3GPP SA1 completes its study into 5G requirements

Four new Technical Reports from 3GPP SA1 outline the New Services and Markets Technology Enablers (SMARTER) for next generation mobile telecommunications. All four were approved at the recent 3GPP SA#72 meeting, which now clears the way for the subsequent normative specification work to begin.

The Study started in 2015, with the identification of potential 5G use cases, resulting in TR22.891 which contains more than 70 different use cases. These use cases have been categorized in to different groups;

  • massive Internet of Things
  • Critical Communications
  • enhanced Mobile Broadband
  • Network Operation