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Webinar - Working towards full 5G in Rel-16

July 3, 2018

See our latest webinar, presented by Balazs Bertenyi, on the progress made at RAN#80, including details of:

  • the major milestone of freezing 5G standalone specifications;
  • the Rel-15 late drop to address essential market needs of migration to 5G;
  • and on the Rel-16 work program: with planned features to facilitate fulfilling the full 5G vision.
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Technical Journal articles on 3GPP 5G

July 19, 2018

This news article is based on the Journal’s Forword, by Erik Guttman, Frank Mademann, Anand R. Prasad.

3GPP experts have generously contributed to a special “3GPP 5G Specifications” edition of the Journal of ICT Standardization, by River Publishers.

The diverse range of the 5G work within 3GPP groups is reflected in the Journal. Two articles “5G NR radio interface” and “NG Radio Access Network (NG-RAN)” take the reader through the work on NR, the coexistence of NR and LTE and how the specifications contribute to the IMT-2020 goals for a futuristic 5G network.

Another area of significant development is the 5G Core Network (5GC) and overall system. “The 5G System Architecture” article here offers an introduction and explains some of its key characteristics.

In “Path to 5G: A Control Plane Perspective” some of the most significant system developments from earlier generations to 5G are considered in more detail. “RESTful APIs for the 5G Service Based Architecture” explores how the 5GC internal communication has been specified using a RESTful design, and explains how the protocols and interfaces developed provide opportunities for future integration with other systems.


Pan-European procurement based on MC standards

July 13, 2018

3GPP Partner - PSCE as the coordinator of BroadWay, a pre-commercial procurement project to find solutions to achieve pan-European broadband mobile for public safety based on 3GPP standards, has released a Prior Information Notice (PIN) on the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU), to invite suppliers to help establish the state-of-the-art of broadband mobile equipment for public safety responders.

The project brings together procurement from 11 European countries, comprised of national ministries and agencies responsible for the communication services used by 1.4 Million public safety responders across Europe.


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