ITU Assembly endorses IMT process for timely development of 5G mobile systems
IMT-2020 to provide lightning speed, omnipresent, ultra-reliable mobile communications
Geneva, 29 October 2015 – The Radiocommunication Assembly today endorsed a Resolution that establishes the roadmap for the development of 5G mobile and the term that will apply to it: “IMT-2020”. The overall “Vision” for 5G systems, along with the goals, process and timeline for its development, is now in place.
The detailed technical performance requirements for the radio systems to support 5G will be developed, in close collaboration with industry and national and regional standards organizations, following the stringent timelines defined by ITU.
“The new ITU-R Resolution sets the stage for the future development of 5G mobile technologies,” said ITU Secretary-General Houlin Zhao.
“The vision for IMT-2020 and beyond opens the doors to innovation that will determine how we communicate in the future, meeting the trend towards high data traffic in the Age of the Internet of Things,” said François Rancy, Director of the ITU Radiocommunication Bureau.