Table of Contents:

1 Introduction
1.1 5G Technologies
1.2 Mobile Spectrum Evolution
1.2.1 1G – 2G – 3G – 4G
1.2.2 4G – 4.5G – 4.5G Pro – 4.9G – 5G
1.3 5G Spectrum Options and Utilization via Low Bands, Mid Bands, and High Bands
1.4 5G Ecosystem Architecture and Planning
1.5 5G Ecosystem Planning: Societal vs. Technology Considerations
2 5G Technology: Network Planning, Implementation, and Applications
2.1 5G Network Planning and Strategic Consideration
2.1.1 LTE Foundation, Device Ecosystem, LAA, and 5G Readiness
2.1.2 Spectrum Sharing and Utilization
2.1.3 Narrowband 5G for Massive IoT
2.1.4 Multi Connectivity Architecture with Small Cell Deployment
2.1.5 Relevance of Mobile IoT Technology: NB-IoT and eMTC
2.1.6 OSS/BSS Architecture for 5G Service Operation
2.1.7 Multi-Antenna and Beamforming Impact
2.1.8 End to End Network Slicing with NFV and SDN
2.1.9 LTE Continuation in 5G Era
2.1.10 Service Design, ROI and 5G Network
2.2 5G Technology Requirement and Network Impact
2.2.1 Network Coverage and Efficiency
2.2.2 Network Spectrum Efficiency
2.2.3 Data Throughput
2.2.4 Connection Density
2.2.5 UR-LLC (Ultra-Reliable Low Latency Communication)
2.2.6 Network Energy Usage
2.2.7 Improved Battery Life
2.2.8 Improved Flexibility in Air Interface and Versatility
2.2.9 Massive MIMO
2.2.10 mmWave Technology
2.2.11 Integration of Access and Backhaul
2.2.12 D2D Communication
2.2.13 Flexible Duplex: FDD and TDD
2.2.14 Multi-Antenna Transmission Scenario
2.2.15 Decoupling User Data from Control System
2.3 5G Technology and Network Architecture
2.3.1 Massive MIMO and Beamforming
2.3.2 Cloud RAN
2.3.3 Broadband Spectrum and Satellite
2.3.4 5G New Radio (NR)
2.3.5 Software Defined Air Interface
2.3.6 Network Function Virtualization (NFV)
2.3.7 Self Organizing Network (SON) and Self Healing Network (SHN)
2.3.8 HetNet and H-CRAN
2.3.9 Large-Scale Cooperative Spatial Signal Processing (LS-CSSP)
2.3.10 Software Defined Radio (SDR)
2.3.11 Visible Light Communications (VLCs)
2.3.12 Cross Layer Controller
2.3.13 Cognitive Radios (CRs) and Transmission Technologies
2.3.14 Scalable OFDM and Subcarrier Spacing
2.4 5G Network Implementation
2.4.1 Base Stations
2.4.2 Small Cells
2.4.3 Macro Cells
2.4.4 Baseband Units and RF Units
2.4.5 Mobile Core
2.4.6 Remote Radio Heads
2.4.7 Front-haul and Backhaul Networks
2.5 Strategic Relevance of 4.5G, 4.5G Pro, and 4.9G
2.5.1 Mobile IoT and M2M Communication
2.5.2 Broadcast Services and Immersive Entertainment
2.5.3 Vehicular Communication
2.5.4 Public Safety Network
2.5.5 Smart City Applications
2.5.6 Private Enterprise Network
3 5G Initiatives, R&D, and Field Trials
3.1 5G Strategic Initiatives in Region
3.1.1 Asia
3.1.1.1 China
3.1.1.1.1 IMT-2020 Promotion Group
3.1.1.1.2 China National Key Project on 5G
3.1.1.2 South Korea
3.1.1.3 Japan
3.1.2 Europe
3.1.2.1 European Union Framework Project 7 (FP7)
3.1.2.2 European Union Framework Project 8 (FP8) /Horizon 2020
3.1.2.3 Celtic Plus
3.1.2.4 EIT and Other projects
3.1.3 America
3.2 5G Standardization Initiative and Development
3.2.1 3GPP
3.2.2 5G Americas
3.2.3 ATIS
3.2.4 GSMA
3.2.5 IEEE
3.2.6 ITU
3.2.7 NGMN
3.2.8 TIA
3.2.9 FCC TAC
3.3 5G Trial by Mobile Operators
3.4 5G Spectrum Aspects
3.4.1 WRC – 15 & 19
3.4.2 FCC
3.4.3 5G Americas
3.4.4 CITEL
3.4.5 ITU
3.4.6 GSMA
3.4.7 GSA
4 Conclusions and Recommendations
5 Appendix: Supporting Technologies