Structure of the 3GPP NR (5G) Specification

5G, LTE

3GPP starts its  work on 5G with its first meetings  in the US next month. The work item approved by RAN plenary (RP-170847) primarily targets eMBB and URLLC scenario and services requirement. Frequency ranges up to 52.6 GHz are considered for the 5G, while OTA RF requirements will be defined for below 6 GHz and above 24 GHz.  Initially  the Dual Connectivity solution with LTE as the master and NR as salve prioritize , later on NR can be the master or an NR gNB serves as a standalone base station.



Below  the list of future 5G specifications can be seen that will be created in the process of standardizing the new 5G radio:

  • 38.201 TS Physical layer; General description
  • 38.211 TS Physical channels and modulation
  • 38.212 TS Multiplexing and channel coding
  • 38.213 TS Physical layer procedures
  • 38.214 TS Physical layer measurements
  • 38.21X TS Physical layer services provided to upper layer
  • 38.300 TS Overall description; Stage-2
  • 38.304 TS User Equipment (UE) procedures in idle mode
  • 38.306 TS User Equipment (UE) radio access capabilities
  • 38.321 TS Medium Access Control (MAC) protocol specification
  • 38.322 TS Radio Link Control (RLC) protocol specification
  • 38.323 TS Packet Data Convergence Protocol (PDCP) specification
  • 38.331 TS Radio Resource Control (RRC); Protocol specification
  • 37.3XX TS [TBD for new QoS]
  • 37.3XX TS Multi-Connectivity; Overall description; Stage-2
  • 38.401 TS Architecture description
  • 38.410 TS NG general aspects and principles
  • 38.411 TS NG layer 1
  • 38.412 TS NG signalling transport
  • 38.413 TS NG Application Protocol (NGAP)
  • 38.414 TS NG data transport
  • 38.420 TS Xn general aspects and principles
  • 38.421 TS Xn layer 1
  • 38.422 TS Xn signalling transport
  • 38.423 TS Xn Application Protocol (XnAP)
  • 38.424 TS Xn data transport
  • 38.425 TS Xn interface user plane protocol
  • 38.101 TS User Equipment (UE) radio transmission and reception
  • 38.133 TS Requirements for support of radio resource management
  • 38.104 TS Base Station (BS) radio transmission and reception
  • 38.307 TS Requirements on User Equipments (UEs) supporting a release-independent frequency band
  • 38.113 TS Base Station (BS) and repeater ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC)
  • 38.124 TS Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) requirements for mobile terminals and ancillary equipment
  • 38.101 TS User Equipment (UE) radio transmission and reception
  • 38.133 TS Requirements for support of radio resource management
  • 38.104 TS Base Station (BS) radio transmission and reception
  • 38.141 TS Base Station (BS) conformance testing