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 124 382 LTE; Mission Critical Push To Talk (MCPTT) identity management; Protocol specification (3GPP TS 24.382 version 13.2.0 Release 13)
TS 124 483 LTE; Mission Critical Services (MCS) Management Object (MO) (3GPP TS 24.483 version 13.3.0 Release 13)
TS 129 061 Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+) (GSM); Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; Interworking between the Public Land Mobile Network (PLMN) supporting packet based services and Packet Data Networks (PDN) (3GPP TS 29.061 version 13.6.0 Release 13)
TS 129 163 Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+) (GSM); Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; Interworking between the IP Multimedia (IM) Core Network (CN) subsystem and Circuit Switched (CS) networks (3GPP TS 29.163 version 12.13.0 Release 12)
TS 129 165 Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+) (GSM); Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; Inter-IMS Network to Network Interface (NNI) (3GPP TS 29.165 version 12.14.0 Release 12)
TS 129 060 Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+) (GSM); Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); General Packet Radio Service (GPRS); GPRS Tunnelling Protocol (GTP) across the Gn and Gp interface (3GPP TS 29.060 version 13.6.0 Release 13)
TS 129 153 Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; Service capability exposure functionality over Ns reference point (3GPP TS 29.153 version 13.4.0 Release 13)
TS 129 002 Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+) (GSM); Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); Mobile Application Part (MAP) specification (3GPP TS 29.002 version 13.6.0 Release 13)
TS 129 128 LTE; Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); Mobility Management Entity (MME) and Serving GPRS Support Node (SGSN) interfaces for interworking with packet data networks and applications (3GPP TS 29.128 version 13.3.0 Release 13)
TS 129 165 Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+) (GSM); Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; Inter-IMS Network to Network Interface (NNI) (3GPP TS 29.165 version 11.19.0 Release 11)
TS 124 482 LTE; Mission Critical Services (MCS) identity management; Protocol specification (3GPP TS 24.482 version 13.2.0 Release 13)
TS 124 484 LTE; Mission Critical Services (MCS) configuration management; Protocol specification (3GPP TS 24.484 version 13.3.0 Release 13)
TS 129 154 Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; Service capability exposure functionality over Nt reference point (3GPP TS 29.154 version 13.4.0 Release 13)
TS 129 165 Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+) (GSM); Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; Inter-IMS Network to Network Interface (NNI) (3GPP TS 29.165 version 13.7.0 Release 13)
TS 124 503 Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+) (GSM); Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; TISPAN; IP Multimedia Call Control Protocol based on Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) and Session Description Protocol (SDP) Stage 3 [3GPP TS 24.229 (Release 7), modified] (3GPP TS 24.503 version 8.22.0 Release 8)
TS 129 155 LTE; Traffic steering control; Representational State Transfer (REST) over St reference point (3GPP TS 29.155 version 13.2.0 Release 13)
TS 129 163 Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+) (GSM); Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; Interworking between the IP Multimedia (IM) Core Network (CN) subsystem and Circuit Switched (CS) networks (3GPP TS 29.163 version 13.8.0 Release 13)
TS 124 481 LTE; Mission Critical Services (MCS) group management; Protocol specification (3GPP TS 24.481 version 13.3.0 Release 13)
TS 129 118 Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; Mobility Management Entity (MME) - Visitor Location Register (VLR) SGs interface specification (3GPP TS 29.118 version 13.5.0 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 13.5.0 Release 13)

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