Release Date: November 20, 2019
5G New Radio (NR) is a fast-evolving standard. While operators, network equipment vendors, and device manufacturers are pushing hard to deliver and implement the first 5G-NR commercial deployments, the work to develop the next NR specification revision is underway.
The first NR release (Rel-15) was completed in June 2018. And now it’s time for the next evolution: Rel-16. This new release introduces capacity and operational enhancements to Rel-15 as well as expansion to new verticals like V2X or unlicensed spectrum operation among others. The first version of the physical layer specification for Rel-16 is expected to be completed by December 2019.
Now that the Rel-15 specification is stable and the industry is working hard on delivering it to the public, it’s the right time to look into NR’s future. This webcast summarizes the 3GPP physical layer work that has been done for Rel-16 and what it is expected before the first version of the Rel-16 specification is completed. We will explore in detail some of the main Rel-16 features: Unlicensed access, V2X, MIMO enhancements, UE power saving, UE positioning, URLLC enhancements, etc.
This is part of our Keysight Engineering Education Webinar Series