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Release 15
In the second half of 2017 the focus of our work has shifted to Release 15, to deliver the first set of 5G standards - including new work as well as the maturing of the LTE-Advanced Pro specifications. 
 
In June of 2016, the 3GPP Technical Specifications Groups (TSG#72) agreed on a detailed workplan for Release 15.

The plan includes a set of intermediate tasks and check-points to guide the ongoing studies in the Working Groups. 5g timeline 300px


During discussions about the work plan, in 2016, the importance of forward compatibility - in both radio and protocol design - was stressed, as this will be key for phasing-in the necessary features, enabling all identified usecases, in subsequent releases of the 5G specification.  

Functional freeze date including stable protocols: September 2018 (...what does this mean?)
 

Some Background on Release 15

 

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Details of the features and work items under each 3GPP Release are kept in the corresponding, on-line, list of features and study items.

 

 

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