Indian Friends of 3GPP

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3GPP Release timelines – Latest news

3GPP has updated its Release Timelines. A shift of the Rel-16 timeline was approved at last week’s TSG#87 plenary e-meetings.

  • Rel-16 Stage 3 freeze now June 2020 (shifted by 3 months)
  • Rel-16 ASN.1 and OpenAPI specification freeze will also be complete in June 2020 (stays as planned)

At the same meeting, a TSG and WG leadership proposal to shift the Rel-17 timeline by 3 months was also agreed:

  • Rel-17 Stage 3 freeze September 2021
  • Rel-17 ASN.1 and OpenAPI specification freeze: December 2021
Updated 3GPP Release Timelines

A list of Release dates in available on the 3GPP Portal: and select the “Releases” tab.