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3GPP Statement on LTE Advanced status

A public statement has been issued by 3GPP’s Project Coordination Group (PCG), approved during their meeting on April 3rd, 2013.

The 3GPP Statement:

3GPP defines the standards for LTE, with the latest work focusing on LTE-Advanced, which includes all work from 3GPP Release 10 onwards.

3GPP recognises that in the marketplace a number of differing terms related to LTE are appearing. 3GPP reaffirms that the naming for the technology family and its evolution continues to be covered by the term LTE-Advanced, which remains the correct description for specifications currently being defined – from Release 10 onwards, including 3GPP Release 12.

The Partnership Project is working with its members and in coordination with the ITU Working Party 5D to be able to provide future guidance on how 3GPP LTE will progress in future Releases.

 

Statement ends.

The Project Coordination Group is the highest decision making body in 3GPP, it meets formally every six months to carry out the final adoption of 3GPP Technical Specification Group (TSG) work items, to ratify election results (table below) and the resources committed to 3GPP.

The recent meeting was the 30th PCG and was hosted by Ericsson in Kista, Sweden.

The meeting also approved the appointment of the TSG Chairmen and Vice Chairmen, following the results of the elections held during the recent Technical Specification Group Plenary meetings in Vienna.

The technical leadership for the next two years will be as follows:

  

TSG CTTSG RANTSG SATSG GERAN
Chairman
Mr Atle Monrad
Telefon AB LM Ericsson
ETSI
Chairman
Mr Dino Flore
Qualcomm Inc.
ATIS
Chairman
Mr Balazs Bertenyi
Nokia Siemens Networks
ETSI
Chairman
Mr Andrew Howell
Research in Motion UK
ETSI
Vice Chairman
Dr Adrian Neal
Vodafone Group PLC
ETSI
Vice Chairman
Mr. Takaharu Nakamura
Fujitsu Limited
ARIB
Vice Chairman
Mr Gary Jones
T-Mobile USA Inc
ATIS
Vice Chairman
Mr Xinhui Wang
ZTE Corp
CCSA
Vice Chairman
Mr Martin Dolly
AT&T
ATIS
Vice Chairman
Mr. Giovanni Romano
Telecom Italia S.p.A
ETSI
Vice Chairman
Mr Daisuke Yokota
Softbank Mobile Corp
ARIB
Vice Chairman
Mr Davide Sorbara
Telecom Italia S.p.A
ETSI
Vice Chairman
Mr. Katsutoshi Nishida
NTT DoCoMo Inc
TTC
Vice Chairman
Mr Sharat Chander
AT&T
ATIS
Vice Chairman
Mr Christian Toche
HuaWei Tech Co., Ltd
CCSA
Vice Chairman
Mr Zhixi Wang
HuaWei Tech Co Ltd
ATIS


Full election results are at: http://www.3gpp.org/Elections

Contact for this story:
Kevin FLYNN
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