5G-Advanced will play an important role bridging from 5G to 6G with new features previously not standardised in 3GPP. New features will be developed in Release-18 in 2024.

What is 5G-Advanced?

The second phase of the 3GPP 5G standardisation process will bring a new wave of wireless innovations in the form of 5G Advanced, that will push technology boundaries in three broad directions; performance improvements, better management and greater efficiency, and enhancement for specific use cases.

5G-Advanced will provide all kinds of smart connectivity, including services that focus on uplink communication and connect people moving at high velocities, such as those on trains and on planes. 5G-Advanced will also efficiently support highly immersive and interactive applications, which will be widely deployed in the entertainment, training and education sectors.

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