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This presentation, by Erik Guttman, former SA Chairman, promotes the involvement of new sectors in 3GPP, demonstrating the best way to bring proposals in for early Release studies.

In his presentation, Erik emphasised the benefits of doing the basics right:

- Partner with 3GPP companies
- Attend meetings (to follow through with the standard)
- Understand how maintenance, development and ‘study/motivation’ phases all overlap
- Come to Quarterly TSGs and observe how 3GPP decides its focus for the next release


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3GPP 5G – Briefing for Evaluation Groups (19 presentations)
October 27, 2018

All of the presentations from the key experts in 3GPP, presenting our 5G technologies to 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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5G Americas have published their '5G Spectrum Vision' outlining the spectrum inventory opportunities for 5G in the Americas and other parts of the world.

"The white paper brings forward a pertinent industry analysis of the characteristics of a range of bands along with challenges and opportunities in using different bands for 5G. The paper identifies bands that have a potential to be used for 5G services and also makes recommendations on mechanisms for spectrum clearing, spectrum sharing, and necessary industry and regulatory actions towards more licensed spectrum for progress of 5G technologies."


Significant Sources of Presentations and White Papers:

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ATIS Papers include:

  • 5G Reimagined: A North American Perspective (Issue 2)
  • An Analysis of the SPDY Protocol and the SPDY Proxy
  • ATIS—A Critical Force in Shaping 5G to Meet Service Providers’ Market Needs
  • ATIS Technical Report on a Framework for Display of Verified Caller ID
  • Best Practices for Obtaining Mobile Device Identifiers for Mobile Device Theft Prevention (MDTP)
  • Big Data Analytics Focus Group: BDA Data Value Chain Reference Model & Use Cases
  • Calling Party Spoofing Mechanisms and Mitigation Techniques
  • Cloud Services Impacts on Lawful Interception Study
  • Cybersecurity Architectural Risk Analysis Process

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Recent White Papers from ETSI, available from


  • MEC in an Enterprise Setting: A Solution Outline
  • mmWave Semiconductor Industry Technologies: Status and Evolution
  • Implementation Security of Quantum Cryptography
  • MEC in 5G networks
  • The 4th Industrial Revolution and the Municipal CEO - ETSI City Digital Profile
  • MEC Deployments in 4G and Evolution Towards 5G
  • Cloud RAN and MEC: A Perfect Pairing
  • Microwave and Millimetre wave for 5G Transport
  • Improved operator experience through Experiential Networked Intelligence (ENI)


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5G-PPP  and 5G-IA

Recent news is on-line at

Papers and Views from the 5G-PPP, include:

  • 5G-PPP Software Network White Paper
  • 5G PPP Automotive White Paper
  • 5G PPP 5G Architecture White Paper
  • 5G PPP Security Landscape
  • 5G-PPP Cognitive Network Management for 5G
  • 5G-PPP Vision on Software Networks
  • 5G PPP 5G Architecture
  • 5G-PPP Stakeholders Survey
  • 5G-PPP use cases and performance evaluation modeling
  • 5G-PPP Pre-standards-WG Issues Paper


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5G Americas regularly publishes White Papers, giving detailed information on the state of play for 3GPP systems uptake in the Americas.

On-line at

Recent titles:

  • 5G Spectrum Vision
  • The Evolution of Security in 5G
  • Wireless Technology Evolution: Transition from 4G to 5G
  • Analysis of ITU Spectrum Recommendations in Latin America
  • Small Cell Siting Challenges and Recommendations
  • Mobile signal jammers in Latin America 2018
  • LTE to 5G: The Global Impact of Wireless Innovation
  • Public Warning Systems in the Americas

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The GSMA Intelligence unit maintains an extensive database of mobile operator statistics, forecasts and industry reports...

See also these GSMA "Industry Programmes":

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The NGMN Alliance keeps its technical papers here: 

Titles include: 

  • Security Aspects of Network Capabilities Exposure in 5G
  • Definition of the Testing Framework for the NGMN 5G TTI Interoperability
  • A Network Data Layer Concept for the Telco Industry
  • 5G Spectrum Requirements: White Paper v2.0
  • 5G Extreme Requirements: E2E Considerations
  • V2X Task Force: White Paper v1.0
  • 5G Extreme Requirements: Radio Access Network Solutions
  • NGMN Overview on 5G RAN Functional Decomposition
  • 5G End-to-End Architecture Framework v2.0


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Recent reports available at :

  • Deployment plans and business drivers for a dense HetNet
  • Small cell siting challenges and recommendations
  • mmw 5G-eMBB use cases and small cell based HyperDense networks
  • URLLC and slicing in 5G small cell networks
  • Ten trends SCF has driven and vision for 2027
  • Network densification in the 5G era
  • 5G era business models and stakeholder engagement
  • Connectivity in healthcare: an essential service
  • SCF influencing European Densification
  • Making buildings small cell ready
  • Enterprise connectivity requirements
  • Small Cells And Dense Cellular Networks


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The Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA) has a variety of databases and reports available at, including:

  • Evolution from LTE to 5G - November 2018 Update
  • Spectrum for Terrestrial 5G Networks: November Update
  • Spectrum for 5G Snapshot - August 2018 update
  • 5G Trials, Deployments and Launches - GSA Snapshot
  • Spectrum for Terrestrial 5G Networks - October Update
  • Global Progress to 5G - Trials, Deployments and Launches
  • Chipsets Status Update: LTE, 5G and 3GPP IoT
  • NB-IoT and LTE-M - Global Market Report
  • Gigabit LTE Networks - Analysis of Deployments Worldwide
  • VoLTE and ViLTE Global Market Update - August 2018



PSCE White Papers are short reports about the public safety communication domain.

See for the following:

  • PSCE WHITE PAPER 9 - Next Generation Emergency Communications
  • PSCE WHITE PAPER 8: Using Crowdsourced Information to improve Disaster Managment
  • PSCE WHITE PAPER 6: Smart Borders
  • PSCE WHITE PAPER 5: PPDR Information Space
  • PSCE WHITE PAPER 4: Security Architecture, end-to-end security, privacy mechanisms and intrusion detection approach
  • PSCE WHITE PAPER 3: Security and interoperability in next generation PPDR
  • Communication infrastructures: Enterprise and System Architecture
  • PSCE WHITE PAPER 2: Ultra-broadband PMR
  • PSCE WHITE PAPER 1: Modelling crisis management for improved action and preparedness


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Latest TCCA endorsed White Papers are at , Including:

  • Security considerations for interconnection of TETRA and Mission Critical broadband systems
  • Emerging Wireless Bearers for Mission Critical Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA)
  • See also: TCCA Pocket Guide to Critical Communications



The ESOA has several Papers on 5G, here:


  • Satellites and IoT
  • Intelligent Transport Systems
  • Satellites & the Connected Car
  • ESOA Satellite Action Plan for 5G Standards
  • ECC Report 280: Satellite Solutions for 5G
  • 5G Ecosystem white paper
  • Satellite and 5G



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The Chinese IMT-2020(5G) Promotion Group's White Paper on "5G Vision and Requirements"

May 2014

Contact for this article: Kevin FLYNN, Marketing and Communications Officer, 3GPP
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