As the global telecommunications industry determines the parameters of its next-generation network of superfast connections, one company is playing an outsize role: China’s Huawei Technologies Co.
Signals Research Group’s Michael Thelander reports significant 5G standards, label work from ongoing 3GPP Plenary in Croatia.
A proposal to accelerate the non-stand-alone (NSA) implementation of 5G New Radio (NR) made it through the 3GPP, paving the way for enabling large-scale trials and deployments based on the specification starting in 2019 instead of 2020.
There have already been indications that Verizon’s 5GTF specifications wouldn’t adhere to the 3GPP’s forthcoming 5G standards. In October, Signals Research Group founder Michael Thelander said…
Michael Thelander, who has been involved in the 3GPP standardization process since the initial work on the 5G standard, said that based on his research, there’s not an obvious migration path between the Verizon platform and what’s being developed by the industry standards body 3GPP.