Different stakeholders are involved:
- Operators: Telefonica, Orange, Deutsche Telekom, Telecom Italia, Portugal Telecom, BT, DoCoMo, China Mobile, Verizon.
- Vendors: Ericsson, Alcatel-Lucent, NSN, Nokia, Huawei, Fujitsu, Samsung, Intel.
- Universities: Surrey, NYU, Princeton, Stanford, Illinois, Texas, Cornell, UCLA, etc.
- Governments: EU, UK, South Korea.
- Others: BMW, Rhode & Schwartz, AIRCOM, Thales, etc.
- First of all, 10 Gb/s is not about downloading a DVD in under 1 second. Remember, this is shared capacity.
- It remains unclear what 5G will be. After all, LTE has lots of room to develop and is an all-IP standard. LTE is now at 300 Mb/s and is approaching its goal (1 Gb/s) rapidly.
- The time-frame appears to be very ambitious.
- At the same time, aiming for a 10-fold capacity increase (from 1 to 10 Gb/s) doesn't appear to be very ambitious.
- Stakeholder interest is to have standards set according to one's technology. This will create some first-mover advantage and patent income can be reaped.