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In their 2019 roadmaps, 3GPP and ITU start to accept non-MNO 5G models

There are three key milestones in 2019 which will shape the way 5G networks are deployed and the use cases they can support in future. These are the next phase of Release 15 standards from the 3GPP; and two big decisions by the ITU (International Telecoms Union) – the selection of official IMT-2020 technologies, and the allocation of global 5G spectrum bands at the World Radio Conference 2019. Both the ITU events will take place towards the end of next year, while the next stage in 3GPP standards-setting has been postponed by three months. The ‘late drop’ of specifications for Release 15 was due to be frozen at the turn of the year, but that will no happen in March.…

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