Green light for the new generation of mobile telephony, 5G

29 October 2015

The Radiocommunication Assembly of the ITU Radiocommunication Standardization Sector (ITU-R) approved today a resolution that establishes the roadmap for the development of the fifth generation of mobile telecommunication technology, 5G.

With this decision, the general vision of the objectives, the process and the timetable for the development of this new service is established.

Industry and national and regional standardization organizations will be able to begin the development and deployment of the new mobile phone system, following the timelines strictly defined by the International Telecommunications Union.

ITU Secretary-General Houlin Zhao said that with this step, the doors are opened for innovations that will determine how we will communicate in the future, and how the high data traffic that will accompany the Internet Age of the Things.

In making the announcement, the ITU noted that mobile communication has seen revolutionary growth and milestones in recent years.

New demands, including applications that require very high data rate communications, the existence of many more devices with diverse service requirements, the desire for a better quality of user experience and better accessibility, will require an increasing number of innovative solutions.

The requirements of the predecessor generation, 4G, were established by the ITU in November 2008.

29 October 2015

The Radiocommunication Assembly of the ITU Radiocommunication Standardization Sector (ITU-R) approved today a resolution that establishes the roadmap for the development of the fifth generation of mobile telecommunication technology, 5G.

With this decision, the general vision of the objectives, the process and the timetable for the development of this new service is established.

Industry and national and regional standardization organizations will be able to begin the development and deployment of the new mobile phone system, following the timelines strictly defined by the International Telecommunications Union.

ITU Secretary-General Houlin Zhao said that with this step, the doors are opened for innovations that will determine how we will communicate in the future, and how the high data traffic that will accompany the Internet Age of the Things.

In making the announcement, the ITU noted that mobile communication has seen revolutionary growth and milestones in recent years.

New demands, including applications that require very high data rate communications, the existence of many more devices with diverse service requirements, the desire for a better quality of user experience and better accessibility, will require an increasing number of innovative solutions.

The requirements of the predecessor generation, 4G, were established by the ITU in November 2008.