Industry Specification Group (ISG) Fifth Generation Fixed Network (F5G)

We aim at studying the evolution of the fixed network needed to match and further enhance the benefits that 5G has brought to mobile networks and to communications, defining improvements with respect to previous solutions and the new characteristics of what represents the 5th generation fixed network.

Our starting point is the identification of the overall characteristics of the 5th generation fixed network and the exploration of relevant scenarios and related use cases for home, business and multiple vertical industries. This will allow us performing a gap analysis to identify both enhancements to existing standards and development of new specifications where required, and further outlining the complete F5G technology landscape.

The ambition is to open new opportunities by comprehensively applying fibre technology to various scenarios, in a sense making the paradigm of Fibre to the Home become a Fibre to Anything.

To attain this we will address, among others, the aspects of new ODN technologies, XG(S)-PON and Wi-Fi 6 enhancements, control plane and user plane separation, smart energy efficiency, end-to-end full stack slicing, autonomous operation and management, synergy of Transport and Access Networks, adaptation of Transport Network, etc.

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