5G  


2016-05-06

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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2016-04-29

5G Security Recommendations Package #2 : Network Slicing

The NGMN Requirements and Architecture (P1) work stream on Security has been working with a focus on security threats or flaws that could emerge through the Network Slicing use in 5G.


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5G Security Recommendations Package #2 : Network Slicing  


2016-03-04

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 KPIs and Requirements for 5G  
Further Elaboration on NGMN KPIs and Requirements for 5G  


2016-02-15

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


2016-01-29

Further Elaboration on NGMN Requirement Metrics and Deployment Scenarios for 5G

The NGMN Requirements and Architecture team is working on representative deployment scenarios and 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 work, updating some KPIs and respective definitions, providing high level evaluation approach for KPIs and describing main challenges for each deployment scenario and evaluation goals. The work has so far mainly focussed on eMBB.


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2016-01-13

Description of Network Slicing Concept

The NGMN 5G White Paper Version 1.0 published in February 2015 has positioned the demands and business requirements beyond 2020 and introduced the network service deployment concept of Network Slicing with some high level examples. In order to enable SDOs to develop viable standards for Network Slicing there is a need to refine the concept and establish a common terminology for Network Slicing. This would also help actors across the industry to have a common understanding of the expectations and the characteristics of such important concept. This document describes further details of the concept of Network Slicing and provides common terminology.


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Description of Network Slicing Concept  


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