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Certification solutions for 5G devices

February 22, 2019

3GPP Market Representation Partner - The Global Certification Forum (GCF) has today taken a further step on the way to 5G device certification, with the announcement that its full set of certification test suites for 5G chipsets, modules and modems will be complete by the end of the year.

The scheme will build on the certification programmes for existing 3GPP technologies, including UMTS, HSPA and LTE varients, focusing on the certification of Protocol, Radio Resource Management (RRM), Radio Frequency (RF) and Positioning peformance.

“This is just the start", says Lars Nielsen, General Manager GCF,  more will follow as the GCF certification programme plays a big part in ensuring products interoperate correctly on 5G networks.  

20th Anniversary Celebrations

December 7, 2018

The Telecommunications Technology Association of Korea, has celebrated the 20th anniversary of 3GPP by issuing a commemorative badge to its members. 

At the recent TTA 3GPP finance meeting, The Vice-President of TTA, Dr. Koo presented the badge to colleagues, in recognition of the contribution 3GPP has made - confirming that the TTA will continue to help its members to contribute to Global standards and to encourage the proliferation of 3GPP specifications worldwide.

5G for future industry

November 9, 2018

This week, the 5G Alliance for Connected Industries and Automation (5G-ACIA) has been approved as a Market Representation Partner (MRP) in 3GPP.

The 5G-ACIA membership base includes a number of industrial equipment suppliers and end-users as well as ICT companies; with the automotive, energy, industrial manufacturing and production sectors all represented.

As 3GPP technology is now being applied to a diverse number of ‘verticals’, this is the best possible time for the 5G-ACIA to bring a coordinated industry based approach to the standards process, one that will help to align 3GPP to the 5G-ACIA vision to bring the “best possible applicability of 5G technology and 5G networks for the manufacturing and process industries”.

ESOA to partner 3GPP

October 23, 2018

To complete the process by which ESOA, the EMEA Satellite Operators Association, became a Market Representation Partner (MRP) in 3GPP, Aarti Holla, ESOA Secretary General, has briefed the Organizational Partners (At OP#40) on the relevance of satellite to the 5G telecoms ecosystem and on the role that satellite communications service providers play in serving a range of communities.

Pan-European procurement based on MC standards

July 13, 2018

3GPP Partner - PSCE as the coordinator of BroadWay, a pre-commercial procurement project to find solutions to achieve pan-European broadband mobile for public safety based on 3GPP standards, has released a Prior Information Notice (PIN) on the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU), to invite suppliers to help establish the state-of-the-art of broadband mobile equipment for public safety responders.

The project brings together procurement from 11 European countries, comprised of national ministries and agencies responsible for the communication services used by 1.4 Million public safety responders across Europe.

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