IMT-2020 Standardization: Lessons from 5G and Future Perspectives for 6G

37 Pages Posted: 10 Aug 2021

See all articles by Mohamed El-Moghazi

Mohamed El-Moghazi

National Telecom Regulatory Authority of Egypt (NTRA)

Jason Whalley

Northumbria University

Date Written: August 7, 2021

Abstract

The evaluation of candidate IMT-2020 radio interfaces ended in February 2021, with three technologies being approved while another two were granted additional time to demonstrate their suitability. This marks a useful milestone at which the IMT standardisation process can be evaluated, and its implications for 6G explored. We argue that the relationship between IMT standardisation and identification is increasing problematic, with identification requiring the re-farming of spectrum already allocated to other services. Furthermore, as standardisation is largely done outside of the ITU, being part of IMT is largely a way to obtain more spectrum. While these developments question the value of the existing approach, we argue that changes are necessary to the IMT standardisation processes given the value to be gained from a single global mobile standard.

Keywords: IMT-2020, 5G, 6G, ITU, IMT-2030

Suggested Citation

El-Moghazi, Mohamed and Whalley, Jason, IMT-2020 Standardization: Lessons from 5G and Future Perspectives for 6G (August 7, 2021). TPRC49: The 49th Research Conference on Communication, Information and Internet Policy, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3901148 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3901148

Mohamed El-Moghazi (Contact Author)

National Telecom Regulatory Authority of Egypt (NTRA) ( email )

Smart Village, B4.
Cairo Alex Desert Road
Giza
Egypt

Jason Whalley

Northumbria University ( email )

Newcastle Upon Tyne
Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 8ST
United Kingdom

Do you have negative results from your research you’d like to share?

Paper statistics

Downloads
345
Abstract Views
966
Rank
156,120
PlumX Metrics