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First newcomers session at TSG#85... more to follow

September 18, 2019

To address the questions that newcomers to 3GPP dare not ask, the 3GPP TSG Chairs have initiated a breakfast time session – held during the Plenary week – where the leaders take new attendees through material on what 3GPP is doing and how it is done. The first 'Newcomer’s orientation session’ was well attended and should be repeated at future TSG meetings.

A few issues came to light in the session, related to the challenges encountered getting a technical proposal through the groups, how the coordination between SA and RAN is organized, on how challenging the 3GPP environment can be for new comers – as well as practical questions on the portal, web site use and meeting registration.

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Lifetime achievement award to RAN3 role model

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The 105th RAN3 meeting in Ljubljana was an important milestone for one of the long-time RAN3 delegates and the whole group, as it marked the last RAN3 meeting for Martin Israelsson, after 20 years of involvement in the group - in a multitude of roles and positions.

Martin is one of the pillars of 3GPP RAN3, ever present since December 1999, as well as being active in the 3GPP RAN Plenary. He has served as RAN3 Chairman from 2001 to 2003, and as RAN3 Vice-Chairman from 2009 to 2017. Martin’s role has been crucial in fostering a cooperative climate through technically solid discussion and, when required, historically accurate explanations of what led to a certain technical decision.


5G-ACIA, Non-Public Networks for Industrial Scenarios

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5G-ACIA have published a short paper to describe the industrial (IIoT) deployment scenarios for 3GPP-defined 5G private networks, looking at how organisations can apply 5G technologies on their own premises, either as an independent 5G network or in conjunction with a public network.


ATIS Webinar – 5G Standards development

August 6, 2019

A new ATIS webinar features three distinguished experts, each contributing their perspective on the Global collaboration effort to produce 3GPP specifications for 5G.

Farrokh imageFarrokh Khatibi, presented on Services and Requirements in Release 15. He identified four areas driving 5G: The ITU IMT-2020 project, Evolution of 4G systems, New 5G features and the Support for new industries [new to 3GPP].

To meet the need, eMBB was the initial focus for Rel-15, followed up by three other areas:

  • mIoT – including high density deployments
  • Critical Communications - including industrial automation and work on the ‘tactile internet’
  • Network Operation (NEO) – brings in the requirements of new sectors - verticals

Farrokh Khatibi looked also at the new requirements met by Release 16 – which further addresses the needs of the verticals coming in to the 3GPP eco-system.


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