SG13 Chairman’s Blog: SG13 and Future Networks

ITU-T Study Group 13 (Future networks and cloud) is meeting in Geneva, 30 November to 11 December, and one of the key items on the agenda is the review of the findings of the ITU-T Focus Group on IMT-2020 (FG IMT-2020).

In 2012, ITU established a programme on International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT) for 2020 and beyond, which provides the framework for 5G research and development worldwide. ITU’s Radiocommunication Sector (ITU-R) is coordinating the international standardization for 5G mobile development. ITU’s Standardization Sector (ITU-T) is expected to play a similar convening role for the technologies and architectures of the wireline elements of 5G networks.

FG IMT-2020 was established in April 2015 as an open platform to collect stakeholders’ views on the required form of ITU-T’s contribution to 5G standardization. The group took an ecosystem view of 5G research and development to identify the wireline innovations required to enable the 5G era.

The Chairman of ITU-T Study Group 13, Leo Lehmann of Switzerland’s Federal Office of Communications, has developed an overview of how ITU-T Study Group 13’s work on Future Networks will support ITU-T’s contribution to 5G standardization. The overview is the first post to the new ‘SG13 Chairman’s Blog’, a space to learn more about key areas of ITU-T Study Group 13’s standardization work. Read the first blog post on ‘SG13 and Future Networks’ here…

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