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Energy Star Partner LTE Related Standards Bodies

A crazy number of standards bodies have some skin in the LTE and SON space. More confusing is the fact that IPR/Patent holders may not be known to all of these standards bodies so there is a ridiculous matrix of stakeholders.

Without further ado…

3GPP 3G Partnership Project [GSM Radio, Core and IMS] The 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) unites [Six] telecommunications standard development organizations (ARIB, ATIS, CCSA, ETSI, TTA, TTC), known as “Organizational Partners” and provides their members with a stable environment to produce the highly successful Reports and Specifications that define 3GPP technologies. URL:

3GPP2 3G Partnership Project [CDMA/IS2000 Radio, Core and IMS] 3GPP2 was born out of the International Telecommunication Union’s (ITU) International Mobile Telecommunications “IMT-2000” initiative, covering high speed, broadband, and Internet Protocol (IP)-based mobile systems featuring network-to-network interconnection, feature/service transparency, global roaming and seamless services independent of location. IMT-2000 is intended to bring high-quality mobile multimedia telecommunications to a worldwide mass market by achieving the goals of increasing the speed and ease of wireless communications, responding to the problems faced by the increased demand to pass data via telecommunications, and providing “anytime, anywhere” services. URL:

4G Americas The mission of 4G Americas is to promote, facilitate and advocate for the deployment of the 3GPP family of mobile broadband technologies throughout the ecosystem – including networks, services, applications and wirelessly connected devices – in the Americas. URL:

American National Standards Institute (ANSI).URL:

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). SIGCOMM is a professional forum for the discussion of issues in the field of data communications and computer networks. Current emphases are on the architectures, protocols, design, analysis, measurement, maintenance, regulatory policy, standards, applications, and social impact of computer networks and computer communications systems.URL:

Broadband Forum The Broadband Forum is the central organization driving broadband wireline solutions and empowering converged packet networks worldwide to better meet the needs of vendors, service providers and their customers. URL:

Common Public Radio Interface (CPRI) The Common Public Radio Interface (CPRI™) is the successful industry cooperation defining the publicly available specification for the key internal interface of radio base stations between the Radio Equipment Control (REC) and the Radio Equipment (RE). The Parties cooperating to define the CPRI Specification and are now encompassing Ericsson, Huawei, NEC, Nokia Siemens Networks and Alcatel-Lucent. URL:

CTIA CTIA-The Wireless Association® is an international nonprofit membership organization that has represented the wireless communications industry since 1984. Membership in the association includes wireless carriers and their suppliers, as well as providers and manufacturers of wireless data services and products. URL:

European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) Home Page. The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) produces globally-applicable standards for Information and Communications Technologies (ICT), including fixed, mobile, radio, converged, broadcast and internet technologies. URL:

GSA OrganizationTo strengthen the promotion of GSM/EDGE/WCDMA-HSPA, Evolved HSPA (HSPA+) and LTE/SAE world-wide in new and existing market. To promote the evolution of GSM as the platform for delivery of third generation (3G) multimedia services enabled by WCDMA-HSPA, Evolved HSPA (HSPA+) and LTE/SAE URL

GSM Alliance (GSMA). The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide. Spanning more than 220 countries, the GSMA unites nearly 800 of the world’s mobile operators, as well as more than 200 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem. URL:

IEEE Home Page. [802.x  WLAN, WIMAX] IEEE’s core purpose is to foster technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. URL:

IETF Home Page. The mission of the IETF is to make the Internet work better by producing high quality, relevant technical documents that influence the way people design, use, and manage the Internet. Newcomers to the IETF should start hereURL:

Internic – Internet Networking Information Center. Public Information Regarding Internet Domain Name Registration Services URL:

International Organization for Standardization (ISO). URL (English):

MultiService Forum (MSF) The MultiService Forum is a global association of service providers, system suppliers and test equipment vendors committed to developing and promoting open-architecture, multiservice Next Generation Networks. Founded in 1998, the MSF is an open-membership organization comprised of the world’s leading telecommunications companies. The MSF’s activities include developing Implementation Agreements, promoting worldwide compatibility and interoperability of network elements, and encouraging input to appropriate national and international standards bodies. URL:

ITU-R The mission of the ITU Radiocommunication Sector is, inter alia, to ensure rational, equitable, efficient and economical use of the radio-frequency spectrum by all radiocommunication services, including those using satellite orbits, and to carry out studies and adopt recommendations on radiocommunication matters. URL:

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).The National Institute of Standards and Technology was established by Congress “to assist industry in the development of technology … needed to improve product quality, to modernize manufacturing processes, to ensure product reliability … and to facilitate rapid commercialization … of products based on new scientific discoveries. URL:

NGMN Alliance. The NGMN Alliance is a forum to share, assess, and drive aspects of mobile broadband technologies focusing on LTE & EPC (Evolved Packet Core) and its evolution. The NGMN Alliance complements and supports the work within standardisation bodies and industry fora by providing a coherent view of what the operator community is going to require for successful deployment and in order to deliver mobile broadband technology quickly and cost-effectively and serve the benefits of the end-user. URL:

Open Base Station Architecture Initiative  OBSAI aims to create an open market for cellular base stations. An open market will substantially reduce the development effort and costs that have been traditionally associated with creating new base station product ranges.   URL:

Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) OMA is the focal point for the development of mobile service enabler specifications, which support the creation of interoperable end-to-end mobile services. OMA drives service enabler architectures and open enabler interfaces that are independent of the underlying wireless platforms. Toward that end, OMA has developed programs that allow implementers the opportunity to test their products to ensure industry-wide interoperability. URL:

Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) The PSCR program pursues a vision and mission to improve public safety communications. URL:

Request For Comments (RFC) Database. Contains technical and organizational documents about the Internet, including the technical specifications and policy documents produced by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).URL:

SGML and the Web. The W3C mission is to lead the World Wide Web to its full potential by developing protocols and guidelines that ensure the long-term growth of the Web. Below we discuss important aspects of this mission, all of which further W3C’s vision of One Web. URL:

Telcordia (Before Telcordia, Bellcore, today = Ericsson). Common Language Identifier (CLLI),  Generic Requirements (GR), NEBS (Network Equipment – Building System) is the most common set of safety, spatial and environmental design guidelines applied to telecommunications equipment in the United States. NEBS is why telephones work after an earthquake or thunderstorm! NEBS requirements are utilized all over the world for a host of commercial, utility and defense applications. Still, the most frequent application of NEBS is to design and test equipment intended for use in Central Offices.URL:

Small Cell Forum. Our mission is to advance the development and adoption of small cells for the provision of high-quality 2G/3G/4G coverage and services within residential, enterprise, public and rural access markets. URL:

TIA online. The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) is the leading trade association representing the global information and communications technology (ICT) industry through Standards development, Policy initiatives, business opportunities, market intelligence and networking events. With support from hundreds of members, TIA enhances the business environment for companies involved in telecom, broadband, mobile wireless, information technology, networks, cable, satellite, unified communications, emergency communications and the greening of technology. TIA is accredited by ANSI. URL:

Underwriters Laboratories (UL). Through fundamental discovery, tests, equipment, procedures, software and standards, UL is creating new and important ways to make the world safer. We call this New Science. URL:

Virtual Private Network Consortium (VPNC). VPNC is the international trade association for manufacturers in the VPN market.  Standards actually by Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).URL:

Wireless World Research Forum (WWRF). We are developing a common global vision for the future of wireless to drive research and standardization. In addition to influencing regional and national research programmes (such as the European Union’s FP7 programme), WWRF members contribute to the work done within the ITU, UMTS Forum, ETSI, 3GPP, 3GPP2, IETF, and other relevant bodies regarding commercial and standardisation issues derived from the research work. URL: