Mobile Communications

Overview

ETSI is proud to have a leading role in the development of mobile communication technologies. The Institute has been in the front line of this work, from the development of the Global System for Mobile communicationTM (GSM) specifications, through the evolved technologies such as the General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) and Enhanced Data rates for Global Evolution (EDGE), to 3rd Generation and beyond.

GSM and its evolved technologies now serve around 2.5 billion users throughout the world. That sort of success would be impossible without standards, and illustrates the huge potential of well-managed standardization programmes.

User demand, drawn from growing experience with information and communication technologies generally, is driving the mobile communication industry to develop faster, more efficient and more comprehensive mobile services. These have resulted in today's 3rd Generation (3G) technologies, and ETSI was a founding partner in 3GPP, a global standards collaboration. As user expectations continue to grow, ETSI aims to remain very much part of the evolution of 3G and beyond.

Mobile overview

The pages in this part of the ETSI website provide an overview of various aspects of mobile technologies. The 3GPP site contains much more detail, including the specifications themselves, all available free of charge.

Standards

The following is a list of the 20 latest published ETSI standards on mobile communications.

A full list of related standards in the public domain is accessible via the ETSI standards search. Via this interface you can also subscribe for alerts on updates of ETSI standards. 

For work in progress see the ETSI Work Programme on the Portal.

Standard No. Standard title.
TS 124 173 Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; IMS Multimedia telephony communication service and supplementary services; Stage 3 (3GPP TS 24.173 version 13.1.0 Release 13)
TS 124 334 Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; Proximity-services (ProSe) User Equipment (UE) to ProSe function protocol aspects; Stage 3 (3GPP TS 24.334 version 13.4.1 Release 13)
TS 124 337 Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; IP Multimedia (IM) Core Network (CN) subsystem IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) inter-UE transfer; Stage 3 (3GPP TS 24.337 version 12.2.0 Release 12)
TS 124 337 Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; IP Multimedia (IM) Core Network (CN) subsystem IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) inter-UE transfer; Stage 3 (3GPP TS 24.337 version 13.1.0 Release 13)
TS 124 368 Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; Non-Access Stratum (NAS) configuration Management Object (MO) (3GPP TS 24.368 version 13.3.0 Release 13)
TS 124 008 Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+) (GSM); Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; Mobile radio interface Layer 3 specification; Core network protocols; Stage 3 (3GPP TS 24.008 version 13.6.0 Release 13)
TS 124 302 Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; Access to the 3GPP Evolved Packet Core (EPC) via non-3GPP access networks; Stage 3 (3GPP TS 24.302 version 13.6.0 Release 13)
TS 124 371 Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; Web Real-Time Communications (WebRTC) access to the IP Multimedia (IM) Core Network (CN) subsystem (IMS); Stage 3; Protocol specification (3GPP TS 24.371 version 12.5.0 Release 12)
TS 124 380 LTE; Mission Critical Push To Talk (MCPTT) media plane control; Protocol specification (3GPP TS 24.380 version 13.1.1 Release 13)
TS 124 628 Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+) (GSM); Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; Common Basic Communication procedures using IP Multimedia (IM) Core Network (CN) subsystem; Protocol specification (3GPP TS 24.628 version 12.4.0 Release 12)
TS 123 008 Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+) (GSM); Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; Organization of subscriber data (3GPP TS 23.008 version 13.5.0 Release 13)
TS 124 237 Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; IP Multimedia (IM) Core Network (CN) subsystem IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) service continuity; Stage 3 (3GPP TS 24.237 version 12.13.0 Release 12)
TS 124 341 Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+) (GSM); Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; Support of SMS over IP networks; Stage 3 (3GPP TS 24.341 version 13.1.0 Release 13)
TS 124 390 Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) using IP Multimedia (IM) Core Network (CN) subsystem IMS; Stage 3 (3GPP TS 24.390 version 12.5.0 Release 12)
TS 124 229 Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+) (GSM); Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; IP multimedia call control protocol based on Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) and Session Description Protocol (SDP); Stage 3 (3GPP TS 24.229 version 10.23.0 Release 10)
TS 124 292 Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; IP Multimedia (IM) Core Network (CN) subsystem Centralized Services (ICS); Stage 3 (3GPP TS 24.292 version 12.9.0 Release 12)
TS 124 333 Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; Proximity-services (ProSe) Management Objects (MO) (3GPP TS 24.333 version 13.3.0 Release 13)
TS 124 379 LTE; Mission Critical Push To Talk (MCPTT) call control; Protocol specification (3GPP TS 24.379 version 13.1.1 Release 13)
TS 124 381 LTE; Mission Critical Push To Talk (MCPTT) group management; Protocol specification (3GPP TS 24.381 version 13.1.0 Release 13)
TS 124 384 Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; Mission Critical Push To Talk (MCPTT) configuration management; Protocol specification (3GPP TS 24.384 version 13.1.0 Release 13)

Several collections of historical documents charting the development of mobile communications standards are available exclusively to ETSI members.