3GPP

5G gets a rebrand

The 3GPP has unveiled the official 5G brand, in apparent resignation to the inevitability of everyone banging on about 5G regardless of whether it officially exists.

3GPP completes standardization of NB-IoT

Telecoms standardization body 3GPP has announced is has completed the standardization of the NB-IoT narrowband radio technology designed specifically for IoT use.

SK Telecom launches commercial LTE Advanced service

South Korean operator SK Telecom has launched what it says is the world’s first commercially available LTE-Advanced service. The operator said it is offering LTE-Advanced at standard LTE prices.

Stephen Hayes, chairman, 3GPP Systems Group

As a principal engineer at Ericsson, Stephen Hayes has been extensively involved in the development of GSM and related systems such as LTE and IMS over the past ten years. He also holds a number of patents in the area of telecommunications.

Polls

What role will consumers expect telcos to play when COVID-19 is behind us?

  • As a reliable utility similar to the role they have managed to play during the pandemic (45%, 13 Votes)
  • Rolling out new technologies and services to support new customer behaviours (28%, 8 Votes)
  • Turning special service offerings during the pandemic into standard offerings (17%, 5 Votes)
  • As a digital platform that they have struggled to change into since the pre-COVID times (10%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 19

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