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    January 7, 2022 Don Zelmer, a friend and main mover in 3GPP has passed away on January 6, following a short illness. Don served in 3GPP TSG RAN as Vice-Chair for a number of years and participated in 3GPP since its creation in 1998. His attendance at well over 600 technical meetings and as a lead delegate to the Project Coordination Group of 3GPP has been characterised by his ability to ask the tough questions, with a civility that was both charming and sincere – always accompanied by his familiar ‘Don Zelmer, AT&T’ introduction. In addition to his leadership and […]
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    December 17, 2021 A plan of action was agreed at the 3GPP TSG RAN plenary (RAN#94-e) this week, to allow the merger of 5Gi into 5G, with specific milestones set for both 3GPP and TSDSI. With broad support from many TSDSI member companies, as well as global cellular vendors and multiple operators, TSG RAN contribution (RP-213532) outlines the framework and steps to be taken to facilitate the intended merger. From the 3GPP side, two Rel-17 Change Requests (CRs) clarifying the specification of the Pi/2-BPSK modulation scheme – to support low peak-to-average-power ratio (PAPR) transmissions – have been technically endorsed. In […]
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    October 13, 2021 Two new webinars are set to provide an introduction to the work of TSG SA Working Group 5 (SA5) on Management, Orchestration and Charging for 3GPP systems. Both events are free to attend, on the ETSI Brighttalk platform. Webinar Part 1 –  Introduction to the exciting world of 3GPP SA5 – “management, orchestration and charging” standardization: OAM  Webinar Part 2 – Introduction to the exciting world of 3GPP SA5 – “management, orchestration and charging” standardization: Charging  See below for the start times in various regions. You can register on the ETSI website – to follow the events live […]
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    September 22, 2021 The September Technical Specification Group (TSG) e-meetings (#93-e) have agreed that the freeze date for the Release-17 set of features will remain the major focus in the working groups until the end of the first quarter of 2022. Release 18 will soon come under the spotlight, with agreement due on its ‘Package Approval’ (Approval of Rel-18 content) in December (TSG#94-e). However, apart from that prioritization process, the TSG#93-e meetings have agreed that the start of full-on Release 18 work can only begin once Release 17 has reached its functional freeze date – the date from which only […]
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    September 17, 2021 Stephen Hayes has been granted the 3GPP Lifetime Achievement Award, nominated by his peers and approved by the Project Coordination Group (3GPP PCG), the leadership group in the project. The award serves not only as recognition of Stephen Hayes’ contribution to 3GPP, but it is also a tribute to his natural empathy and ability to motivate his colleagues towards the fulfilment of common goals. Stephen has been an unwavering contributor to issues in the Core Network, Systems and Architecture as well as the Radio Access Network area. Much of the time has been spent in leadership positions […]
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    September 3, 2021 Enhanced support of Industrial IoT in the 5G System (Rel-17) By Devaki Chandramouli, Work Item Rapporteur In Release 17, the 5G System expands the support for Time Synchronization and Time Sensitive communications for any application. The 5G System architecture enables any Application Function (AF) – in the same or different trust domain – to provide its requirements for QoS, traffic characteristics for QoS scheduling optimization, time synchronization activation and deactivation. If the AF is in a different trust domain from the 5G System, then it provides input via exposure framework, NEF API. If the AF is in […]
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    July 6, 2021 The past few days (June 28 – July 2, 2021) have seen the first internal 3GPP workshop on the radio specific content of Release 18, reviewing over 500 company and partner organization’s presentations, to identify topics for the immediate and longer-term commercial needs for*: eMBB (evolved Mobile BroadBand); Non-eMBB evolution; Cross-functionalities for both eMBB and non-eMBB driven evolution. The workshop is the start of a process that will be completed at the December Plenaries, with cross-group Rel-18 Package Approval (note: WG RAN4 – Radio Performance and Protocol Aspects – package approval is set to follow, in March […]
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    By Gino Masini, Yin Gao, Sasha Sirotkin (Article first published in HIGHLIGHTS Issue 02, March 2021). Title: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in NG-RAN: New Study in RAN3. 5G brings more stringent requirements for Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) like latency, reliability, user experience, and others; jointly optimizing those KPIs is becoming more challenging due to the increased complexity of foreseen deployments. Operators and vendors are now turning their attention to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI/ML) to address this challenge. For this reason, following RAN plenary approval, 3GPP RAN3 has recently started a new Release-17 study on the applications of […]
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    By Puneet Jain, 3GPP Working Group SA2 Chair (Article first published in HIGHLIGHTS Issue 02, March 2021). Technical Specification Group SA Working Group 2 is in charge of developing the Stage-2 specifications of the overall system architecture – including the main functions and entities of the 3GPP network, how these entities are linked to each other and the information they exchange. The group defined the 5G system architecture as part of 3GPP Release-15 and has continued its progress with the Release-16 work – focusing on following key focus areas: