Digital Transformation VIA 5G: Deployment Plans

Abolfazl Zakeri, Narges Gholipoor, Mohsen Tajallifar, Sina Ebrahimi, Mohammad Reza Javan, Nader Mokari, Ahmad Reza Sharafat

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Digital transformation is indispensable for achieving sustainable development, and deployment of fifth-generation wireless networks (5G) is instrumental for making digital transformation a reality. There are a number of challenges and technical choices that influence 5G deployment with impacts on efficiency, interoperability, and associated costs. These are of significant importance as there is no roadmap that would be universally applicable to all network operators for deploying 5G and beyond. In this paper, we contextualize various technical options for 5G deployment and discuss their impacts. Specifically, we focus on the timely utilization of various standards pertaining to radio access network (RAN), transport network (TN), and core network (CN) with a view to enhancing interoperability with existing networks/facilities. We also discuss how 5G standards are evolving.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 ITU Kaleidoscope
Subtitle of host publicationIndustry-driven digital transformation
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)978-92-61-31391-3
ISBN (Print)978-1-7281-8211-7
Publication statusPublished - 30 Dec 2020
Externally publishedYes
EventITU Kaleidoscope 2020: Industry-driven digital transformation - Ha Noi, Vietnam, Ha Noi, Viet Nam
Duration: 7 Dec 202011 Dec 2020
Conference number: 12

Publication series

Name2020 ITU Kaleidoscope: Industry-Driven Digital Transformation, ITU K 2020


ConferenceITU Kaleidoscope 2020
Abbreviated titleITU K 2020
Country/TerritoryViet Nam
CityHa Noi
Internet address


  • 5G
  • 5G deployment
  • core network
  • future networks
  • Radio access networks
  • Standards
  • transport networks


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