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5G-NR workplan for eMBB

March 9, 2017

By Dino Flore, 3GPP RAN Chairman

A major decision was taken this week in RAN on the 5G New Radio (NR) workplan. In particular, the group agreed to have an intermediate milestone for the early completion of the Non-standalone (NSA) 5G NR mode for the enhanced Mobile BroadBand (eMBB) use-case. In Non-standalone mode the connection is anchored in LTE while 5G NR carriers are used to boost data-rates and reduce latency.

With the updated workplan, NSA will be finalized by March 2018.

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5G Communication for Automation in Vertical Domains

March 14, 2017

By Joachim W. Walewski, Siemens AG, rapporteur of the FS_CAV study item.

A new SA1 study item on requirements for automation in verticals focuses on critical communications as an enabler for wireless control loops. Once complete, the group will have identified the normative 3GPP work needed to deliver 5G for automation in a variety of industries.

The Study item description is in 3GPP SA Plenary document SP-170169.


3GPP RAN Elects New Chair

RAN#75, Dubrovnik, March 8, 2017

Balázs Bertényi of Nokia Corporation has been elected RAN Chairman this week, gaining the majority needed at the second round of membership voting. He succeeds Dino Flore of Qualcomm Inc., who has served the maximum number of two terms as the Chairman (note 1) of TSG RAN – which has responsibility for radio aspects, functions, requirements and interfaces for all 3GPP networks.


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