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5G Ultra-Reliable and Low-Latency Communication (URLLC) to Digitize Industries and Unearth New Use Cases

This new 5G Americas report describes upcoming use cases of URLLC in smart transportation, industry automation and tele-surgery, and presents the latency and reliability requirements for these applications. The white paper also identifies possible latency bottlenecks in current cellular networks as well as future 5G networks and lays out the necessary implementation blocks for achieving end-to-end latency reduction required to support mission-critical applications. In addition, New Services & Applications With 5G Ultra-Reliable Low Latency Communication summarizes the recent performance evaluation results of the basic designs and implementation of the 5G physical layer, multiple access layers and air interface blocks essential to reducing latency and achieving the desired reliability. It also discusses other potential latency reduction measures including Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC).

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The Evolution of Security in 5G report describes 5G safeguards in depth and looks at the vulnerabilities and threats that they face. It is largely centred on 3GPP but does include technologies specified by other standards bodies.
“5G is the first mobile architecture designed to support multiple, specific use cases, each with their own unique cybersecurity requirements. In the enterprise IT world, network segmentation is a common, proven way to mitigate security risks. 5G introduces the concept of network slicing, which provides mobile operators with segmentation capabilities that weren’t possible with previous generations.” Says the report.
Table of content includes:

  • New Cybersecurity Considerations and Responses
  • Overview of 5G Use Cases
  • Overview of 5G security architecture in 3GPP .
  • IOT, UE, RAN, privacy, slicing, NFV, SDN, roaming… threats with 5G
  • Mitigation controls for a 5G Network, IOT Threat mitigation & detection & detection and mitigation of DDOS attacks.
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3GPP 5G – Briefing for Evaluation Groups (19 presentations)
October 27, 2018

All of the presentations from the key experts in 3GPP, presenting our 5G technologies to the official Independent Evaluation Groups (IEGs), who’s job it will be to report to the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) on whether the 3GPP system for 5G meets the performance requirements (in ITU-R M.2412) for an IMT-2020 technology. 

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GSA - "Evolution from LTE to 5G: Global Market Status"

This report is the latest update in a series of studies published by GSA tracking the development of mobile technology markets worldwide. It summarises network trials, deployments, and the availability of services across a variety of technology innovations and spectrum bands. The database also contains information about spectrum bands and bandwidth used.


Significant Sources of Presentations and White Papers:

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ATIS Papers include:

  • 5G Reimagined: A North American Perspective (Issue 2)
  • An Analysis of the SPDY Protocol and the SPDY Proxy
  • ATIS—A Critical Force in Shaping 5G to Meet Service Providers’ Market Needs
  • ATIS Technical Report on a Framework for Display of Verified Caller ID
  • Best Practices for Obtaining Mobile Device Identifiers for Mobile Device Theft Prevention (MDTP)
  • Big Data Analytics Focus Group: BDA Data Value Chain Reference Model & Use Cases
  • Calling Party Spoofing Mechanisms and Mitigation Techniques
  • Cloud Services Impacts on Lawful Interception Study
  • Cybersecurity Architectural Risk Analysis Process

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Recent White Papers from ETSI, available from


  • MEC in an Enterprise Setting: A Solution Outline
  • mmWave Semiconductor Industry Technologies: Status and Evolution
  • Implementation Security of Quantum Cryptography
  • MEC in 5G networks
  • The 4th Industrial Revolution and the Municipal CEO - ETSI City Digital Profile
  • MEC Deployments in 4G and Evolution Towards 5G
  • Cloud RAN and MEC: A Perfect Pairing
  • Microwave and Millimetre wave for 5G Transport
  • Improved operator experience through Experiential Networked Intelligence (ENI)


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5G-PPP  and 5G-IA

Recent news is on-line at

Papers and Views from the 5G-PPP, include:

  • 5G-PPP Software Network White Paper
  • 5G PPP Automotive White Paper
  • 5G PPP 5G Architecture White Paper
  • 5G PPP Security Landscape
  • 5G-PPP Cognitive Network Management for 5G
  • 5G-PPP Vision on Software Networks
  • 5G PPP 5G Architecture
  • 5G-PPP Stakeholders Survey
  • 5G-PPP use cases and performance evaluation modeling
  • 5G-PPP Pre-standards-WG Issues Paper 


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5G Americas regularly publishes White Papers, giving detailed information on the state of play for 3GPP systems uptake in the Americas.

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Recent titles:

  • The Evolution of Security in 5G
  • Wireless Technology Evolution: Transition from 4G to 5G
  • Analysis of ITU Spectrum Recommendations in Latin America
  • Small Cell Siting Challenges and Recommendations
  • Mobile signal jammers in Latin America 2018
  • LTE to 5G: The Global Impact of Wireless Innovation
  • Public Warning Systems in the Americas

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The GSMA Intelligence unit maintains an extensive database of mobile operator statistics, forecasts and industry reports...

See also these GSMA "Industry Programmes":

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The NGMN Alliance keeps its technical papers here: 

Titles include: 

  • Security Aspects of Network Capabilities Exposure in 5G
  • Definition of the Testing Framework for the NGMN 5G TTI Interoperability
  • A Network Data Layer Concept for the Telco Industry
  • 5G Spectrum Requirements: White Paper v2.0
  • 5G Extreme Requirements: E2E Considerations
  • V2X Task Force: White Paper v1.0
  • 5G Extreme Requirements: Radio Access Network Solutions
  • NGMN Overview on 5G RAN Functional Decomposition
  • 5G End-to-End Architecture Framework v2.0


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Recent reports available at :

  • Deployment plans and business drivers for a dense HetNet
  • Small cell siting challenges and recommendations
  • mmw 5G-eMBB use cases and small cell based HyperDense networks
  • URLLC and slicing in 5G small cell networks
  • Ten trends SCF has driven and vision for 2027
  • Network densification in the 5G era
  • 5G era business models and stakeholder engagement
  • Connectivity in healthcare: an essential service
  • SCF influencing European Densification
  • Making buildings small cell ready
  • Enterprise connectivity requirements
  • Small Cells And Dense Cellular Networks


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The Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA) has a variety of databases and reports available at, including:

  • Evolution from LTE to 5G - November 2018 Update
  • Spectrum for Terrestrial 5G Networks: November Update
  • Spectrum for 5G Snapshot - August 2018 update
  • 5G Trials, Deployments and Launches - GSA Snapshot
  • Spectrum for Terrestrial 5G Networks - October Update
  • Global Progress to 5G - Trials, Deployments and Launches
  • Chipsets Status Update: LTE, 5G and 3GPP IoT
  • NB-IoT and LTE-M - Global Market Report
  • Gigabit LTE Networks - Analysis of Deployments Worldwide
  • VoLTE and ViLTE Global Market Update - August 2018



PSCE White Papers are short reports about the public safety communication domain.

See for the following:

  • PSCE WHITE PAPER 9 - Next Generation Emergency Communications
  • PSCE WHITE PAPER 8: Using Crowdsourced Information to improve Disaster Managment
  • PSCE WHITE PAPER 6: Smart Borders
  • PSCE WHITE PAPER 5: PPDR Information Space
  • PSCE WHITE PAPER 4: Security Architecture, end-to-end security, privacy mechanisms and intrusion detection approach
  • PSCE WHITE PAPER 3: Security and interoperability in next generation PPDR
  • Communication infrastructures: Enterprise and System Architecture
  • PSCE WHITE PAPER 2: Ultra-broadband PMR
  • PSCE WHITE PAPER 1: Modelling crisis management for improved action and preparedness


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Latest TCCA endorsed White Papers are at , Including:

  • Security considerations for interconnection of TETRA and Mission Critical broadband systems
  • Emerging Wireless Bearers for Mission Critical Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA)
  • See also: TCCA Pocket Guide to Critical Communications



The ESOA has several Papers on 5G, here:


  • Satellites and IoT
  • Intelligent Transport Systems
  • Satellites & the Connected Car
  • ESOA Satellite Action Plan for 5G Standards
  • ECC Report 280: Satellite Solutions for 5G
  • 5G Ecosystem white paper
  • Satellite and 5G



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The Chinese IMT-2020(5G) Promotion Group's White Paper on "5G Vision and Requirements"

May 2014

Contact for this article: Kevin FLYNN, Marketing and Communications Officer, 3GPP
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