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 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 14.0.1 Release 14)
TR 138 900 LTE; 5G; Study on channel model for frequency spectrum above 6 GHz (3GPP TR 38.900 version 14.2.0 Release 14)
TR 131 970 Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE UICC power optimisation for Machine-Type Communication (3GPP TR 31.970 version 14.0.0 Release 14)
TS 129 272 Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; Evolved Packet System (EPS); Mobility Management Entity (MME) and Serving GPRS Support Node (SGSN) related interfaces based on Diameter protocol (3GPP TS 29.272 version 14.3.0 Release 14)
TS 129 303 Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; Domain Name System Procedures; Stage 3 (3GPP TS 29.303 version 14.1.0 Release 14)
TS 129 002 Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+) (GSM); Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); Mobile Application Part (MAP) specification (3GPP TS 29.002 version 14.3.0 Release 14)
TS 129 273 Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; Evolved Packet System (EPS); 3GPP EPS AAA interfaces (3GPP TS 29.273 version 14.2.0 Release 14)
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 14.4.0 Release 14)
TS 129 336 Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; Home Subscriber Server (HSS) diameter interfaces for interworking with packet data networks and applications (3GPP TS 29.336 version 14.1.0 Release 14)
TS 136 361 LTE; Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA); LTE/WLAN Radio Level Integration Using IPsec Tunnel (LWIP) encapsulation; Protocol specification (3GPP TS 36.361 version 14.0.0 Release 14)
TS 129 389 LTE; Inter-V2X Control Function Signalling aspects (V6); Stage 3 (3GPP TS 29.389 version 14.0.0 Release 14)
TS 129 060 Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+) (GSM); Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); General Packet Radio Service (GPRS); GPRS Tunnelling Protocol (GTP) across the Gn and Gp interface (3GPP TS 29.060 version 14.3.0 Release 14)
TS 136 321 LTE; Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA); Medium Access Control (MAC) protocol specification (3GPP TS 36.321 version 14.2.1 Release 14)
TS 129 274 Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; 3GPP Evolved Packet System (EPS); Evolved General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) Tunnelling Protocol for Control plane (GTPv2-C); Stage 3 (3GPP TS 29.274 version 14.3.0 Release 14)
TS 129 388 LTE; V2X Control Function to Home Subscriber Server (HSS) aspects (V4); Stage 3 (3GPP TS 29.388 version 14.0.0 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 125 319 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 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)

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