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3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)

3GPP was created in December 1998 by the signing of the “The 3rd Generation Partnership Project Agreement”. Its original scope was to produce Technical Specifications and Technical Reports for a 3G Mobile System based on evolved GSM core networks and the radio access technologies that they support (i.e., Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (UTRA) both Frequency Division Duplex (FDD) and Time Division Duplex (TDD) modes).

The 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) unites seven telecommunications standard development organizations (ARIB, ATIS, CCSA, ETSI, TSDSI, TTA, TTC), known as “Organizational Partners” and provides their members with a stable environment to produce the Reports and Specifications that define 3GPP technologies.

The scope was subsequently amended to include the maintenance and development of the Technical Specifications and Technical Reports for evolved 3GPP technologies, beyond 3G. The project covers cellular telecommunications technologies, including radio access, core network and service capabilities, which provide a complete system description for mobile telecommunications. Find out more.

Anritsu is actively contributing for 3GPP standardization work.

NGMN Alliance

The vision of the NGMN Alliance is to provide impactful guidance to achieve innovative and affordable mobile telecommunication services for the end user with a particular focus on supporting 5G’s full implementation, Mastering the Route to Disaggregation, Sustainability and Green Networks, as well as 6G.

The mission of the NGMN Alliance is

  • to evaluate and drive technology evolution towards 5G’s full implementation and the three major priorities for 2021 and beyond: route of disaggregation, green future networks and 6G
  • to establish clear functional and non-functional requirements for mobile networks of the next generation
  • to provide guidance to equipment developers, standardisation bodies and cooperation partners, leading to the implementation of a cost-effective network evolution
  • to provide an information exchange forum for the industry on critical and immediate concerns and to share experiences and lessons learnt for addressing technology challenges.
  • to identify and remove barriers for enabling successful implementations of attractive mobile services.

Anritsu has been member of NGMN since Dec’2007. Find out more.

O-RAN Alliance

O-RAN ALLIANCE is a world-wide community of mobile operators, vendors, and research & academic institutions with the mission to re-shape Radio Access Networks to be more intelligent, open, virtualized and fully interoperable.

O-RAN ALLIANCE mission is to transform the Radio Access Network industry towards truly open, intelligent, virtualized and fully interoperable RAN. O-RAN specifications define individual parts of the O-RAN Architecture. Anyone can use them to create innovative and competitive open RAN solutions.

The O-RAN Software Community is a collaboration between the O-RAN ALLIANCE and Linux Foundation aiming to support the creation of open software for the RAN.

O-RAN ALLIANCE supports its Members and Contributors in testing and integration of their O-RAN implementations. O-RAN Virtual Exhibition allows companies to demonstrate their O-RAN based implementations. Find out more.

Anritsu has been member of O-RAN Alliance since Feb’21. Find out more.

Telecom Infra project (TIP)

The Telecom Infra Project (TIP) is a global community of companies and organizations that are driving infrastructure solutions to advance global connectivity. Lack of flexibility in the current solutions – exacerbated by a limited choice in technology providers – makes challenging for operators to efficiently build and upgrade networks.

Founded in 2016, TIP is a community of diverse members that includes hundreds of companies – from service providers and technology partners to systems integrators and other connectivity stakeholders. TIP is working to develop, test and deploy open, disaggregated, and standards-based solutions that deliver the high quality connectivity that the world needs – now and in the decades to come.

Anritsu has been member of TIP since Nov’21.

Beyond 5G Promotion Consortium (Japan)

Beyond 5G is the next generation of mobile communication systems, the next generation after 5G, with features that contribute to the creation of sustainable and new value, such as ultra-low power consumption, ultra-security and reliability, autonomy, and scalability, in addition to the further advancement of 5G's characteristic features such as high speed and high capacity, low latency, and multiple simultaneous connections. It is the next generation of mobile communication systems after 5G.


The 6G Smart Networks and Services Industry Association (6G-IA) is the voice of European Industry and Research for next generation networks and services. Its primary objective is to contribute to Europe’s leadership on 5G, 5G evolution and SNS/6G research.

The 6G-IA represents the private side in both the 5G Public Private Partnership (5G-PPP) and the Smart Networks and Services Joint Undertaking (SNS JU). In the 5G-PPP and SNS JU, the European Commission represents the public side.

The 6G-IA brings together a global industry community of telecoms & digital actors, such as operators, manufacturers, research institutes, universities, verticals, SMEs and ICT associations. The 6G-IA carries out a wide range of activities in strategic areas including standardization, frequency spectrum, R&D projects, technology skills, collaboration with key vertical industry sectors, notably for the development of trials, and international cooperation. Find out more.

Next G Alliance

The Next G Alliance is an initiative to advance North American wireless technology leadership over the next decade through private-sector-led efforts. With a strong emphasis on technology commercialization, the work will encompass the full lifecycle of research and development, manufacturing, standardization and market readiness.

5G Americas

5G Americas is an industry trade organization composed of leading telecommunications service providers and manufacturers. The organization’s mission is to advocate for and foster the advancement and full capabilities of LTE wireless technologies and their evolution to 5G, throughout the ecosystem’s networks, services, applications and connected devices in the Americas. It is investing in developing a connected wireless community while leading 5G development for all the Americas. 5G Americas is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington. Find out more.

CTIA-The Wireless Association®

CTIA-The Wireless Association®, is an international nonprofit membership organization founded in 1984, CTIA represents the U.S. wireless communications industry.

From carriers and equipment manufacturers to mobile app developers and content creators that enable consumers to lead a 21st Century connected life. CTIA advocates for legislative and regulatory policies at federal, state, and local levels that foster the continued innovation, investment and increasing economic impact of America’s wireless industry. CTIA is active on a wide range of issues including spectrum policy, wireless infrastructure, and the Internet of Things, among others. CTIA works with members to develop test plans and certification processes for mobile devices, coordinates with members and other industry leaders to ensure the security of mobile networks and devices, and leads industry initiatives to enhance accessibility, improve 9-1-1 location accuracy, and deter phone theft. Find out more.

Global Mobile Suppliers Association (GSA)

GSA is a not-for-profit industry organisation representing companies across the worldwide mobile ecosystem who are engaged in the supply of infrastructure, semiconductors, test equipment, devices, applications and mobile support services. GSA actively promote the 3GPP technology road-map – 3G; 4G; 5G –a single source of information for industry reports and market intelligence. The Members drive the GSA agenda and define the communications and development strategy for the Association.

The website is used by industry professionals and organizations from over 200 countries globally as a single source of information on 4G & 5G. Users, who can register for free on the web site, download over 220,000 reports, charts and presentations annually.

GSA is a Market Representation Partner in 3GPP and co-operates with other key organisations including GCF, CITEL, COAI, ETSI, GSMA, ITU, CEPT-ECC, ATU, and other regional regulatory bodies. Find out more.

GSM Association (GSMA)

Founded in 1987, GSMA is a global organisation unifying the mobile ecosystem to discover, develop and deliver innovation foundational to positive business environments and societal change. The vision is to unlock the full power of connectivity so that people, industry, and society thrive. Representing mobile operators and organisations across the mobile ecosystem and adjacent industries, the GSMA delivers for its members across three broad pillars: Industry Services and Solutions, Connectivity for Good, and Outreach. Find out more.

Via GSMA projects, working groups and promotional activities it facilitates the industry’s focus on areas such as 5G, Mobile IoT, fraud and security. And their technical services offer tools, data and resources data, resources and tools to enable even more efficient and robust mobile experiences for users.

The GSMA Mobile for Development Foundation, Inc.* was created in 2007 to demonstrate the positive social impact of mobile technology. It brings together mobile operators, donors and the international development community. The GSMA Foundation was created for the purpose of developing and engaging in projects that utilise mobile communications to support underserved and vulnerable populations.