3GPP 5G Rel-17 standard extended for half a year to June 2022 freeze

On the evening of December 7, the 5G standard promotion organization 3GPP announced that the 5G Rel-17 standard will be postponed for half a year. It is reported that the main reason for the extension of the standard is the global epidemic. Now engineers can only rely on emails and conference calls to communicate, which is much less efficient than face-to-face communication, resulting in the extension of the standard.

It is reported that the main reason for the extension of the standard is the global epidemic. Now engineers can only rely on emails and conference calls to communicate, which is much less efficient than face-to-face communication, resulting in the extension of the standard.

  

In July this year, the international standards organization 3GPP announced the freeze of the R16 standard, marking the completion of the first evolutionary version of 5G. While the R16 standard further enhances the eMBB features, it deepens the capabilities of URLLC and mMTC in two important scenarios, and also takes into account factors such as cost, efficiency, and performance, so that the basic investment in communication can play a greater role. 5G has further entered all walks of life and spawned new digital ecological industries, further contributing to the digital transformation of society and economy.

It is understood that the 5G Rel-17 standard will further optimize and improve the 5G network standard on the basis of 5G Rel-16, mainly including multi-antenna technology, low latency and high reliability, industrial Internet, terminal energy saving, positioning and vehicle networking technology. In addition, 5G Rel-17 will also propose some new service and capability requirements, including coverage enhancement, multicast broadcasting, terminal direct communication for emergency communications and commercial applications, and multi-SIM terminal optimization.

However, for 5G mobile phone users, the 5G Rel-17 or even 5G Rel-16 standards will not have any impact. These standards mainly improve the 5G network, and are mostly oriented to the industrial, automotive and commercial fields. 5G mobile phone Internet access, Features like games are long overdue.

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