5G Features – A Voyage Through Selected Aspects

5G Features – A Voyage Through Selected Aspects

Type: Grandmetric GuidePaper
Author: Marcin Dryjanski, Mateusz Buczkowski


Mobile networks must constantly evolve to fulfill the expectations of the users as well as meet the requirements of the operators. With the new releases of the 3GPP specifications, there are multiple improvements and enhancements on top of the currently used standards. Some of these ideas do not fit into the scope of LTE, so a new generation is about to be specified. All those new technologies are gathered under the term “5G”. There are many different concepts regarding the shape of the upcoming generation. Some early ideas were left out, but others have become a crucial part of 5G. We will provide a detailed overview of selected aspects of 5G which includes the salient features, along with the silent features, such as utilization of satellites.


  • Executive summary
  • 5G System – Hot topics
    • Selected air interface aspects
    • Selected networking aspects
  • 5G Standardization
    • 5G Work Items
    • 5G Study Items
  • 5G Core Network – A short overview
  • Satellites – How do they fit into 5G?
  • Energy efficiency – How to make 5G an energy efficient system?
  • Fixed-Mobile Convergence
  • Summary
  • Glossary
  • References
  • About the authors


Keywords: 5G, 3GPP, Satellite Communication, New Radio, NR, Energy Efficiency