The role of 3GPP in creating 5G

Guy Daniels
By Guy Daniels

Mar 17, 2017

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Re-edited and remastered video feature, which was originally produced in 2016. This new edition reflects the rapid changes made in the 5G sector to ensure its continued relevance in 2017 and beyond.

The 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) was created by seven of the world’s leading  telecoms standard development organisations (ARIB, ATIS, CCSA, ETSI, TSDSI, TTA, TTC), to provide an environment in which to produce the necessary reports and specifications that define cellular technologies.

Its work covers radio access, the core transport network, and service capabilities - including work on codecs, security, and quality of service - and provides the interfaces for non-radio access to the core network, and for interworking with WiFi networks.

But the 3GPP has come a long way since its work on 3G mobile standards; it has also overseen the creation and continuing development of 4G LTE, and its member representatives are now actively involved in 5G work. So how will the 3GPP drive the development of 5G, whilst also maintaining backwards compatibility with LTE – a standard that itself is still undergoing improvements and adding new functionality?

Featuring contributions from:

  • Dino Flore, Chairman TSG RAN, 3GPP
  • Erik Guttman, Chairman TSG SA, 3GPP

Filmed at: Mobile World Congress 2016, Barcelona

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