OMA (Open Mobile Alliance) is the focal point for the development of mobile service enabler specifications, which support the creation of interoperable end-to-end mobile services.
OMA drives service enabler architectures and open enabler interfaces that are independent of the underlying wireless networks and platforms. OMA creates interoperable mobile data service enablers that work across devices, service providers, operators, networks, and geographies.
Toward that end, OMA will develop test specifications, encourage third party tool development, and conduct test activities that allow vendors to test their implementations.Open link
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GCF provides testing for mobile terminal inter-operability and other functionality. This gives users confidence that their terminal will function correctly on any digital mobile network worldwide, and that it has been designed, manufactured and tested to an agreed standard. Network operators benefit by knowing that certified terminals will perform correctly on networks, to provide customers with a seamless roaming service.
A GCF-certified terminal has been tested to an agreed and continuously-updated suite of test cases. The test cases are based upon criteria developed by the global standards-making community and validated through the GCF Agreement Group. It is the Agreement Group's responsibility to ensure that a test case will perform on a range of commercially-available test equipment, providing compatibility between test facilities - whether in-house or third party.Open link
High quality standardized test specifications for key protocols play a direct role in ensuring interoperability.
The ETSI PTCC is a world leader in testing, and manages all the ETSI Specialist Task Forces dedicated to the production of ETSI test specifications.Open link
TTCN (Testing and Test Control Notation), is a language used to write detailed test specifications.
TTCN has been used to specify tests for many kinds of applications, including mobile communications (GSM, 3G, TETRA), wireless LANs (Hiperlan/2), cordless phones (DECT), Broadband technologies (B-ISDN, ATM), CORBA-based platforms and Internet protocols such as IPv6, SIGTRAN, SIP and OSP.
The latest version of the language, TTCN-3 (version 3), is standardized by ETSI (ES 201 873 series) and the ITU-T (Z.140 series).Open link
The original scope of 3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project) was to produce globally applicable Technical Specifications and Technical Reports for a 3rd Generation Mobile System based on evolved GSM core networks and the radio access technologies that they support (i.e., Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (UTRA).
The scope was subsequently amended to include the maintenance and development of the GSM Technical Specifications and Technical Reports including evolved radio access technologies (e.g. GPRS and Enhanced Data rates for GSM Evolution (EDGE)).Open link
The concept of a "Partnership Project" was pioneered by the ETSI early in 1998 with the proposal to create a 3GPP focusing on GSM technology. Although discussions did take place between ETSI and the North American ANSI-41 community with a view to consolidating collaboration efforts globally, in the end it was deemed appropriate that a parallel Partnership Project be established.Open link
ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute) is an independent, non-profit organization, whose mission is to produce telecommunications standards for today and for the future.
Based in Sophia Antipolis (France), the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) is officially responsible for standardization of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) within Europe. These technologies include telecommunications, broadcasting and related areas such as intelligent transportation and medical electronics.Open link