IEEE releases guidelines to address 5G and 6G challenges


The IEEE and the IEEE Future Networks Initiative have released the IEEE International Network Generations Roadmap (INGR), First Edition.

The guideline helps operators, regulators, manufacturers, researchers, and governments to identify and reduce technical and engineering risks associated with all aspects of developing and deploying next-generation networks, including 5G and 6G through the year 2030.

The INGR will help support interested parties involved in developing the 5G and, later on, the 6G ecosystems.

The INGR First Edition includes chapters from nine Working Groups around:

  • Applications and Services
  • Edge Automation Platform
  • Millimeter Wave and Signal Processing
  • Hardware for mmWave
  • Massive MIMO
  • Satellite
  • Standardisation Building Blocks
  • Security
  • Testbed

5G technology is expected to bring massive change on connectivity, the tactile internet, Internet of Things, connected vehicles, mobile edge computing, quality of service, network slicing, and more.

There are more than 20 IEEE Societies participating in the IEEE Future Networks Initiative.

Ashutosh Dutta, co-chair of IEEE Future Networks and senior scientist at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab, said: “The International Network Generations Roadmap effort is part of the IEEE Future Networks Initiative that recognises networking is larger than a single technology, standard, organisation, or region.

“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 optimisation, energy efficiency, artificial intelligence/machine learning, and connecting the unconnected.

Click here to download the INGR First Edition