5G spec process starts for real at 3GPP meeting in Busan

Today is the last day of a five day meeting being held in Busan, South Korea. The meeting, of the 3GPP’s RAN Working Group one and officially numbered 3GPPRAN1#84, has seen around 400 delegates gather together to develop specifications of next generation radio network and air interface technologies. Host of the meeting, Samsung Networks, described the meeting as the first at which work to determine specifications of 5G radio and air interface standards happened in earnest. A release from Samsung said, “This meeting…

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How 5G could transform cellular business models

Professor Mischa Dohler was at the Johannesberg Summit May 10-12th. Below he gives his thoughts on how the Summit’s 5G discussions have moved over the past two years, and an outline of what he spoke about – including how 5G could change some current business models. 5G was high on the list of topics at the annual summit at Johannesberg Castle, Stockholm earlier this May, as the royal gates were opened for wireless and mobile ICT professionals. King’s College London professor,…

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3GPP publishes initial timeline for 5G

3GPP has endorsed what has been described as ‘a tentative timeline for the standardisation of next generation cellular technology, also known as “5G”.’ Whilst you will not see an arrow showing you “5G begins here”, the timeline shows that much of the 3GPP’s work will begin later this year as it looks to develop candidate technology, a radio access network and potential new architecture in line with the expectations of IMT2020. It may be helpful, at this point, to regard IMT2020…

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5Qs on 5G: With 3GPP

Stemming all the way back from 1998 when it aimed to make a globally applicable 3G system based on GSM, the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) has certainly overseen a lot of change in network technology. As the journey towards 5G picks up speed following the recent Mobile World Congress, ‘Inside5G’ spoke to 3GPP’s Marketing and Communications Officer Kevin Flynn to see how the project is looking towards the next-generation. What is the main purpose of your involvement in 5G?…

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5G World Alliance opens for business

Just as Inside 5G begins its task of plotting who is doing what (see our 5Qs on 5G) to develop and design 5G technology, along comes a new industry alliance – this time coming at 5G from another direction. The animators this time are those behind IPv6 standardisation – with the founding chair of the 5GWA founding being Latif Ladid, President of the IPv6 Forum and a 3GPP Board member since 1999. The 5GWA mission is to get Telecom, Internet and Content…

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Taiwan wants piece of the patents action for 5G

A new communication industry standards association in Taiwan will jointly formulate 5G standards with China and aim to give the island a competitive edge in the next generation of mobile technology. The establishment was approved by the national economic authority on the 3rd of February and the Secretary-General of the new Association, Chou Sheng-lin, has indicated that the initial framework of 5G standards will be released in 2017. The Head of the Association, Jonathan Tsang, suggested Taiwanese manufacturers are fed up of laying…

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