The 5G Alliance for Connected Industries and Automation (5G-ACIA) is a joint initiative between initiatives on Operational Technology and Information Technology. Covering the entire ecosystem for industrial internet of things, 5G-ACIA has a truly global focus based on openness and fairness, and complementary to standardisation bodies but with a clear focus on 5G in the industrial domain.
PSCE, the Public Safety Communication Europe is an independent forum where user organisations, industry and research come together to discuss and exchange ideas and best practices, develop roadmaps and improve the future of public safety communications.
The EMEA Satellite Operators Association (ESOA) is the world’s only CEO-driven satellite association, which serves and promotes the common interests of satellite operators that deliver information communication services across the globe. Satellite operators represent two thirds of the entire space economy (valued at 250 billion dollars in revenue) and creates over 900 000 direct jobs worldwide.
The European Utilities Telecom Council (EUTC) represents the specific technical and regulatory interests of electric, gas and water utilities, all of which are considered critical infrastructures. Though part of the global Utilities Telecom Council (UTC), EUTC programmes are led by Europeans, designed by Europeans and have a unique European focus in the face of rapid technological change. Its members span major utility operators (large and small), e.g. in France, Germany, Holland, Ireland, Portugal, Spain and the UK.
This debrief on 3GPP #86 (December 2019) is a valued contribution from Hans van der Veen, NEC Europe, 3GPP specialist and member of the 5G-IA Pre-Standardization WG.
Its purpose is to help track progress of 5G standardisation with 3GPP as part of the activities of the 5G-IA Working Group. The debrief not only tracks overall progress but also pinpoints new study and work items (SIDs; WIDs) showing where 5G stakeholders from the cellular community, industry verticals and satellite specialists can make contributions.
This report summarises updates from 3GPP Plenary #85 in Newport Beach (CA), U.S. from Hans van der Veen NEC Labs Europe and member of the 5G Infrastructure Association Pre-Standardization Working Group.
Rel-15 is complete, with one outstanding issue in RAN, namely the handling of Synchronous NR-NR DC, which was a late addition to the "late drop" one year ago (September 2018).