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5G Standards Development

September 16, 2020

ATIS webinar33GPP Organizational Partner - ATIS - will deliver a new webinar on September 24: "5G Standards Developments in 3GPP Release 16 and Beyond". 

An expert panel will bring you up-to-speed on the current state of 5G standardization. The webinar will give a broad overview of 3GPP's work and introduce some of the key technology elements. It is suitable for people in technical roles and technical executives who want to understand the current state of 5G standardization.


AECC joins 3GPP as MRP

April 9, 2020

At this week’s Organizational Partner e-meeting, involving the leaders of 3GPP, the Automotive Edge Computing Consortium (AECC) has been accepted as a 3GPP Market Representation Partner (MRP).

The AECC will bring important experience into the project, via the consortium’s work on writing use cases for areas such as; intelligent driving, high definition maps, cruise assist and mobility services. These use cases bring requirements that will feed proposals for solutions to help 3GPP networks to support future automotive needs for data at the mobile edge.


5G Device Availability

March 13, 2020

The new GSA ‘5G Device Ecosystem Report’ documents the availability of a range of 5G phones, access points, laptops, tablets, TVs, modules, modems and indoor/outdoor customer premises equipment (CPE). There is even a vending machine on the list – one which relies on 5G connectivity to process high-definition facial recognition data when processing payments.

The spike in the number of new equipment announcements - a 25% rise in the total number of 5G devices in February - is attributable to the MWC2020 Barcelona trade show, which would have been held at the end of the month, but was cancelled this year as a part of the fight to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.

Another report by the GSA – ‘LTE & 5G Market Status’, also recorded the buoyancy of 5G uptake; listing 63 operators in 35 countries that have so far launched 3GPP compliant 5G services.


V2X Plugtests cover 3GPP Specs

October 16, 2019

A variety of traffic scenarios will be used during the 1st C-V2X Plugtests™ (2-6 December 2019) to ensure that devices can work together and provide the functionalities specified in the 3GPP and ETSI standards.

The launch site for the event at www.etsi.org/events/1659-cv2x-plugtests lists these topics: Signalization of road hazards, Traffic violation monitoring and Collision warnings – as initial candidates for the tests, in both lab and field environments at the Dekra test facilities in Malaga, Spain.

The 3GPP test cases will be drawn from LTE_V2X features, described in these Rel-14 & Rel-15 specifications:


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

September 3, 2019

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.


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