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(3rd Generation Partnership Project) A cooperation of international standards bodies for the development of high-speed cellular services. Established in 1998, 3GPP has been involved with all the cellular standards including GSM, CDMA and LTE, starting with 3G through 4G and beyond. See cellular generations.

3GPP - GSM (UMTS Umbrella)
For GSM carriers, the first 3G specification was WCDMA, which was based on the CDMA air interface and a departure from GSM's TDMA. WCDMA was followed by HSPA. For more information, visit www.3gpp.org. See WCDMA, HSPA, GSM, CDMA and TDMA.

3GPP2 - CDMA (IMT-2000 Umbrella)
For CDMA2000 carriers, the first 3G specification was 1X, followed by EV-DO. 3GPP2 supports QCELP speech in addition to 3GPP formats. For more information, visit www.3gpp2.org. See CDMA, CDMA2000, QCELP and IMT-2000.

Convergence into LTE
With support from 3GPP and 3GPP2, GSM and CDMA carriers worldwide are converging their networks into 4G/LTE (Long Term Evolution). See LTE and LTE Advanced.
3GPP LTE CATEGORIESUSER EQUIPMENT (UE) UE       Down  Up    MIMOCategory  (Mbps)   Antennas 3GPP Release 8 (2008)
    1       10    5     1
    2       51   26     2
    3      102   51     2
    4      151   51     2
    5      300   75     4

    6      301   51     2/4
    7      301  102     2/4
    8     2999 1498     8

  3GPP Release 11 (2012)
    9      452   51     2/4
   10      452  102     2/4

  3GPP Release 12 (2015)
    0**      1    1     1
   11      603   51     2/4
   12      603  102     2/4
   13      392   51     2/4
   14      392  102     2/4
   15     3917 1498     8

  ** Cat-0 also known as "LTE-M."

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A common certification scheme embracing all 3GPP and 3GPP2 wireless technologies has the potential to realize efficiencies and generate benefits across the mobile and associated industries.
3GPP2 has been engaged in highly successful Market Representation Partnerships with the CDMA Development Group (CDG) and the Femto Forum, and the new specifications reflect many of the building blocks for femtozone services that have been pioneered in the Femto Forum, including Local IP Access (LIPA) and Remote IP Access (RIPA).
Figure 3: Mobile market, Indonesia, connections (000s) split by 3GPP and 3GPP2 technologies, 2008-14 15
Nokia's VMR-WB speech codec was selected in April 2003 by 3GPP2 through a highly competitive process.
5 exclusively to create and play back 'EZmovie' content on their desktops taking advantage of both our popular AMC format and the 3GPP2 standard," said Makoto Takahashi, vice president and general manager of KDDI's Content Business Planning Department, Solution Business Sector.
To further accelerate interoperability, OMA hosted an MMS workshop in London for its membership, 3GPP members, and 3GPP2 members, prior to its latest Technical Plenary meeting on November 9-14.
Nokia today announced its latest contribution to CDMA technology as its proposal for standardizing a CDMA2000 wideband speech codec was selected by the 3GPP2 from a field of five competing proposals.
At the same time, Nokia is endorsing the unification of the IMS standards in the 3GPP and 3GPP2 standardization bodies.
In March 2000, an initial CDMA2000 1xEV-DV proposal was submitted to 3GPP2.
This technical report on mobile systems considers specifically the UTRAN being developed by 3GPP (3GPP-UTRAN) for both FDD and TDD modes and the RAN being developed by 3GPP2 for CDMA2000 (3GPP2-RAN).
The adopted service platform for the NGN is IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem) specified by 3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project) and MMD (Multimedia Domain) specified by 3GPP2 (3rd Generation Partnership Project2).
The technical report (MTR-003), which has been approved by the membership and ratified by the Board of Directors, will be used to influence a number of standards organizations including 3GPP, 3GPP2 and the IETF.