The 5G PPP IMT-2020 Evaluation Group is organised under the umbrella of 5G Infrastructure Association, with participants from active 5G PPP projects, to perform an independent evaluation of IMT-2020 proposals to support ITU-R WP5D for the finalisation of the IMT-2020 recommendation in 2020. This Evaluation group has been recognised by ITU-R as a contributor of an independent second opinion on the Radio Interface Technologies (RITs), which will be submitted by SDOs (Standards Developing Organisations) to ITU-R to be recognised as member of the IMT family of systems for mobile and wireless
Public documents from the 5G PPP IMT-2020 Evaluation Group:
M. Fuentes et al., “5G New Radio Evaluation Against IMT-2020 Key Performance Indicators,” in IEEE Access
M. Fuentes et al., “5G New Radio Evaluation Against IMT-2020 Key Performance Indicators,” in IEEE Access, vol. 8, pp. 110880-110896, 2020, doi: 10.1109/ACCESS.2020.3001641.
Final Evaluation Reports for IMT-2020 on the submission by
5G IA IMT-2020 Evaluation Group: Interim Evaluation Report submitted to the ITU-R Evaluation Workshop in Geneva on December 10 and 11, 2019.
This report contains in Attachment 1 the preliminary evaluation report from the Independent Evaluation Group 5G Infrastructure Association. The report contains a detailed analysis of the analytical, inspection and simulation characteristics defined in ITU-R Reports
M.2410-0, M.2411-0 and M.2412-0 using a methodology described in Report ITU-R M.2412-0.
Please click here to download the report: 5G IA Evaluation Report December 2019
FIGURE 1 ^: IMT-2020 terrestrial component
radio interface development process.
5G IA IMT-2020 Evaluation Group: Calibration of NOMOR’s System Level Simulator:
In this document, the 5G PPP IMT-2020 Evaluation Group introduce the considered scenarios including the main configuration settings. The specific calibration results that were performed for the system- and link-level simulations used in this Evaluation Report can be found in the following documents:
IMT-2020 Standardization Process
The overall standardisation process at ITU-R is following 9 steps, where step 4 corresponds to the evaluation of candidate Radio Interface Technologies by Independent Evaluation Groups.
The major evaluation activities are performed between mid of 2018 and the submission due date for the final Evaluation Report in February 2020.
<- FIGURE 2: Schedule for development of IMT-2020 radio interface recommendation 
IMT-2020 Evaluation Process
As part of the global standardisation process at ITU-level for 5G (IMT-2020 in ITU terms) ITU-R (International Telecommunication Union – Radio Sector) launched an independent evaluation process for proposed Radio Interface Technologies (RITs) to IMT-2020. The process is based on ITU-R reports ,  and .
Proposed RITs need to fulfil a set of minimum technical requirements  to be recognised by ITU as member of the IMT-2020 family. This recognition may have an impact on the use of certain technologies in allocated frequency bands for IMT-2020 in specific markets.
Several Standards Developing Organisations (SDOs) have submitted RIT proposals to ITU based on a specified template for the system description . The evaluation of these submissions is performed for the following evaluation characteristics  by means of simulations, analytical calculations and inspection of the system description (Table 1):
Table 1: Evaluation characteristics 
Independent IMT-2020 evaluation groups
At global level the following Independent IMT-2020 Evaluation Groups have been registered at ITU by November 2018 :
5G PPP IMT-2020 Independent Evaluation Group
The 5G PPP IMT-2020 Evaluation Group as represented by 5G Infrastructure Association towards ITU is focussing its evaluation activities on the 3GPP 5G RIT and SRIT (set of RIT 5G NR and LTE) submission to ITU. This evaluation group is supported by the 5G PPP projects:
and the 5G Infrastructure Association members
 ITU-R, WP5D: Submission, evaluation process and consensus building for IMT-2020. Revision 1 to Document IMT-2020/2, Document 5D/TEMP/283(Rev.1).
 ITU-R: Minimum requirements related to technical performance for IMT-2020 radio interface(s). Report ITU-R M.2410-0, (11/2017).
 ITU-R: Requirements, evaluation criteria and submission templates for the development of IMT-2020. Report ITU-R M.2411-0, (11/2017).
 ITU-R: Guidelines for evaluation of radio interface technologies for IMT-2020. Report ITU-R M.2412-0, (10/2017).