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 136 211 LTE; Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA); Physical channels and modulation (3GPP TS 36.211 version 13.4.0 Release 13)
TS 125 306 Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); UE Radio Access capabilities (3GPP TS 25.306 version 13.2.0 Release 13)
TS 136 355 LTE; Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA); LTE Positioning Protocol (LPP) (3GPP TS 36.355 version 13.3.0 Release 13)
TS 136 331 LTE; Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA); Radio Resource Control (RRC); Protocol specification (3GPP TS 36.331 version 10.20.0 Release 10)
TS 136 331 LTE; Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA); Radio Resource Control (RRC); Protocol specification (3GPP TS 36.331 version 11.17.0 Release 11)
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 13.6.0 Release 13)
TS 136 306 LTE; Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA); User Equipment (UE) radio access capabilities (3GPP TS 36.306 version 12.11.0 Release 12)
TS 125 321 Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); Medium Access Control (MAC) protocol specification (3GPP TS 25.321 version 13.3.0 Release 13)
TS 136 306 LTE; Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA); User Equipment (UE) radio access capabilities (3GPP TS 36.306 version 13.4.0 Release 13)
TS 125 331 Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); Radio Resource Control (RRC); Protocol specification (3GPP TS 25.331 version 13.5.0 Release 13)
TS 136 302 LTE; Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA); Services provided by the physical layer (3GPP TS 36.302 version 13.4.0 Release 13)
TS 136 306 LTE; Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA); User Equipment (UE) radio access capabilities (3GPP TS 36.306 version 11.14.0 Release 11)
TS 136 321 LTE; Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA); Medium Access Control (MAC) protocol specification (3GPP TS 36.321 version 13.4.0 Release 13)
TS 131 121 Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; UICC-terminal interface; Universal Subscriber Identity Module (USIM) application test specification (3GPP TS 31.121 version 13.5.0 Release 13)
TS 125 331 Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); Radio Resource Control (RRC); Protocol specification (3GPP TS 25.331 version 12.12.0 Release 12)
TS 136 323 LTE; Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA); Packet Data Convergence Protocol (PDCP) specification (3GPP TS 36.323 version 13.4.0 Release 13)
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 13.4.0 Release 13)
TS 136 304 LTE; Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA); User Equipment (UE) procedures in idle mode (3GPP TS 36.304 version 13.4.0 Release 13)
TS 129 153 Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; Service capability exposure functionality over Ns reference point (3GPP TS 29.153 version 13.3.0 Release 13)
TS 144 065 Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+) (GSM); Mobile Station (MS) - Serving GPRS Support Node (SGSN); Subnetwork Dependent Convergence Protocol (SNDCP) (3GPP TS 44.065 version 13.1.1 Release 13)

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