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 129 109 Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+) (GSM); Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; Generic Authentication Architecture (GAA); Zh and Zn Interfaces based on the Diameter protocol; Stage 3 (3GPP TS 29.109 version 14.0.0 Release 14)
TS 123 008 Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+) (GSM); Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; Organization of subscriber data (3GPP TS 23.008 version 14.1.0 Release 14)
TS 129 171 Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+) (GSM); Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; Location Services (LCS); LCS Application Protocol (LCS-AP) between the Mobile Management Entity (MME) and Evolved Serving Mobile Location Centre (E-SMLC); SLs interface (3GPP TS 29.171 version 14.0.0 Release 14)
TS 125 319 Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); Enhanced uplink; Overall description; Stage 2 (3GPP TS 25.319 version 14.0.0 Release 14)
TS 129 201 Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; Representational State Transfer (REST) reference point between Application Function (AF) and Protocol Converter (PC) (3GPP TS 29.201 version 14.0.0 Release 14)
TS 125 308 Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA); Overall description; Stage 2 (3GPP TS 25.308 version 14.0.0 Release 14)
TS 125 321 Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); Medium Access Control (MAC) protocol specification (3GPP TS 25.321 version 14.0.0 Release 14)
TS 125 212 Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); Multiplexing and channel coding (FDD) (3GPP TS 25.212 version 14.0.0 Release 14)
TS 124 292 Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; IP Multimedia (IM) Core Network (CN) subsystem Centralized Services (ICS); Stage 3 (3GPP TS 24.292 version 14.0.0 Release 14)
TS 124 334 Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; Proximity-services (ProSe) User Equipment (UE) to ProSe function protocol aspects; Stage 3 (3GPP TS 24.334 version 14.0.0 Release 14)
TS 124 605 Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+) (GSM); Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; Conference (CONF) using IP Multimedia (IM) Core Network (CN) subsystem; Protocol specification (3GPP TS 24.605 version 14.0.0 Release 14)
TS 124 002 Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+) (GSM); Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; GSM - UMTS Public Land Mobile Network (PLMN) Access Reference Configuration (3GPP TS 24.002 version 14.0.0 Release 14)
TS 124 216 Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; Communication Continuity Management Object (MO) (3GPP TS 24.216 version 14.0.0 Release 14)
TS 124 424 LTE; Management Object (MO) for Extensible Markup Language (XML) Configuration Access Protocol (XCAP) over the Ut interface for Manipulating Supplementary Services (SS) (3GPP TS 24.424 version 14.0.0 Release 14)
TS 124 109 Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; Bootstrapping interface (Ub) and network application function interface (Ua); Protocol details (3GPP TS 24.109 version 14.0.0 Release 14)
TS 124 244 Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; Wireless LAN control plane protocol for trusted WLAN access to EPC; Stage 3 (3GPP TS 24.244 version 14.0.0 Release 14)
TS 124 417 LTE; Management Object (MO) for Originating Identification Presentation (OIP) and Originating Identification Restriction (OIR) using IP Multimedia (IM) Core Network (CN) subsystem (3GPP TS 24.417 version 14.0.0 Release 14)
TS 124 628 Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+) (GSM); Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; Common Basic Communication procedures using IP Multimedia (IM) Core Network (CN) subsystem; Protocol specification (3GPP TS 24.628 version 14.0.0 Release 14)
TS 124 117 LTE; TV service configuration Management Object (MO) (3GPP TS 24.117 version 14.0.0 Release 14)
TS 124 182 Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+) (GSM); Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) Customized Alerting Tones (CAT); Protocol specification (3GPP TS 24.182 version 14.0.0 Release 14)

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