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.
This organisation is responsible for the following projects.
|eMTC (LTE Cat-M1)|
|NB-IoT (LTE Cat-NB1)|
|3G UMTS||Universal Mobile Telecommunications System|
|4G LTE||Long Term Evolution|
|5G NR||New Radio|