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First 5G NR Specs | First 5G NR Specs Approved

NSA freeze

December 22, 2017

3GPP TSG SA Plenary group’s approval of the Non-standalone 5G NR specifications and a completion of Release 15, by June 2018.

5G Phase 2 work will be specified in Release 16.

This is the 3GPP completed specification for the non-standalone 5G New Radio (NR):  non-standalone architecture leverages the LTE and the NR air interfaces and the existing LTE core network for early 2019 deployments.