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Proposed for withdrawal

In accordance with clause 4.9 of 3GPP TR 21.900 (Technical Specification working methods), the table below documents proposals to withdraw 3GPP Technical Specifications and Technical Reports, or functionality specified / described therein, and the eventual outcome of such proposals. Consult the reports of the corresponding TSG meetings for a full description of the treatment of the withdrawal proposals.

Date of proposal

TS/TR (or functionality) to be withdrawn


TSG meeting at which decision will be taken


2020-08-31 TR 24.980 from Rel-17 onwards Justification can be found in C1-205561 TSG CT#89-e  Withdrawal approved.
2020-06-04 Removal of functionality relating to H.263 from 
TS 26.114
TS 26.140
TS 26.234
TS 26.244
TS 26.346

Removal of H.263 codec functionality from all Rel-16 specifications under 3GPP SA4 responsibility. Justification can be found in SA4-200852. The Work Item proposing and justifying the withdrawal of this functionality can be found in SP-200400.

Draft CRs to update/remove references from other specs can be found in:
S4-200853, S4-200854, S4-200855, S4-200856 & S4-200857.

TSG SA#88-e.  Withdrawal approved.
2019-03-18 TS 24.323 from Releases 11, 12 and 13

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.

TSG CT#84 Withdrawal approved.


TS 44.118, TS 44.160
from Rel-12 onwards

Specs relate to Iu mode in GERAN, not supported after Rel-11. Note that there are very many references to these specs from other specs, so a very large number of CRs will need to be produced and approved before these specs can be withdrawn.


Withdrawal approved at RAN#88-e


TR 38.900

Frequency range of interest has been extended, and this TS is superseded by TR 38.901. A reference check has been undertaken, and necessary CRs will be raised as appropriate. The FS_NR_newRAT WID will be revised to indicate the withdrawal of 38.900.

Update 2017-04-26: Subsequent discussions indicate that withdrawal is not required, but that the TR will not be promoted to Rel-15. If any references to 38.900 are required from Rel-15 specs, these will have to be explicitly to the latest Rel-14 version.


 No withdrawal




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