WWRF Contribution for ITU Report
The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) recently published a report on “Future technology trends of terrestrial International Mobile Telecommunications systems towards 2030 and beyond”. This report is based on contributions from a wide range of organizations, including significant input from WWRF as an ITU Sector Member. WWRF contributed to its creation through inputs created by experts in non-terrestrial networks, new radio technologies and cybersecurity. International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT) systems are mobile broadband systems encompassing IMT-2000, IMT-Advanced and IMT-2020 (corresponding to the 3G, 4G and 5G mobile systems developed by 3GPP). ITU has studied the technology trends that led to the development of IMT-Advanced and IMT-2020, and the results were documented in Reports ITU-R M.2038 and ITU-R M.2320, respectively. Since the publication of Report ITU-R M.2320 in 2014, there have been significant advances in IMT technologies and the deployment of IMT systems. The capabilities of IMT systems are being continuously updated in line with user trends and technological developments. Accordingly, this Report M.2516 provides information on the technology trends of terrestrial IMT systems considering the time frame up to 2030 and beyond such as emerging technology trends and enablers, technologies to enhance the radio interface, and technology enablers to enhance the radio network. WWRF got involved in evaluation of IMT 2020 and submitted its report to ITU and at present our members are contributing to the vision document which will be published later this year. We hope that you find the report useful in your own 6G development work. Please get in touch with WWRF Chair if you would like to be involved in the next stage of work to develop the IMT-2030 vision.
Link to ITU Report: https://www.itu.int/dms_pub/itu-r/opb/rep/R-REP-M.2516-2022-PDF-E.pdf