“The Beyond 5G Promotion Consortium” has merged
with the "5th Generation Mobile Communication Promotion Forum (5GMF)"
effective March 31, 2024.
From April 1, 2024, we will operate under the name
"XG Mobile Promotion Forum (XGMF)." We appreciate your continued support.
For inquiries, please contact us at contact@xgmf.jp.

About us


Beyond 5G Promotion Consortium aims to achieve the early and smooth introduction of Beyond 5G and to strengthen the international competitiveness of Beyond 5G in order to realize the strong and vibrant society expected in the 2030s.


The Consortium consists of the General Assembly and its subordinate committees, the Planning and Strategy Committee and the International Committee.

The activities of each committee are as follows:

Committee for Planning and Strategy:

  • Study of comprehensive strategies to promote Beyond 5G
  • Preparation of Beyond 5G White Paper

International Committee:

  • Identifying international trends for promoting Beyond 5G
  • International dissemination of the status of Japan's efforts

What is Beyond 5G?

Beyond 5G is the next generation of mobile communication systems, the next generation after 5G, with features that contribute to the creation of sustainable and new value, such as ultra-low power consumption, ultra-security and reliability, autonomy, and scalability, in addition to the further advancement of 5G's characteristic features such as high speed and high capacity, low latency, and multiple simultaneous connections. It is the next generation of mobile communication systems after 5G.

Beyond 5G

Purpose of Establishment

Mobile communication systems are evolving from a communication infrastructure to a lifestyle infrastructure over the course of generations. The fifth-generation mobile communication system (5G), which is being introduced in many countries, is expected to evolve into a social infrastructure that goes beyond the infrastructure of our daily lives, and the next generation, Beyond 5G, is expected to play a central role as the backbone of Society 5.0 by integrating cyberspace with the real world (physical space).

Society 5.0 will come with a paradigm shift of the entire socio-economy to a knowledge-intensive society, where real-time data will be available to all people safely and without impact on the global environment. In this context, real-time data must be made available to all people safely and without any impact on the global environment.

In order to achieve the early realization of Beyond 5G, which will play a key role in the social infrastructure after the shift, and to strengthen international competitiveness, the "Roundtable Meeting on Beyond 5G Promotion Strategy" held a series of discussions and summarized the future promotion policy for research and development strategy, intellectual property/standardization strategy, and deployment strategy, which was published as the "Beyond 5G Promotion Strategy" in June 2020.

In order to strongly promote this strategy, we must envision the future society beyond the framework of existing fields and organizations, and take immediate actions to achieve it. Therefore, the "Beyond 5G Promotion Consortium" was established as a forum for industry, academia, and government to share information on the latest international trends related to specific initiatives and research and development to be implemented based on each strategy, to discuss how to promote initiatives for the early realization of Beyond 5G, and to disseminate the status of Japan's initiatives related to Beyond 5G internationally. The "Beyond 5G Promotion Consortium" will be established as a forum to share information on Beyond 5G among industry, academia, and government, and to discuss how to promote efforts toward the early realization of Beyond 5G.

December 2020, Founders

GONOKAMI Makoto (30th President, the University of Tokyo)
MORIKAWA Hiroyuki (Professor, the University of Tokyo)
FUJIWARA Hiroshi (Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, BroadBand Tower, Inc.)
IIZUMI Kamon (Governor of Tokushima Prefecture)
KIMURA Tamayo (Director General, SHUFUREN (Association of Consumer Organizations)
NEMOTO Katsunori (Senior Managing Director, KEIDANEWN (Japan Business Federation))
SHINOZAKI Akihiko (Professor, Kyushu University)
TAKEMURA Emi (Co-founder and Advisor, Peatix Inc.)
TOKUDA Hideyuki (President, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT))
UCHINAGA Yukako (Board Chair, Japan Women's Innovative Network (J-Win))