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Rel-15 success spans 3GPP groups

June 14, 2018

Many of the 3GPP Member companies have co-signed a press release to promote their support for the achievements of the Plenary meetings, held this week in La Jolla, USA.

Formal reports from the Technical Specifications Group Chairmen will go online soon (see: CTRAN and SA).

Here is the text of the press release, provided without any 3GPP edits, for your information.

Mobile industry works together to deliver complete 5G system standard on time:

3GPP TSG #80 Plenary Meeting has approved the completion of the standalone (SA) Release 15, 5G specifications. After the release of the 5G NR specifications for non-standalone (NSA) operation in Dec. 2017, another essential step of standardization of 5G has been successfully completed. Now, the whole industry is taking the final sprint towards 5G commercialization. The completion of SA specifications which complements the NSA specifications, not only gives 5G NR the ability of independent deployment, but also brings a brand new end-to-end network architecture, making 5G a facilitator and an accelerator during the intelligent information and communications technology improvement process of enterprise customers and vertical industries. New business models will be enabled and a new era where everything is interconnected will be opened up for both mobile operators and industrial partners.

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July 4-5, 2018, Sophia Antipolis, France

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All 3GPP delegates and followers of the standards will be most welcome at this free event. Although the “Developing the Future Radio for Rail Transport” workshop is not a 3GPP activity, there will be a lot of discussion on the progress of the 3GPP specifications to meet the needs of a FRMCS, as well as an exploration of the role payed by the ETSI Technical Committee for Rail Telecommunications (TC RT).


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