IMT-2020 makes progress in developing 5G standard

Criteria refined for selection of 5G radio interface technologies

Geneva, 26 February 2016 –The ITU group engaged with developing International Mobile Telecommunication (IMT) systems – ITU-R Working Party 5D – is meeting in Beijing, Republic of China, to further develop IMT-2020, the standard for 5G mobile systems.

This is the first meeting of ITU-R Working Party 5D following the decision of the World Radiocommunication Conference 2015 (WRC-15) to identify and harmonize spectrum for operation of IMT systems in frequency bands below 6 GHz. WRC-15 also requested ITU-R  to study potential use of additional spectrum above 6 GHz for IMT, and the results of those studies will be considered at the next WRC in 2019.

ITU is continuing to work closely with administrations, network operators, equipment manufacturers and national and regional standardization organizations to include today’s 5G research and development activities in the IMT-2020 global standard for mobile broadband communications.

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