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NGMN Alliance Publishes White Paper

The V2X (cellular vehicle to everything) White Paper has been published by the Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) Alliance – which drives and guides the development of all future mobile broadband technology with a focus on 5G – containing the findings of two years of work by a task force of best in class industry specialists from across the world.

The Paper concludes that C-V2X technology is superior to IEEE 802.11p standards from a technical, economical and ecosystem perspective and can easily satisfy basic yet critical safety applications. Its technical advantages include communication range, latency and scalability, as well as having a natural evolution path to future advanced applications by updating current networks to 5G. Moreover, the technology not only covers safety features for vehicles but also supports use cases for other traffic participants, such as pedestrians and cyclists.

“This White Paper can provide the framework for a smooth transition into the world of the truly Connected Car – especially as we start to see the introduction of 5G – and I strongly encourage all stakeholders involved in the Eco-System to read the document and shape their future planning around it,” said Huang Yuhong, Deputy General Manager, China Mobile Research Institute.

The White Paper’s objectives include a reduced time to market the C-V2X and triggering co-operation with the automotive industry in order to create a common understanding amongst key players. Additionally, its work is covering various deployment aspects of the Connected Car, including multi-operators and roaming, business models of operating an Intelligent Transport System (ITS), examining available spectrum and regulatory aspects and reviewing security and privacy issues.

The White Paper comes just a month after NGMN confirmed the launch of four new key projects to support the development and deployment of 5G networks. The projects – “Spectrum and Deployment Efficiencies”, “Ultra Reliable Low Latency Communication (uRLLC) Requirements for Vertical Industries”, “RAN Convergence” and “Extreme Long-range Communications for Deep Rural Coverage” – have been highlighted as crucial development areas to further optimise and guide the telecoms industry towards the successful deployment of 5G beyond 2018.

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