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3GPP 5G – Briefing for Evaluation Groups

October 27, 2018

This week’s 3GPP Workshop on 5G NR, hosted by the European Commission, has been a comprehensive briefing from the key experts in 3GPP for the benefit of the official Independent Evaluation Groups (IEGs), who’s job it will be to report to the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) on whether the 3GPP system for 5G meets the performance requirements (in ITU-R M.2412) for an IMT-2020 technology.


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20th Anniversary approaches for 3GPP

October 23, 2018

3GPP Working Group SA2 celebrated the 20th anniversary of 3GPP at their recent meeting – SA2#129, held in Dongguan China – by wearing a special commemorative pin (pictured here) and by attending a celebratory social event.

Yingtao Li, President of Products & Solutions at Huawei - who hosted the meeting – congratulated 3GPP on two decades of hard work and for remaining relevant to the success of the industry. He presented commemorative gifts to seven of the original 1999 - SA2 delegates, who are still active in the group, including the current SA2 Chairman, Frank Mademann.


5G includes Virtual Reality from day 1!

October 4, 2018

By Frédéric Gabin, Gilles Teniou and Thomas Stockhammer

To help address the 5G Phase 1 service requirements for Virtual Reality (VR), the 3GPP Codec and Media Working Group (SA4) has completed work on the support of 360° VR streaming services, within Release-15 of the specifications.

Virtual Reality is the ability to be present in a space created by the rendering of natural or synthetic image and sound. To facilitate that presence a set of VR Video and Audio operating points and their mapping to Dynamic and Adaptive HTTP Streaming (DASH) have now been specified in 3GPP specification TS 26.118.

The specification is based on the definition of TV video profiles in 3GPP Release 14, but adds the extensions needed to enable VR services over the large range of device types envisaged for the market.


Video interviews - post TSG#81

October 4, 2018

A new video interview, featuring Balazs Bertenyi and Georg Mayer, talks about progress on 5G and how Release 15 and Release 16 are not the end of the 5G standardization work, but should be seen as the starting line for the race to full 5G.


Workshop on 3GPP submission towards IMT-2020

Brussels, October 24/25, 2018

3GPP will hold a Workshop aimed at informing the ITU sanctioned Evaluation Groups, policy makers and interested experts on the progress of the 3GPP work to meet and exceed the performance requirements for IMT-2020 radio interface technologies. The Workshop will be hosted by The European Commission, in Brussels.


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