CEPT workshop on 5G


 CEPT Workshop on 5G Mobile Communications

BNetzA, Mainz, Germany

2nd – 4th November 2016 (lunch-lunch)

CEPT is currently studying spectrum solutions to respond to various 5G requirements as described by 3GPP and ITU:

  • Enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB),
  • Massive machine type communications (mMTC)
  • and ultra-reliable and low-latency communications


Some frequency bands already harmonised in Europe for mobile communication networks present an interesting opportunity for introducing 5G in Europe, in particular the frequency band 3400-3800 MHz.

In the process of preparation of the World Radiocommunication Conference 2015, CEPT reviewed frequency bands above 6 GHz which could be considered for 5G, and proposed several candidate bands. All of them were retained by WRC-15 and completed with some proposals from other regions. Within the preparation of WRC-19 (Agenda item 1.13), CEPT is studying sharing and compatibility issues in all these bands, contributing to ITU-R, in particular to Task Group 5/1 and Working Party 5D, and defining the European position on the bands to be identified for IMT and on allocations to the mobile service as necessary.

This CEPT workshop will provide an opportunity for stakeholders to present requirements and developments to improve connectivity with 5G as well as collect highlights of the developments within CEPT on the road to 5G. The workshop aims to pave the way for upcoming 5G deployments in Europe and to respond to various questions such as:

  • What are the 5G spectrum requirements? Which frequency ranges?
  • What is the timeline to be met?
  • How can 5G provide new inter-system, inter-service, sharing capabilities?
  • What needs to be done to ensure the possibility to use existing bands which are already harmonised for mobile communication networks?
  • Which actions are necessary in respect to the band 3400- 3800 MHz?
  • What are the specific needs for verticals (e.g. transport, healthcare, energy, others)?
  • Are there specific issues in terms of coverage (nationwide / indoor)?
  • Is there a risk of a spectrum crunch for backhauling?


The workshop programme is available here.

The presentations are available in the ECC meeting documents area here.

A summary of the workshop and the preliminary CEPT roadmap is available here.

Videos from the workshop are available here.

Updated: 23 October 2017, 13:44