25 May 2017
Tokyo, Japan – 25 May 2017. 5GMF (Fifth Generation Mobile Communications Promotion Forum), the leading 5G visionary organization in Japan, organized and hosted the third Global 5G Event “Creating the Crossover Collaboration for a 5G Eco-Society” in Tokyo on 24-25 May 2017 with four other globally prominent 5G organizations: 5G Americas, 5G Forum, 5G-IA and IMT-2020 (5G) Promotion Group.
The conferences of the 3rd Global 5G Event at the Hilton Tokyo ODAIBA on 24-25 May 2017 ran in parallel with the 5GMF planned exhibition for the world’s 5G promotion organizations in Wireless Technology Park (WTP2017), Tokyo Big Sight on 24-26 May 2017.
The third Global 5G Event, which focused on the practical use of 5G technology from 2020 and beyond, featured speakers with exciting news regarding “The 5G Field Trial Project in Japan” that begins in 2017, as well as worldwide 5G trials, developments and discussion on the latest global 5G topics of spectrum harmonization, collaboration with vertical industries and other important subjects pertinent to the realization of 5G.
About the Global 5G Event:
The Global 5G Event is a conference where the world’s leading 5G organizations discuss the latest Research and Development achievements and views on 5G technologies, spectrum, standardization, field trials, applications, the future roadmap and global collaboration. The series of Global 5G events is based on a Multi-Lateral Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to cooperate on building global consensus on 5G with the world’s leading 5G organizations representing many regions of the world. The members of the 5G MOU include the Fifth-Generation Mobile Communications Promotion Forum (5GMF, Japan), 5G Forum (Korea), 5G Americas (Americas), IMT-2020 Promotion Group (China), 5G Infrastructure Association (5G-IA, Europe).
The event is held twice a year and rotates to different regions. In 2016, the first Global 5G Event was hosted in Beijing, China by IMT-2020 (5G) Promotion Group and the second event was hosted in Rome, Italy by 5G-IA, Europe. The next and fourth Global 5G Event, to be organized by 5G Forum will take place in Seoul, Korea on November 21-23, 2017.
Susumu Yoshida, Chair of 5GMF declared, “Inviting leaders and industry experts from all over the world, it is an honor to organize the 3rd Global 5G Event in Tokyo Japan. In this Event, 5GMF proposed a theme “Creating the Crossover Collaboration for 5G Eco-Society”. The Crossover Collaboration means a barrier-less cooperation between various industries on the 5G platform that has enhanced capabilities. 5GMF believes that this is a key to maximize the true value of 5G. We expect exciting discussion and the strengthening of relationships and collaboration to realize a 5G Eco-Society. We appreciate the global understanding and cooperation.”
DongKu KIM, Chair of Executive Committee, 5G Forum, stated, “The theme of the 3rd Global 5G Event, ‘Creating the Crossover Collaboration for 5G Eco-Society’ is very timely on the course of on-going development of 5G networks. 5G would be a business-driven network, where much of its demands are expected to come from other industries. 5G networks shall be designed as an open architecture to embrace open innovations from various industries, including small and medium sized enterprises. We believe that Global 5G Event with WTP2017 will show not only 5G networks but also how 5G could be leveraged by other industries to create greater value.”
Chris Pearson, President of 5G Americas, stated, “5G has made great progress over the past year including the work on standards, trials, infrastructure, devices and chipsets. The 5G ecosystem is gaining significant momentum toward the realization of commercial 5G deployments due to the output of collaboration from conferences such as the 5G Global MOU Events.”
CAO Shumin, Chair of IMT-2020 (5G) Promotion Group, stated, “First of all, we sincerely congratulate the third Global 5G Event successfully held in Japan. IMT-2020 (5G) Promotion Group is committed to promoting 5G R&D, standardization, spectrum planning, trials, and deployments in a globally open manner, and thus creating a globally unified 5G technology and industry ecosystem. By strengthening the deep integration of 5G and vertical industry applications, we will be able to make 5G a key cornerstone of social and economic development.”
Colin Willcock, Chair of 5G-IA, stated, “The 3rd 5G Global event took place In Tokyo this week, illustrating the success of this multilateral partnership and cooperation between Europe, Japan, China, South Korea and North America, that will shortly be extended to Brazil and other regions of the world. A highlight is the diversity of the topics covered at this event, putting an accent on new domains such as collaboration with verticals, 5G trials roadmaps and security in 5G. Moreover, this series of global events has an unique advantage in offering a benchmark of 5G developments around the world, enabling on the one hand to be informed on what is being done elsewhere by our peers, and on the other hand to encourage the convergence of solutions and roadmaps between the actors and partners, towards a globally harmonized standard. The 5G-IA, in conjunction with the associated 5G PPP projects are ready to take an active part in this way towards ubiquitous and powerful future communications systems.”
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About 5G Americas: The Voice of 5G and LTE for the Americas
5G Americas is an industry trade organization composed of leading telecommunications service providers and manufacturers. The organization's mission is to advocate for and foster the advancement and full capabilities of LTE wireless technology and its evolution beyond to 5G, throughout the ecosystem's networks, services, applications and wirelessly connected devices in the Americas. 5G Americas is invested in developing a connected wireless community while leading 5G development for all the Americas. 5G Americas is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington. More information is available at www.5gamericas.org.
About the 5GMF:
The Fifth-Generation Mobile Communications Promotion Forum (5GMF) was founded on September 30, 2014. 5GMF has been conducting research & development concerning 5G (The Fifth-Generation Mobile Communications Systems): including the standardization thereof, along with liaison & coordination with related organizations, the collection of information, and the dissemination & enlightenment activities. Towards 5G realization by 2020, these activities will contribute to the sound development of the 5G Eco-society.
More information is available at http://5gmf.jp/en/
About the 5G Forum:
The Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning and mobile industries in Korea founded the 5G Forum in Seoul on May 30, 2013. 5G Forum members consists of public and private sectors, including mobile telecommunication carriers, manufacturers and academic professionals.
The goal of the 5G Forum is to assist in the development of the standard and contribute to its globalization. By 2020 the South Korean government intends to commercially deploy 5G mobile telecommunication technology for the first time in the world featuring five core 5G services during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics. This would include social networking services; mobile 3D imaging; artificial intelligence; high-speed services; and ultra- and high-definition resolution capabilities; and holographic technologies.
SeongMok OH, President of KT, is chairperson of the forum. The Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI); three major telecom companies; and several major electronics companies, including Samsung Electronics, LG electronics, TTA, KMW were appointed to the Board as co-chairs.
More information is available at https://www.5gforum.org/eng
About the IMT-2020 PG:
The IMT-2020 (5G) Promotion Group was established in February 2013, with the support of three ministries of China (the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the National Development and Reform Commission, and the Ministry of Science and Technology), based on the original IMT-Advanced Promotion Group. It is the major platform to promote the research and development of 5G in China. Its members include the leading operators, vendors, universities, and research institutes in the field of mobile communications.
More information is available at http://www.imt-2020.cn/en
About the 5G Public-Private Partnership & the 5G Infrastructure Association (5G-IA)
The 5G Public Private Partnership (5G PPP) is the 5G collaborative research program that is organized as part of the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 program – The European Union Program for Research and Innovation. It is aimed at fostering industry-driven research, monitored by business-related, technological performance and societal KPIs. The 5G PPP will deliver solutions, architectures, technologies and standards for ubiquitous next-generation communication infrastructure over the coming decade.
In the 5G PPP, the 5G Infrastructure Association (5G-IA) represents the private side and the European Commission the public side. The 5G-IA is committed to the advancement of 5G in Europe and to building global consensus on 5G. To this aim, the Association brings together a global industry community of telecoms & digital actors, such as operators, manufacturers, research institutes, universities, verticals and SMEs. The 5G-IA carries out a wide range of activities in strategic areas including standardization, frequency spectrum, R&D projects, technology skills, collaboration with key vertical industry sectors, notably for the development of trials, and international cooperation.
More information is available at https://5g-ppp.eu/
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