31 Mar '17, 5pm

3GPP Moves #5G Forward in Dubrovnik by James Kimery

5G cellular standards continue to take shape. The Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) Radio Access Network (RAN) plenary met in early March to flesh out the work item that will serve as the foundation of the 5G Phase 1 standard, to be included in 3GPP Release 15 . Although many have been talking about 5G for what seems like a very long time, it's still in a nascent stage and will likely evolve over time. Here are some key takeaways from Dubrovnik, including what's proposed for the first work item. In defining a new network from the ground up, two distinct and different architectures, separated by time, have emerged. In the short term, the 3GPP must define elemental components to be used with the existing Evolved Packet Core (EPC) infrastructure — i.e., 4G — to expedite the adoption of the new technologies. This hybrid system is referred to as Non-Stand Alone (NSA)....

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