(Established 2015-05; Terminated 2016-12)
The Focus Group on network aspects of IMT-2020 was established in May 2015 to analyse how emerging 5G technologies will interact in future networks as a preliminary study into the networking innovations required to support the development of 5G systems. The group took an ecosystem view of 5G research of development and published the analysis in a
Report to its parent group,
ITU-T Study Group 13.
In December 2015, the Focus Group received an extension to its lifetime.
New Terms of Reference called for the group to engage open-source communities, influencing and taking advantage of their work by introducing them to the challenges that telecoms players must overcome in the development of the 5G ecosystem. At the end of 2016, the group submitted 9 draft Recommendations and Technical Reports to ITU-T Study Group 13:
- Draft Terms and definitions for IMT-2020 in ITU-T (O-040)
- Draft Technical Report: Application of network softwarization to IMT-2020 (O-041)
- Draft Recommendation: Requirements of IMT-2020 from network perspective (O-042)
- Draft Recommendation: Framework for IMT-2020 network architecture (O-043)
- Draft Recommendation: Requirements of IMT-2020 fixed mobile convergence (O-044)
- Draft Technical Report: Unified network integrated cloud for fixed mobile convergence (O-045)
- Draft Recommendation: IMT-2020 network management requirements (O-046)
- Draft Recommendation: Network management framework for IMT-2020 (O-047)
- Draft Technical Report: Application of information centric networking to IMT-2020 (O-048)
The nine Deliverables and the Chairman's Report are compiled in this ZIP-file
ITU-T standardization activity based on the findings of the Focus Group will prioritize the alignment of 5G deliverables with those of
ITU-R, ensuring that standardization work on the network aspects of 5G is informed by the progression of its radio-transmission systems.