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The benefits of 5G networks for a growing number of vertical industries calls for involement in global standardisation work. This extended 5G community beyond telecom operators, manufacturers, SMEs and research institutes is a key opportunity for 3GPP to embrace newcomers from industry verticals and work together to optimally capture end-user requirements and support contributions to the 3GPP standardisation process. 

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Planning for 5G NR evolution in Release 17 from 3GPP RAN #86 (December 2019)

The 5G ecosystem is building out to be substantially more versatile than LTE driven by a variety of stakeholders, spanning the traditional cellular industry, diverse industry verticals and the non-terrestrial network ecosystem. The Release 17 work programme is a testament to the commitment of  and towards these stakeholders.

RAN #86 defined the features and their functionalities across RAN 1, RAN 2 and RAN 3: physical layer, radio protocol and radio architecture enhancements. 

5G is an oportunity to drive positioning enhancements as a common requirement across diverse vertical industries.

Key requirements and pointers from the 2nd 5G Vertical User Workshop (July 2019) include:  

The 2nd 5G Vertical User Workshop (July 2019) explored a core set of common requirements across vertical industries to help drive collaborative efforts on standards work of mutual interest. Here are the main outcomes. 

MBMS stands for Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service. It is a point-to-multipoint interface specification for 3GPP cellular networks, designed to provide efficient delivery of broadcast and multicast services both within a cell and the core network.

The 2nd 5G Vertical user Workshop (July 2019) explored a set of common requirements across vertical industries with a view to pinpointing new areas of collaboration and interest groups. Here are the main outcomes for NR Multicast Broadband.

The main drivers for NR multicast broadcast from a vertical industry perspective are: 

5G is a key enabler towards autonomous driving. To resolve QoS limitations in today's mobile network (e.g. latency, data rate), 5GAA is investigating mechanisms and solutions for in-advance QoS change notification in (e) NESQO WI, such as Predicitve QoS.

Predictive QoS, e.g. along a specific route and/or in a specific timeframe (~minutes) allows to adjust the application level behaviour: 

The mapping of common requirements at the 2nd 5G Vertical User Workshop (July 2019) was a cross-vertical industry collaboration on defining URLLC (ultra reliable low latency communications) for the Industrial Internet of Things and relevant uses in other verticals.

Action points from the interactive discussions include 

Sidelink is a special kind of communication mechanism between device and device. 

The Mapping of Common Requirements at the 2nd 5G Vertical User Workshop (July 2019) brought together diverse vertical industries to identify areas of mutual interest around sidelink enhancements through 3GPP standardisation work. The main outcomes are: 


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.