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    3GPP PCG#36 & OP meeting in Delhi 28th-29th April 2016

    GSA attended the 3GPP Project Co-ordination Group (PCG) meeting #36 and Organizational Partner (OP) meeting which were held in New Delhi, India on the 28th and 29th April 2016. PCG is responsible for the overall time-frame and management of technical work to ensure that 3GPP specifications are produced in a timely manner. The weather in New Delhi was hot: +40˚C, (104 F) yet the hosts of the PCG#36 meeting, the Telecommunications Standards Development Society of India (TSDSI), ensured the meeting room at the India Habitat Centre was cool and comfortable. TSDSI became a fully-fledged 3GPP Organizational Partner (OP) in January 2015 and aims to develop and promote India-specific requirements, standardizing solutions for meeting international standards. What did we discover? 3GPP Release 13 was frozen in March 2016 although there are some existing items to be concluded. The main item was the progress of Cellular IoT or Narrow Band-IoT which is planned for completion in June - though this could slip to September due to the decision to incorporate C-IoT within Rel. 13, creating a backlog of work within 3GPP. NB-IoT  progress has been very good considering the short time to complete the work. The main radio characteristics are: Bandwidth: 180 KHz Deployment: In-band & Guard-band LTE, standalone Downlink: OFDMA, 15 KHz tone spacing, TBCC, 1 Rx Uplink: Single tone, 15 KHz and 3.75 KHz spacing; SC-FDMA, 15 KHz tone spacing, Turbo code Peak rate: DL: ~50 kbps; UL: ~50 for multi-tone, ~20 kbps for single tone Duplexing: HD (type B), FDD Power saving: PSM, extended I-DRX, C-DRX Power class: 23 dBm Way forward on NB-IOT UE capabilities Single-tone transmission support is a mandatory part of the NB-IoT UE category Both subcarrier spacings, 3.75 kHz and 15 kHz, are mandatory components of the NB-IoT UE category IOT bit to indicate whether UE supports 15 kHz multi-tone transmission There is good progress for Rel. 14 and a number of new LTE enhancements to improve system efficiency are being studied. These include enhancements on FD-MIMO, Uplink Capacity, VoLTE, and Layer 2 latency. In addition there is a plan to introduced a “basket approach” to manage new LTE Carrier Aggregation band combinations. The 3GPP submission to IMT 2020 (aka 5G) will include a “New Radio of 5G”, aka NR. (Though a new name will be suggested). A key requirement for the NR design should be that it is forward compatible at its core so that features can be added in later release in the most optimal way. Current timing for future releases are: Rel.14 - June 2017 Rel. 15 - September 2018 Rel. 16 - March 2020. There will be two phases to the 5G work. Phase 1 is planned to be completed by September 2018/Rel-15 to address a more urgent subset of the commercial needs (details to be agreed). Phase 2 is planned to be completed by March 2020/Rel-16 for the IMT 2020 submission and to address all identified use-cases & requirements. The proposed merger of RAN and GERAN TSGs was reported to be on schedule. The revised Terms of Reference were endorsed by the PCG for submission at the OP meeting the following day and were approved. Since this would be the last time that Olof Liberg would be reporting to the PCG, Olof was thanked for his services as TSG GERAN Chairman. 3GPP marketing presented a proposal that professional assistance should be obtained in order to determine the name to be used for 3GPP’s series of “5G” specifications. This should be ready to be announced at Mobile World Congress (Barcelona) in February 2017. Previous names such as HSPA, LTE etc. had come about from internally based programs and while they were well known it is felt that given the far reaching and different implications for 5G that a more consumer and business orientated name should be developed. The decision on how to progress this would be made by the end of May to be able to meet the proposed timeline. Market Representative Partners GSA, GSMA, NGMN, UMTS Forum, COAI and 5G Americas presented. It was noted that in India the ARPU was very low - typically $2 per month and ideas were needed to find a way to increase this figure. GSMA has recently corresponded with the India government to urge them to lower the price of 700 MHz spectrum which was expected to be auctioned in 2016. There are moves in the industry to engage with and to better understand different vertical industries and how mobile technologies will be used. It was generally agreed that spectrum was gaining in importance and that WRC-19 activity was needed. GSA has become more active in spectrum issues with the formation of the GSA Spectrum Group (GSG). Dr. Wee (TTA) stressed the importance of GSA to produce spectrum reports that clarified assumptions in areas such as spectrum sharing so that spectrum discussions could be based on more accurate facts. GSA presented some of the latest market data from the GSA Evolution to LTE Report and communicated that hot topics based on the high volume of downloads from the GSA Web Site included, VoLTE, Spectrum Sharing, eMBMS, LTE-Advanced Pro and IoT. The next update to the GSA 5G Executive Report would be published in June just prior to the 5G World event at Olympia in London. GSA will host a 5G Round Table on the 28th June where the paper, which will focus on spectrum issues, will be discussed. GSA welcomed Intel as the latest GSA Executive Member and both Radisys and Drayson Technologies as new Members. New GSA subscriptions were also mentioned as access to the GSA GAMBoD devices database increases its relevance to the industry. A total of 5,105 LTE devices are now logged into the database, while another 1,000 devices have been identified and need to be added - which will take a little time to complete. Mr. Phil Kinder (TCCA) appreciated the the completion of Mission Critical Push-to-Talk in Rel. 13 and noted that a number of countries were committed to deploying this function. Two new MRPs were proposed at the Organizational Partners meeting, CTIA - The Wireless Association, originally known as the Cellular Telephone Industries Association and GCF, the Global Certification Forum. Both proposals were approved. They join the other 3GPP MRPs: GSA, GSMA, NGMN Alliance, UMTS Forum, COAI, IPV6 Forum, Small Cells Forum, TD Industry Alliance, MDG, TCCA and 5G Americas (previously 4G Americas). Dr. Wee (TTA Head of Delegation) is soon retiring from TTA and a vote of thanks was voiced by the whole of the OP meeting attendees for the many years support he has provided to 3GPP. The next meeting of the PCG and OP will be 20-21 October in London. ©2016 GSA
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    GSA Market Representative Partner PPT at 3GPP PCG#36

    GSA Market Representative Partner presentation at 3GPP PCG#36 - New Delhi, India Presented on 28th April 2016 This GSA MRP update was presented to the 3GPP  PCG#36 meeting in New Delhi and covers a brief update on the GSA organization, market developments, industry progress and trending topics as tracked by the GSA. ©2016 GSA  
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    LTE-Broadcast: Beyond the Stadium – Telstra Presentation

    LTE-B: Beyond the Stadium Presentation given by Mike Wright, Group Managing Director, Networks, Telstra at TV Connect, London, 27 April 2016. The presentation has been made available to GSA with the permission of the author. ©Copyright 2016 Telstra
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    LTE Broadcast Pulse Check. Presentation given by GSA at TV Connect Conference.

    LTE Broadcast Pulse Check Presentation by Alan Hadden, VP, GSA - given at TV Connect in London, 27 April 2016 ===================== Please also see the GSA report "Evaluating the LTE Broadcast Opportunity" https://gsacom.com/paper/evaluating-the-lte-broadcast-opportunity/ ©Copyright 2016 GSA
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    LTE-Broadcast Alliance Formed

    LTE-Broadcast Alliance Formed Global Mobile Leaders Gather Around Next-Generation Broadcast Service April 27th, 2016 – At TV Connect 2016 in London, four of the world’s leading mobile network operators, representing North America, Australia, South Korea and the UK, announced they are forming the LTE-­‐Broadcast Alliance. Verizon, Telstra, kt and EE together represent more than 200 million mobile subscribers. Please download the press release for the full details.
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    Drayson Technologies and Radisys Corporation join GSA

    Global mobile Suppliers Association welcomes Drayson Technologies and Radisys as new Members 27 April 2016: Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA) are pleased to welcome Drayson Technologies and Radisys Corporation as new GSA Members. They join a growing number of companies driving mobile and wireless industry initiatives with the support of GSA. “The mobile industry is expanding as new technologies and solutions such as small cells and the Internet of Things bring us closer to the fully networked Mobile Broadband society,” said Joe Barrett, President, GSA. “Radisys and Drayson Technologies are examples of companies who are…
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    Spectrum Sharing: Licensed Shared Access (LSA) and Spectrum Access Systems (SAS): Intel

    Spectrum Sharing: Licensed Shared Access (LSA) and Spectrum Access Systems (SAS) Please log in to download this report. This Intel…

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    Mobile Fast Facts

    Mobile Fast Facts Key mobile facts from the latest GSA reports Covers: LTE and LTE-Advanced Networks: FDD and TDD (TD-LTE) deployments LTE User Devices : FDD and TDD (TD-LTE) products HSPA and HSPA+ (including DC-HSPA & 3C-HSPA+) Networks Mobile HD voice including VoLTE network deployments, service launches and user devices Mobile subscriptions: Q4 2015 Supporting maps and charts are available on www.gsacom.com as well as the referenced GSA reports. The Evolution to LTE report (100+ pages) is a restricted document and is available only for GSA member companies, Associates of GSA, and Network Operators ©…
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    Cumulative LTE Network Launches 2009 to 2016

    Cumulative LTE Network Launches 2009 to 2016 Please Login or Register to access this report's PDF download. Source of data: GSA Evolution to LTE reports and research up to April 8, 2016. This chart is free to use subject to accrediting GSA and website www.gsacom.com as the source. Copyright (c) – GSA (Global mobile Suppliers Association).
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    Global LTE network deployments, 494 commercially launched in 162 countries

    GSA MAP: Global LTE network deployments, 494 commercially launched in 162 countries Please Login or Register to access this report's PDF download Global LTE network deployments, 494 commercially launched in 162 countries MAP confirming the global scale of current LTE operator commitments, network deployments, commercial network launches, trials, and forecast for end 2016 Source of data: GSA Evolution to LTE report dated April 8, 2016 This map is free to use subject to accrediting GSA and website www.gsacom.com as the source © Copyright 2016 – GSA (Global mobile Suppliers Association)
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    VoLTE global status

    VoLTE global status Please Login or Register to access this report's PDF download 126 operators in 60 countries are investing in VoLTE deployments, studies or trials, including 55 operators that have commercially launched HD voice service using VoLTE in 34 countries. Download the list of all VoLTE system investments (deployments, launches, trials, studies) in this short document, which is an extract from the Evolution to LTE report published on April 8, 2016 https://gsacom.com/paper/gsa-evolution-to-lte-report-494-lte-networks-commercially-launched-in-162-countries/ © GSA 2016 – Global mobile Suppliers Association
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    LTE TDD (TD-LTE) global status

    LTE TDD (TD-LTE) global status Please Login or Register to access this report's PDF download The LTE TDD mode (TD-LTE) for operators with unpaired spectrum is enjoying growth in all regions. 72 operators in 43 countries have commercially launched LTE service using the TDD mode. 21 operators have deployed both FDD and TDD modes in their LTE networks. 1,943 devices i.e. 38% of LTE devices support LTE TDD (TD-LTE). Download the list of all 72 commercially launched LTE TDD networks including a summary of the operating frequency bands in this short status document, which is…
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    LTE1800 global status: network launches, user devices ecosystem

    LTE1800 global status – network launches, user devices ecosystem Please Login or Register to access this report's PDF download The most widely used spectrum for LTE network deployments is 1800 MHz (3GPP band 3). 226 LTE1800 networks are commercially launched in 104 countries. 1800 MHz is used in over 45% of LTE network deployments and also has the largest user devices ecosystem. Over 55% of LTE user terminals can operate in the 1800 MHz band. Download the list of all 226 commercially launched LTE1800 networks together with the status of the user devices ecosystem in…
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    LTE Broadcast (eMBMS): global status summary of deployments and activities

    LTE Broadcast (eMBMS) - global status summary of deployments and activities Please Login or Register to access this report's PDF download LTE Broadcast (eMBMS) - global status summary of deployments and activities There is a high level of activity in eMBMS/LTE Broadcast activities globally with traction building across all regions. Several use cases are being developed and trialled, and more are emerging. Download the list of all LTE Broadcast system investments (deployments, launches, trials, studies) in this short document, which is an extract from the Evolution to LTE report published on April 8, 2016. Complete…
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