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3GPP 5G – Briefing for Evaluation Groups

October 27, 2018

This week’s 3GPP Workshop on 5G NR, hosted by the European Commission, has been a comprehensive briefing from the key experts in 3GPP for the benefit of the official Independent Evaluation Groups (IEGs), who’s job it will be to report to the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) on whether the 3GPP system for 5G meets the performance requirements (in ITU-R M.2412) for an IMT-2020 technology.

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5G for future industry

November 9, 2018

This week, the 5G Alliance for Connected Industries and Automation (5G-ACIA) has been approved as a Market Representation Partner (MRP) in 3GPP.

The 5G-ACIA membership base includes a number of industrial equipment suppliers and end-users as well as ICT companies; with the automotive, energy, industrial manufacturing and production sectors all represented.

As 3GPP technology is now being applied to a diverse number of ‘verticals’, this is the best possible time for the 5G-ACIA to bring a coordinated industry based approach to the standards process, one that will help to align 3GPP to the 5G-ACIA vision to bring the “best possible applicability of 5G technology and 5G networks for the manufacturing and process industries”.


3GPP Summit at CEATEC JAPAN 2018

November 1, 2018

By Masa Sumita, Director of Standardization, The Telecommunication Technology Committee (TTC)

3GPP and its Japanese Organizational Partners: The Telecommunication Technology Committee (TTC) and Association of Radio Industries and Businesses (ARIB) have hosted a “3GPP Summit” Conference Session at CEATEC JAPAN 2018, one of Japan’s largest ICT Conference and Exhibitions (https://www.ceatec.com/en/), on 17th October, 2018 in Makuhari area, Chiba-Pref., Japan.

This event was co-located with the “5G International Workshop” hosted by Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) and 5G Mobile Communications Promotion Forum (5GMF), in the same room that afternoon. 

The “3GPP Summit” featured all three Technical Specification Group (TSG) Chairman (CT, RAN, SA) alongside their Japanese Vice Chairman, all joined by the Chairman of the 3GPP Security group (SA3) and the 5G Automotive Association (5GAA) – a Partner in 3GPP – who were also presenting. The 3GPP technical leadership event attracted an audience of around 700 people, which was in excess of the full seating capacity of the largest conference room in the Makuhari Messe expo center (https://www.m-messe.co.jp/en/) – So it was standing room only!


ESOA to partner 3GPP

October 23, 2018

To complete the process by which ESOA, the EMEA Satellite Operators Association, became a Market Representation Partner (MRP) in 3GPP, Aarti Holla, ESOA Secretary General, has briefed the Organizational Partners (At OP#40) on the relevance of satellite to the 5G telecoms ecosystem and on the role that satellite communications service providers play in serving a range of communities.


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