5GPPP appears to be taking the lead in 5G standards

5GPPP has "done the best job of disseminating a lot of information, and they've also been able to bring in a lot of players," said Daryl Schoolar, a principal analyst at Ovum and a Fierce contributor. Schoolar's claim is evidenced by the 5GPPP's litany of sub-groups, including METIS-II, mmMAGIC and 5GNORMA, each of which focuses on a singular element of 5G.

Adding even more to the group's punch is its clear deadlines (each project lasts between 24 and 36 months) and members including Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, Huawei,  Orange Labs, Deutsche Telekom and more.

That's one of the insights into the 5G standards process uncovered by FierceWirelessTech and its special report into the issue. Check out this report for more on the 5GPPP along with the ITU, 3GPP, NGMN and more.