This is the first meeting of ITU-R Working Party 5D following the decision of the World Radiocommunication Conference 2015 (WRC-15) to identify and harmonize spectrum for operation of IMT systems in frequency bands below 6 GHz.
The development of IMT-2020 is speeding up and the ITU-R WP5D is playing a key role in international standardization and global spectrum issues related to 5G.
Based on these new traffic forecasts, further actions in the ITU-R
framework are now needed to meet traffic demand for the next 10 years," he concluded.
IEEE expects to remain engaged with ITU-R during the deliberative development of the IMT-Advanced recommendations.
16m is testament to the keen industry awareness of the ITU-R IMT-Advanced program.
ITU, through ITU-R, coordinates the global use of the radio-frequency spectrum, including the development of binding international treaties governing spectrum use.
As one of the world's prestigious standardization organizations, the IEEE has offered many contributions that have influenced the development of ITU-R Recommendations.
According to Terry deCourcelle, Director of International Standards Programs at the IEEE-SA, "IEEE's ability to contribute as a recognized entity directly to the work of ITU-R is of benefit to those developing wireless standards at the IEEE.
Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) Standards IS-634 and IS-41 for inclusion in the ITU-R