DECT releases white paper

The DECT Forum, the international association of the wireless home and enterprise communication industry, has announced the release and publication of the DECT-5G White Paper, which is available for download from the association´s website, the company said

This paper was borne out of the desire of DECT Forum members to create a document that summarizes the motivation and the dynamic that has driven this community towards DECT-5G.

5G is the 5th generation of mobile communications and is based on the ITU-R´s (International Telecommunication Union-Radio) technical specification IMT-2020 (AKA 5G). The implications of 5G reach far beyond our own industry and echo in ones that were previously considered out of scope.

The key 5G use cases include eMBB (enhanced Mobile Broadband), URLLC (Ultra Reliable Low Latency Communications), and mMTC (massive Machine Type Communications). Each of the underlying applications have very different requirements in technical and economic terms and will be served by different technical solutions.

IMT-2020 goes far beyond previous generations in terms of the technical requirements and the scope of applications. To this end, existing technologies will have to work together to achieve those goals as part of a Set of Radio Interface Technologies (SRIT). By implementing an interworking protocol DECT-5G will seamlessly interface and complement 3GPP 5G Mobile technology, ensuring that diverse sets of applications with very different economic parameters are accurately addressed by 5G.

This combination of acting as a complement to 3GPP, economic viability, existing infrastructure, and the availability of royalty free radio spectrum make DECT-5G a compelling argument for a range of potential 5G applications. By incorporating DECT-5G in IMT-2020, the mobile communication industry is afforded the opportunity of 5G living up to its true potential and touching the vast numbers of people and devices forecast for the coming