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Issue 05

(November 2022)

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TECHNICAL HIGHLIGHTS: 

  •  Authentication and key management for applications (AKMA) in 5G
  • AI/ML for NR Air Interface
  • 5GS Support for AI/ML
  • IVAS - taking 3GPP voice and audio services to a new immersive level
  • A release 18 update
  • SA5 Rel-17 Achievements
  • UE data collection reporting and exposure 16 

PARTNER FOCUS:

  • 5G-Mag reference tools developing open software tools for 5G media
  • Non-IAB based mobile base station relays
  • Critical comms - making a controlled leap to the next level
  • The road to 6G: building ecosystem advocacy

A LOOK INSIDE: 

  • An interview with Adrian Scrase
  • Planning the great comeback

TECHNICAL HIGHLIGHTS: 

  • Agreeing on the content of 3GPP Releases
  • RAN3 completes AI & ML support study
  • TSG CT work on UAS connectivity, identification and tracking
  • OpenAPIs for the Service Based Architecture
  • TSG RAN#95-e progress to report
  • MPEG and 3GPP pick up an EMMY® for work on DASH
  • Port allocation for new 3GPP interfaces
  • Energy Efficiency (EE) SA5 work and results
  • RF & receiver performance towards 5G-Advanced

PARTNER FOCUS:

  • Reducing complexity & cost in future control room implementations
  • NGMN 6G vision, operating disaggregated networks and green future networks
  • What is Open Generation & why 5G?
  • An interview with TSDSI’s NG Suberamaniam

A LOOK INSIDE: 

  • 3GPP Meeting calendar & New Members
  • Procedures for the new age
  • June Plenaries go F2F

Issue 04

(May 2022)

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Issue 03

(October 2021)

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TECHNICAL HIGHLIGHTS: 

  • AN EARLY VIEW OF THE RAN TOPICS FOR 5G-ADVANCED, By Wanshi Chen, 3GPP TSG RAN Chair
  • 5G ADVANCED IN THE MAKING – THE TSG SA APPROACH TO RELEASE 18 By Georg Mayer, 3GPP TSG SA Chair
  • AUTONOMOUS NETWORK STANDARDIZATION IN WG SA5 By Thomas Tovinger, SA5 Chair and Zou Lan, SA5 Vice-Chair
  • REL-17 EDGE COMPUTING AND NETWORK SLICING CHARGING By Maryse Gardella, recent past SA5 Vice-Chair and Gerald Goermer, SA5 Vice-Chair
  • APPLICATION ENABLEMENT STANDARDS IN 3GPP – MAXIMIZING THE POTENTIAL OF 5G! By Suresh Chitturi, 3GPP Working Group SA6 Chair
  • RAN3 FLOURISHING IN THIS TIME OF CHANGE Interview with Gao Yin, 3GPP WG RAN3 Chair
  • ENHANCED SUPPORT OF INDUSTRIAL IOT IN THE 5G SYSTEM (REL-17) By Devaki Chandramouli, Work Item Rapporteur
  • MEDIA PRODUCTION OVER 5G NPN By Ian Wagdin (BBC), Paola Sunna (EBU), Richard Bradbury (BBC), Thorsten Lohmar (Ericsson, Rapporteur FS_NPN4AVProd)

PARTNER FOCUS:

  • CHINA STANDARDS IN SUPPORT OF INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION An interview with WEN Ku, Secretary-General, CCSA
  • ADDRESSING THE FUTURE By Eduard Vasilenko and Latif Ladid, IPv6 Forum
  • DRIVING DATA TO DELIVER CONNECTED VEHICLE SERVICES By Said Tabet, AECC
  • STATUS OF NTN & SATELLITE IN 3GPP RELEASES 17 & 18 By: Munira Jaffar & Nicolas Chuberre, Members of the ESOA Standards Working Group
  • STANDARDS COMPLIANCE - AN END TO UNPROVEN CLAIMS By Bego Blanco Jauregi, Director of Quality Assurance and Institutional Assessment, University of the Basque Country
  • CONNECTING THE CRITICAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMUNITY By Nina Myren, TCCA Board member sponsored by DSB – the Norwegian Directorate for Civil Protection

A LOOK INSIDE: 

  • COLLABORATIVE DRAFTING TOOL FOR 3GPP By Sebastian Müller, ETSI Centre for Testing & Interoperability
  • NEW 3GPP MEMBERS IN 2021
  • CALENDAR OF MEETINGS
  • NEWS IN BRIEF

TECHNICAL HIGHLIGHTS: 

  • A Release 17 update (SA2).
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in NG-RAN: New Study in RAN3.
  • 3GPP Multimedia Codecs, Systems and Services.
  • Is healthcare the next big thing for 5G?
  • From IMT-2020 to beyond 

PARTNER FOCUS:

  • PCSE - Enabling Operational Mobility for European Public Safety Responders.
  • WBA - One Global Network with OpenRoaming.
  • ESOA - Fulfilling the promise of Anytime, from anywhere and on any device & networks (ATAWAD).
  • TCCA - Trusted standards mean trusted communications.
  • GSA - mmWave bands for 5G.
  • NGMN - Global alignment for the benefit of end users as new focus areas emerge.
  • 5GAA - Study of Spectrum Needs for Safety Related Intelligent Transportation Systems – Day 1 and Advanced Use Cases.

A LOOK INSIDE: 

  • Ensuring device compliance to standards

Issue 02

(March 2021)

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Issue 01

(September 2020)

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TECHNICAL HIGHLIGHTS: 

  • 3GPP finalizes contribution for IMT-2020.
  • 3GPP Telecom Management.
  • Enabling Edge Computing Applications.

PARTNER FOCUS:

  • GSA - Global outlook for mobile networks and devices.
  • AECC - Driving Data to the Edge, by Said Tabet.
  • Small Cell forum driving open 5G/SCN Products & Networks.
  • GCF - Certification of Mission Critical products.

A LOOK INSIDE:

  • De-Mystifying 3GPP.
  • New Direction for the Mobile Competence Centre, Interview with Issam Toufik. 

The Editorial Group

Editor: 3GPP Marcom Officer, Kevin Flynn

Thanks to the following for copy, proof reading and constructive criticism:

Editorial Group:

  • TSG Chairs: Wanshi Chen, Lionel Morand, Georg Mayer
  • MCC Director: Issam Toufik
  • ETSI COM Director: Nadja Rachow
  • PCG Secretary: Adrian Scrase
  • Editorial Oversight: PCG Chair and Vice-Chairs