Remarkable Results Achieved in 3GPP RAN4 #79AH Meeting Co-hosted by ASTRI and Huawei

HONG KONG, June 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI) and Huawei are pleased to announce that the international standard meeting of 3GPP RAN4 #79AH has been successfully concluded today (30 Jun 2016).

The 3-day meeting was held from 28 to 30 June and drew the participation of around 60 delegates from global telecommunications operators, equipment manufacturers, mobile terminals and chipset vendors including China Mobile, NTT DOCOMO, Vodafone, Huawei, ZTE, Ericsson, Nokia, China Academy of Telecommunications Technology (CATT), Intel, Qualcomm, HiSilicon, Samsung, MediaTek, LG Electronics, Sony and NEC and etc., who shared the common objectives of facilitating the standardisation progress of Narrow Band IOT (NB-IOT) and LTE-Advanced timely.

After three days' intensive and fruitful meetings, several important outcomes and remarkable results have been achieved in the topics including BS RF conformance testing, radio resource management (RRM) and demodulation performance for NB-IOT; user equipment (UE) RRM, demodulation and channel state information (CSI) reporting for licensed-assisted access to unlicensed spectrum (LAA); and elevation beamforming/full-dimension multi-input multi-output (MIMO) for UE demodulation in LTE-Advanced.

Mr. Xutao Zhou, Chairman of 3GPP RAN4 remarked, "We are very grateful that ASTRI hosted this important meeting in 3GPP NB-IOT and LTE-Advanced standardisation together with Huawei. ASTRI has paid a lot of efforts to prepare for this meeting and ensure its smooth running which contribute to its success. Delegates from around the world have achieved significant consensus during the meeting, and had an enjoyable stay in Hong Kong."

Dr. Frank Tong, Chief Executive Officer of ASTRI said, "It is indeed ASTRI's honour to host this meaningful meeting with Huawei. We are pleased that the meeting has achieved substantial progress. This will definitely make an impact on the current definition of 5G network and facilitate the development of Internet of Things (IoT) and Smart City."

3GPP RAN4 #79AH meeting was co-hosted by ASTRI and Huawei. It is the first time for ASTRI to hold the 3GPP RAN4 meeting and it is the first time this meeting is held in Hong Kong in its history.

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Source: Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI)
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