As with all communications networks, mobile network operators may be required to provide Lawful Interception capabilities for authorized law enforcement agencies. The fact that mobile users may be anywhere in the world means that, in addition to technical considerations, region and international interception regulations have also to be respected.

Our Role & Activities

The work of the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP™) and the complementary work of ETSI on Lawful Interception is confined to technical matters.

The latest published 3GPPTM Technical Specifications on Lawful Interception cover all necessary aspects in a 5G context: requirements, architecture and functions, protocol and procedures. All specifications are regularly updated and revisions published for the relevant 3GPP Releases.

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