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LTE support for the connected car

March 27, 2015

3GPP is now actively looking forward to the use of LTE mobile networks to ensure connectivity between vehicles, roadside infrastructure and the people inside and around the connected car.

A new Study Item on “V2x” will particularly consider the usefulness of new LTE features to the automotive industry - including Proximity Service (ProSe) and LTE-based broadcast services such as Public Warning Systems (PWS) and eMBMS.

Tentative 3GPP timeline for 5G

March 17, 2015

By Dino Flore, Chairman of 3GPP RAN and Balazs Bertenyi, Chairman of 3GPP SA

Last week, 3GPP endorsed a tentative timeline for the standardization of next generation cellular technology, also known as “5G” [1]. The tentative timeline is shown in the picture below. This article briefly summarizes some of the key milestones and how the work is expected to proceed in 3GPP working groups.

SA Leadership Election

March 12, 2015

The 67th Plenary meeting of 3GPP TSG Service and System Aspects, held in Shanghai this week, has elected Erik Guttman of Samsung as its new Chairman, with Christian Toche (Huawei), Daisuke Yokota (Softbank) and Gregory Schumacher (Sprint) elected Vice Chairmen.

TSG SA has responsibility for the overall architecture and service capabilities of 3GPP systems, as well as being the group that has a responsibility for cross TSG co-ordination.

Core Network & Terminals – Election Result

March 10, 2015

The CT TSG of 3GPP has elected a new Chairman during their 67th Plenary meeting, in Shanghai this week.

The full election result is that Georg Mayer (Huawei) is elected to the post of Chairman, Martin Dolly (AT&T) is re-elected Vice Chairman with Nigel Berry (Alcatel-Lucent) and Atsushi Minokuchi (NTT DOCOMO) elected as new Vice Chairmen of the group.

Evolution of LTE in Release 13

February 18, 2015

by Dino Flore, 3GPP RAN Chairman, 

This article provides a brief overview of the main projects approved so far by 3GPP RAN for the evolution of LTE in Release 13. While a few more projects may be approved in the coming months, the list below gives a good idea on how LTE is being evolved to meet various market demands.

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