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5G New Radio – Hard decisions ahead

December 7, 2016
In a new video interview - Dino Flore, 3GPP RAN Chairman, speaks to ETSI's Adrian Scrase about progress on studies for the new radio technology - scheduled for normative work in Release 15. The interview brings some insights in to the hard decisions on exactly what goes in to Release 15, a process that will be in full swing by the March RAN Plenary meeting.

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Standards for the IoT

December 2, 2016

iot summary tmnailWith news reports out this week, that the 3GPP standard is set to be in 35% of low power wide area (LPWA) network connections by 2020, our Working Group RAN3 Chairman - Philippe Reininger - has given a timely presentation at the IoT Business & Technologies Congress (November 30, in Singapore), outlining the latest progress made on specifications for the IoT market.

3GPP now has what he described as a 'portfolio of technologies' that 3GPP operators can use to address market needs. The presentation helps to explain and summarise the major features - eMTC, NB-IOT and EC-GSM-IoT - completed in 3GPP Release 13.

However, the main part of the presentation covered the enhancements that will be published in Release-14, which is due for completion by June 2017.

Interview - The Core Network for 5G

December 7, 2016

At TSG#74 in Vienna, Adrian Scrase and Georg Mayer talked about the features that will lead to the first 5G systems from 3GPP and considered the need for a more flexible & customized approach to the next generation of core networks...See the video Interview.

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5G Network Infrastructure Summit

Georg Mayer, the TSG CT Chairman, is representing our technical leadership on the programme committee and he will also speak at the Summit, covering the early prioritisation process for work on the next generation core network from 3GPP...more

Initial Cellular V2X standard completed

Read about recent 3GPP enhancements for V2X - for direct communication (between vehicles, vehicle to pedestrian and vehicle to infrastructure) and for cellular communications with networks...more


3GPP drives GSM-R to a new track

At the recent 3GPP SA plenary, a study item was approved - to investigate the requirements for a new railway communication system, as a successor to the GSM-R service...more

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