Janne Peisa, Ericsson
Janne Peisa is responsible for coordinating Ericsson’s research on 5G Evolution and Beyond 5G activities. He has been working at Ericsson in the research and development of 3G, 4G and 5G systems since 1998. Previously, he has coordinated Ericsson’s radio-access network standardization activities in 3GPP, and lead Ericsson Research 5G program. In 2001, he received the Ericsson Inventor of the Year award. He has authored several publications and patents and holds both an M.SC. and a Ph.D. from the University of Helsinki, Finland.
NR evolution – realizing the full potential of 5G
With the completion of the first release (Rel-15) of the 3GPP fifth-generation (5G) NR specifications, the focus of the research community is now being directed towards the next step in the evolution of wireless mobile communication. Similar to earlier generations, it can be expected that the next ten years will see a gradual evolution of NR, introducing new innovative technology components and further enhancing the capabilities and expanding the scope of 5G wireless access.
In this speech, we describe the evolution of 5G NR in 3GPP. In Rel-16, the capabilities of NR will be extended to introduce support for e.g. self-backhauling with Integrated Access Backhaul (IAB), operation in unlicensed spectrum (NR-U), vechicle-to-vechile communication. Examples of potential further enhancements to NR in later releases include operation in higher frequencies and enhancements to better support machine learning and artificial intelligence.