Release 15

NR - New Radio

(NG-RAN) - Next- Generation Radio Access Network

NGC - Next Generation Core

SBA - Service Based Architecture

Network Slicing

Edge Computing


Release 16

(NR-U) - NR-Unlicensed

IAB - Integrated Access and Backhaul

eV2X - Enhanced Vehicle-to- Everything

URLLC - Ultra-reliable low-latency communication

IIoT - Industrial IoT

SEAL - Service Enabler Architecture Layer


Release 17

NTN - Non Terrestrial Networks

New frequency bands (e.g., 7-24 GHz and > 53 GHz)

NR-Light


6G

High-fidelity holograms

Multi-sensory communications

Tera Hertz (THz) communications

Pervasive Artificial Intelligence (AI)