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 129 344 Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; Proximity-services (ProSe) function to Home Subscriber Server (HSS) aspects; Stage 3 (3GPP TS 29.344 version 13.2.0 Release 13)
TS 129 283 LTE; Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); Diameter data management applications (3GPP TS 29.283 version 13.2.0 Release 13)
TS 129 328 Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+) (GSM); Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; IP Multimedia (IM) Subsystem Sh interface; Signalling flows and message contents (3GPP TS 29.328 version 13.7.0 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 13.1.0 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 13.3.0 Release 13)
TS 129 337 Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; Diameter-based T4 Interface for communications with packet data networks and applications (3GPP TS 29.337 version 13.2.0 Release 13)
TS 129 303 Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; Domain Name System Procedures; Stage 3 (3GPP TS 29.303 version 13.5.0 Release 13)
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 13.6.0 Release 13)
TS 129 338 Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; Diameter based protocols to support Short Message Service (SMS) capable Mobile Management Entities (MMEs) (3GPP TS 29.338 version 13.3.0 Release 13)
TS 129 232 Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+) (GSM); Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; Media Gateway Controller (MGC) - Media Gateway (MGW) interface; Stage 3 (3GPP TS 29.232 version 13.2.0 Release 13)
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 13.8.0 Release 13)
TS 129 214 Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; Policy and charging control over Rx reference point (3GPP TS 29.214 version 13.8.0 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 13.7.0 Release 13)
TS 129 217 Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; Policy and Charging Control (PCC); Congestion reporting over Np reference point (3GPP TS 29.217 version 13.6.0 Release 13)
TS 129 219 Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+) (GSM); Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; Policy and charging control: Spending limit reporting over Sy reference point (3GPP TS 29.219 version 13.4.0 Release 13)
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 13.6.0 Release 13)
TS 129 273 Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; Evolved Packet System (EPS); 3GPP EPS AAA interfaces (3GPP TS 29.273 version 13.6.0 Release 13)
TS 129 212 Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; Policy and Charging Control (PCC); Reference points (3GPP TS 29.212 version 13.8.0 Release 13)
TS 129 229 Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+) (GSM); Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; Cx and Dx interfaces based on the Diameter protocol; Protocol details (3GPP TS 29.229 version 13.1.0 Release 13)
TS 129 213 Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+) (GSM); Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS); LTE; Policy and charging control signalling flows and Quality of Service (QoS) parameter mapping (3GPP TS 29.213 version 13.8.0 Release 13)

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