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LTE-Advanced Pro Ready to Go

October 28, 2015

3GPP has approved a new LTE marker that will be used for the appropriate specifications from Release 13 onwards.

LTE-Advanced Pro will allow mobile standards users to associate various new features – from the Release’s freeze in March 2016 – with a distinctive marker that evolves the LTE and LTE-Advanced technology series.

The new term is intended to mark the point in time where the LTE platform has been dramatically enhanced to address new markets as well as adding functionality to improve efficiency.

The major advances achieved with the completion of Release 13 include: MTC enhancements, public safety features – such as D2D and ProSe - small cell dual-connectivity and architecture, carrier aggregation enhancements, interworking with Wi-Fi, licensed assisted access (at 5 GHz), 3D/FD-MIMO, indoor positioning, single cell-point to multi-point and work on latency reduction. Many of these features were started in previous Releases, but will become mature in Release 13.

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RAN 5G Workshop - The Start of Something

Phoenix, AZ, USA, September 19, 2015

A 5G Workshop has been held in Phoenix this week. 550 delegates and over seventy presentations contributed to the discussion, which covered the full range of requirements that will feed TSG RAN work items for the next five years.

In his Workshop Summary (RWS-150073), Dino Flore, RAN Chairman and Workshop Chair, highlighted three high level use cases to be addressed:

  • Enhanced Mobile Broadband
  • Massive Machine Type Communications
  • Ultra-reliable and Low Latency Communications


Bringing 5G in to Focus - Services

October 13, 2015

A new white paper from 4G Americas evolves the trade association's thinking on 5G Requirements and Solutions.

The paper considers the pressure to deliver initial features before 2020 and looks at the bigger picture, that allows more "time for technology breakthroughs that
deserve the moniker 5G".

Although bringing a North American perspective, the key use cases and key challenges and requirements covered are Universal.

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