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 136 213 LTE; Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA); Physical layer procedures (3GPP TS 36.213 version 14.3.0 Release 14)
TS 136 211 LTE; Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA); Physical channels and modulation (3GPP TS 36.211 version 13.6.0 Release 13)
TS 136 211 LTE; Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA); Physical channels and modulation (3GPP TS 36.211 version 14.3.0 Release 14)
TS 136 213 LTE; Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA); Physical layer procedures (3GPP TS 36.213 version 13.6.0 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 14.1.0 Release 14)
TS 136 331 LTE; Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA); Radio Resource Control (RRC); Protocol specification (3GPP TS 36.331 version 13.6.1 Release 13)
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 14.1.0 Release 14)
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 13.8.0 Release 13)
TS 129 251 LTE; Gw and Gwn reference point for sponsored data connectivity (3GPP TS 29.251 version 14.0.0 Release 14)
TS 129 468 Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; Group Communication System Enablers for LTE (GCSE_LTE); MB2 reference point; Stage 3 (3GPP TS 29.468 version 13.3.0 Release 13)
TS 129 230 Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+) (GSM); Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; Diameter applications; 3GPP specific codes and identifiers (3GPP TS 29.230 version 14.5.0 Release 14)
TS 129 244 LTE; Interface between the Control plane Plane and the User Plane of EPC Nodes (3GPP TS 29.244 version 14.0.0 Release 14)
TS 129 281 Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; General Packet Radio System (GPRS) Tunnelling Protocol User Plane (GTPv1-U) (3GPP TS 29.281 version 13.3.0 Release 13)
TS 129 329 Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+) (GSM); Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; Sh interface based on the Diameter protocol; Protocol details (3GPP TS 29.329 version 14.3.0 Release 14)
TS 129 334 Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+) (GSM); Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; IMS Application Level Gateway (IMS-ALG) - IMS Access Gateway (IMS-AGW); Iq Interface; Stage 3 (3GPP TS 29.334 version 13.7.0 Release 13)
TS 129 345 Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; Inter-Proximity-services (Prose) function signalling aspects; Stage 3 (3GPP TS 29.345 version 14.2.0 Release 14)
TS 129 388 LTE; V2X Control Function to Home Subscriber Server (HSS) aspects (V4); Stage 3 (3GPP TS 29.388 version 14.1.0 Release 14)
TS 131 111 Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+) (GSM); Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; Universal Subscriber Identity Module (USIM) Application Toolkit (USAT) (3GPP TS 31.111 version 13.6.0 Release 13)
TS 131 111 Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+) (GSM); Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; Universal Subscriber Identity Module (USIM) Application Toolkit (USAT) (3GPP TS 31.111 version 14.3.0 Release 14)
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 13.8.0 Release 13)

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