Sponsor: Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications
Co-Sponsor: 5GMF (Fifth Generation Mobile Communications Promotion Forum)
Date: Wed., October 5, 2016. 14:00〜17:30
Location: Makuhari Messe International Convention Center Convention Hall B
Number of Participants: about 600
The third annual workshop to discuss the advancement of research towards the realization of the 5th generation mobile communications system (5G) was held. Presentations were given on activities, both in Japan and abroad, working towards the realization of 5G as well as the demands and expectations for the use of 5G in the industrial world, which is expected to benefit greatly from 5G.
In addition a panel discussion was held, where opinions were exchanged about new mobile services that would be introduced to the world using 5G systems from the year 2020.
Jiro Akama, State Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications
Prof. Susumu Yoshida, Chairman, 5G workshop organizing committee,Chairman, 5GMF
Summary of Presentations
Session 1: Domestic and Overseas Towards the Implementation of 5G
Presentations on the current situation of the 5G Systems Integrated Verification Trial being held by the 5GMF, looking towards the realization of 5G by 2020, followed by reports on activities towards the realization of 5G in China and South Korea
Japan (5GMF): Dr, Satoshi Suyama (Subleader, 5G Trial Promotion Group, 5GMF)
Title: Integrated Verification Trial toward Actualization of 5G System
Overview: Introducing concepts behind the integrated verification trial, potential participants, schedule, trial items, and trial scenarios
China: Dr. Wen Tong (Huawei)
Title: 5G Trial Activities in China
Overview: Overview and Results of Step 1 of the 5G Trial and the objective, requirements, and schedule of Step 2 5G Trial held by China
South Korea: Dr. Seongkwan Kim (kt)
Title: KT 5G Plan; Recent Activities and Future Plan
Overview: The needs and details about 5G, the technology, and the results of trials in South Korea, introduction of proposed major features, introducing activities towards the realization of a 5G ecosystem
Session 2: Cooperation with industries in uses of 5G
Mr. Gota Iwanami (Chairman, Service and Application Committee, 5GMF)
Title: Application Development for 5G Mobile Communications
Overview: Expectations for 5G from an application developers’ perspective, considerations for applications in the 5G era, utilization image of wireless services in the near future
Mr. Hideaki Suganuma (Toyota)
Title: The latest Trends in Connected Cars and Expectations for 5G
Overview: Introduction of the history of ITS services and examples of their implementation activities towards the realization of automated drive, connecting cars and local communities, expectations for 5G and other communications technologies
Mr. Eiji Kuwabara (Sohgo Security Services)
Title: Security service evolving with high technology
Overview: Connections between uses of security systems and high technology, Expectations of Diversifying and expanding services with 5G
Mr. Junya Inoue (The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games)
Title: Expectations for 5G in Tokyo 2020
Overview: Expectations for 5G in light of the Rio Olympics and the vision for the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games
The Panel Discussion was moderated by Strategy and Planning Committee Deputy Chairman Mr. Takehiro Nakamura and included, in addition to the day’s presenters, 5GMF Technical Committee chairman Prof. Seiichi Sampei of Osaka University. The panelists exchanged opinions on issues including verification trials needed to realize 5G, cooperation with industries outside the telecommunications field, and how to raise the public’s interest in 5G.
– This year’s panelist exchanged opinions on gaining participation of business and industrial sectors on issues related to 5G uses as well as user guides
– As Korea, China and Japan will be holding Olympics beginning in the next 2 years, there was discussion about cooperation between the nations. Additionally, ideas were provided on how to share information from the participation nations, especially the information on the spectrum and decisions on technical issues in which cooperation is important and necessary.
– As for businesses that will use 5G, technology based appeals won’t drive its use, instead it will be issues 5G will solve and the understand of value that only 5G systems can create. Additionally, there was discussion on how to cooperate on the testing and discussion needed to implement these uses.
– Prof. Sampei, 5G Technical Committee chairman, pointed out that what was needed for the age of 5G was not just increasing information distribution, but further research into new approaches into the technology and business models as well as how the management of the system will be distributed.