IEEE 5G and Beyond Roadmap White Paper

The IEEE 5G and Beyond Technology Roadmap White Paper outlines the current telecommunications value chain that will need to adapt to changes and opportunities that the introduction of 5G and beyond technologies will bring. It describes key technology trends that will impact design drivers and challenges for technologies to simultaneously provide wireless communication, massive connectivity, the tactile internet, quality of service and network slicing. Future applications are listed that drive 5G and beyond requirements to provide societal benefits for education, manufacturing, healthcare, smart grid, entertainment, autonomous cars, and smart cities. And the white paper highlights technology enablers that need to be explored in the creation of the roadmap.

The IEEE 5G and Beyond Technology Roadmap White Paper summarizes the need for collaboration among all stakeholders in industry, academia, and standards development organizations in undertaking this high-risk engineering challenge. Collectively, the IEEE 5G and Beyond Technology Roadmap group thinks that, with widespread participation, the roadmap process outlined here can reduce some of the technical and engineering risk associated with the migration to 5G and Beyond technologies.

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