Broadband Forum adds to the ‘5G jigsaw’ with new standards
2020.02.26 – RCR Wireless
‘As part of its work to “provide a practical roadmap to deliver 5G,” the Broadband Forum has finalized two new 5G standards, which will help operators leverage their fixed networks to deliver on the promise of next-generation connectivity.
The new standards, 5G Fixed Mobile Convergence (FMC) Architecture (TR-470) and Access Gateway Function (AGF) Functional Requirements (TR-456), were developed with contributions from operators and vendors around the world and in close collaboration with the 3GPP.
Gavin Young, head of the Fixed Access Centre of Excellence at Vodafone Group Technology stated that every operator is coming from a different starting point as it pertains to deploying 5G, and according to him, that means “any transformation steps” have to be “independent and not require coordination.”