The 3GPP Project Co-ordination Group (PCG) meeting #36 and Organizational Partner (OP) meeting were held in Beijing, China on the 11th and 12th April 2018. Mr. Zemin Yang, Secretary-General of China Communications Standards Association (CCSA) addressed the meeting on behalf of CCSA. Ms. Zhiqin Wang, CAICT vice-president, chaired the meeting.
As a high-level management conference, 3GPP PCG/OP meeting is crucial to the determination of 3GPP’s overall development direction. This PCG meeting heard the reports of the chairmen from all technical groups, finally confirmed the frozen version of 3GPP R15, passed 2018 work plan on market promotion, project management, 3GPP submission to ITU on IMT-2020, and heard the report of market partner organizations. The meeting also passed a number of new 5G projects, and Chinese companies assumed many project rapporteur positions.
It is also an important topic of this conference to encourage vertical industry users to join 3GPP. Vertical industry application is an important direction for 5G in the future. At the meeting, partner organizations welcomed enterprises from vertical industries and more industry-related projects. To better ensure that different vertical industry companies participate in 3GPP meetings, 3GPP will provide training on working procedures.