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Firm decision on Rel-17 delay in December

October 16, 2020

As cellular connectivity has become paramount in both business and everyday life during the pandemic the importance of 3GPP producing new releases of the standards, which further evolve and enrich 5G functionalities as well as access varieties, is as important as ever.

The cellular industry as well as the growing number of adjacent industries - making use of 5G - need a firm and reliable timeline for all the new features in 3GPP’s 5G standards rollout.

To this end 3GPP is taking a detailed review of the progress of its Rel-17 work program and will determine a completion schedule and all necessary means to adhere to this schedule at the upcoming TSG plenary meetings in December.

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Putting the ‘Global’ into Asset Tracking

November 12, 2020

The ESOA webinar: Putting the ‘Global’ into Asset Tracking thanks to IoT over NTN will hear from four industry experts, including 3GPP Rapporteur Thierry Bérisot. Thierry will give a status report on the ATRAC work item - which is adding asset tracking KPIs and requirements to Specification: TS 22.261 - Service requirements for the 5G system.

Pre-registration is needed, to attend this free Zoom event on Friday 20th November 2020 (14.00-15.15 CET). 

5G DNA in the 3GPP family

October 22, 2020

The 5G Deterministic Networking Alliance (5GDNA) has requested and has been granted MRP status in 3GPP.

Their Market Representative Partner (MRP) request was presented during the recent 3GPP Organizational Partners meeting (OP#44), by Daijisheng, President of 5GDNA.

Daijisheng told the 3GPP leadership that “5GDNA has over one hundred members, including leading vertical companies from the big 5 vertical groups of energy, media, manufacture, healthcare and transport.”

5G Application Standards

September 30, 2020

On Thursday, October 1, Suresh Chitturi (SA6 Chair) will join colleagues from ETSI to discuss the role of 3GPP in the effort to harmonize Edge computing standards. The webinar “Boost innovation and create business opportunities with mobile edge computing” will start at 3:00 pm CEST and will be available on replay to registered attendees.

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