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2nd Global 5G Event “Enabling the 5G EcoSphere”

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016 4.14PM / 5G PPP

Leading global 5G associations from the world’s regions joined together to offer the second of a series of Global 5G Events in Rome, Italy, on November 9 and 10, 2016. This series of events is based on a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to cooperate on building global consensus on 5G, that was signed in October 2015 by the 5G Infrastructure Association (on behalf of the European 5G Public Private Partnership: 5G PPP), 5G Americas, (Americas), the Fifth Generation Mobile Communications Promotion Forum (5GMF) (Japan), 5G Forum (Republic of Korea) and IMT-2020 (5G) Promotion Group (non-profit organization, China).

Hosted by the 5G INFRASTRUCTURE ASSOCIATION, the “Enabling the 5G EcoSphere” conference was jointly organized by: the 5G Public Private Partnership (5G PPP, Europe), IMT-2020 (5G) Promotion Group (China), the Fifth Generation Mobile Communications Promotion Forum (5GMF, Japan), 5G Forum (South Korea) and 5G Americas (Americas).

During this second event in the Global 5G Series, experts from all corners of the globe discussed 5G progress through a series of focused sessions on 5G policy perspectives, 5G system architecture, spectrum, 5G air interface and radio resource management, network management & software networks and 5G for verticals in the new economy.

These Global 5G Events are intended to support multi-lateral collaboration on 5G systems across continents and countries.

Soundbites
Werner Mohr, Chair of the Board, 5G PPP, declared: “After the successful first event in Beijing last June, we were delighted to host the second round of our Global 5G Series in Rome. This conference in Rome with sessions on the “hot” topics of 5G gathered experts from the five organisations involved and enabled fruitful presentations and debates.

Participants discovered the latest results and demos from seventeen 5G PPP projects. This event has also strengthened the collaboration on 5G research and development between our organisations.“

CAO Shumin, Chair of IMT-2020 (5G) Promotion Group, stated, “This event provides the industry an opportunity to share information and views on 5G policy, spectrum, technology, and standards. The consensus to build a globally unified 5G standard is clearly indicated in this event once more. 5G should support the usage scenarios defined by ITU for both enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB) and Internet of Things (IoT). Especially, the integration of 5G and vertical industry should be strengthened to extend the application in the future.”

Susumu Yoshida, Chairman of 5GMF, stated, “5GMF proposed two aggressive key concepts for 5G: ‘Satisfaction of End-to-End (E2E) quality’ and ‘Extreme Flexibility’ in the White Paper (ver1.0) which was released in May 2016. 5GMF will continue to promote research and development, international standardization activities, and international collaboration towards 5G realization by 2020, Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.”

Youngnam Han, Chair of Executive Committee, 5G Forum, “Various technical effort to expedite the deployment of 5G worldwide and endeavor to provide even pre-5G services, specially on those occasions of sports events, Winter Olympic in 2018, PyungChang, Korea, and Summer Olympic 2020 in Tokyo, Japan can be comprehensively provided and discussed throughout the 2nd multi-fora event. Participants will experience the-state-of-the-art researches on broad scope of 5G elements, such as spectrum, mmWave technologies, testbed and enabling services from vertical industries.

Chris Pearson, President of 5G Americas, stated, “This event highlighted the importance of sharing information by the leading companies, associations and government regulators to progress the 5G ecosystem.  To be globally successful, 5G will require all key wireless stakeholders to work together in technology development, regulatory policies and spectrum harmonization.”

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