Worldwide 5G Industry Fora Session 2020
5G Trends and Collaborations: Regional Visions, Verticals and Inter-Regional Cooperation Activities
Governmental entities and several research bodies from different regions of the globe, are conducting studies and efforts in order to shape up 5G, accelerate its deployment, and test its potential performance in real world. In the ITU-R, the process of developing Recommendations for the terrestrial components of the IMT-2020 radio interface(s) is on-going and the final IMT-2020 specifications are expected by March 2020. In the 3GPP, 5G specific first functionalities are under standardization (Release 15) and their finalization was done in September 2018, whereas the full 5G vision (Release 16) is expected by March 2020. 5G first commercialization is planned by many countries in the coming few years. In this worldwide industry sessions, we invite leading 5G industry associations from different regions and countries to share and discuss their current activities, visions and future roadmaps towards 5G deployment, and also to develop on international industry collaboration.
- Regional visions and involvement of verticals: While the 5G standards process assures ubiquity and interoperability, regional considerations may create different visions of 5G as operators analyze their spectrum portfolio, develop 5G trials, use cases with verticals, and other technological considerations surface.
- Spectrum, standardization and deployments roadmap towards Full 5G vision and IMT-2020: What is the target spectrum and candidate bands and when will it be decided? What is the image of 5G first deployments (Dense urban, Rural, Stadium…). What is the roadmap for 5G deployments? And how to make 5G first deployments successful? What is the involvement of verticals in 5G standardization and developments?
- International industry cooperation: What are the possible cross-continental collaborations and joint inter-regional projects toward the success of 5G?
Satoshi Nagata, NTT DOCOMO
Satoshi Nagata received his B.E. and M.E. degrees from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan, in 2001 and 2003, respectively. In 2003, he joined NTT DOCOMO, INC. He worked for the research and development for wireless access technologies for LTE, LTE-Advanced, and 5G. He is currently a manager working for 5G and 3GPP standardization. He had contributed to 3GPP over 10 years, and contributed 3GPP TSG-RAN WG1 as a vice chairman from November 2011 to August 2013, and also contributed as a chairman from August 2013 to August 2017. He is currently a vice chairman of 3GPP TSG-RAN since March 2017.
Chairman Institute of Economic and Social
Research on Telecommunications (IREST)
Founder & President, IPv6 Forum
IEEE 5G Initiative Co-Chair, Conferences