The European Commission has officially given birth to 5GPPP (5G Public-Private Partnership Association) with the aim of speeding up work around the development of the fifth-generation cellular networks for implementation, from 2020 onwards. The activity follows in the footsteps of 3GPP, the group that is responsible for developing the specifications for the current LTE networks.
The 5GPP will however not be the only group to work on the definition of standards for the next generation of cellular networks, but easily become one of the most influential. If we look at the past, for example, China has been able to work on the development of a variant of LTE but having little success in defining alternative to 3G networks. It is in fact creating a new technology, which currently satisfies scarcely users!
Last year, the precursor of 5GPP, published a draft on the definition of 5G, which was attended by Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, France Telecom, Huawei, Intel, Nokia Networks, and Telecom Solutions which in the draft shows clearly that in ten years, the telecommunications and IT will be integrated into a common infrastructure based predominantly on programmable hardware and general-purpose, which will provide resources for the transport, routing, storage, and execution. The units of network devices will become “computing equivalent” that collect programmable resources based on virtualization technologies. These networks will integrate computing and storage resources in a converged infrastructure orchestrate on the provision of iT services and network.
In fact, the draft describes the 5G as a medium which you can connect at speeds of about 1000 times higher than the current LTE, with lower power consumption by 10%!
In short, a great innovation!
“The formation of the official 5GPPP is a milestone in the direction of a broad industry consensus on use cases, requirements and technologies for the 5G. LTE and its continued evolution will be enough until the end of the decade. After 2020, it will require a new generation of technologies that can meet the demands of the market,” said Werner Mohr, president of the association.
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