Welcome!

News Feed Item

4G Americas Publishes Primer on 3GPP Release 12

BELLEVUE, WA -- (Marketwired) -- 03/25/14 -- In 2013, global mobile data traffic grew 81 percent, while the number of mobile connections grew by another half billion, according to Cisco's Visual Networking Index. As a recent 4G Americas white paper explains, 3GPP Release 11 (Rel-11) and Release 12 (Rel-12) provides operators with powerful new tools for staying ahead of that demand.

4G Americas, a wireless trade association representing the 3GPP family of technologies, today published an executive summary of the Release 12 section of 4G Mobile Broadband Evolution: 3GPP Release 11 & Release 12 and Beyond, a white paper that was first published in February 2014 and authored by members of a 4G Americas working group. The new executive summary, Inside 3GPP Release 12: Understanding the Standards for HSPA+ and LTE-Advanced Enhancements is ideal for journalists, analysts, regulators and others who want a concise primer that explains Rel-12's major features and how they benefit operators and customers.

Michael Peeters, CTO, Wireless Business Line at Alcatel-Lucent and leader of the 4G Americas working group, commented, "Mobile broadband has become a key economic driver; with it, information, safety, entertainment and enterprise applications are meeting the insatiable demand of citizens in the world." Peeters continued, "Ongoing standards work at 3GPP will be a primary factor to continue to deliver network and device performance to meet these growing demands."

Work began on Rel-12 in December 2012, just as Rel-11 standards were being finalized. Rel-12 is scheduled to be ratified by this September, with the exception of radio access network (RAN) protocols that will be finalized by December 2014.

The primary goal of Rel-12 is to provide mobile operators with new options for increasing capacity, extending battery life, maximizing cost efficiency, supporting diverse applications and traffic types, enhancing backhaul and providing customers with a richer, faster and more reliable experience with HSPA+ and LTE-Advanced. Some examples:

  • Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) antenna systems receive two Channel State Information (CSI) enhancements and its benefits include improved spectral efficiency. As a result, Rel-12 MIMO is one preferred solution for operators in markets where additional spectrum will not be available for several more years.
  • Small cells are an ideal way for operators to provide coverage and capacity where they are most needed. Rel-12 maximizes small cells' spectral efficiency while reducing their signaling load on the core network, all of which makes it easier and faster for operators to widely deploy LTE small cells.
  • Proximity Services (ProSe) enhance LTE's ability to support first responders by enabling devices that are near each other to communicate directly rather than via the cellular network. This feature lets public safety personnel continue to use LTE for voice, video and broadband communications even when a network is unavailable, such as following a disaster.
  • Machine-to-machine (M2M) services are significantly different from smartphone applications in terms of how often and how long they connect. Rel-12 accommodates M2M's unique needs with new features such as power-saving states, all of which makes LTE a best-suited enabler for the Internet of Things.
  • Multimedia Broadcast/Multicast Services (MBMS) enhancements provide operators with new tools for seamlessly maintaining service when a node or interface fails. That reliability helps make LTE appropriate for mission-critical enterprise applications and public safety communications.

"3GPP provides blueprints for the future evolution of mobile technology as the world consolidates around LTE allowing for improved scope and scale with international coverage," said Vicki Livingston, Head of Communications for 4G Americas and co-leader of the 4G Americas working group that produced the white paper. "This summary condenses the detailed information in the full white paper on Release 12 to allow a snapshot of the improvements that are defined in the technology roadmap that will be commercialized in the next several years."

For more complete information, the full white paper, 4G Mobile Broadband Evolution: 3GPP Release 11 & Release 12 and Beyond, written collaboratively by members of 4G Americas, is available for free download at www.4gamericas.org.

About 4G Americas: Unifying the Americas through Mobile Broadband Technology
4G Americas is an industry trade organization composed of leading telecommunications service providers and manufacturers. The organization's mission is to advocate for and foster the advancement and full capabilities of the 3GPP family of mobile broadband technologies, including LTE-Advanced, throughout the ecosystem's networks, services, applications and wirelessly connected devices in the Americas. 4G Americas contributes to the success of 3GPP technologies and their No. 1 place in the region. 4G Americas is headquartered in Bellevue, Wash. More information is available at www.4gamericas.org.

4G Americas' Board of Governors members include: Alcatel-Lucent, América Móvil, AT&T, Cable & Wireless, Cisco, CommScope, Entel, Ericsson, HP, Mavenir, Nokia Solutions and Networks, Openwave Mobility, Qualcomm, Rogers, T-Mobile USA and Telefónica.

Add to Digg Bookmark with del.icio.us Add to Newsvine

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
Coca-Cola’s Google powered digital signage system lays the groundwork for a more valuable connection between Coke and its customers. Digital signs pair software with high-resolution displays so that a message can be changed instantly based on what the operator wants to communicate or sell. In their Day 3 Keynote at 21st Cloud Expo, Greg Chambers, Global Group Director, Digital Innovation, Coca-Cola, and Vidya Nagarajan, a Senior Product Manager at Google, will discuss how from store operations...
SYS-CON Events announced today that IBM has been named “Diamond Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st Cloud Expo, which will take place on October 31 through November 2nd 2017 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Ryobi Systems will exhibit at the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Ryobi Systems Co., Ltd., as an information service company, specialized in business support for local governments and medical industry. We are challenging to achive the precision farming with AI. For more information, visit http:...
As you move to the cloud, your network should be efficient, secure, and easy to manage. An enterprise adopting a hybrid or public cloud needs systems and tools that provide: Agility: ability to deliver applications and services faster, even in complex hybrid environments Easier manageability: enable reliable connectivity with complete oversight as the data center network evolves Greater efficiency: eliminate wasted effort while reducing errors and optimize asset utilization Security: imple...
High-velocity engineering teams are applying not only continuous delivery processes, but also lessons in experimentation from established leaders like Amazon, Netflix, and Facebook. These companies have made experimentation a foundation for their release processes, allowing them to try out major feature releases and redesigns within smaller groups before making them broadly available. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Brian Lucas, Senior Staff Engineer at Optimizely, will discuss how by using...
The next XaaS is CICDaaS. Why? Because CICD saves developers a huge amount of time. CD is an especially great option for projects that require multiple and frequent contributions to be integrated. But… securing CICD best practices is an emerging, essential, yet little understood practice for DevOps teams and their Cloud Service Providers. The only way to get CICD to work in a highly secure environment takes collaboration, patience and persistence. Building CICD in the cloud requires rigorous ar...
Transforming cloud-based data into a reportable format can be a very expensive, time-intensive and complex operation. As a SaaS platform with more than 30 million global users, Cornerstone OnDemand’s challenge was to create a scalable solution that would improve the time it took customers to access their user data. Our Real-Time Data Warehouse (RTDW) process vastly reduced data time-to-availability from 24 hours to just 10 minutes. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Mark Goldin, Chief Technolo...
In this strange new world where more and more power is drawn from business technology, companies are effectively straddling two paths on the road to innovation and transformation into digital enterprises. The first path is the heritage trail – with “legacy” technology forming the background. Here, extant technologies are transformed by core IT teams to provide more API-driven approaches. Legacy systems can restrict companies that are transitioning into digital enterprises. To truly become a lead...
SYS-CON Events announced today that CAST Software will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. CAST was founded more than 25 years ago to make the invisible visible. Built around the idea that even the best analytics on the market still leave blind spots for technical teams looking to deliver better software and prevent outages, CAST provides the software intelligence that matter ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Daiya Industry will exhibit at the Japanese Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Ruby Development Inc. builds new services in short period of time and provides a continuous support of those services based on Ruby on Rails. For more information, please visit https://github.com/RubyDevInc.
When it comes to cloud computing, the ability to turn massive amounts of compute cores on and off on demand sounds attractive to IT staff, who need to manage peaks and valleys in user activity. With cloud bursting, the majority of the data can stay on premises while tapping into compute from public cloud providers, reducing risk and minimizing need to move large files. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Scott Jeschonek, Director of Product Management at Avere Systems, discussed the IT and busine...
Is advanced scheduling in Kubernetes achievable? Yes, however, how do you properly accommodate every real-life scenario that a Kubernetes user might encounter? How do you leverage advanced scheduling techniques to shape and describe each scenario in easy-to-use rules and configurations? In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 21st Cloud Expo, Oleg Chunikhin, CTO at Kublr, will answer these questions and demonstrate techniques for implementing advanced scheduling. For example, using spot instances ...
As businesses evolve, they need technology that is simple to help them succeed today and flexible enough to help them build for tomorrow. Chrome is fit for the workplace of the future — providing a secure, consistent user experience across a range of devices that can be used anywhere. In her session at 21st Cloud Expo, Vidya Nagarajan, a Senior Product Manager at Google, will take a look at various options as to how ChromeOS can be leveraged to interact with people on the devices, and formats th...
First generation hyperconverged solutions have taken the data center by storm, rapidly proliferating in pockets everywhere to provide further consolidation of floor space and workloads. These first generation solutions are not without challenges, however. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Wes Talbert, a Principal Architect and results-driven enterprise sales leader at NetApp, will discuss how the HCI solution of tomorrow will integrate with the public cloud to deliver a quality hybrid cloud e...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Yuasa System will exhibit at the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Yuasa System is introducing a multi-purpose endurance testing system for flexible displays, OLED devices, flexible substrates, flat cables, and films in smartphones, wearables, automobiles, and healthcare.