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Status of UMTS-LTE 3500 MHz Work Item

Update - May 2011

3GPP RAN has made significant progress on the work on 3500MHz spectrum range for LTE and UMTS/UTRA. At the recent RAN Plenary meeting (RAN#51, March 2011) the major work item was 80% complete and is expected to be finalised by June 2011, after coordination with the European Radio Office 'IMT Matters' Project Team (ECC PT1) on alignment with their plan for band arrangements.

User equipment testing work items in 3GPP should be completed by September 2011.

Original Story, February 2011:

At the ETSI booth at the Mobile World Congress we were often asked about the status of the 3GPP specifications for UMTS and LTE around 3500MHz. Specification work is due for first publication in March 2011 (TSG#51), with a series of specifications updated or being created.

The UMTS-LTE 3500 MHz Technical Report (37.801) is already available as a study of current plans in the frequency bands 3.4-3.6 GHz and 3.6-3.8 GHz for UMTS and LTE systems.

Key sections of the UMTS-LTE 3500 MHz Work Item Report include:
  • Frequency band arrangements
  • Deployment aspects (European scenarios only added so far)
  • Study of UTRA requirements
  • Study of E-UTRA requirements
  • Required changes to UTRA FDD specifications
  • Required changes to E-UTRA specifications
  • Required changes to Multi-Standard Radio specifications
  • Required changes to UTRA TDD specifications

Further reading:

Click links for an up-to-date listings of the specs that are linked to 3GPP Work Items:

 


380173


RInImp8-UMTSLTE3500

UMTS/LTE 3500 MHz

100%

Rel-10

  RP-091380

history

2013‑06‑03

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UTRA, LTE

 


380073

-

...Core part: UMTS/LTE 3500 MHz

100%

Rel-10

R4;R2;R3

RP-091380

history

2011‑09‑09

RP#53 completed. TR 37.801v200 for Approval

25.101, 25.104, 25.113, 25.133, 25.141, 25.307, 25.307, 25.331, 25.461, 25.463, 34.124, 36.101, 36.104, 36.113, 36.141, 36.331, new 37.801



420013

LTE-UEConTest_LTE3500

...Conformance Test Aspects – LTE 3500

100%

Rel-10

R5

RP-080859

history

2013‑06‑03

RP#60 completed

36.508, 36.521-1, 36.521-2, 36.521-3



420014

RInImp-UEConTest_UMTS3500

...Conformance Test Aspects – UMTS 3500

100%

Rel-10

R5

RP-110386

history

2012‑06‑05

RP#56 completed

34.108, 34.121-1, 34.121-2

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