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Special notice

2019-03-18
TSG CT meeting #83 approved in principle the withdrawal of TS 24.323 from Releases 11, 12 and 13. The rationale will be prepared in a special work item currently being drafted by Vodafone. The procedures of TR 21.900 clause 4.9B apply.
The withdrawal WID can be found in CP-191151 to CT#84.

2019-06-03
The above proposal was approved at CT#84.

 

An important note on the contents of the "latest" spec folder on the 3GPP file server

Prior to June 2019, the specifications held in the "latest" folder  - https://www.3gpp.org/ftp/Specs/latest/ - were cleared down after each plenary round, repopulated with specs which had not changed at the most recent TSG meeting round, and then gradually populated with new spec versions as they became available from MCC. In effect, this meant that the "latest" folder was a direct copy of the most recent meeting-related folder. However, this practice gave rise to many enquiries as to why the "latest" folder was suddenly found to be devoid of any specs at all immediately after a TSG round - users were confused as to how this could be.

Therefore, as of June 2019, the practice of managing the "latest" folder has changed. At the end of each new plenary round of TSG meetings, a new meeting-related folder is created as normal - "2019-06" in this instance. In due course, it is populated with (a) specs which have not changed version at this meeting round and (b) new spec versions arising from this meeting round. This system remains unchanged. But instead of clearing down the "latest" folder so that it reflects exactly the meeting-related folder, the "latest" folder now retains the contents it had prior to this TSG round. Then, as new versions of specs become available from MCC, these versions are uploaded to the "latest" folder and any previoius version of the same spec in the same Release is deleted. Thus within a few weeks of the end of the TSG round, the "latest" folder becomes once more aligned exactly with the latest meeting-related folder.

This means that no existing spec is ever missing from the "latest" folder, which now contains the latest available version of each spec in each Release. There are now no gaps representing anticipated new versions of specs.

 

 

  • Newly brought under change control (i.e. at least 80% complete)
  • Unchanged from their previous versions
  • Revised as a result of incorporating approved Change Requests (either in existing Releases or in the latest Release)
  • At Release-freeze time, upgraded to that Release with no technical change

The 3GPP Mobile Competence Centre (MCC) aims to make all Specs available following a TSG round as soon as possible. The target dates are shown in the table below. Where very many CRs have to be implemented, or very many specifications are to be produced, a further week beyond the above deadlines may be required. These dates are agreed by the TSG Chairmen. Over the Christmas and New Year period, when the winter TSG round finishes shortly before the holiday period, an extra week or so is normally added to the final deadlines.

Quick link to the specifications  file server area

The link above takes you straight to the specifications, but you need to know what you are looking for.

To find a particular specification by series, look at the Numbering page.

3GPP specifications

The term "3GPP specification" covers all GSM (including GPRS and EDGE), W-CDMA (including HSPA) and LTE (including LTE-Advanced and LTE-Advanced Pro) and 5G specifications.

Revised versions of many of these specifications are produced up to four times a year following the quarterly TSG plenary meetings.

The table below leads to information about:

  • Specifications arising from each plenary TSG meeting, including the latest versions of each specification that was not changed at that meeting. i.e. each directory holds a complete set of specifications.
  • The month of the meeting and the meeting number
  • The Status List web page summarizing the current version number for every release of every 3GPP specification following each TSG plenary meeting.
  • Details of each specification (working group, rapporteur, the Project Manager in MCC (Mobile Competence Centre), the meeting at which it was, or is expected to be, "frozen" (i.e. the point after which only corrections are allowed) - all are in the Status lists.

Full details of the Specifications, their history and current status can be found on the 3GPP portal.

The latest specs status list can always be found here: StatusList.

 

year-monthremark

click here to see list of specs awaiting upload

specs directoryTSG CN #TSG RAN* #TSG T #TSG SA #TSG GERAN #TSG CT #
2019-06 Target for availablilty of all new/revised specs:
TSG CT, SA = 2019-06-21
TSG RAN =     2019-06-28
2019-06   84   84   84
2019-03 Target for availablilty of all new/revised specs:
TSG CT, SA = 2019-04-05
TSG RAN =     2019-04-12
2019-03   83   83   83
2018-12

Target for availablilty of all new/revised specs:
TSG CT, SA = 2019-01-09
TSG RAN =     2019-01-16

2018-12   82   82   82
2018-09

Target for availablilty of all new/revised specs:
TSG CT, SA = 2018-09-28
TSG RAN =     2018-10-05

2018-09   81   81   81
2018-06

 

2018-06   80   80   80
2018-03

 

2018-03   79   79   79
2017-12

 

2017-12   78   78   78
2017-09

 

2017-09   77   77   77
2017-06

 

2017-06   76   76   76
2017-03

 

2017-03   75   75   75
2016-12   2016-12   74   74   74
2016-09   2016-09   73    73    73 
2016-06   2016-06   72   72 70 72
2016-03   2016-03   71   71 69 71
2015-12   2015-12   70   70 68 70
2015-09   2015-09   69   69 67 69
2015-06   2015-06   68   68 66 68
2015-03   2015-03   67   67 65 67
2014-12

 

2014-12   66   66 64 66
2014-09

 

2014-09   65   65 63 65
2014-06

 

2014-06   64   64 62 64
2014-03

 

2014-03   63   63 61 63
2013-12   2013-12   62   62 60 62
2013-09   2013-09   61   61 59 61
2013-06   2013-06   60   60 58 60
2013-03   2013-03   59   59 57 59
2012-12   2012-12   58   58 56 58
2012-09   2012-09   57   57 55 57
2012-06   2012-06   56   56 54 56
2012-03   2012-03   55   55 53 55
2011-12   2011-12   54   54 52 54
2011-09   2011-09   53   53 51 53
2011-06   2011-06   52   52 50 52
2011-03   2011-03   51   51 49 51
2010-12   2010-12   50   50 48 50
2010-09   2010-09   49   49 47 49
2010-06   2010-06   48   48 46 48
2010-03   2010-03   47   47 45 47
2009-12   2009-12   46   46 44 46
2009-09   2009-09   45   45 43 45
2009-06   2009-06   44   44 42 44
2009-03   2009-03   43   43 41 43
2008-12   2008-12   42   42 40 42
2008-09   2008-09   41   41 39 41
2008-06   2008-06   40   40 38 40
2008-03   2008-03   39   39 37 39
2007-12   2007-12   38   38 36 38
2007-09   2007-09   37   37 35 37
2007-06   2007-06   36   36 34 36
2007-03   2007-03   35   35 33 35
2006-12   2006-12   34   34 32 34
2006-09 GERAN henceforward meets synchronously with other TSGs, so no further "delta" directories necessary. 2006-09   33   33 31 33
2006-06 New at GERAN only. 2006-06         30  
2006-06   2006-06   32   32   32
2006-04 New at GERAN only. 2006-04         29  
2006-03   2006-03   31   31   31
2006-01 New at GERAN only. 2006-01         28  
2005-12   2005-12   30   30   30
2005-11 New at GERAN only. 2005-11         27  
2005-09   2005-09   29   29   29
2005-08/09 New at GERAN only. 2005-09         26  
2005-06 New at GERAN only. 2005-06         25  
2005-06   2005-06   28   28   28
2005-04 New at GERAN only. 2005-04         24  
2005-03 RAN closed and RANnew opened, CN and T closed, CT opened. 2005-03 27 27bis, 27 27 27   27
2005-01 New at GERAN only. 2005-01         23  
2004-12   2004-12 26 26 26 26    
2004-11 New at GERAN only. 2004-11         22  
2004-09   2004-09 25 25 25 25    
2004-08 New at GERAN only. 2004-08         21  
2004-06 New at GERAN only. 2004-06         20  
2004-06   2004-06 24 24 24 24    
2004-04 New at GERAN only. 2004-04         19  
2004-03   2004-03 23 23 23 23    
2004-02 New at GERAN only. 2004-02         18  
2003-12   2003-12 22 22 22 22    
2003-11 New at GERAN only. 2003-11         17  
2003-09   2003-09 21 21 21 21    
2003-09 New at GERAN only. 2003-09         16  
2003-06 New at GERAN only. 2003-06         15  
2003-06   2003-06 20 20 20 20    
2003-04 New at GERAN only. 2003-04         14  
2003-02   2003-03 19 19 19 19    
2003-02 New at GERAN only. 2003-02         13  
2002-12, 2002-11   2002-12 18 18 18 18 12  
2002-09   2002-09 17 17 17 17 11  
2002-06 Rel-5 GERAN features content functionally frozen 2002-06         10  
2002-06 Rel-5 features content functionally frozen (remainder, non-GERAN) 2002-06 16 16 16 16    
2002-04   2002-04         9  
2002-03 Rel-5 features content functionally frozen (part) 2002-03 15 15 15 15    
2002-02             8  
2001-12   2001-12 14 14 14 14    
2001-11             7  
2001-09   2001-09 13 13 13 13    
2001-08             6  
2001-06   2001-06 12 12 12 12 5  
2001-06 Rel-4 GERAN features content functionally frozen           4  
2001-03 Rel-4 non-GERAN features content functionally frozen 2001-03 11 11 11 11    
2001-01             3  
2000-12, 2000-11   2000-12 10 10 10 10 2  
2000-11                
2000-09   2000-09 9 9 9 9 1  
2000-06   2000-06 8 8 8 8    
2000-03     7 7 7 7    
1999-12 R99 features content functionally frozen   6 6 6 6    
1999-10     5 5 5 5    
1999-06       4 4 4    
1999-05     4          
1999-04     3 3 3 3    
1999-03     2 2 2 2    
1998-12     1 1 1 1    

* TSG RAN was closed at the end of meeting 27 and re-opened for meeting 27 bis.

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For additional information relating to 3GPP Specifications, their creation and maintenance, etc. go here.

 

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