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Industrial-strength 5G: Key issues and impacts seen by a 3GPP insider

November 2020

This interview appeared in Venture Beat and is based on a conversation between VB's William Van Winkle and Richard Burbidge, a lead Intel delegate to RAN groups and our former WG RAN2 Chair.

The article is a fine explanation of 'how 5G continues to evolve, the role standards play...public vs. private architectures, centralized vs. distributed approaches, the advances in Release 16, and how industrial adopters might best gain from the technology.'

...Read the article

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July 2020

This second 5G White Paper begins with a review and expansion of the vision in the first NGMN 5G White Paper. It then highlights some of the vertical industries that 5G will  rogressively support, showing how mobile network operators can provide both network and services to meet the varied requirements of the different markets.


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Update on progress made at TSG CT#87-e meeting

Aril 9, 2020

Lionel Morand, gave a brief introduction to the project's work and its organization. In this 30 minute webinar, he also describes CT's work on protocols and workload. He starts the detailed presentation with some background on Release 15, before describing Release 16 stage 3 progress made - at the last Plenary meeting - CT#87-e, in March.


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5G RAN standards in 3GPP - Release 16 & Release 17

April 9, 2020

Balazs Bertenyi takes us through the highlights of RAN#87-e meeting, in this short webinar.

He looks at the impact of COVID-19 and concludes that the early signs are that progress on standards work is holding up and adapting to e-meetings in the best way possible. 

He discusses the content of Release 16 at delivery and the RAN priorities for Release 17 work. 


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Update on progress: SA#87-e meeting

April 9, 2020

In this 30 minute presentation and Q&A, Georg Mayer discusses the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the standards setting process and more specifically; the impact it is having on the progress of Release 16 and Release 17. In that part of the presentation, he identifies the probable Rel-17 highlights - for existing feature enhancements and the creation of new features.

Georg also introduces the efforts being made by the leadership to help support newcomers to 3GPP, via special sessions at Plenary meetings and a system of mentoring for new delegates. 


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5G Reimagined: A North American Perspective (Issue 2)

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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.


 5ga whitepapers  5G Americas have a wide selection of new papers available on line...here

Significant Sources of Presentations and White Papers:

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The most recent ATIS WPs:

  • 5G Reimagined: A North American Perspective (Issue 2)
  • 5G Reimagined: A North American Perspective
  • 5G Specifications in 3GPP: North American Needs for the 5G Future
  • An Analysis of the SPDY Protocol and the SPDY Proxy
  • An Architectural Risk Analysis for Internet of Things (IoT) Services
  • ATIS—A Critical Force in Shaping 5G to Meet Service Providers’ Market Needs
  • 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

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Recent White Papers from ETSI, available from ...here

The most recent WPs:
  • Artificial Intelligence and future directions for ETSI (June 2020)
  • The role of SDOs in developing standards for ICT to mitigate the impact of a pandemic (May 2020)
  • Network Transformation - Orchestration, Network and Service Management Framework (October 2019)


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5G-PPP  and 5G-IA

Recent news is on-line at https://5g-ppp.eu/white-papers/ 

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

  • 5G-PPP 5G Architecture (3.0)
  • 5G-PPP Test, Measurement and KPIs Validation
  • 5G-PPP Automotive White Paper
  • 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 http://www.5gamericas.org

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... https://www.gsma.com/newsroom/gsmai/

See also these GSMA "Industry Programmes":

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The NGMN Alliance keeps its technical papers here: https://www.ngmn.org/technical-documents.html 

Titles include: 

  • Continuous Delivery in Telecommunication Network Environments (October 2019)
  • 5G End-to-End Architecture Framework v3.0.8 (September 2019)
  • Joint NGMN/WBA RAN Convergence Paper (September 2019)
  • NGMN reaches 5G Milestone with Recommendation of Common Cluster Connector (August 2019)
  • Definition of the Testing Framework for the NGMN 5G Pre-Commercial Networks Trials (August 2019)

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Recent reports available at http://scf.io/en/documents/all_documents.php  

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

  • GSA ITU Article: Global opportunities for 5G
  • Global Spectrum for 5G – Licensing Worldwide – July 2019 Update
  • LTE & 5G Market Statistics. Update for July 2019
  • New 5G Devices Update – 64 Devices Identified – May Update
  • Spectrum for 5G Networks v2: May 2019 – global update
  • 5G Security: Why Collaboration Is Critical – Video Interview
  • 5G Spectrum Awards: Views on 3400-3800 MHz in Europe
  • 5G Automation Driving Mobile Network – Key Scenarios


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

See https://www.psc-europe.eu/library/white-papers.html for papers on next generation emergancy communications. 

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Latest TCCA endorsed White Papers are at https://tcca.info/broadband/critical-communications-broadband-group/ , 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: https://esoa.net/5g/


  • 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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