London and Frankfurt: 21 October 2015 – “5G mobile systems will require access to new spectrum bands supporting much wider bandwidths than those available today if the full capabilities of the 5G vision are to be delivered.” stated Bruno Jacobfeuerborn, Chairman of the Next Generation Mobile Networks Alliance (NGMN). “Therefore a decision to initiate studies and schedule an agenda item to decide on new spectrum bands above 6GHz at the next conference in 2019 is an important objective to be achieved at the ITU World Radiocommunication Conference 2015 (WRC-15) that convenes in Geneva next month”. The views of NGMN on the future IMT spectrum to be discussed at WRC-15 are today published in a briefing paper titled “Future IMT spectrum goals for ITU WRC-15”.
Key points from the NGMN briefing paper include:
“NGMN is committed to working with ITU members to complete the necessary studies to enable decisions to be taken on IMT above 6GHz at WRC-19.”
About NGMN Alliance (www.ngmn.org)
The NGMN Alliance was founded by leading international network operators in 2006. Its objective is to ensure that the functionality and performance of next generation mobile network infrastructure, service platforms and devices will meet the requirements of operators and, ultimately, will satisfy end user demand and expectations. The NGMN Alliance will drive and guide the development of all future mobile broadband technology enhancements with a focus on 5G. The targets of these activities are supported by the strong and well-established partnership of worldwide leading operators, vendors, universities, and successful co-operations with other industry organisations.
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