Standardizations and Regulations

As shown in Figure 18, 5G is supposed to be commercialized in 2020. From the perspective of commercialization, standards for 5G should be ready by the half of 2017 to allow 2 or 3 years for the development of 5G products. Considering average periods of previous standardization, 5G standards need to get started in 2015 to make 5G standards available by the first half of 2017.

Samsung will drive the phased approach for 5G standardization, which will begin in 3GPP release 14 with studies on a new RAT, as well as those on both above-6 GHz and sub-6 GHz spectra. The EMBB service characteristics will be considered with the first priority in the standard. In release 15, considered to the first phase of 5G, detailed discussion on the development of the new RAT will begin, based on the results of the study in release 14. The release 16 will be the second phase of 5G and will deal with further enhancement and optimization of 5G phase-1. In addition, other service such as URLL and Massive MTC will be reflected in the specification. The timeline for the standardization has been established with the aim of meeting early commercial demands around 2020.

Further, as shown in Figure 19, Samsung is actively engaged in key of global 5G research initiatives, such as membership of the Steering Board of European 5G PPP projects of Horizon 2020, as well as coordination and leadership of the very large industry led 5G PPP mmMAGIC consortium (http://5g-mmMAGIC.eu) [24], 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) in UK, NYU Wireless Center in US, Giga KOREA project and Chinese 836 project.

Samsung is leading various collaborations with industrial partners and academics over the world. In particular, Samsung has played an important role as the full member of 5G PPP Infrastructure Association, the executive board member of 5G Forum in Korea and the chair of vision sub-working group for Future IMT (5G) in ITU-R WP5D.

In order to keep a consistent perspective on 5G with those of other academic institutes, we are vigorously developing 5G core technologies with several outstanding universities around the world.

5G Timelines
Figure 18 5G Timelines                                                                    Figure 19 Global 5G R&D Activities                        

24. Maziar Nekovee et al., "Millimetre-Wave Based Mobile Radio Access Network for Fifth Generation Integrated Communications (mmMAGIC)", Proc. of European Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC) 2015, Paris