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Analyst Angle: R&D to patents —The complex nature of 3GPP and standards

The 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) met this week in San Diego, California, to finalize Release 15, which includes 5G New Radio (NR), and set the workplan for Release 16, which includes several enhancements to 5G, including the full specification of the Next Generation Core (NG Core) and Ultra Reliable and Low Latency Communications (URLLC). Contrary to popular belief, the 3GPP is not a standards organization, but a partnership project with Standard Setting Organizations (SSOs) agreeing to collaborate to produce global Technical Reports (TRs).

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