White Papers

Please read our project white papers from the list below:

[01] Setting the Standards for the Hyper-Connected World: Harmonisation of 5G and IoT standards between Europe and China

Authors: Latif Ladid, Yuming Ge, Xin Guan, Kejun Wei and Song Luo

Abstract: Europe and China are at the forefront of technological advances in areas related to the Future Internet. While both parties share common technological objectives, there is still room for improvement in what concerns bilateral co-operation. The Project EXCITING (EU-China Study on IoT and 5G) was created to support the development of favourable conditions for co-operation between the European and Chinese research and innovation ecosystems in the key strategic domains of IoT and 5G, with a focus on standardisation and interoperability.

The two prime anchors of standardisation between Europe and China are 3GPP for 5G and oneM2M for IoT. Both have been initiated by the European standard body ETSI and include the China Communications Standards Association (CCSA) as a partner, as well as other world standardisations bodies (ARIB, ATIS, TSDSI, TTA, TTC).

The collaboration between the 5G IA, the 5G Forum China and the AIOTI with the China AII2 adds another dimension of cooperation of joint harmonisation and alignment in the industry efforts.

In this white paper we review the ongoing standardisation activities related to the Future Internet, 5G and IoT, and reflect on the need for harmonisation and alignment between Europe and China.

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