The 3GPP has launched the new 5G logo as above as it looks forward to the completion and adaptation of 5G technologies globally.
The 5G logo was built off the LTE-Advanced logo pattern which has 3 waves but changed them from red to green and then added the text ‘5G‘ in black.
We will see more of this logo with the Release 15 of the 3GPP Phase 1 due to be done in 2018.
In a press release 3GPP shared:
We have approved a new logo to be used on 3GPP 5G specifications from Release 15 onwards. The logo has a new wave pattern, but is a development of the existing LTE waves, using the green of the LTE-Advanced Pro version. The idea is to keep a familiar design aspect with the use of plain black text and textured waves, but to make the logo stronger and sharper – ready for use on the new radio and next generation core specifications for 5G.
The use of the 5G logo on 3GPP specification cover sheets is intended to help the industry to identify at which point in time 5G features will appear. It will be used on the relevant 5G Phase 1 specifications in Release 15 (Complete by late 2018) and then the 5G Phase 2, Release 16 specifications – for completion in 2020. It will also be used for releases beyond, as it is probable that 5G will span a series of releases, as was the case with LTE, which started with Release 8 – continuing beyond Release 14.