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 123 008 Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+) (GSM); Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; Organization of subscriber data (3GPP TS 23.008 version 11.13.0 Release 11)
TS 123 003 Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+) (GSM); Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); Numbering, addressing and identification (3GPP TS 23.003 version 13.6.0 Release 13)
TS 123 333 Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+) (GSM); Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; Multimedia Resource Function Controller (MRFC) - Multimedia Resource Function Processor (MRFP) Mp interface: Procedures descriptions (3GPP TS 23.333 version 13.2.1 Release 13)
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 12.11.0 Release 12)
TS 123 007 Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+) (GSM); Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; Restoration procedures (3GPP TS 23.007 version 13.5.0 Release 13)
TS 123 380 Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+) (GSM); Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; IMS Restoration Procedures (3GPP TS 23.380 version 13.3.0 Release 13)
TS 129 228 Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+) (GSM); Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; IP Multimedia (IM) Subsystem Cx and Dx Interfaces; Signalling flows and message contents (3GPP TS 29.228 version 13.2.1 Release 13)
TS 123 122 Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+) (GSM); Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; Non-Access-Stratum (NAS) functions related to Mobile Station (MS) in idle mode (3GPP TS 23.122 version 13.5.0 Release 13)
TS 123 122 Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+) (GSM); Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; Non-Access-Stratum (NAS) functions related to Mobile Station (MS) in idle mode (3GPP TS 23.122 version 12.9.0 Release 12)
TS 151 010-1 Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); Mobile Station (MS) conformance specification; Part 1: Conformance specification (3GPP TS 51.010-1 version 12.8.0 Release 12)
TS 136 213 LTE; Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA); Physical layer procedures (3GPP TS 36.213 version 12.9.1 Release 12)
TS 151 010-5 Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+); Mobile Station (MS) conformance specification; Part 5: Inter-Radio-Access-Technology (RAT) (GERAN / UTRAN) interaction Abstract Test Suite (ATS) (3GPP TS 51.010-5 version 10.16.0 Release 10)
TS 136 213 LTE; Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA); Physical layer procedures (3GPP TS 36.213 version 13.1.1 Release 13)
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 13.4.0 Release 13)
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 13.1.0 Release 13)
TS 129 212 Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; Policy and Charging Control (PCC); Reference points (3GPP TS 29.212 version 12.12.0 Release 12)
TS 129 214 Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; Policy and charging control over Rx reference point (3GPP TS 29.214 version 12.11.0 Release 12)
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 13.2.0 Release 13)
TS 129 118 Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; Mobility Management Entity (MME) - Visitor Location Register (VLR) SGs interface specification (3GPP TS 29.118 version 13.3.0 Release 13)
TS 129 165 Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+) (GSM); Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; Inter-IMS Network to Network Interface (NNI) (3GPP TS 29.165 version 12.11.0 Release 12)

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