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Enhanced Television Services over 3GPP eMBMS

October 14, 2017

In Release 14, 3GPP has added features to enable mobile networks to deliver television services in new and improved ways. Television and content providers may now directly provide their services over standardized interfaces. Among the many enhancements to the system, highlights include greater radio broadcast range, free-to-air services and transparent mode delivery of digital video signals.

Supporting the Mobile World Congress

November 14, 2017

  • We are proud to announce that 3GPP will again be an Association Partner to the GSMA Mobile World Congress in 2018.

At least five of the current leaders in 3GPP - Including all three TSG Chairmen - will be attending meetings and interviews during the week. We are also very confident that we will again have a 3GPP speaker in the Congress itself. More will follow on that once the programme is announced. 

If you will be at MWC and would like to meet with the technical and organizational representitives of 3GPP, please get in contact and I will arrange a meeting. 

Contact for this article: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Marketing and Communications Officer, 3GPP
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News from our Partners

November 23, 2017

gsa stat2A sweep of the 3GPP Market Representation Partner's web sites reveals important papers and reports on 5G. Here are some of the most eye catching deliverables:

The GSA’s Evolution from LTE to 5G study was updated in October. It looks at mobile markets worldwide, with details of deployments “across a variety of technology innovations and spectrum bands”.

Some of the key facts expanded on in the study relate to the:

  • 644 LTE networks in 200 countries
  • 212 LTE-Advanced networks in 105 countries
  • 60 NB-IoT and 21 LTE-M/Cat-M1 networks planned or being trialled
  • 103 operators investing in 5G

Look out for the next edition of the GSA “Evolution from LTE to 5G” study, to be published in January 2018.


The Cellular Internet of Things

October 24, 2017

By Olof Liberg, former 3GPP GERAN and GERAN WG1 Chairman

In his recently co-authored book ‘Cellular Internet of Things: Technologies, Standards and Performance’ Olof Liberg has drawn on his considerable experience in 3GPP, as the GERAN Chairman and as a regular Ericsson delegate to the RAN groups. In this article he explains how GSM and LTE have evolved to provide services for the Cellular Internet of Things:

Motivated by a vision of a digital society with billions of devices communicating over cellular radio access technologies, 3GPP - in Release 13 - developed no less than three new technologies for the support of internet of things; Extended Coverage GSM Internet of Things (EC-GSM-IoT), LTE for Machine-Type Communications (LTE-M) and Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT). Each has been standardized to ensure that increasingly diverse device and application types are supported by 3GPP networks, around the world.


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