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Standards Tracker - an online collaboration tool for verticals and standards specialists

5G is bringing benefits to a growing number of industry verticals, spanning automotive, broadcasting and media, energy and utilities, healthcare, manufacturing, maritime, mining, public safety, satellite and rural connectivity. Investments in 5G should go hand in hand with inputs to the standards development process to ensure end-user requirements are properly met and that the capabilities, interfaces, and performance characteristics they need are accounted for.

This may sound like a daunting task for many verticals with little or no experience of working with a community of telecom industry specialists. This is where this Standards Tracker comes into play as a collaboration platform helping to lower entry barriers for verticals. It is designed to help specialists from industry verticals navigate their way through the various and often complex processes and stages, define technical requirements and maximise impacts with the resources available to them. It also guides standards specialists in embracing newcomers to create a bigger and more diverse community with potentially high impacts through mutual support. 

Its focus for now is on 5G standardisation work within 3GPP as a leader in supporting vertical industries and the roles played by associations like the 5G Infrastructure Association, 5G Automotive Association, 5G Alliance for Connected Industry and Automation and Public Safety Communication Europe. As the 5G standards landscape continues to evolve, so will the tool. 

If you are interested in joining this work as an industry vertical, association, regulator or policy maker, please get in touch with me: Stephanie Parker, Trust-IT:

How to use the tool and join in

  • Latest Updates: Track progress on 5G standardisation and industry verticals, including initiatives from leading vertical associations and activities in the 5G-IA Pre-Standardization WG. 
  • Events: Find the right event for your needs, including webinars on specfic industry verticals and/or on how to contribute to 3GPP. 
  • Practical Guides: Learn how to contribute to 3GPP with our practical tips from verticals and standards specialists, including support services especially designed for verticals.
  • 3GPP Working Groups: Get an understanding of the main activities in the various working groups of 3GPP.
  • Technical Requirements Tracking: Consult the technical view points across diverse vertical industries. Bring your own viewpoints. 
  • Common Requirement Mapping: See how many topics under 5G standardisation are relevant across a wide range of industry verticals. Bring your own contributions to this mapping exercise.
  • 3GPP Plenary Progress: Track on-going study and work items in 3GPP through our Plenary Debriefs, helping to pinpoint opportunities for contributions and/or support gap analysis. Much of this work is done by Hans van der Veen, NEC Europe on the RAN side Riccardo Trivisonno, Huawei (Germany) on the SA side, whom we thank for their valued inputs.


Health and social care have become highly topical in 2020 and are an extremely important safeguard in our society. As we move forward with our collaboration across industry verticals and standardisation, we have chosen to explore how we can use 5G standardised technologies to support health, social care and public service for every citizen, avoid major disasters and reducing the need for interventions by first responders. 

Latest updates

3GPP Technical Report (TR 22.826; December 2019), Study on Communication Services for Critical Medical Applications for Release 17, such as medical devices and applications used in the delivery of care for a patient's survival. In this context, 5G can help healthcare providers facing revenue pressures adopt new and more efficient care delivery models and shift outpatient services with a view to reducing administrative and supply costs.

Below, a concise overview on the two main use cases. 

Use Cases:

Connected health comes with a variety of use cases bringing a wide range of improvements for patients, doctors and care givers, with significant impacts for society. Collectively, these use cases could hush in new business opportunities, new jobs and more cost-effective health and care services. The floor is open to specialists in the sector and the telecommunication industry willing to take up the challenges.

Meetings and Events

All 5G applications need access to spectrum. Unlike typical smartphone-based 5G consumers, verticals often have very special requirements, ranging from guaranteed latency to cross-border harmonisation. But spectrum is scarce and valuable, and many questions arise around the best way to satisfy the needs of verticals while ensuring fair and equitable allocation of this essential resource. Dedicating spectrum to verticals may result in severe underutilisation and fragmentation.

Meetings and Events

IoT Web Talk - Wednesday 1 July, 15:00 CEST, 14:00 BST, 09:00 EDT

C-V2X (Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything) is a set of technologies that enables vehicles to communicate with each other and other smart transport solution. While these benefits can already be achieved with secure and established 4G LTE network infrastructure, 5G will scale up the full potential of C-V2X. With this come societal benefits and business opportunities for the connected vehicle market.

Meetings and Events


News publishes white paper: How Europe can accelerate network densification for the 5G ERA has published its White Paper entitled “How Europe can accelerate network densification for the 5G Era”.

Cloudscape Brazil 2019 – Position Papers from, To-Euro 5G and NetWorld2020 SME Working Group

Cloudscape Brazil 2019 aims to become the playground for EU-BR initiatives drving innovation in ICT through collaborative work between outstanding research institutes, large enterprises and SMEs.