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Tentative 3GPP timeline for 5G

March 17, 2015

By Dino Flore, Chairman of 3GPP RAN and Balazs Bertenyi, Chairman of 3GPP SA

Last week, 3GPP endorsed a tentative timeline for the standardization of next generation cellular technology, also known as ā€œ5Gā€ [1]. The tentative timeline is shown in the picture below. This article briefly summarizes some of the key milestones and how the work is expected to proceed in 3GPP working groups.

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SA Leadership Election

March 12, 2015

The 67th Plenary meeting of 3GPP TSG Service and System Aspects, held in Shanghai this week, has elected Erik Guttman of Samsung as its new Chairman, with Christian Toche (Huawei), Daisuke Yokota (Softbank) and Gregory Schumacher (Sprint) elected Vice Chairmen.

TSG SA has responsibility for the overall architecture and service capabilities of 3GPP systems, as well as being the group that has a responsibility for cross TSG co-ordination.

Core Network & Terminals ā€“ Election Result

March 10, 2015

The CT TSG of 3GPP has elected a new Chairman during their 67th Plenary meeting, in Shanghai this week.

The full election result is that Georg Mayer (Huawei) is elected to the post of Chairman, Martin Dolly (AT&T) is re-elected Vice Chairman with Nigel Berry (Alcatel-Lucent) and Atsushi Minokuchi (NTT DOCOMO) elected as new Vice Chairmen of the group.

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