Xiaomi to Lead Three Projects for 3GPP
Xiaomi has been invited to participate in three research projects being convened by 3GPP, the 3rd Generation Partnership Project. Chinese vendor will be leading these three projects and working with global partners to explore innovative communication technologies. These three projects were approved as part of 3GPP Release-18, an agreed system to provide technology developers with a stable platform for the implementation of features, and include research on 3GPP RAN (Radio Access Network) and 3GPP SA (Service & System Aspects).
The In-Device Coexistence (IDC) project for 3GPP RAN Release-18 aims to solve the problem of wireless self-interference inside the terminal equipment, which has long plagued operators and terminal manufacturers worldwide. The 3GPP research on IDC technology will facilitate coordination between terminals and networks to avoid mutual interference of electromagnetic waves, allowing devices to use multiple wireless modules more smoothly at the same time. It will improve user experience and make future smartphones compatible with more features.
The Ranging Based Services and Sidelink Positioning project of 3GPP SA Release-18 aim to enable technology to measure relative distance and angles. This has a wide range of applications including smart homes and offices, smart cities, object tracking, content sharing, and autonomous driving. The research is expected to contribute to the wider application of this technology and to securely empower the Internet of Things.
The Satellite Access Phase 2 project of 3GPP SA Rel-18 will help solve the problem of discontinuous coverage of satellite signals, a problem relating to the absence of satellite coverage. This project will ensure that after a gap in satellite coverage, the 5G core networks enable the temporary storage of uplink and downlink mobile phone data and ensure low power consumption of the phone until the phone re-enters an area with satellite coverage.
As an authoritative international standards organization in the information and communication industry, 3GPP has been developing communication industry standards for more than 20 years and guides the research direction for future wireless technology development globally. More than 200 active global manufacturers and operators are members of 3GPP, and the organization has successfully articulated widely-adopted international communication standards including 3G, 4G, and 5G.