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Observers

Observers are Standards Development Organizations (SDOs) who have the qualifications to become future Organizational Partners.

3GPP currently has the following Observers:
  • Telecommunications Industries Association (TIA)
  • ICT Standards Advisory Council of Canada (ISACC)
  • Communications Alliance - former Australian Communications Industry Forum (ACIF)

Contacts:

OrganizationCountry
Communications Alliance- Former ACIF AUSTRALIA
TIA UNITED STATES
ISACC CANADA

Latest update:
2017-02-27: Editorial (JMM)

Partners

3GPP produces Technical Specifications, to be transposed by relevant Standardization Bodies (Organizational Partners) into appropriate deliverables (e.g., standards).

The seven 3GPP Organizational Partners - from Asia, Europe and North America - determine the general policy and strategy of 3GPP and perform the following tasks:
  • Approval and maintenance of the 3GPP scope;
  • Maintenance of the Partnership Project Description;
  • Taking decisions on the creation or cessation of Technical Specification Groups, and approving their scope and terms of reference;
  • Approval of Organizational Partner funding requirements;
  • Allocation of human and financial resources provided by the Organizational Partners to the Project Co-ordination Group;
  • Acting as a body of appeal on procedural matters referred to them.
The Organizational Partners and Market Representation Partners (MRPs) jointly perform the following tasks:

  • Maintenance of the Partnership Project Agreement;
  • Approval of applications for 3GPP partnership;
  • Taking decisions relating to the dissolution of 3GPP. 

3GPP Organizational Partner Contacts:

 ARIB

The Association of Radio
Industries and Businesses, Japan

Kazuo Nakamura +81 3 5510 8594

+81 3 3592 1103 
www.arib.or.jp 

arib-3gpp@arib.or.jp

ATIS 

The Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions, USA



Steve Barclay +1 202-434-8832

+1 202-393-5453

www.atis.org 

sbarclay@atis.org

CCSA

China Communications Standards Association

Shizhuo Zhao  +86 10 8205 0013 www.ccsa.org.cn 

zhaosz@ccsa.org.cn

ETSI

The European Telecommunications Standards Institute

Susanna Kooistra +33 4 92 94 49 35

www.etsi.org

susanna.kooistra@etsi.org 

 

TSDSI

Telecommunications Standards Development Society, India
Abhay Karandikar +91 2225767439 http://tsdsi.org/

abhay@tsdsi.org

TTA

Telecommunications Technology Association, Korea

Hyeyoung Esthel Lee

+82 31 724 4637

www.tta.or.kr

hyeyoung@tta.or.kr

TTC

Telecommunication Technology Committee, Japan

Masa Sumita +81 3 3432 1551

+81 3 3432 1553

www.ttc.or.jp

ttc-3gpp@ttc.or.jp


Market Representation Partners

2018 10 MRPThe 3GPP Organizational Partners may invite a Market Representation Partner to take part in 3GPP, which:
  • Has the ability to offer market advice to 3GPP and to bring into 3GPP a consensus view of market requirements (e.g., services, features and functionality) falling within the 3GPP scope;
  • Does not have the capability and authority to define, publish and set standards within the 3GPP scope, nationally or regionally;
  • Has committed itself to all or part of the 3GPP scope;
  • Has signed the Partnership Project Agreement.
The Market Representation Partners are;

Organisation

Web

5G Automotive Association

http://www.5gaa.org/

5G Americas

http://www.5gamericas.org

5G Infrastructure Association

https://5g-ppp.eu/association/

Broadband India Forum

http://www.broadbandindiaforum.com/
Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) www.coai.com
CTIA http://ctia.org/
EMEA Satellite Operators Association (ESOA) https://www.esoa.net/
GCF www.globalcertificationforum.org/
GSA www.gsacom.com
GSMA www.gsmworld.com

IPV6 Forum

www.ipv6forum.com
Mobility Development Group

(formerly the CDMA Development Group)

http://MobilityDG.org

(Not currently available Oct. 2018)

NGMN Alliance www.ngmn.org
Public Safety Communication Europe (PSCE) Forum http://www.psc-europe.eu/
Small Cell Forum www.smallcellforum.org
TCCA www.tandcca.com
TD-Forum www.td-forum.org 

(Not currently available Oct. 2018)
TD Industry Alliance http://www.tdia.cn/
Wireless Broadband Alliance http://www.wballiance.com/

The Partners meet regularly at the 3GPP Project Coordination Group (PCG) meetings alongside the 3GPP Technical Specification Group Chairmen.

Observers

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