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 136 331 LTE; Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA); Radio Resource Control (RRC); Protocol specification (3GPP TS 36.331 version 12.13.0 Release 12)
TS 131 102 Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; Characteristics of the Universal Subscriber Identity Module (USIM) application (3GPP TS 31.102 version 9.18.1 Release 9)
TS 131 103 Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+) (GSM); Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; Characteristics of the IP Multimedia Services Identity Module (ISIM) application (3GPP TS 31.103 version 14.1.1 Release 14)
TS 131 102 Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; Characteristics of the Universal Subscriber Identity Module (USIM) application (3GPP TS 31.102 version 10.14.1 Release 10)
TS 131 124 Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; Mobile Equipment (ME) conformance test specification; Universal Subscriber Identity Module Application Toolkit (USAT) conformance test specification (3GPP TS 31.124 version 13.7.1 Release 13)
TS 136 300 LTE; Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA) and Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access Network (E-UTRAN); Overall description; Stage 2 (3GPP TS 36.300 version 14.2.0 Release 14)
TS 136 213 LTE; Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA); Physical layer procedures (3GPP TS 36.213 version 14.2.0 Release 14)
TS 136 211 LTE; Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA); Physical channels and modulation (3GPP TS 36.211 version 13.5.0 Release 13)
TS 136 211 LTE; Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA); Physical channels and modulation (3GPP TS 36.211 version 14.2.0 Release 14)
TS 136 213 LTE; Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA); Physical layer procedures (3GPP TS 36.213 version 13.5.0 Release 13)
TR 129 909 Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+) (GSM); Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; Diameter-based protocols usage and recommendations in 3GPP (3GPP TR 29.909 version 14.0.0 Release 14)
TS 129 219 Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+) (GSM); Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; Policy and charging control: Spending limit reporting over Sy reference point (3GPP TS 29.219 version 14.1.0 Release 14)
TS 129 343 Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; Proximity-services (ProSe) function to ProSe application server aspects (PC2); Stage 3 (3GPP TS 29.343 version 14.1.0 Release 14)
TS 129 368 Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; Tsp interface protocol between the MTC Interworking Function (MTC-IWF) and Service Capability Server (SCS) (3GPP TS 29.368 version 14.1.0 Release 14)
TS 129 414 Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); Core network Nb data transport and transport signalling (3GPP TS 29.414 version 14.0.0 Release 14)
TS 129 415 Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); Core network Nb interface user plane protocols (3GPP TS 29.415 version 14.0.0 Release 14)
TS 131 130 Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+) (GSM); Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; (U)SIM Application Programming Interface (API); (U)SIM API for Java Card (3GPP TS 31.130 version 13.3.0 Release 13)
TS 131 131 Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; C-language binding to (U)SIM API (3GPP TS 31.131 version 14.0.0 Release 14)
TS 129 213 Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+) (GSM); Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; Policy and charging control signalling flows and Quality of Service (QoS) parameter mapping (3GPP TS 29.213 version 14.3.0 Release 14)
TS 129 214 Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; Policy and charging control over Rx reference point (3GPP TS 29.214 version 14.3.0 Release 14)

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