First implementable 5G NR specification successfully completed today in the meeting of 3GPP TSG Radio Access Network (RAN), held in Lisbon.
Leading mobile companies announced about the completion of the 5G NR standards which will start a full-scale development for large-scale trials. The new generation technology to be reached to the public soon by the end of 2019. Companies present in the meeting are AT&T, BT, China Mobile, China Telecom, China Unicom, Deutsche Telekom, Ericsson, Fujitsu, Huawei, Intel, KT Corporation, LG Electronics, LG Uplus, MediaTek Inc., NEC Corporation, Nokia, NTT DOCOMO, Orange, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., Samsung Electronics, SK Telecom, Sony Mobile Communications Inc., Sprint, TIM, Telefonica, Telia Company, T-Mobile USA, Verizon, Vodafone and ZTE.
Global Mobile Industry leaders introduced their support for the advancement of the 5G NR standard, on February 27, 2017, in Barcelona. Which helps in achievement of the first implementable specification of uncompleted 5G NR operation. On March 9 in Dubrovnik, working on advancement for 5G NR was decided in the meeting of 3GPP Radio Access Network. The 3rd Generation Partnership Project is an association of groups of telecommunication industry, also known as Organizational Partners.
The full-scale development of 5G NR will enhance the capabilities of the 3GPP system, also helps in facilitate the vertical market opportunities. 3GPP plans to continue with Release 15, with the addition to support for standalone 5G NR operation. The design of 5G NR lower layer specification is like that it can support standalone and non-standalone 5G NR operation in such a unique way. The giant effort of 3GPP is highly appreciable to achieve this challenging 5G NR schedule.