The project has contributed to standards that are developing 5G. Some initiatives have been particularly interesting to the project, such as the ETSI work on receiver specifications and the 5G working groups within the Small Cell Forum and WWRF. The project has contributed to the development of these and more standardisation initiatives in order to bring SPEED-5G innovations towards the mass market. The list below provides further information in the standardisation activities to which SPEED-5G has contributed.
3GPP SA WG1 standardization meeting #74, Venice, 9-13 May 2016 (S1-161308)
At the 3GPP SA WG1 standardization meeting #74 held in Venice on 9-13 May 2016, Intel presented on behalf of the SPEED-5G consortium the discussion paper “Enhanced spectrum access use cases for 5G systems: the vision of the European funded projects ADEL and SPEED-5G“ (S1-161308). It is linked to the ongoing Release 13 Study Item called SMARTER (New Services and Markets Technology Enablers).
A contribution in preparation by SPEED-5G has been on hold, due to the RAN chairman’s de-prioritization of spectrum-related topics. The moratorium has been recently removed, and the SPEED-5G team has been preparing in 2018 to impact the RAN2 work.
- A Project Authorisation Request (PAR) for an amendment to the IEEE 1900.7 standard to enable QoS support in Radio Interface for White Space Dynamic Spectrum Access Radio Systems’ was accepted by IEEE 1900.7 WG and IEEE DySpan in March 2016.
- SPEED-5G tried to push forward the discussion related to MAC, but the group has been basically put on hold since few months, as some companies intend for internal reason to slow down the discussions related to MAC topics.
SPEED-5G is co-proposer, together with the German funded project PMSE-xG, of the WI on “Feasibility study on temporary spectrum access for local high-quality wireless networks”. The work is contained in the technical report DTR/RRS-0148, that reports relevant use cases of local high-quality wireless networks and identify most appropriate sharing frameworks, whether these are the current ones like Licensed Shared Access (LSA), Spectrum Access System (SAS), or enhancements or alternatives must be considered. The feasibility study is getting increasingly stable and in May 2017 it reached the internal version number 0.0.6. SPEED-5G has contributed to the ongoing discussion, presenting several ideas related to the work of the project on eDSA and its relations with LSA / SAS.
ITU-R, WP 5D
SPEED-5G has asked the chairman for a slot in 2H 2017 to discuss the main outcome of the project for which the project is still waiting for a feedback.
OFCOM (CH) and Ofcom (UK)
Workshops were organised with OFCOM (CH) and Ofcom (UK) in Q2/2016, where the eDSA approach proposed by SPEED-5G was discussed.
CEPT meeting ECC PT1/2017/ECC PT1#55 at German Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (Bundesministerium für Verkehr und digitale Infrastruktur BMVI), Berlin, 24-28 April 2017
On 27 April 2017, SPEED-5G coordinator Klaus Moessner from the University of Surrey presented the scope of SPEED-5G, aiming to deliver 5G KPIs through breaking down the technology silos that dominate the cellular, WiFi, and IoT communication systems. He presented the enhanced Dynamic Spectrum Access (eDSA) approach and the specification of the architecture as well as a discussion on the optimisation of resource efficiency.