IEEE Future Networks Releases International Network Generations Roadmap, to Help Identify Challenges of 5G, Future Network Deployment

March 2, 2020 Perry Cohen

IEEE and the IEEE Future Networks Initiative released the first edition of the IEEE International Network Generations Roadmap (INGR). The INGR is a reference tool that helps identify and reduce technical and engineering risks associated with all aspects of developing and deploying next generation networks through the year 2030, according to the group. There are more than 20 IEEE Societies participating in the IEEE Future Networks Initiative.

The release of the INGR concentrates on technology trends that will impact the core of 5G and 6G design challenges to build a foundation for these applications.

The INGR will help guide operators, regulators, manufacturers, researchers, government, and other interested parties involved in developing the 5G, and later, 6G ecosystems. The INGR First Edition is available to download and includes chapters from nine Working Groups:

·         Applications and Services

·         Edge Automation Platform

·         Millimeter Wave and Signal Processing

·         Hardware for mmWave

·         Massive MIMO

·         Satellite

·         Standardization Building Blocks

·         Security

·         Testbed

“The International Network Generations Roadmap effort is part of the IEEE Future Networks Initiative that recognizes networking is larger than a single technology, standard, organization, or region,” said co-chair of IEEE Future Networks, Ashutosh Dutta. “IEEE Future Networks is collaborating with the world’s researchers, scientists, engineers, and policymakers from industry, academia, and governments to solve the challenges and reveal the opportunities associated with current and future networks.”

The INGR First Edition will be augmented by six white papers to be released in early 2020 on the topics of deployment, optics, systems optimization, energy efficiency, artificial intelligence / machine learning, and connecting the unconnected. Forecasting at three-, five-, and 10-year horizons with planned annual updates.

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