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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 3G, 4G and 5G. See cellular generations, 3G, LTE and 5G.

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)
   11      603   51     2/4
   12      603  102     2/4
   13      392   51     2/4
   14      392  102     2/4
   15     3917 1498     8
   M1        1    1     1

  3GPP Release 13 (2016)
   NB-IoT   .2   .2     1
   See  LTE for iOT.

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As part of this collaboration, du, Nokia, Affirmed Networks and MediaTek recently successfully demonstrated an electricity and water smart metering use case and its associated benefits, wherein NB-IoT 3GPP Rel 14 provided deep coverage extensions of 10dB -- better than LTE in band 20 (800MHz), device power saving for longer battery life and maintaining significantly better data rate and low latencies compared to the previous Release 13.
Least square parameter optimization has been applied to urban 3GPP LOS probability model (1) and to the combined dual environment LOS model represented by (8) substituting urban (1) and (2) 3GPP models for dual environment LOS probabilities [p.sup.(1).sub.LOS] and [p.sup.(2).sub.LOS], respectively.
"The newly released 3GPP R14-based commercial NB-IoT solution can improve the performance of NB-IoT networks in data rates, cell capacity and cell coverage, expand the potential scope of application for NB-IoT through location services.
The fourth generation of global mobile communication standards established by 3GPP.
3GPP also announced the approval of the Non-Standalone (NSA) 5G New Radio (NR) specification.
News article to follow on the 3GPP site and from 3GPP Member announcements.
The new version of QuaDRiGa contains new features and is furthermore calibrated against 3GPP channel models like 3GPP-3D and the latest New Radio channel model.
The extensions to the 3GPP standard include numerous improvements to the existing evolved (eMBMS).
This paper starts explaining the intrinsic positioning capabilities available in any cellular system and then describes the functions that have been added by the Third-Generation Partnership Program (3GPP) in the RAN and core networks through the generations--from the second generation (2G) to the fourth generation (4G)--to support enhanced LCS applications.
Expway eBox For Critical Communications is designed for ruggedized device manufacturers looking to verify their products with a 3GPP compliant PS-LTE network.
The trial specification will be neutral and is not intended to limit on-going standardization discussions and decisions that will be happening in 3GPP. Rather its objective is to provide a common trial platform where different technology components can be trialed and evaluated in order to provide a better understanding of the value and performance of different 5G technologies.
3GPP has been busy defining various 3DL LTE CA in recent quarters.