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Bodies with which 3GPP has exchanged liaisons

Requests for additions, or changes, to this list should be made by the relevant TSG Chair to the Liaisons Coordinator, Susanna Kooistra.

External OrganizationPurpose
3GPP2 Direct liaison between related groups in 3GPP and 3GPP2.
450 MHz Alliance -
AISG liaison with AISG to discuss remote control of antennas
Bluetooth Agreed in March 2004
Broadband Forum (BBF)  
CableLabs To facilitate further convergence of 3GPP technologies with wired networks
International Special Committee on Radio Interference (CISPR) Obtain information on developments in EMC measurement methods and limits.
(Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association)
To develop test methods for UE antenna performance measurement
Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB) Project The DVB Project are considering the use of the 3G system as a satellite broadcasting return channel.
Ecma International Liaison for potential introduction of a CLI (Common language Interface) based classmark for the next release. The new classmark would be based on CLI which will be standardized within Ecma International
Expert Group for Emergency Access (EGEA) Approved by PCG 2008-08-18
Eurescom Liaison with Eurescom for the exchange of information on OSA/Parlay activities
European Co-operation in the field of Scientific and Technical Research (COST)... and in particular COST 273 (Towards Mobile Broadband multimedia networks To develop test methods for UE antenna performance measurement
European Radiocommunications Committee (ERC) General liaison on spectrum issues.
Fixed Mobile Convergence Alliance (FMCA) Approved by PCG 2005-11-21
Global Certification Forum (GCF) Certification of mobile wireless terminals
Global TD-LTE Initiative (GTD)  
GPS Industry Council -
GSM Association Liaison with BARG and SERG subgroups for charging and service aspects, and with the Security Group.
HomeRF Forum To be added
IDB Forum To ensure the alignment in the development of AT commands.
IEEE Liaison for the development of 3G/Wireless Lan interworking scenarios (IEEE 802.11) For development of network synchronisation for the 3G Long Term Evolution Radio Access Network architecture (IEEE 1588) Etc.
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) Mobile IP matters, HTTP client-server negotiation and security issues
IrDA Evaluating and defining how best to handle data synchronization between end user devices and external world sources.
International Multimedia Telecomunications Consortium (IMTC) General liaison with 3GPP regarding Interoperability testing for H.324 M and Packet Switched Streaming
Internet Streaming Media Alliance Liaison on Multimedia Streaming Specifications
ISO-ITU expert group Liaison on ASN.1 language and encoding rules.
ISO MPEG / JPEG Liaison with ISO MPEG / JPEG engineering committees to ensure interworking between 3GPP and ISO MPEG / JPEG solutions.
ITU-T SG2 Coordination of common Requirements & Analysis methodology.
JAIN tm (Javatm APIs for Integrated Networks) Liaison with JAIN for reasons of parallel working
The Java Community Process (JCP) Liaison for reasons of parallel working
Liberty Alliance Project For work of interest to both parties such as anonymous target mobile, anonymous requestor, enhanced codeword, subscriber certificates and Generic User Profile (GUP).
LTE/SAE Trial Initiative (LSTI) Approved by PCG 2008-05-16
Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) -
NGMN (Next Generation Mobile Networks) Approved by PCG 2008-03-27
oneM2M -
OMA (Open Mobile Alliance ) liaison to ensure ease of 3G service deployment
Open Networking Foundation (ONF) -
Open IPTV Forum -
Object Management Group (OMG) Liaison with OMG for reasons of parallel working
O-RAN Alliance -
PCS Type Certification Review Board (PTCRB) Provide the framework for GSM ME type certification
Portable Computer and Communications Association (PCCA) agreed Sept 2002
Presence and Availability Management (PAM) Forum The liaison between 3GPP is intended to correlate what the PAM forum is seeking to achieve with the goals of the 3GPP within the framework of the 3rd Generation mobile environment
RSA Laboratories To ensure the timely development of SIM security certificates.
SDR Forum To extend the areas in which MExE can be applied.
Sun Micro Systems Inc Development of APIs for MExE.


Steering Comittee of the Cooperation Platform for the Separate Sale of Roaming Services in the European Union.
SyncML Initiative To investigate possible enhancements to the existing 3GPP data synchronization solution
Trusted Computing Group (TCG) Approved by PCG 2005-11-21
TeleManagement Forum (TMF) To facilitate exchange and use of documents related to the area of Telecom Management.
TETRA Association -
TIA /TR45 Liaison with TIA/TR45 engineering committees to ensure interworking between 3GPP and 3GPP2 solutions.
TIA/TR47 -
TV-anytime Forum -
Voice eXtensible Mark-up Language (VXML) Forum Use of VXML by mobile handsets.
Wi-Fi Alliance To enable 3GPP to provide their comments on documents being prepared within the Wi-Fi Alliance.
Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) -
WLAN Smart Card Consortium To establish closer cooperation on WLAN interworking with existing infrastructures.
Wireless World Research Forum (WWRF) Future Mobile Networks and Vertical Industries
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Liaison on future use of MExE.
WiMAX Forum To ensure compatibility of and interoperability of 3GPP systems with broadband wireless access networks (IEEE 802.16).
Agreed PCG#15.
(The) Parlay Group Liaison with the PARLAY GROUP for reasons of parallel working
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