International Mobile Telecommunications-2020 (IMT-2020 Standard) are the requirements issued by the ITU Radiocommunication Sector (ITU-R) of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in 2015 for 5G networks, devices and services.
The standard is expected to be completed in 2020.
The 5G systems in line with IMT-2020 specifications are expected to provide enhanced device and network-level capabilities, tightly coupled with intended applications. The following eight parameters are key capabilities for IMT-2020 5G:
|Capability||Description||5G target||Usage scenario|
|Peak data rate||Maximum achievable data rate||20 Gbit/s||eMBB|
|User experienced data rate||Achievable data rate across the coverage area (hotspot cases)||1 Gbit/s||eMBB|
|Achievable data rate across the coverage area||100 Mbit/s||eMBB|
|Latency||Radio network contribution to packet travel time||1 ms||URLLC|
|Mobility||Maximum speed for handoff and QoS requirements||500 km/h||eMBB/URLLC|
|Connection density||Total number of devices per unit area||106/km2||MMTC|
|Energy efficiency||Data sent/received per unit energy consumption (by device or network)||Equal to 4G||eMBB|
|Area traffic capacity||Total traffic across coverage area||1000 (Mbit/s)/m2||eMBB|
|Spectrum efficiency||Throughput per unit wireless bandwidth and per network cell||3–4x 4G||eMBB|