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We have written articles to explain some 3GPP related keywords and acronyms, to give some background material on the topic.

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3GPP Series & technologies

The first two digits of a 3GPP TS or TR number define the spec series; for example LTE radio (E-UTRAN) is defined in the 36 Series.

On this page you can find which technology is [at least partially] aligned with which 3GPP series.

A-Z list of technical terms

The 3GPP Report ‘Vocabulary for 3GPP Specifications’ identifies specialist technical terms used;

  • To ensure that editors use terminology that is consistent across specifications.
  • To provide a reader with convenient reference for technical terms that are used across multiple documents.

Furthermore, you can check which Spec(s) a term or abbreviation is defined in using ETSI’s TEDDI application. Note that this only shows terms defined in 3GPP TSs and TRs which have already been transposed as ETSI publications.


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Gigabit LTE Written by Kevin Flynn 2909
SC-PTM, an agile broadcast/multicast mechanism Written by Kevin Flynn 11948
3GPP Core Rx Interface Evolution Written by Kevin Flynn 17776
LTE ue-Category Written by Kevin Flynn 103011
Network Functions Virtualisation Written by Kevin Flynn 12301
Heterogeneous Networks in LTE Written by Kevin Flynn 121209
IMS 68326
Conformance Testing (UE) 23587
eCall specifications set to save lives 9358
SAE 9139
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