3GPP RAN Release 18 for Industry Verticals - Outcomes

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3GPP RAN Release 18 for Industry Verticals - Outcomes

3GPP RAN Release 18 for Industry Verticals on 23 June 2021 was designed as preparatory workshop ahead of the RAN TSG Meeting the folllowing week. Industry verticals, spanning automotive, broadcasting and media, energy, manufacturing, maritime, public safety/critical communications and satellite as an enabler zoomed in on their priority requirements built around sector consensus and pinpointed commonalities across industries. 

Workshop features 

  • A Fireside Chat with new RAN TSG Chair, Wanshi Chen, highlighting key features of Advanced 5G as priority topics for Rel-18 are discussed and selected for standardisation work.
  • Tips and tricks for verticals wishing to contribute to 5G standardisation in 3GPP, how to stay the course, form partnerships with standards specialists and fit standards into company business models. 
  • A deep dive with flash talks on new requirements from verticals, with inputs from the 5G Automotive Association (5GAA), the 5G Alliance for Connected Industry and Automation (5G-ACIA), critical communications and public safety with a joint presentation from The Critical Communications Association (TCCA) with Public Safety Communications Europe (PSCE), the 5G Media Action Group (5G-MAG), the International Railway Union (UIC), the International Association of Lighthouse Authorities (IALA), the European Utilities Telecom Council (EUTC) and the EMEA Satellite Operators Association (ESOA). Experts from these associations were joined by 5G PPP project, 5G-SOLUTIONS, which has built links with Living Labs and uses the 5G-EVE and 5G-VINNI 5G network infrastructures.
  • Flash talks from RAN specialists from Huawei and Novamint, doing standardisation work applicable to multiple verticals.

Introduction and Flash Talks

Introduction, Stephanie Parker, Full5G and Co-chair of the 5G-IA Pre-standardization WG with John Favaro, member of the 5G PPP Automotive WG

Automotive: 5GAA Maxime Flament, CTO Input to RAN 18 Rel-18 Workshop

Manufacturing/IIoT: Michael Bahr, Siemens and 5G-ACIA WG 1Chair and An Xueli, Huawei and 5G-ACIA WG1 Vice Chair 3GPP RAN Rel-18 for Industry Verticals 

Public Safety/Critical Communications: Tero Pesonen, TCCA Chair, joint presentation with PSCE, 3GPP MRP Mini Workshop: 3GPP Rel 18. Requirements from industry verticals

Media and Broadcasting: David Vargas, BBC and 5G-MAG Chair of CD-T WG, Proposals for 3GPP RAN Rel-18

Satellite: Nicolas Chuberre, Thales Alenia Space NTN Requirements in Rel-18 

Rail: Ingo Wendler, UIC, NR Narrowband Channel Bandwidth - Railway Use Case

Maritime: Hyounhee Koo, Synctechno and IALA, Maritime Requirements on 3GPP Rel 18 RAN Studies/Works Priorities

Utilities: Julian Stafford, EUTC 3GPP RAN Rel-18 Requirements Erik Guttman, Samsung 5G Smart Energy Infrastructure

Multiple verticals: Andrea Di Giglio, 5G SOLUTIONS

Multiple verticals: Mathew Webb, Huawei and 3GPP RAN 3GPP Release 17 and Release 18 support for industry verticals

Mathew Webb, Huawei and 3GPP RAN, Passive IoT for 5G-Advanced

Multiple verticals: Thierry Berisot, Novamint and 3GPP RAN, Industry Verticals and Rel-18 RAN

Video Recording 

The video recording of the entire workshop is available on the 5G PPP YouTube Channel here


The workshop was co-organised by the 5G-IA, 5GAA, 5G-ACIA and PSCE as 3GPP Market Representation Partners, champions of industry verticals and standardisation.




3GPP for Vertical Industries
Our Impacts
Requirements Tracking
Automotive,Broadcasting and Media,Energy and Utilities,Industrial Internet of Things,Maritime,Public Safety and Critical Communications,Rail and Mobility,Satellite
Mapping of Common Requirements
RAN Rel-18

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