<Release 19 context - news to follow soon about e/oR18 and the start of work>
TSG Rel-19 timeline & content
Rel-19 content to be decided at the December 2023 TSGs (#102):
The Rel-19 Work Plan
As new studies and the detailed specification work begin, the Work Plan will be the place to monitor the growth of Release 19.
The latest Work Plan is always available for download at https://www.3gpp.org/specifications/work-plan
Some Background on Release 19
- Early Workshops on Release 19 (June 2023). At TSGs#100 the Plenaries started the process of deciding what will be in Rel-19. Over 500 presentations were submitted to the two dedicated workshops in Taipei. https://www.3gpp.org/news-events/3gpp-news/tsg-100-01
- Advancing 5G towards 6G, TSDSI Workshops (Jan 2023)
- TR21.919 the "Release description; Release 19", will be approved and published at the end of the Release. Prior to that, draft versions will be available.
About the ‘5G Advanced’ logo
The official 5G-Advanced logo, for use on 3GPP Reports and Specifications, will again appear on Release 19 deliverables.
The decision to adopt the new marker (from Rel-18) was taken at the 3GPP Project Coordination Group (PCG#46-e Meeting) in April 2021. The PCG has considered and approved the use of distinct 3GPP markers since the completion of early LTE work in 2008, to help distinguish new release capabilities and the services that they bring.
Whether ‘LTE’ or ‘5G’, these markers have allowed the broader industry to achieve some clarity in their conversations about which 3GPP system they are referring to in a variety of conversations with partners and customers, as well as within the 3GPP community.
Guidelines for the use of the 5G-Advanced logo are found ...here.