3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)

Founded
1998
Web Address
Standards Prefix
TR, TS, Release

The 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) unites seven telecommunications standard development organisations (ARIB, ATIS, CCSA, ETSI, TSDSI, TTA, TTC), known as “Organisational Partners” and provides their members with a stable environment to produce the Reports and Specifications that define 3GPP technologies.

The project covers cellular telecommunications network technologies, including radio access, the core transport network, and service capabilities - including work on codecs, security, quality of service - and thus provides complete system specifications. The specifications also provide hooks for non-radio access to the core network, and for interworking with Wi-Fi networks.

3GPP specifications and studies are contribution-driven, by member companies, in Working Groups and at the Technical Specification Group level.

Projects

This organisation is responsible for the following projects.

Project Full Name
eMTC (LTE Cat-M1)
NB-IoT (LTE Cat-NB1)
EC-GSM-IoT
3G UMTS Universal Mobile Telecommunications System
4G LTE Long Term Evolution
5G NR New Radio