In a bid to provide lightning speed, omnipresent, ultra-reliable mobile communications in the near future, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) on Thursday, 29 October, set up a vision for the development of 5G mobile.

The "IMT-2020" had established overall "vision" for 5G systems, along with the goals, process and timeline for its development, Xinhua reported. It is endorsed by a resolution in ITU's Radiocommunication Assembly.

Following the stringent timelines defined by ITU, the detailed technical performance requirements for the radio systems to support 5G will be developed in close collaboration with industry, national and regional standards organisations.

"The new ITU-R Resolution sets the stage for the future development of 5G mobile technologies," said Houlin Zhao, ITU Secretary-General.

Mobile communication has seen revolutionary developments and growth in recent years. New demands, including applications requiring very high data rate communications, and several other devices with diverse service requirements, will require an increasing number of innovative solutions.