5G North American Needs Focus Group
The first full set of 5G specifications was completed in 3Q 2019 in 3GPP Release 15. 3GPP then directed its attention on future releases to further define and enhance the newly established 5G system. As 3GGP continues to enhance 5G to support new markets, improved performance and management capabilities, it is important to ensure that North American needs in these areas are addressed.
This focus group manages a consensus view of North American industry needs into 3GPP and will consider the potential need for R18 and beyond studies to identify potential gaps or North American needs not being addressed. The focus group also works closely with the ATIS WTSC as well as other ATIS 5G and future network efforts to support a more detailed analysis and alignment with specific 3GPP activities.