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NTT’s overview of 5G radio standardization

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

NTT DOCOMO researchers discuss 3GPP’s 5G radio standardization process in the March 2017 issue of NTT Technical Review.

It explains the phasing of 5G radio development. Phase 2 is the end of the current concentration of activity due for completion in late 2019. That specification is intended to meet ITU’s IMT-2020 performance requirements. Phase 1 is for early commercial deployment. Before Phase 1 is done a third mode (called non-standalone, which is explained) will be culled for even earlier commercial deployment. (They also refer to Phase 1 and Phase 2 as 5G and 5G+, respectively.)