New history of mobile standardization published

ETSI Headquarters, Sophia Antipolis, France - 20 November 2013

A new book has been published and made available for free detailing the technological and organizational steps taken during the development GSM™, UMTS™ and LTE™ from 1982 to 2012, at ETSI and 3GPP™.

eBook Creation of Standards for GLobal Mobile CommunicationThe authors of this book, Mr Friedhelm Hillebrand, Mr Karl Heinz Rosenbrock and Mr Hans Hauser, have been key actors in each step of the development of these technologies. In particular Mr Hillebrand was chairman of ETSI’s Special Mobile Group technical committee from 1996 to 2000, and Mr Rosenbrock served as ETSI’s Director (later Director General) from 1990 until 2006. They have kindly offered this book as a free download and have offered it to ETSI and to 3GPP in celebration of ETSI’s 25th anniversary and 3GPP’s 15th anniversary, both celebrated this year.

The book is available as a free download at this link: The Creation of Standards for Global Mobile Communication. The book is published in Adobe Digital Editions format. A free reader is available from Adobe:

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Ultan Mulligan
Communications Director
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