5G Infrastructure Association (5G-IA): press release on 2nd Global 5G Event

International Stakeholders gather at Global 5G to enable the 5G EcoSphere, 9-10 November 2016 in Rome, organised by the 5G-IA, the leading 5G visionary organisation in Europe, with peer organisations from the Americas, Japan, South Korea and China to work towards global solutions for 5G.

Supporting multi-lateral collaboration on 5G systems

These Global 5G Events are intended to support multi-lateral collaboration on 5G systems across continents and countries. The event series is based on a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to co-operate on building global consensus on 5G, that was signed in October 2015 by the 5G Infrastructure Association (on behalf of the European 5G Public Private Partnership: 5G PPP), 5G Americas, (Americas), The Fifth Generation Mobile Communications Promotion Forum (5GMF) (Japan), 5G Forum (Republic of Korea) and IMT-2020 (5G) Promotion Group (non-profit organisation, China).

During this second event in the Global 5G Series, experts from all corners of the globe discussed 5G progress through a series of focused sessions on 5G policy perspectives, 5G system architecture, spectrum, 5G air interface and radio resource management, network management & software networks and 5G for verticals in the new economy.

Werner Mohr, Chair of the Board, 5G PPP, declared: “After the successful first event in Beijing last June, we were delighted to host the second round of our Global 5G Series in Rome. This conference in Rome with sessions on the “hot” topics of 5G gathered experts from the five organisations involved and enabled fruitful presentations and debates. Participants discovered the latest results and demos from 17 5G PPP projects. This event has also strengthened the collaboration on 5G research and development between our organisations.“

CAO Shumin, Chair of IMT-2020 (5G) Promotion Group, stated, “This event provides the industry an opportunity to share information and views on 5G policy, spectrum, technology, and standards. The consensus to build a globally unified 5G standard is clearly indicated in this event once more. 5G should support the usage scenarios defined by ITU for both enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB) and Internet of Things (IoT). Especially, the integration of 5G and vertical industry should be strengthened to extend the application in the future.”

Susumu Yoshida, Chairman of 5GMF, stated, “5GMF proposed two aggressive key concepts for 5G: ‘Satisfaction of End-to-End (E2E) quality’ and ‘Extreme Flexibility’ in the White Paper (ver1.0) which was released in May 2016. 5GMF will continue to promote research and development, international standardisation activities, and international collaboration towards 5G realisation by 2020, Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.”

Youngnam Han, Chair of Executive Committee, 5G Forum, “Various technical effort to expedite the deployment of 5G worldwide and endeavor to provide even pre-5G services, specially on those occasions of sports events, Winter Olympic in 2018, PyungChang, Korea, and Summer Olympic 2020 in Tokyo, Japan can be comprehensively provided and discussed throughout the 2nd multi-fora event. Participants will experience the-state-of-the-art researches on broad scope of 5G elements, such as spectrum, mmWave technologies, testbed and enabling services from vertical industries”.

Chris Pearson, President of 5G Americas, stated, “This event highlighted the importance of sharing information by the leading companies, associations and government regulators to progress the 5G ecosystem.  To be globally successful, 5G will require all key wireless stakeholders to work together in technology development, regulatory policies and spectrum harmonisation.”

The 5G INFRASTRUCTURE ASSOCIATION is the private side of the 5G Public Private Partnership. It is an industry led association committed to the realisation of 5G in Europe by 2020 for the benefit of both European society and industry.

More information on the Global 5G programme and conference.

About The 5G Public Private Partnership

5G PPP is a collaborative research program that is organised as part of the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 program – The European Union Program for Research and Innovation. It is aimed at fostering industry-driven research, which is controlled by business-related, performance and societal KPIs. The 5G PPP is open for international co-operation and participation, Within this research and innovation framework, the European Commission, with the approval of the European Parliament, has committed €700M of public funds to supporting 5G PPP activities. Complementary private investment in the order of at least five times this amount is being provided by Industry, SMEs, and Research Institutes to realise the 5G-PPP vision.

Hosted by the 5G INFRASTRUCTURE ASSOCIATION, the “enabling the 5G ecosphere” conference was jointly organized by: The 5G Public Private Partnership (5G PPP, Europe), IMT-2020 (5G) Promotion Group (China), The Fifth Generation Mobile Communications Promotion Forum (5GMF, Japan), 5G Forum (Korea) and 5G Americas (Americas).

Contact : Jacques Magen, 5G Infrastructure Association, Mail to: jacques.magen@5g-ppp.eu