Overview & Schedule for ITU-R WP 5D: IMT 2020 True “5G” Standards

Overview of ITU-R Working Party 5D work (as per July 5, 2017 report):

Working Party 5D:

1. Is responsible for the overall system aspects of the terrestrial component of IMT, comprising IMT-2000, IMT-Advanced, and IMT for 2020 and beyond.

2. Has the prime responsibility within ITU-R for issues related to the terrestrial component of IMT, including technical, operational and spectrum related issues to meet the objectives of future IMT systems.

3. Is the lead group for the overall maintenance of existing and the development of new Reports/Recommendations on IMT.

4. Is responsible for studies related on aspects regarding the continued deployment of IMT‑2000 and IMT-Advanced including aspects such as convergence impacts regulatory and operational matters within the purview of Study Group 5.

5. Will continue to work closely with Working Parties 4B and 4C on issues related to the satellite component of IMT.

6. Will continue to work closely with other Working Parties on issues relevant for IMT systems.

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Scopes for the various ITU-R WP 5D Working Groups:

WG GENERAL ASPECTS:

– To develop deliverables on services, forecasts, and also convergence of services of fixed and mobile networks which take account the needs of end users, and the demand for IMT capabilities and supported services. This includes aspects regarding the continued deployment of IMT, other general topics of IMT and overall objectives for the long-term development of IMT. To update the relevant IMT Recommendations/Reports.

– To ensure that the requirements and needs of the developing countries are reflected in the work and deliverables of WP 5D in the development of IMT. This includes coordination of work with ITU-D Sector on deployments of IMT systems and transition to IMT system.

WG TECHNOLOGY ASPECTS:

– To provide the technology related aspects of IMT through development of Recommendations and Reports. To update the relevant IMT‑2000 and IMT-Advanced Recommendations.  To work on key elements of IMT technologies including requirements, evaluation, and evolution. To develop liaison with external research and standardization forums, and to coordinate the external and internal activities related to the IMT-2020 process.

– To manage the research topics website and its findings.

WG SPECTRUM ASPECTS:

– To undertake co-existence studies, develop spectrum plans, and channel/frequency arrangements for IMT. This includes spectrum sharing between IMT and other radio services/systems coordinating as appropriate with other Working Parties in ITU-R.

AD HOC WORK PLAN:

– To coordinate the work of WP 5D to facilitate efficient and timely progress of work items.

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Meeting schedule

The following table shows the proposed meeting dates for Working Party 5D following on WRC‑15. Some adjustment of these dates might be required to accommodate availability of facilities at specific venues. Every effort will be made to keep these dates as listed. Please check the ITU website in case meeting details have changed. (http://www.itu.int/events/monthlyagenda.asp?lang=en)

GROUP

No.

FROM

TO

PLACE

COMMENTS

WP 5D

23

23 February 16

2 March 16

China

7 working day meeting

WP 5D

24

14 June 16

22 June 16

Geneva

7 working day meeting

WP 5D

25

5 October 16

13 October 16

Geneva

7 working day meeting

WP 5D

26

14 February 17

22 February 17

Geneva

7 working day meeting

WP 5D

27

13 June 17

21 June 17

Canada

7 working day meeting

WP 5D

28

3 October 17

11 October 17

Germany

7 working day meeting, including a one-day workshop

WP 5D

29

31 January 18

7 February 18

[Korea]

WP 5D

30

13 June 18

20 June 18

[TBD]

WP 5D

31

9 October 18

16 October 18

[Japan]

WP 5D Expert meeting

31bis

[11 February 19]

[15 February 19]

[TBD]

If needed. Focus of meeting towards RA-19 and WRC-19

CPM19-2

18 February 19

28 February 19

Geneva

WP 5D

32

9 July 19

17 July 19

[TBD]

7 working day meeting

RA-19

21 October 19

25 October 19

Geneva

WRC-19

28 October 19

22 November 19

[Egypt]

WP 5D

33

[9 December] 19

[13 December] 19

[TBD]

Focus meeting on evaluation (WG Technology Aspects)

WP 5D

34

19 February 20

26 February 20

[TBD]

WP 5D

35

24 June 20

1 July 20

[TBD]

WP 5D

36

7 October 20

14 October 20

[TBD]

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Work with involved organizations, including research entities:

The strategy for ITU-R WP 5D going forward is to gather information from the organizations involved in the global research and development and those that have an interest in the future development of IMT and to inform them of the framework and technical requirements in order to build consensus on a global level.

ITU-R WP 5D can play an essential role to promote and encourage these research activities towards common goals and to ensure that information from the WP 5D development on the vision, spectrum issues, envisioned new services and technical requirements are widespread among the research community. In the same manner, WP 5D encourages inputs from the external communities involved in these research and technology developments.

It is evident that continuing dialogue between the ITU and the entities taking part in research is a key to the continuing success of the industry in advancing and expanding the global wireless marketplace.

Working Party 5D, as is the case with all ITU organizations, works from input contributions submitted by members of the ITU. In order to facilitate receipt of information from external entities who may not be direct members of ITU, the Radiocommunication Bureau Secretariat may be considered as the point of interface, in accordance with Resolution ITU-R 9‑5.

The following major activities are foreseen to take place outside of the ITU, including WP 5D, in order to successfully complement the WP 5D work:

research on new technologies to address the new elements and new capabilities of IMT‑2020;

the ongoing development of specifications for IMT and subsequent enhancements.

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Agreed overall deliverables/workplan of WP 5D

The following table provides the schedule of when approval of the planned major deliverables will be achieved following the procedures of WP 5D.

October 2017

TBD WP 5D #28

Finalize revision of Recommendation ITU-R M.2012

Liaison Reply to Task Group 5/1

February 2018

TBD WP 5D #29

Finalize input to WP 1A on WRC-19 agenda item 1.15

Finalize CPM text on WRC-19 agenda item 9.1, issue 9.1.1

Finalize draft new Report ITU-R M.[IMT.MS/MSS.2GHz]

June 2018

TBD WP 5D #30

Finalize CPM text on WRC-19 agenda item 9.1, issue 9.1.8 (MTC)

Finalize draft new Report ITU-R M.[IMT.EXPERIENCES]

Finalize draft new Report ITU-R M.[IMT. MTC]

Further update/Finalize draft new Report/Recommendation ITU-R
M.[IMT.1518 MHz COEXISTENCE]

Finalize input to WP 4A on WRC-19 agenda item 9.1, issue 9.1.2

October 2018

TBD WP 5D #31

Finalize draft new Report ITU-R M.[IMT.1452-1492MHz]

Finalize draft new Report/Recommendation ITU-R M.[IMT.3300 MHz RLS]

Finalize draft new Recommendation ITU-R M.[MT.3300 MHz FSS]

Finalize draft new Report/Recommendation ITU-R M.[IMT.COEXISTENCE.AMS]

Finalize draft revision of Report ITU-R M.2373

Finalize revision of Recommendation ITU-R M.1036

Finalize draft new Report ITU-R M.[IMT.BY.INDUSTRIES]

Finalize revision of Recommendation ITU-R M.1457

July 2019

TBD WP 5D #32

Finalize Doc. IMT-2020/YYY Input Submissions Summary

Finalize Addendum 4 to Circular Letter IMT‑2020

October 2019

TBD WP 5D #33

February 2020

TBD WP 5D #34

Finalize Doc. IMT-2020/ZZZ Evaluation Reports Summary

Finalize Addendum 5 to Circular Letter IMT‑2020

June 2020

TBD WP 5D #35

Draft new Report ITU-R M.[IMT-2020.OUTCOME]

Finalize Addendum 6 to Circular Letter IMT‑2020

October 2020

TBD WP 5D #36

Finalize draft new Recommendation ITU-R M.[IMT‑2020.SPECS]

Finalize Addendum 7 to Circular Letter IMT‑2020

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Detailed timeline and process for Technology related work stream towards IMT-2020:

Working Party 5D has developed a work plan, timeline, process and required deliverables for the future development of IMT, necessary to provide by 2020 timeframe, the expected ITU-R outcome of evolved IMT in support of the next generation of mobile broadband communications systems beyond IMT-Advanced.

Circular Letter(s) are expected to be issued at the appropriate time(s) to announce the invitation to submit formal proposals and other relevant information.

It has been agreed that the well-known process and deliverable formats utilized for both IMT-2000 and IMT-Advanced should be utilized also for IMT-2020 and considered as a “model” for the IMT‑2020 deliverables to leverage on the prior work.

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Dates have been decided for RA-19 (21-25 October 2019) and WRC-19 (28 October – 22 November 2019).

The WP 5D #32 (July) is the main meeting for year 2019.

The WP 5D #33 is to be held in December with a focus on the evaluation process (WG Technology Aspects).

If needed there is an opportunity for expert meeting to focus on preparation towards WRC-19 (WG General Aspects and WG Spectrum Aspects) prior to the WP 5D #32 (July).

Click on above image to enlarge.  Source:  ITU-R WP5D report, 5 July 2017

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Reference:

Timeline for IMT 2020 (5G) Radio Access Recommendations + Evaluation Methodology

One thought on “Overview & Schedule for ITU-R WP 5D: IMT 2020 True “5G” Standards

  1. As IEEE discussion list members (sign up at comsocscv.org) know, I believe “5G” is the most over hyped and convoluted telecom/ datacom technology of ALL TIME!

    That’s because wireless carriers have jumped the gun on the official IMT 2020 standards (due in late 2020) and are deploying pre-standard “5G” networks based on their own proprietary specs that were developed with base station equipment partner companies like Nokia and Ericsson who have their own RAN technology.

    Compounding the confusion is that 3GPPP release 15 is supposed to be “5G” but will instead be “5G” features overlay on a LTE or LTE Advanced Network. Release 16 will be true 5G but definition of that work won’t start till 3GPPPs Sept 2017 meeting. 3GPP video interview on their 5G spec plans-
    http://www.3gpp.org/news-events/3gpp-news/1880-ran_balazs01

    The true 5G=IMT2020 as well as updates to LTE and LTE Advanced are being worked by ITU-R WP5D. The CURRENT status and schedule, as per the above blog post which is 100% based on a July 5, 2017 summary report after their Niagara Falls, Canada meeting in June 2017.

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