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LTE-NR tight-interworking and the first steps to 5G

For 5G systems to start delivering value immediately, initial components of the New Radio (NR) technology need to satisfy both urgent market needs – by assisting LTE radio – and the longer-term requirements of 5G. In this context, LTE-NR tight-interworking is one of the most important technology components.

In this blog post, we will explain the concept and describe the key features now being standardized by the 3GPP.

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5G now started in 3GPP

Work on next-generation wireless access, commonly referred to as 5G, has officially started in 3GPP with the 5G workshop – attended by a record number of 500 technical leaders. The workshop was held in conjunction with the RAN plenary in Phoenix, AZ, USA, where a study item on channel modelling for frequencies up to 100 GHz was approved.

In this blog post I will share some reflections on the workshop.

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Release 14 – the start of 5G standardization

Release 14 will mark the start of 5G work in 3GPP. In addition to the continued LTE evolution, a new radio access technology will be standardized, and these two technologies together will form 5G radio access. In this blog post, I will shed some light on a number of the key areas – low latency communication, spectrum flexibility, machine type communication, multi-antenna and multi-site transmission techniques, and ultra-lean design – and how they can be part of the upcoming 5G work in 3GPP.

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