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6G Drivers and Vision

by NGMN Alliance

In this paper, the NGMN MNOs, with input from NGMN Partners (vendors, research institutions), outline their vision for 6G representing a future evolution of networks enabling differentiated services with expanded market opportunities and novel experience. It first describes the drivers for 6G, and the key necessities to guide the future technologies to respond to the needs of the end users, societies, and MNOs. This is followed with NGMN’s vision of 6G, its novelty and capabilities to meet the drivers identified.

Download ...here


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These slides were presented to 3GPP colleagues, to introduce the work of 5G-MAG, the most recent 3GPP Market Representation Partner.

Go to www.5g-mag.com for the most up-to-date information around 5G-MAG work items, events, etc.

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ATIS has published the 5G Vertical Platform Assessment Report, an analysis of vertical industries and application use cases for how a range of sectors can set 5G capabilities into action. Identifying common platform needs to enable verticals to fully exploit 5G innovation will also advance new opportunities for communications service providers.

Get the report....here

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5G-ACIA  -  Exposure of 5G Capabilities for Connected Industries and Automation Applications (Version 2)

March 24, 2021

This white paper describes the functional requirements for exposing the capabilities of non-public 5G systems to connected industries and automation applications.

Via exposure interfaces, industrial applications can access 5G capabilities for factory and process automation, production IT, and logistics and warehousing. Industrial applications also have access to communication service monitoring and network management capabilities.

Due to the generic nature of the exposed capabilities, it is also possible to support other use cases that share the requirements of factory applications. Examples include control applications for rail transportation, electrical power distribution, and central power generation.

Get the white paper...here

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Industrial-strength 5G: Key issues and impacts seen by a 3GPP insider

November 2020

This interview appeared in Venture Beat and is based on a conversation between VB's William Van Winkle and Richard Burbidge, a lead Intel delegate to RAN groups and our former WG RAN2 Chair.

The article is a fine explanation of 'how 5G continues to evolve, the role standards play...public vs. private architectures, centralized vs. distributed approaches, the advances in Release 16, and how industrial adopters might best gain from the technology.'

...Read the article


Significant Sources of Presentations and White Papers:

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ATIS white papers

The most recent ATIS WPs and reports:

  • 5G Vertical Platform Assessment Report
  • Smart Cities Data Catalog Specification
  • 5G Specifications in 3GPP: North American Needs for the 5G Future
  • 5G Reimagined: A North American Perspective (Issue 2)
  • 5G Reimagined: A North American Perspective
  • An Analysis of the SPDY Protocol and the SPDY Proxy
  • An Architectural Risk Analysis for Internet of Things (IoT) Services
  • ATIS—A Critical Force in Shaping 5G to Meet Service Providers’ Market Needs
  • 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

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Recent White Papers from ETSI, available from ...here

The most recent WPs:
  • Autonomous Networks, supporting tomorrow's ICT business
  • Enhanced DNS Support towards Distributed MEC
  • EnvironmentArtificial Intelligence and future directions for ETSI (June 2020)
  • The role of SDOs in developing standards for ICT to mitigate the impact of a pandemic (May 2020)
  • Network Transformation - Orchestration, Network and Service Management Framework (October 2019)


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5G MAG new  'Explainers' and presentations by 5G-MAG are online...here 
5GACIA White papers from 5GACIA are online ...here..

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5G-PPP  and 5G-IA

Recent news is on-line at https://5g-ppp.eu/white-papers/ 

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

  • Edge Computing for 5G Networks – (February 2021)
  • INSPIRE-5Gplus Whitepaper on “Intelligent Security Architecture for 5G and Beyond Networks” (November 2020).
  • 5G PPP projects impact on Standards Development Organisations (SDOs)– (Technical Report, October 2020)
  • 5G Trials for Cooperative, Connected and Automated Mobility (CCAM) along European Cross-Border Corridors – (October 2020)
  • 5G-PPP 5G Architecture (3.0)
  • 5G-PPP Test, Measurement and KPIs Validation
  • 5G-PPP Automotive White Paper
  • 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.

On-line at http://www.5gamericas.org

Recent titles:

  • The Future of Voice in Mobile Wireless Communications
  • 3GPP Releases 16, 17 & Beyond
  • Mobile Communications Beyond 2020 – The Evolution of 5G Towards Next G
  • Understanding Millimeter Wave Spectrum for 5G Networks
  • Transition Toward Open & Interoperable Networks
  • 5G Technologies in Private Networks
  • 5G Spectrum Vision
  • 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... https://www.gsma.com/newsroom/gsmai/

See also these GSMA "Industry Programmes":

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The NGMN Alliance keeps its technical papers here: https://www.ngmn.org/technical-documents.html 

Titles include: 

  • Option 4 as a 5G SA Complement (February 2021)
  • 5G Smart Devices Supporting Network Slicing (January 2021)
  • 5G End-to-End Architecture Framework v4.31 (November 2020)
  • 5G White Paper 2 (July 2020)

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Recent reports available at http://scf.io/en/documents/all_documents.php  

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

  • mmWave 5G in Europe (February 2021)
  • Industry Infographic February 2021: Latest Statistics
  • NTS Update – February 2021 – Status Snapshot
  • 5G Devices Summary February 2021 – Global Update


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

See https://www.psc-europe.eu/library/white-papers.html for papers on next generation emergancy communications. 

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Latest TCCA endorsed White Papers are at https://tcca.info/about-tcca/tcca-resources/whitepapers/,  Including:

  • Maintaining TETRA Security – a paper from TCCA’s Security and Fraud Prevention Group
  • Introduction to Mission Critical Service Interoperability
  • 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: https://esoa.net/5g/


  • SATELLITE COMMUNICATION SERVICES: An integral part of the 5G Ecosystem
  • ESOA Satellite Action Plan for 5G Standards
Contact for this article: Kevin FLYNN, Marketing and Communications Officer, 3GPP
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