Setting the standard


    In the ICT industry, global standards are fundamental to ubiquitous connectivity. Globally standardized technologies ensure worldwide interoperability between networks, devices, and network operators.

    Ericsson is uniquely positioned as a leader in the development of standards for all major mobile and fixed communication systems, and the convergence of these systems.

    Our active participation and leadership in global standardization organizations, and our commitment to open and innovative technology standards, enable us to play a key role in shaping standards for future technologies. This position also underscores our role in important areas such as environmental assessment and energy efficiency.

    A key driver in standardization organizations

    Ericsson is committed to developing open standards for global systems. We hold leadership positions, and are recognized as a key driver, in many of the major standardization organizations.

    Some of the organizations Ericsson is a member of are listed below.


    3rd Generation Partnership Project.

    Global specification organization.

    3GPP prepares, approves and maintains specifications and reports for GSM (including GSM evolved radio access) – a 3rd Generation and beyond Mobile System. This system is based on evolved 3GPP core networks and radio access technologies; an evolved IMS developed to be access-independent.

    Ericsson is recognized as a key 3GPP leader.

    Learn more about 3GPP


    3rd Generation Partnership Project 2.

    Global specification organization.

    Produces technical specifications for CDMA-based mobile systems.

    Ericsson is participating in 3GPP2 work.

    Learn more about 3GPP2


    Association of Radio Industries and Businesses.

    Japanese standardization organization.

    ARIB develops standards in the areas of radiotelecommunications and broadcasting.

    Partner in 3GPP and 3GPP2.

    Ericsson is actively participating in ARIB’s work.

    Learn more about ARIB


    Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions.

    North American standardization organization.

    ATIS develops standards for the information, entertainment and communications industries.

    Partner in 3GPP.

    Ericsson is actively participating in ATIS’s work, and is represented on the board.

    Learn more about ATIS


    Broadband Forum

    Global specification organization.

    BBF develops multi-service broadband packet networking specifications addressing interoperability, architecture and management in the wireline area.

    Ericsson is actively participating in BBF’s work, and is represented on the board.

    Learn more about BBF


    China Communications Standards Association.

    Chinese standardization organization.

    CCSA develops standards for the ICT industry.

    Partner in 3GPP and 3GPP2.

    Ericsson is actively participating in CCSA’s work.

    Learn more about CCSA


    European Telecommunications Standards Institute.

    European and global standardization organization.

    ETSI produces globally-applicable ICT standards, including fixed, mobile, radio, converged, broadcast and internet technologies.

    Partner in 3GPP.

    Ericsson is actively participating in ETSI’s work and is represented on the board.

    Learn more about ETSI


    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

    Global specification organization.

    The IEEE Standards Association is an organization that develops and advances specifications for global technologies, areas ranging from computing and sustainable energy systems, to aerospace, communications, robotics and healthcare.

    Ericsson is participating in IEEE’s work, and has representatives on the board of governors of the IEEE Standards Association.

    Learn more about IEEE


    Internet Engineering Task Force.

    Global specification organization.

    The mission of the IETF is to make the internet work better by producing high-quality, relevant technical documents that influence the way people design, use and manage the internet.

    Ericsson is actively participating in IETF’s activities.

    Learn more about IETF


    International Telecommunication Union.

    Global standardization organization.

    ITU is the United Nations’ specialized agency for ICT.

    ITU allocates global radio spectrum and satellite orbits, develops the technical standards that ensure networks and technologies seamlessly interconnect, and strives to improve access to ICTs to underserved communities worldwide.

    Ericsson is actively participating in ITU’s work.

    Learn more about ITU


    Open IPTV Forum.

    Global specification organization.

    The Open IPTV Forum enables and accelerates creation of a mass market for IPTV by defining and publishing free, standards-based specifications for end-to-end IPTV services of the future.

    Ericsson is actively participating in OIPF’s work, and is represented on the board.

    Learn more of OIPF


    Open Mobile Alliance.

    Global specification organization.

    OMA specifies enablers for mobile-data services that ensure service interoperability across devices, geographies, service providers, operators and networks.

    Ericsson is actively participating in OMA’s activities.

    Learn more about OMA


    Telecommunications Industry Association.

    North American standardization organization.

    TIA is a trade association representing the ICT industry through standards development, government affairs, business opportunities, market intelligence and certification.

    Partner in 3GPP2.

    Ericsson is participating in TIA’s work.

    Learn more about TIA

    TM Forum

    TeleManagement Forum.

    Global specification organization.

    TM Forum is a global industry association. Its goal is to simplify the complexity of running a service provider’s business. TM Forum serves as a unifying force that enables companies to solve critical business issues.

    Ericsson is actively participating in TMF and is represented on the board.

    Learn more about TMF


    Telecommunications Technology Association.

    South Korean standardization organization.

    TTA provides technical standards needed for the planning, design and operation of end-to-end telecommunications and related information services.

    Partner in 3GPP and 3GPP2.

    Ericsson is participating in TTA.

    Learn more about TTA