Data criteria for each radio technology
In SEP OmniLytics, the criteria for 5G/LTE SEP landscapes include only SEPs that meet the following criteria:
- The technical specification must include at least one 3GPP specified 5G or LTE technical report/specification.
5G: release 15 ~17
LTE: release 8 and after
According to 3GPP, some technical specifications will be updated with each new release, leading to some SEPs marked as 2G, 3G, LTE, or 5G simultaneously. Therefore, each radio technology generation is specified by referencing the release versions, technical specification versions, and project names.
- The release version is not available (N/A)
In consideration of the fact that a high ratio of SEP declarations made by many companies lacks relevant release information (including version number, release information, or project names), the N/A criterion is also included.
- 5G: Declared on or after June 1, 2016 (R15)
LTE: Declared on or after January 23, 2003 (R8)
Theoretically, any declaration prior to the date of the 3GPP Release 15 for 5G and Release 8 for LTE is not considered to be a 5G/LTE application and is therefore under any scrutiny if such a SEP is claimed to be a 5G/LTE SEP. This is under the assumption that no relevant technical specification is existent before the said release version.
Note: The project names on the original documents submitted to ETSI by the declaring companies are not considered as a single criterion as a SEP declaration’s essentiality may be compromised if the conditions listed above are not met.