Category Archives: Technical Documents

SGP.22 Technical Specification v2.2.1

December 18, 2018

This document provides a technical description of the GSMA’s ‘Remote Sim Provisioning(RSP) Architecture for consumer Devices’. Download

SGP.23 v1.4 RSP Test Specification

This Test Plan provides a set of test cases to be used for testing the implementations of the provisioning system specifications documents (SGP.22/21 v2.1/v2.2). This document offers to the involved entities an unified test strategy and ensures interoperability between different …

TS.39 MIoT Test Requirements

December 4, 2018

The purpose of this document is to establish test procedures for the verification of LTE CAT-M1, CAT-NB1 and EC-GSM-IoT devices. These test requirements may also be used to supplement the RAN5 requirements once test cases are officially available and validated. …

TS.42 Multi SIM Devices Requirements Test Cases v3.0

This Test Book consists of a set of test cases relevant for testing a device supporting multiple SIMs. The test cases specified within the Test Book are either specified fully, step by step or refer to existing publicly available test …

TS.40 MIoT Field and Lab Test Cases

This document contains a set of guidelines for the tests that should be performed in the course of Field Test and Lab Test carried out on LPWA (Low Power Wide Area) Mobile IoT modules and devices. Field Tests are required …

IG.03 Blockchain – Operator Opportunities v1.0

November 20, 2018

Blockchain is considered a disruptive technology because it has the potential to transform business processes across all industries. Blockchain could drive operator strategy to remain a relevant strategic partner for corporate and mid-market clients and build a trustworthy “one stop …

TS.11 Device Field and Lab Test Guidelines v25.0

October 16, 2018

TS.11 contains a set of guidelines for the tests that should be performed in the course of Field Test and Lab Tests carried out on Terminal Devices. Download

TS.43 VoWiFi and VoLTE Entitlement Configuration v2.0

October 4, 2018

This document describes entitlement-level configuration of the Voice-over-WiFi (VoWiFi) and Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) services on devices using the mechanism described in GSMA PRD RCC.14[5]. In this context, the term “entitlement” refers to the applicability, availability and status of that service (or …

TS.44 Operator Name Display on a Smartphones v1.0

September 24, 2018

It has been noted by the GSMA that in recent Smartphone and OS releases there has been a trend away from persistent display of the Operator Name. Frequently, the Operator Name is not displayed in the Notification bar but instead …

NG.102 IMS Profile for Converged IP Communications v5.0

May 30, 2018

This Permanent Reference Document (PRD) defines a profile that identifies a minimum mandatory set of common IMS functionalities that are defined in 3GPP specifications and other GSMA PRDs that a wireless device (the User Equipment (UE)) and network are required …

TS.06 IMEI Allocation and Approval Process v15.0

May 10, 2018

This document outlines the allocation principles applicable to the International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) numbers. Download

IR.92 IMS Profile for Voice and SMS v12.0

May 5, 2018

IR.92 defines a voice over IMS profile by listing number of Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access Network, evolved packet core, IMS core, and UE  features which are considered essential to launch interoperable IMS based voice services. Download

NFC Functions and Security Certification Overview

April 3, 2018

This document provides an overview functional and security related certification processes relevant for NFC enabled Mobile Devices. The document focuses on a number of NFC services and identifies the key components within an NFC Mobile Device which are essential for …

SGP.15 M2M IOT Trust Model v1.0

November 30, 2017

This document assesses the effectiveness of the security of the business relationships between the different parties in the GSMA Remote Provisioning Architecture for Embedded UICC. Existing interfaces which are incorporated by reference into that architecture will, in general, be assumed …

IR.90 RCS Interworking Guidelines v14.0

October 13, 2017

IR.90 illustrates the inter-operator aspects of RCS (Rich Communication Suite). Its aim is to minimize any interoperability issues when deploying RCS services for operators and the guidelines for deployment options are documented. Download

SGP.22 Technical Specification v2.2

September 1, 2017

This document provides a technical description of the GSMA’s ‘Remote Sim Provisioning(RSP) Architecture for consumer Devices’. Download

SGP.02 v3.2 – Remote Provisioning Architecture for Embedded UICC Technical Specification

June 27, 2017

This document provides a technical description of the GSMA’s ‘Remote Provisioning Architecture for Embedded UICC’. Download: SGP.02 v3.2 – Remote Provisioning Architecture for Embedded UICC Technical Specification SGP.02 v3.2 Files (Zip)

IR.88 LTE and EPC Roaming Guidelines v18.0

June 13, 2017

IR.88 presents material about LTE Roaming. It addresses aspects which are new and incremental to LTE and recognises that much of the data-roaming infrastructure is reused from GPRS and High-Speed Packet Access (HSPA) Roaming. Download

iUICC POC Group Primary Platform requirements

May 17, 2017

In order to meet market expectations asking for deeper integration of functionalities, the GSMA has set up a PoC to perform evaluations of technical solutions, and thus to ease the migration of UICC technology within Systems on Chips (SoC). Download

SGP.26 v1.2 RSP Test Certificate Description

January 3, 2017

This document’s scope is to define the Test Certificates that will be used in the tests specified in SGP.23 v1.2 based on SGP.22 v2.1 and v2.2. These Test Certificates are based on NIST P-256 and Brainpool P256r1 curves and target the …

IR.92 IMS Profile for Voice and SMS v9.0

May 20, 2016

IR.92 defines a voice over IMS profile by listing number of Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access Network, evolved packet core, IMS core, and UE  features which are considered essential to launch interoperable IMS based voice services. Download

IR.51 IMS over Wi-Fi v2.1

The IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) Profile for Voice and Video, documented in this Permanent Reference Document (PRD), identifies a minimum mandatory set of features which are defined in 3GPP specifications that a wireless device (the User Equipment (UE)) and network …

IR.88 LTE and EPC Roaming Guidelines v13.0

IR.88 presents material about LTE Roaming. It addresses aspects which are new and incremental to LTE and recognises that much of the data-roaming infrastructure is reused from GPRS and High-Speed Packet Access (HSPA) Roaming. Download

International Remittance Considerations for Mobile Network Operators

February 20, 2013

This white paper reviews the international remittance market, the opportunity for MNOs, and the technical, legal, commercial, and operational considerations for any new player to this market. The paper also introduces Mobile Money Transfer, an open business model developed by …

Advancing 3GPP Networks: Optimisation and Overload Management Techniques to Support Smart Phones

June 20, 2012

The focus of this white paper is to identify overload situations that arise in 3GPP networks due to heavy penetration of Smart Phones and tablet PCs due to the applications and services running on them. This paper classifies the various …

The Economics of Branchless Banking

June 15, 2012

Agent distribution and the economics of branchless banking is a topic of great importance. Originally published in Innovations, a quarterly journal published by MIT Press, Ignacio’s article offers a definition of branchless banking and a great deal of detail around …

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