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5G Indoor Precise Positioning

3GPP Release-16 contains enhancements for indoor and outdoor positioning techniques. One such enhancement combines multiple roundtrip time (multi-RTT) and angle of arrival (AoA) for more accurate wide-area outdoor positioning use cases.

Another important new capability that is coming with 3GPP Rel-16 is enhanced 5G positioning to benefit a wide range of new vertical use cases. Staying with the theme of industrial IoT in an indoor environment, this live over-the-air demonstration showcases how 5G can provide sub-meter 3D positioning for various applications, such as asset tracking and AGV control, utilizing multiple transmission points to measure time difference of arrival. The following live over-the-air video demonstrates multiple indoor small cells providing sub-meter 3D positioning for 5G industrial IoT applications such as asset tracking and AGV control:



5G positioning opens doors to many new use cases including industrial IoT and private networks. The following picture from Qualcomm summarises it nicely.


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