This is a one-day workshop in Cambridge open to all those interested in the need to shift away from TCP/IP in 5G core and RAN.
- The main challenges of the current technology include over-complex packet structure, poor mobility support and difficulty in supporting low latency applications.
- The main features of the new technology, expected to be in 3GPP Release 17, are (a) simplified packet headers through the movement of information into routing tables, and (b) offer separate synchronous and best-effort services.
This event is suitable for engineers working on parts of the system that would be affected by a change away from TCP/IP in core and RAN (such as security, addressing, transport layer, slicing, SDN, NFV, MEC, Control and User Plane Separation, etc) to explore how they might benefit from switching to the new protocols, and what features of current protocols would need to be retained.
This event is in liaison with ETSI Next Generation Protocols Industry Strategy Group.
See more details at http://www.etsi.org/technologies-clusters/technologies/next-generation-protocols under the "blog" tab.