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

2014 11 OPThe 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:


The Association of Radio
Industries and Businesses, Japan

Kazuo Nakamura +81 3 5510 8594

+81 3 3592 1103


The Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions, USA

Steve Barclay +1 202-434-8832

+1 202-393-5453


China Communications Standards Association

Shizhuo Zhao  +86 10 8205 0013


The European Telecommunications Standards Institute

Susanna Kooistra +33 4 92 94 49 35 



Telecommunications Standards Development Society, India
Abhay Karandikar +91 2225767439


Telecommunications Technology Association, Korea

Kyoungseok Oh

+82 31 780-9055


Telecommunication Technology Committee, Japan

Takashi Koshimizu +81 3 3432 1551

+81 3 3432 1553

Market Representation Partners

2019 03 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:




5G Automotive Association

5G Americas

5G Infrastructure Association

Broadband India Forum
Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI)
EMEA Satellite Operators Association (ESOA)

IPV6 Forum
NGMN Alliance
Public Safety Communication Europe (PSCE) Forum
Small Cell Forum
TD Industry Alliance
Wireless Broadband Alliance

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


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

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