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ITU defines roadmap to 5G

telecom | 06/22/2015 3:37 pm EDT

The United Nations’ International Telecommunications Union (ITU), the intergovernmental body that is responsible for establishing worldwide standards of communication systems, announced Friday it has defined a roadmap for 5G mobile network development. It said in a press release that it has defined the process, goals and the timeline for development of 5G networks, and that it plans to discuss technical requirements of creating a 5G network for optimal performance with a goal of having the new system in place by 2020. The ITU said it expects 5G to result in "new paradigms in connectivity in mobile broadband wireless systems to support, for example, extremely high-definition video services, real-time low latency applications and the expanding realm of the Internet of Things (IoT).” It said the agency agreed development will...