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4G Americas white paper on 5G

October 23 2014

3GPP’s official contribution to 5G may be a long way off, but there is already a massive amount of industry effort being exerted on the identification of what it will be. The latest thinking has this week been published by 4G Americas, in their “5G: A New Frontier for Mobile Broadband Innovation” white paper.

The document increases the reader’s understanding of what 5G will be, in chapters dealing with Market Drivers and Use Cases for 5G, Requirements for 5G, Regulatory Considerations, Potential Technologies for 5G and Spectrum.

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RAN4 go to Singapore

October 15, 2014

137 delegates from the 3GPP RAN4 Working Group have met in Singapore – the first 3GPP meeting in the Country in over ten years - to continue work on the specification of RF, Radio Resource Management and Demodulation requirements – treating over a thousand documents related to the 75 ongoing Release12 Work Items where RAN4 has a lead role.

Initial priorities for the evolution of LTE in Release-13

by Dino Flore, 3GPP RAN Chairman, September 20, 2014

While the completion of Release 12 is well underway, 3GPP RAN is starting to work on next generation LTE enhancements. Four major Release 13 projects have already been approved. Others will likely be added in the coming months.

LTE Mission Critical Applications

TSG#65, Edinburgh, September 2014

3GPP has created a new Working Group to undertake specification work for applications in the mission critical communications space.

The 3GPP SA Plenary meeting (TSG SA#65), in Edinburgh this week, approved the creation of WG SA6, to initially focus on the Mission Critical Push to Talk (MCPTT) application in Release 13 while developing in to the generic home for all future 3GPP mission critical application work - as defined by stage 1 service requirements, on top of a common architecture.

The goal at SA#65 was to create an organizational setup that is equally attractive for all relevant stakeholders of this industry. To emphasise this, a liaison statement has been sent out by TSG SA, outlining the main tasks that have been identified for SA6 and noting the relationships between ongoing work in existing groups.

TSG SA#65 appointed Andrew Howell (U.K. Home Office) as Convenor for the new Group until formal elections are held. The December SA Plenary - TSG-SA#66 - is expected to formally approve the Terms of Reference of SA6, at which time the group will become operational.

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