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RAN Sharing

Study on 3GPP RAN sharing enhancements

A recent study from 3GPP looks at how operators can share common LTE radio resources, according to identified RAN sharing scenarios, whether as a shared deployment or as a leased asset.

The first version of the Technical Report covers the E-UTRAN, but a revised edition is set to follow shortly -  broadening the coverage to UTRAN and GERAN so that 2G, 3G, and 4G networks are covered.

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LTE & Small Cells: Meeting the Sync Demands

ATIS News Release, April 22, 2014

ATIS, the North American Organizational Partner in 3GPP, has announced a webinar to discuss the demands posed by the synchronization of LTE nodes in the small cell environment.

On Tuesday, May 13 (11:00 - 12:00, EDT), Tim Pearson of Sprint Inc. will moderate two presentations; from Tim Frost, Calnex Solutions and Jim Olsen, Microsemi, on how TDD-LTE, LTE-Advanced and Small Cells place new demands on networks and methods to deliver sync to meet stricter phase requirements.

Running Friends of 3GPP

Delegates to the 3GPP meetings during June 2014, will be joined by ETSI staff in a charity run and walk, in beautiful parkland near to the ETSI site in Sophia Antipolis.

Registration for the event will cost participants a donation of €20, to the chosen charity which is “A chacun son Everest” (, a French Association, helping children with life threatening illnesses reach their own personal summit.

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