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A new logo for 5G Specifications

February 7, 2017

We have approved a new logo to be used on 3GPP 5G specifications from Release 15 onwards. The logo has a new wave pattern, but is a development of the existing LTE waves, using the green of the LTE-Advanced Pro version. The idea is to keep a familiar design aspect with the use of plain black text and textured waves, but to make the logo stronger and sharper – ready for use on the new radio and next generation core specifications for 5G.

The use of the 5G logo on 3GPP specification cover sheets is intended to help the industry to identify at which point in time 5G features will appear. It will be used on the relevant 5G Phase 1 specifications in Release 15 (Complete by late 2018) and then the 5G Phase 2, Release 16 specifications - for completion in 2020. It will also be used for releases beyond, as it is probable that 5G will span a series of releases, as was the case with LTE, which started with Release 8 - continuing beyond Release 14.

For companies and partners wishing to use the 5G logo, a usage guide and logo policy is available on line at

System and Service achievements in Release 14

December 7, 2016
In the last of four interviews filmed at the TSG Plenary meetings, in Vienna, Adrian Scrase, ETSI CTO, talks to Erik Guttman, the 3GPP SA Chairman.
The Vimeo interview discusses;
  • Two key Release 14 features from SA.
  • 3GPP progress on multicast and broadcast content delivery over LTE in Rel-14.
  • Release 15 and 5G, with Stage 1 Requirements now published.

5G New Radio – Hard decisions ahead

December 7, 2016
In a new video interview - Dino Flore, 3GPP RAN Chairman, speaks to ETSI's Adrian Scrase about progress on studies for the new radio technology - scheduled for normative work in Release 15. The interview brings some insights in to the hard decisions on exactly what goes in to Release 15, a process that will be in full swing by the March RAN Plenary meeting.

Standards for the IoT

December 2, 2016

iot summary tmnailWith news reports out this week, that the 3GPP standard is set to be in 35% of low power wide area (LPWA) network connections by 2020, our Working Group RAN3 Chairman - Philippe Reininger - has given a timely presentation at the IoT Business & Technologies Congress (November 30, in Singapore), outlining the latest progress made on specifications for the IoT market.

3GPP now has what he described as a 'portfolio of technologies' that 3GPP operators can use to address market needs. The presentation helps to explain and summarise the major features - eMTC, NB-IOT and EC-GSM-IoT - completed in 3GPP Release 13.

However, the main part of the presentation covered the enhancements that will be published in Release-14, which is due for completion by June 2017.

Interview - The Core Network for 5G

December 7, 2016

At TSG#74 in Vienna, Adrian Scrase and Georg Mayer talked about the features that will lead to the first 5G systems from 3GPP and considered the need for a more flexible & customized approach to the next generation of core networks...See the video Interview.

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