ETSI Headquarters, Sophia Antipolis, France - 27 November 2013

The ETSI Future Mobile Summit held on 21 November 2013 in Mandelieu, near Cannes, France, gathered high level experts from the research and academic community, industry leaders and the European Commission to discuss the next generation of mobile technology which will be developed to succeed the 4G systems currently being deployed.

2.1 Virtualised Network Control for Increased Flexibility - 3GPP CT

2.2 Integrated Fixed-Mobile Architecture - 3GPP CT

2.3 Slicing and Orchestrators - 3GPP CT1

2.5 Media Access Control - 3GPP CT3

2.6 Network-Based Localisation - 3GPP GERAN & 3GPP RAN

3.1 Spectrum Re-farming and Reutilisation - 3GPP RAN and 3GPP RAN5

3.2 Millimetre Waves - 3GPP SA1

3.3 Optical Wireless Communication - 3GPP SA1

3.4 Terahertz Communications - 3GPP SA1

3.5 Ultra-Massive MIMO - 3GPP SA1

3.6 Non-orthogonal Carriers - 3GPP SA2

3.7 Enhanced Modulation and Coding - 3GPP SA2

3.8 Improved Positioning and Communication - 3GPP SA2

3.9 Random-Access for Massive Connections - 3GPP SA2

3.10 Wireless Edge Caching for Further Increased Throughput - 3GPP SA1

4.1 Flexible Capacity Scaling - 3GPP SA2

4.2 New Switching Paradigms - 3GPP SA3

4.3 Deterministic Networking - 3GPP SA3

4.4 Optical Wireless Integration - 3GPP SA3

4.5 Optical Network Automation - 3GPP SA3

4.6 Security for Mission Critical Services - 3GPP SA3

4.7 Ultra-high Energy Efficiency - 3GPP SA3

4.8 Optical Integration 2.0 - 3GPP SA3

5.1 Beyond Mobile Edge Computing - 3GPP SA3

5.2 Future Directions for Fog Computing

5.2.1 Cloud Computing: Friend or Foe? - 3GPP SA3 and 3GPP SA4
5.2.2 Fog Computing - 3GPP SA5
5.2.3 Fog Computing Research Directions - 3GPP SA5

5.3 Massive IoT Services

5.3.1 Critical IoT services - 3GPP SA5
5.3.2 Scalable management of massive deployments - 3GPP SA6
5.3.3 Distributed/autonomous and cooperative computing - 3GPP SA6, ISG CIM, ISG ENI

5.4 Data Analytics and Data Monetisation

5.4.1 Big Data - ISG MEC
5.4.2 Distributed Ledgers - ISG MEC
5.4.3 Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML) - ISG MEC, ISG mWT, ISG NFV
5.4.4 Lack of awareness and knowledge in personal data monetisation - ISG NFV
5.4.5 Fraud mitigation in data monetisation - ISG NFV




6.1 Security Transformation - ISG QKD

6.2 Network-wide Security - ISG QKD and ISG ZSM

6.3 Slice-Specific and Convergence on Common Software Defined Patterns - ISG ZSM

6.4 Distributed Trust Systems - ISG ZSM

6.5 Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Application - ISG ZSM

7.1 Overall Vision - oneM2M

7.2.1 Multimedia Delivery - oneM2M
7.2.2 Broadband Access - oneM2M
7.2.3 Mobile Broadband to Users and Vehicles - OSG OSM
7.2.4 Machine Type Communication (M2M and IoT) - OSG OSM
7.2.5 Reliable and Critical Communication - OSG OSM, TC BRAN, TC CYBER
7.2.6 Other Applications - TC CYBER

7.3 Ground Segment

7.3.1 Physical layer 63 - TC DECT
7.3.2 Network Operations - TC DECT, TC EMTEL, TC ERM
7.3.3 Content Delivery Optimisation - TC HF, TC INT, TC INT (AFI WG)

7.4 Space Segment

7.4.1 HTS Broadband GEO - TC INT (AFI WG)
7.4.4 Highly Flexible Payloads - TC INT (AFI WG)
7.4.5 Nano-Systems - TC INT (AFI WG)

7.5 Communication Architectures

7.5.1 Virtualisation and Network Cloudification - TC INT (AFI WG)
7.5.2 Enabling Networking for NGSO (Non-Geostationary Satellite Orbit) Systems - TC INT (AFI WG)
7.5.3 Optimised Content Delivery - TC INT (AFI WG)

7.6 Convergence with Heterogeneous Networks

7.6.1 Joint Radio Resource Management (RRM) - TC LI
7.6.2 End-to-End Content Delivery - TC MSG
7.6.3 Security - TC MSG, TC MSG TFES
7.6.4 Integrated Network Managment - TC MSG TFES, TC RRS

8.1 Digital Service Transformation - TC SES

8.2 From Software-Centric to Human-Centric Services - TC SES

8.3 Services Everywhere, Infrastructure No Limits - TC SES

8.4 Network-Unaware Vertical Services - TC SES

8.5 Extreme Automation and Real-Time Zero-Touch Service Orchestration - TC SES

8.6 Service Injection Loop - TC SES

9.1 The Physical Stratum: Communication and Computing Resources

9.1.1 Nano-Things Networking - TC SmartM2M
9.1.2 Bio-Nano-Things Networking - TC SmartM2M
9.1.3 Quantum Networking - TC SmartM2M

9.2 Algorithms and Data

9.2.1 Impact of AI/ML on the Network
9.2.2 Impact of IoT on the Network
9.2.3 Impact of Blockchain Technologies on the Network
9.2.4 Evolution of Protocols

9.3 Applications

9.3.1 Application Level Networking
9.3.2 Applications (Components) in the Network
9.3.3 Applications Making Specific Demands to the Network

    5G has yet to be defined, but some factors which will shape the development of 5G systems are already known. The fifth generation of mobile systems will have to achieve ubiquitous very-high-speed connectivity at reduced cost, and we are unlikely to see true fifth generation 5G systems on the market before 2020. But 5G needs to offer more than a faster 4G system. Data traffic will continue to increase dramatically over time, as will the number of devices connected to mobile networks, with probes, sensors, actuators, meters and machines contributing to this surge.

    From a user’s perspective, 5G networks will need to be more available, dependable and reliable, offering increased speed, better throughput, decreased latency and improved device autonomy……at an affordable cost for users. The perception of infinite capacity, the dawn of a tactile internet with augmented reality and cloud services were also topics discussed during this summit.

    To support the development of 5G technologies, the European Commission has committed €700 million to leverage industry investment in R&D between 2014 and 2020 and has announced the 5G Public Private Partnership programme to accelerate and structure research and innovation for interoperable 5G networks.

    The ETSI Future Mobile Summit was also a tribute to the work of the 3GPP™ standardization group. ETSI celebrated the 15th anniversary of this project in the beautiful castle of Mandelieu La Napoule, France, on the eve of the summit. The 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) is a joint initiative of six telecommunications standards development organizations, including ETSI as a founding partner, to pool their mobile system standardization activities, from GSM™ up to the current LTE™ Advanced, more widely known as 4G.

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    Ultan Mulligan
    Communications Director
    Tel: +33 4 92 94 43 88