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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 

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ATIS 

The Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions, USA



Steve Barclay +1 202-434-8832

+1 202-393-5453

www.atis.org 

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CCSA

China Communications Standards Association

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

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ETSI

The European Telecommunications Standards Institute

Susanna Kooistra +33 4 92 94 49 35

www.etsi.org

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TSDSI

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

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TTA

Telecommunications Technology Association, Korea

Hyeyoung Esthel Lee

+82 31 724 4637

www.tta.or.kr

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TTC

Telecommunication Technology Committee, Japan

Masa Sumita +81 3 3432 1551

+81 3 3432 1553

www.ttc.or.jp

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Market Representation Partners

2016 05 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

TD-Forum

www.td-forum.org/en/

(Not currently available Jun-15)

GSA

www.gsacom.com

GSM Association

www.gsmworld.com

IPV6 Forum

www.ipv6forum.com

UMTS Forum

www.umts-forum.org

5G Americas

www.5gamericas.org

TD Industry Alliance

http://www.tdia.cn/

Small Cell Forum

www.smallcellforum.org

Mobility Development Group

(formerly the CDMA Development Group)

http://MobilityDG.org 

Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI)

www.coai.com

NGMN Alliance

www.ngmn.org

TCCA

 www.tandcca.com

GCF

www.globalcertificationforum.org/

CTIA

http://ctia.org/


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

Observers

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

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