Standards, from IEEE, IETF, 3GPP, and Beyond
Dr. János Farkas,
Dr. Balázs Varga,
A core set of IEEE 802.1 Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) specifications is available for standard Ethernet and applicable to multiple verticals. In addition to the base technology, IEEE 802.1 works on TSN profiles to ensure interoperability and to facilitate the adoption of the technology. However, specifications solving larger network deployment scenarios and ensuring determinism over a wireless network providing mobility are also required to support new use cases. IETF Deterministic Networking (DetNet) provides TSN like capabilities at the Internet Protocol (IP) and Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) layers to meet the former challenge. For the latter, the 3GPP defined 5G standards enable among others Ultra Reliable Low Latency Communication (URLLC) over the wireless link and features for Industrial IoT. Finally, the 5G Alliance for Connected Industries and Automation (5G-ACIA) enables network convergence by transferring 5G developments into the industrial domain, exploring new operator models, and evaluating technical, regulatory, and business aspects.
1. IEEE 802.1 TSN, János Farkas;
2. IETF DetNet, Balázs Varga;
3. 3GPP URLLC, Gino Masini;
4. 5G-ACIA, Anna Larmo