ITU talks single standards in application of 4G/5G technologies (Exclusive)
Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 19
By Sara Israfilbayova, Huseyn Veliyev - Trend:
Single standards for all countries on frequencies for the needs of the promising 4G/5G mobile communication technologies are being successfully implemented, François Rancy, director of ITU Radiocommunication Bureau, told Trend.
He went on to say that the process of adopting a standard for International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT) includes different phases.
“The first phase is to define the overall requirements of the new generation. To define how fast and how responsive the network is, how many connections can be handled at the same time,” Rancy said.
Speaking of 5G, the director stressed that they have already defined what 5G has to do, adding that the second part of the process is to know how 5G will function.
“For this we need specifications for the standard. The main goal right now is to invite proposals not only from ITU membership, but also from other standardization bodies. We are now on the phase where we are inviting proposals,” he underlined, further adding that they have started to receive these proposals.
“We have proposals from China, Korea and India and the deadline to provide these proposals is September 2019,” Rancy said.
According to the director, the next phase is to evaluate these proposals.
“The evaluation process has now started and this evaluation is using the protocol that was adopted in 2016. It is done through evaluation groups. This an open and transparent process.” Rancy pointed out.
He underlined the work is done to make sure that all these proposals will be aggregated into one, adding that the objective is to have one standard.
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