ATIS Webinar: 5G Standards Developments in 3GPP Release 16 and Beyond


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In Release 16, 3GPP delivered important updates to 5G specifications to broaden their range of commercial applications and improve the efficiency of networks. 3GPP is now further enhancing 5G in Release 17 and starting to plan Release 18. This webinar provides an up-to-date view of the completed 3GPP Release 16 work with a particular focus on how the work is expanding capabilities of 5G and enhancing the technical performance of the mobile system.  It also looks ahead to future 3GPP deliverables and their use cases.

The webinar will cover:

  • The status of 3GPP’s work and organization’s roadmap for the future
  • The main themes the delivered Release 16 features in 3GPP specifications
  • How enhancements to 5G are helping the 5G market proposition (e.g., through new service opportunities, or enhanced efficiency of 5G networks)
  • The long-term outlook in mobile standards

The webinar will give a broad overview of 3GPP’s work and introduce some of the key technology elements.  It is suitable for people in technical roles and technical executives who want to understand the current state of 5G standardization.


Greg Schumacher
Global Standards
T-Mobile USA


Greg Schumacher has been involved in wireless technology standards since 1999.  He has been with Nextel-Sprint-T-Mobile USA since 2004 involved in many aspects of network standards development.  He has been active at various times with IETF, OMA, ATIS, TIA, 3GPP, 3GPP2, WiMAX Forum, IEEE 802.16, ETSI, and GSMA.  In the recent past he held vice-chair positions in several ATIS WTSC sub-committees. His current focus is on service and feature requirements (3GPP SA 1) and security (3GPP SA 3). He is currently a 3GPP SA 1 vice-chair and a 3GPP TSG-SA vice-chair.  He has contributed to various FCC CSRIC III-VI working groups and is participating in several FCC CSRIC VII working groups. He currently covers the following standards groups: 3GPP TSG-SA, SA 1 and SA 3; ATIS PTSC; ETSI ETI, several IETF Security Area working groups.

Puneet Jain
Principal Engineer and Director of Technical Standards
Next Generation Standards Group
Intel Corporation
3GPP SA WG2 Chairman

Puneet Jain is a Principal Engineer and Director of Technical Standards at Next Generation and Standards Group at Intel Corporation where he is leading research and standardization on end-to-end network architecture for mobile broadband technologies such as 4G-LTE and 5G. Puneet is 3GPP SA WG2 Chairman and has also served as 3GPP SA WG2 Vice-Chairman (2015 – 2019) and oneM2M Steering Committee Vice-Chairman (2014 – 2016). He has actively participated in various global standardization bodies including 3GPP, WiMAX Forum, IEEE 802.16j, ETSI TC M2M, oneM2M, GSMA, and ATIS. In his previous roles at Intel, he was chairman of WiMAX-3GPP interworking subteam at WiMAX Forum, involved in the design and development of ATM RAN reference implementation for Intel Network Processors.

Wanshi Chen
Senior Director, Technology
3GPP RAN1 Chairman

Wanshi Chen is currently 3GPP TSG RAN1 Chairman appointed in August 2017, where under this position, he has successfully managed and led successful delivery of the first and the second 5G New Radio (NR) releases. Wanshi has over 20 years of experiences in telecommunications in leading telecom companies including operators, infrastructure vendors, and chipset vendors. He has been with Qualcomm since 2006. The highest degree that Wanshi has received is a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA.


Iain Sharp
Principal Technologist

Iain Sharp is a principal technologist at ATIS with an interest in the areas of mobile networks and their evolution. Within ATIS, Iain is technical lead for groups including the 5G North American Needs Focus Group and the Unmanned Aerial Vehicles group. Iain has been involved in the work of 3GPP since its foundation and has served as vice-chair of 3GPP CT Plenary. Prior to joining ATIS Iain lead mobile network standards activities for a major equipment vendor and developed several patents for mobile technology.