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All roads lead to IoT, from GERAN to RAN

January 25, 2016

2016 will see the largest single adjustment to the 3GPP Technical Specifications Group structure since the creation of the project, with the closure of the GSM/EDGE RAN (GERAN) committee and the expansion of the RAN TSG structure to accommodate its current workload and the maintenance of specifications.

Although this can be seen as the closure of the legacy group, there is considerable interest in the reorganization, as the work started in GERAN on Extended Coverage EGPRS joins the other two M2M projects - LTE enhancements for MTC (LTE-MTC) and Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) within 3GPP RAN.

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Text inspired by a video interview - Recorded at RAN#70, Sitges.

From mid 2016 the GERAN work is set to be transferred in to two RAN Working Groups - RAN 5 for test cases and a new group - RAN 6 for the radio and protocol aspects.

Olof Liberg (GERAN Chair) says “All-in-all this will be a simplification of the organizational set up in 3GPP, it will become crystal clear where the responsibility for the development as well as the maintenance of the 3GPP radio work lies.”

Further reading:

 

'IoT' 

700023

FS_SMARTER – massive Internet of Things

FS_SMARTER-mIoT

3

Rel-14

S1

SP-150817

700012

Cellular (Narrowband) Internet of Things

CIoT

1

Rel-13

   
700016

Stage 2 of CIoT

CIoT

2

Rel-13

S2

SP-150844

700046

Security Aspects of CIoT (aka NB-IoT)

CIoT

2

Rel-13

S3

SP-150844

700013

CT aspects of CIoT

CIoT-CT

2

Rel-13

C1

CP-150795

700014

CT1 aspects of CIoT

CIoT-CT

3

Rel-13

C1

CP-150795

700051

CT3 aspects of CIoT

CIoT-CT

3

Rel-13

C3

CP-150795

700015

CT4 aspects of CIoT

CIoT-CT

3

Rel-13

C4

CP-150795

700052

CT6 aspects of CIoT

CIoT-CT

3

Rel-13

C6

CP-150795

690063

 RAN aspects of CIoT aka Narrowband Internet of Things (IOT)

NB_IOT

2

Rel-13

R1

RP-151621

690163

Core part: Narrowband Internet of Things (IOT)

NB_IOT-Core

3

Rel-13

R1

RP-152284

700257

Perf. part: Narrowband Internet of Things (IOT)

NB_IOT-Perf

3

Rel-13

R4

RP-152284

690006

Extended Coverage GSM (EC-GSM) for support of Cellular Internet of Things

CIoT_EC_GSM

1

Rel-13

G1,G2

GP-151039

700003

Extended Coverage GSM (EC-GSM) for support of Cellular Internet of Things

CIoT_EC_GSM-Core

2

Rel-13

G1,G2

GP-151039

700004

Extended Coverage GSM (EC-GSM) for support of Cellular Internet of Things

CIoT_EC_GSM-Test

2

Rel-13

G1,G2

GP-151149

640001

Study on Cellular system support for ultra Low Complexity and low throughput Internet of Things

FS_IoT_LC

1

Rel-13

G1,G2

GP-150354

670029

Study on architecture enhancements of cellular systems for ultra low complexity and low throughput Internet of Things

FS_AE_CIoT

1

Rel-13

S2

SP-150167

670093

Study on EGPRS Access Security Enhancements with relation to cellular IoT

FS_EASE_IoT

1

Rel-13

S3

SP-150145

LTE_MTC

650033

Further LTE Physical Layer Enhancements for MTC

LTE_MTCe2_L1

1

Rel-13

R1,R4,R2

RP-141660

650133

Core part: Further LTE Physical Layer Enhancements for MTC

LTE_MTCe2_L1-Core

2

Rel-13

R1,R2,R4

RP-150492

650233

Perf. Part: Further LTE Physical Layer Enhancements for MTC

LTE_MTCe2_L1-Perf

2

Rel-13

R4

RP-150492

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