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5G gets its logo

by on10 February 2017

The spec still has to be locked down 

3GPP, 3rd Generation Partnership Project, has launched the 3GPP official 5G logo and said that it should have the spec sorted out by 2018.

The organisation, which is made up of seven Telecom technical groups across the world, is responsible for 3G, 4G and 5G specifications. The new logo will be used used on 3GPP 5G specifications from Release 15 onwards. The logo includes new wave patterns and using the green of the LTE advanced pro version logo.

The logo is expected to be used on the 5G Phase 1 specifications in Release 15, which will be completed by late 2018. Fudzilla revealed that Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X50 is the non 3GPP standardised 5G solution and is a Qualcomm interpretation of 5G's future. The Snapdragon X50 is based on pre 3GPP standard and afterwards, Qualcomm will launch a fully 3GPP capable and compatible 5G modem. This obviously must happen after late 2018, probably during 2019.

The 3GPP is planning to lock down the 5G Phase 2, Release 16 specification in 2020. Intel’s announced 5G modem is going to be pre 5G 3GPP for the same reason, as the specification isn’t finished and won’t be until the late 2018.

The new logo is ready for use on the new radio and next generation core specifications for 5G, a communication game changing protocol. Before that happens we will have to enjoy the benefits of the 4G Gigabit LTE speeds that are expected to widely deploy in more than dozen carriers around the world rather in the next few quarters.  

Last modified on 10 February 2017
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