3GPP MRPs Promote Market Requirements to Drive 3G Standards
Sophia Antipolis, 21st January 2000:
The 3GPP Market Representation Partners (MRP) presented key market driven
contributions to the 3GPP Organizational Partner (OP) and Program
Coordination Group (PCG) meetings in Sophia Antipolis held January 18-19.
The proposals represent common global market requirements for 3G technical
standards collectively from the GSA, GSM Association, UMTS Forum, and UWCC.
Consistent with the MRP contributions, the following key results were
The time schedule for delivery of the 3G Release 99 and Release 2000 was
confirmed at the meeting, consistent with current market plans and licensing
All-IP solutions remain a high priority, and 3GPP is encouraged to further
strengthen its links with the global IP community. A key step was the
welcoming of the IPv6 Forum as an MRP.
Terminal certification and global circulation are important issues for the
success of 3G. The MRPs will contribute with market requirements as an input
to the July 2000 3GPP OP/PCG meetings.
The 3GPP agreed to study the possibility to move EDGE/GPRS related work
items from ETSI/SMG to 3GPP. This will be based on the feasibility study to
be completed April 1 by the newly established Ad Hoc Group on transition of