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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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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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September 25, 2020 (updated)

3GPP Organizational Partner - ATIS - have delivered a valuable webinar, now available online here: "5G Standards Developments in 3GPP Release 16 and Beyond". 

An expert panel brings you up-to-speed on the current state of 5G standardization. The webinar delivers a broad overview of 3GPP's work and introduces some of the key technology elements. It is suitable for people in technical roles and technical executives who want to understand the current state of 5G standardization.

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