This report covers recent RAN Plenary activities and key decisions impacting the functionality & timeline of the 5G standard.
In the ongoing saga of politics and standardization commingling, this report bring you events which took place at RAN#84. Although politics didn't preclude companies from attending, it did impact how companies interact with each other and it will impact how they interact with each other in the future. Although there are no obvious detrimental effects to date, these new policies will not be good for the standardization process and the overall global telecom industry.
Aperiodic CSI-RSRedux was covered in the last 5G standardization update. This time around, the working agreement continued to face opposition - some publicly and some seemingly privately. It came down to a vote and the result wasn't good for the prospects of 5G commercialization and its initial market success.
Release 17 on the Distant Horizon. Although work within RAN won't start until next year (SA is well on its way), the RAN plenary set aside more than a full day to discuss potential functionality for Release 17. The report discusses many of the proposed items, which include lessons learned from initial launches, enhancements to R15 and R16 features, and new items.
Key Topics Covered
2. Aperiodic CSI-RS Redux
3. Release 17 on the Distant Horizon
3.2 Small Data
3.3 Sidelink (SL) Enhancements
3.4 Frequencies above 52.6 GHz
3.6 Industrial IoT (IIoT) URLLC
3.7 MIMO Enhancements
3.8 NTN (Non-terrestrial Networks)
3.9 IAB Enhancements
4. Final Thoughts
Index of Figures & Tables
Figure 1. 5G Milestone Schedule
Figure 2. Relays and Multi-hops
Figure 3. Sidelink Enhancements
Figure 4. Inbuilding Coverage Extension with UE Relays
Figure 5. MIMO Enhancements
Figure 6. Full Duplex IAB
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