5G Service Requirements

Mar 13, 2017 | By Navnit Goel

3GPP Technical Specification Group ( TSG ) on Services & Systems Aspects (SA) WG1, has completed its first normative specification on “Service requirements for the 5G system” (TS22.261), which will now be submitted for approval at the Plenary meeting of the SA group on, 8-10 March 2017.


Requirements on basic capabilities:

  • Support for fixed, mobile, wireless and satellite access technologies
  • A scalable and customizable network that can be tailored to requirements from multiple services and vertical markets (e.g., network slicing, NFV)
  • Resource efficiency for services ranging from low data IoT services to high bitrate multimedia services
  • Energy efficiency and battery power optimization
  • Network capability exposure to allow 3rd party Internet Service Providers and Internet Content Providers to e.g. manage network slices, and deploy applications in the operator’s Service Hosting Environment
  • Indirect connectivity from a Remote UE via a Relay UE to the network, and service continuity between indirect connections and direct connections.

Performance targets for different scenarios (urban macro, rural macro, indoor hotspot):

  • User experienced data rates 1 Gbps DL and 500 Mpbs UL for indoor hotspot environments,  50 Mbps DL and 25 Mbps UL for rural macro environments.
  • Latency target  as low as 0.5 ms for tactile interaction.
  • Capacity targets s 15 Tbps/km2 with 250 000 users/km2 for indoor hotspots such as office environments.

Theese service requirements i will now be used as inputs for the 5G normative work in other 3GPP working groups.

Release 15 specifications for the first phase of 5G will be ready in June 2018

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