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Why 3GPP Just Works– Multiple Generations Of Global Cellular Standards And Solid Execution

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There has been much talk about 5G and the 5G global standard these last few years as geopolitics has heated up across the world and challenged what we know about the global economy. With 5G becoming an increasingly important component of what drives the global economy, there has been a renewed focus on the 5G standards and who contributes to them and how. At the center of the world’s global 5G standards is the 3GPP, one of the world’s leading cellular communications standards bodies since the 2G days. In this piece, I explore how the 3GPP just works and why it should continue to be the standards-setting body for the industry.

What is the 3GPP?

The 3GPP was established in 1998 with most of the world’s largest telecommunications companies as members. As 3G and 4G grew the 3GPP’s scope, 5G has broadened the 3GPP’s scope even more and made it even more influential. 3GPP operates on a release schedule and…

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