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3GPP Elects Plenary Leadership for the next 2 years

March 21, 2019

The 83rd Plenary meetings of the project, held in Shenzhen, China, have completed elections for each of the three Technical Specification Groups – CT, RAN and SA.

First up was the Core Network and Terminals (CT) Group, where Lionel Morand of Orange was elected Chair by acclimation. Lionel has been the TSG CT Working Group 4 (CT4) Chair since July 2016, after serving as Vice-Chair from 2012 to 2016. As Orange's lead representative for more than fifteen years, he has been an active member and a key contributor in the CT4 work.

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5G for Control Applications in Vertical Domains

March 7, 2019

By Michael Bahr, Siemens AG, 3GPP 'cyberCAV' Rapporteur

3GPP Working Group SA1 has recently concluded its work on 5G service requirements for cyber-physical control applications in vertical domains (cyberCAV) with the approval of Technical Specification (TS) 22.104 - preparing the way for more detailed work in 3GPP Release 16.

cyberCAV efforts in SA1 are focusing on cyber-physical control applications in various vertical domains, especially in industrial automation and energy automation. 5G ultra-reliable ultra-low-latency communication (URLLC) is needed for sharing real-time information, for example, between machines at various steps in a production cycle.

TS 22.104 also contains the service requirements, such as on clock synchronization for time-sensitive networking, for cyberCAV using LAN-type services.

Immersive Media Meets 5G

February 23, 2019

Following a highly successful first Workshop in December 2017, 3GPP and VRIF are organizing the second edition on April 15 and 16, 2019 in cooperation with the Advanced Imaging Society. Industry technology leaders and participants will present and discuss around this year’s theme: “Immersive Media Meets 5G”

The Workshop is hosted by Sony Pictures at its beautiful studio location in Culver City, Los Angeles.

If you develop innovative Immersive Media/Mobile Networking you are invited to showcase your solution, please see for details.

Certification solutions for 5G devices

February 22, 2019

3GPP Market Representation Partner - The Global Certification Forum (GCF) has today taken a further step on the way to 5G device certification, with the announcement that its full set of certification test suites for 5G chipsets, modules and modems will be complete by the end of the year.

The scheme will build on the certification programmes for existing 3GPP technologies, including UMTS, HSPA and LTE varients, focusing on the certification of Protocol, Radio Resource Management (RRM), Radio Frequency (RF) and Positioning peformance.

“This is just the start", says Lars Nielsen, General Manager GCF,  more will follow as the GCF certification programme plays a big part in ensuring products interoperate correctly on 5G networks.  

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