- TECHNICAL HIGHLIGHTS
- A Release 17 update
- Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in NG-RAN: New Study in RAN3
- 3GPP Multimedia Codecs, Systems and Services
- Is healthcare the next big thing for 5G?
- From IMT-2020 to beyond
- PARTNER FOCUS
- PCSE – Enabling Operational Mobility for European Public Safety Responders
- WBA – One Global Network with OpenRoaming(TM)
- ESOA – Fulfilling the promise of Anytime, from anywhere and on any device & networks (ATAWAD)
- TCCA – Trusted standards mean trusted communications
- GSA – mmWave bands for 5G
- NGMN – Global alignment for the benefit of end users as new focus areas emerge
- 5GAA – Study of Spectrum Needs for Safety Related Intelligent Transportation Systems – Day 1 and Advanced Use Cases
- A LOOK INSIDE
- Ensuring device compliance to standards
- Release 17 timeline agreed
- Initiative to remove non-inclusive terms in specifications
- New Members listing
- The 3GPP group structure
- Calendar of 3GPP meetings
- NEWS IN BRIEF
In this post we are looking at the Initiative to remove non-inclusive terms in specifications. Quoting from the newsletter:
3GPP groups have started the process of replacing terminology in our specifications that is non-inclusive. The entire leadership proposed jointly a change request (CR) to the specification drafting rules (TR21.801), following an initiative led by several individual members.
In their joint proposal to the TSG SA#90-e meeting, the leaders wrote: “While there are potentially numerous language issues that could be considered offensive, there are two that are most acknowledged and focused on in the industry and applicable to the 3GPP Specifications. These terminologies are “Master / Slave” and “Whitelist / Blacklist” that are often used in 3GPP and other telecommunications technical documents.”
What next? – Change requests will now follow on any Release 17 reports and specifications that need their content brought in line with this policy.
- SP-201042: Tdoc from the leadership – Inclusive Language in 3GPP Specifications
- SP-201142: Change Request to Specification drafting rules.
- SP-201143: Liaison Statement on: Use of Inclusive Language in 3GPP.
- TR21.801: 3GPP Specification drafting rules
The main page for 3GPP highlights is here.
- The 3G4G Blog: NWDAF in 3GPP Release-16 and Release-17
- The 3G4G Blog: Positioning Techniques for 5G NR in 3GPP Release-16
- The 3G4G Blog: ATIS Webinar on ‘5G Standards Developments in 3GPP Release 16 and Beyond’
- The 3G4G Blog: Anritsu Webinar on ‘Evolution of 5G from 3GPP Rel-15 to Rel-17 and Testing Challenges’
- The 3G4G Blog: 5G Evolution with Matthew Baker, Nokia
- The 3G4G Blog: Three New Standards to Accelerate 5G Wireless Wireline Convergence (WWC)
- The 3G4G Blog: 5G Integrated Access and Backhaul (IAB) Enhancements in Rel-17
- The 3G4G Blog: Business Role Models for Network Slicing and iRAT Mobility for Cellular Internet of Things (CIoT) in Release 16
- The 3G4G Blog: 5G Enhanced URLLC (eURLLC)