A Short and Highly Subjective Tutorial on How to Use the ETSI, 3GPP, T1P1, ITU ,UWCC and TIA Databases
My annotation of captured web pages is in magenta. Links are active in this document.
Last Changed 18 December, 1999
ETSI, (Good for GSM Specs, SMG 2 Working Documents)
Getting an ETSI password:
The first thing you need is a password.
and get one. It is easy. Omnipoint is an associate member. In about a day they will send you an e-mail with your password.
Getting ETSI GSM Standards:
and this will return with:
[To Parent Directory] 1/4/99 11:03 AM 1178 00index.txt 3/17/99 3:11 PM <dir> Draft 3/17/99 3:11 PM <dir> pcs1900 3/17/99 3:11 PM <dir> PH1 These are the original GSM standards 3/17/99 3:11 PM <dir> PH2 11/15/99 2:18 PM <dir> Ph2pl-v5 3/18/99 10:08 AM <dir> Ph2pl-v6 8/3/99 7:35 AM <dir> Ph2pl-v7 9/22/99 7:24 AM <dir> Ph2pl-v8 These are the most recent phase 2 standards, I'd suggest starting here and working backwards until you hit the one you are looking for 3/17/99 3:11 PM <dir> STC-CTR 8/2/99 1:46 PM <dir> UMTS
Getting ETSI SMG Documents:
and get back:
[To Parent Directory] 8/25/98 11:34 AM <dir> smg 6/29/98 5:04 AM <dir> smg1 6/29/98 5:04 AM <dir> smg10 11/12/99 9:51 AM <dir> smg11 6/29/98 5:04 AM <dir> smg12 11/22/99 6:20 PM <dir> smg2 This is where most of the radio stuff is happening 6/29/98 5:04 AM <dir> smg3 8/25/99 3:44 PM <dir> smg4 6/29/98 5:04 AM <dir> smg5 6/29/98 5:04 AM <dir> smg6 12/14/99 11:52 AM <dir> smg7 6/29/98 5:04 AM <dir> smg8 10/6/99 9:42 AM <dir> smg9 6/29/98 5:04 AM <dir> smgwome
For information most relevant to us click on smg2
[To Parent Directory] 3/17/99 3:10 PM <dir> 450 3/17/99 3:10 PM <dir> CTS 11/20/99 3:03 AM <dir> EDGE 11/25/99 12:19 PM <dir> Inbox 3/17/99 3:10 PM <dir> LCS 3/17/99 3:10 PM <dir> Methodology 3/17/99 3:10 PM <dir> NBCCH-Wkshp 3/17/99 3:10 PM <dir> SEG 12/13/99 11:16 PM <dir> SMG2_Reports 3/17/99 3:10 PM <dir> SMG2-no17 3/17/99 3:10 PM <dir> SMG2-no18 3/17/99 3:10 PM <dir> SMG2-no19 3/17/99 3:10 PM <dir> SMG2-no20 3/17/99 3:10 PM <dir> SMG2-no21 3/17/99 3:10 PM <dir> SMG2-no22 3/17/99 3:10 PM <dir> SMG2-no23 3/17/99 3:10 PM <dir> SMG2-no24 3/17/99 3:10 PM <dir> SMG2-no25 3/17/99 3:10 PM <dir> SMG2-no26 3/17/99 3:10 PM <dir> SMG2-no27 3/17/99 3:10 PM <dir> SMG2-no28 3/17/99 3:10 PM <dir> SMG2-no29 5/6/99 9:35 PM <dir> SMG2-no30 5/21/99 4:53 PM <dir> SMG2-no31 9/24/99 8:10 PM <dir> SMG2-no32 12/13/99 11:15 PM <dir> SMG2-no33 11/15/99 12:54 PM <dir> SMG2-no34 This is for the next meeting in January 2000. Has info on location etc. 4/8/99 4:24 PM <dir> SoLSA 12/6/99 6:22 PM <dir> Specifications 3/17/99 3:10 PM <dir> status 3/17/99 3:10 PM <dir> TRAUadhoc 5/17/99 5:57 PM <dir> UMTS 3/17/99 3:10 PM <dir> usrguid_form 12/13/99 10:11 PM <dir> WPA Good stuff here too on LCS 11/12/99 10:22 AM <dir> WPB Good stuff here too on LCS 6/30/99 2:23 PM <dir> WPC 5/17/99 6:05 PM <dir> WS_HO_CellSel
To get a specific document and/or browse it usually works out that clicking on one of the meetings works best. As an example, clicking on SMG2-no33 yields:
[To Parent Directory] 11/12/99 10:21 AM 7496 Agenda.rtf 11/29/99 2:57 PM 182139 Doclist.rtf This is a list of documents presented at the meeting (start here if browsing) 10/11/99 8:15 AM <dir> Invitation 11/30/99 9:59 AM 82432 Mailing_list.doc 12/13/99 11:15 PM 179675 SMG2#33_Draft_rep_3.zip 12/1/99 10:03 AM <dir> Tdocs This is where the documents are Once you figure out what docs you want, click on Tdocs and something like this shows up:
[To Parent Directory] 11/20/99 3:42 PM 2359 2-99-E62.zip This is the SMG 2 99/1462 document, all zipped up 11/20/99 3:42 PM 1945 2-99-E63.zip 11/20/99 3:42 PM 2040 2-99-E64.zip 11/20/99 3:42 PM 2592 2-99-E65.zip 11/20/99 3:42 PM 5935 2-99-E66.zip 11/16/99 10:43 PM 24165 2-99-E67.zip 11/20/99 3:42 PM 10099 2-99-E68.zip 11/20/99 3:42 PM 8023 2-99-E69.zip 11/20/99 3:42 PM 4292 2-99-E70.zip 11/16/99 10:58 PM 219005 2-99-E71.zip
The letters in the filenames represent numbers. Thus A:10 , B:11 , C12 etc. so 2-99-F34 would be SMG 2 year 1999 document number 1634
3GPP (ETSI GSM Standards are Being Moved Into this Body)
Generally, the transferred GSM specifications new number is obtained by adding 20 to the integer portion and dividing the fractional portion by 10. As an example:
This is where 3GPP documents, meeting notices etc. can be found. You don't need a password to access their stuff, just go to:
The ftp directory structure is given in the pdf document at ftp://ftp.3gpp.org/Information/DocNum_FTP_structure.PDF
11/25/99 09:51AM Directory Information 12/10/99 10:24AM Directory PCG 10/18/99 11:47AM Directory Specs Transferred GSM Specs tend to be here 10/28/99 08:15AM Directory TSG_CN 02/28/99 03:58PM Directory TSG_RAN This where most of the radio and radio protocol stuff is 04/15/99 08:17AM Directory TSG_SA 01/08/99 09:07AM Directory TSG_T 07/15/99 01:45PM Directory WORKSHOP
Clicking on TSG_RAN yields:
Up to higher level directory
08/04/99 02:53PM Directory AHG1_ITU_Coord 10/28/99 12:34PM Directory InBox 12/06/99 06:36PM Directory TSG_RAN 12/08/99 12:49PM Directory WG1_RL1 12/11/99 03:54PM Directory WG2_RL2 11/19/99 10:13AM Directory WG3_Iu 11/04/99 09:42AM Directory WG4_Radio Clicking on the appropriate Working Group will lead into the appropriate documents
You don't need a password to get into T1P1 goodies. Start at:
1993 T1P1 Documents 1994 T1P1 Documents 1995 T1P1 Documents 1996 T1P1 Documents 1997 T1P1 Documents T1P1.1 - Int'l Wireless/Mobile Stds T1P1.2 Documents - PCS & Ntwk Arch. T1P1.3 Documents - PACS T1P1.5 Documents - PCS 1900 T1P1.6 Documents - CDMA/TDMA T1P1.7 Documents - Wideband CDMA 1998 T1P1 Documents IMT-2000 Documents T1P1 WWW HTML Files 1998 T1P1.5 Documents - PCS 1900 T1P1 Ad Hoc on 3G RTT Harmonization 1999 T1P1 Documents 1999 T1P1.1 Documents 1999 T1P1.2 Documents 1999 T1P1.3 Documents 1999 T1P1.5 Documents This is where the latest LoCation Services Stuff is. 1999 T1P1.6 Documents 1999 T1P1.4 Documents Recently Uploaded Files
I haven't fully explored this site yet but it looks interesting. ITU-R WG8/1 is working on IMT-2000/3G stuff. To get the goodies you need TIES access. The application form is found at:
http://www.itu.int/TIES/registration/index.html I filled out the application and e-mailed it to the indicated address and received a password via e-mail ~ 2 days later.
A search of ITU-R memberships shows Gary Jones is the contact at ITU:
Attn.:Mr. Gary K. Jones
Director of Stardards Policy
3 Bethesda Metro Center, Suite 400
BETHESDA, MARYLAND 20814
Tf +1 301 9512524
Fax +1 301 9512580
ITU-T Member: Yes ITU-R Member: No ITU-D Member: No
O: Omnipoint Corporation C: BETHESDA, MARYLAND 20814
Here is some of the freely available cool stuff to be found at UTU-R
Here is the some of the stuff you can access via TIES that requires a password:
UWCC Universal Wireless Communication Consortium (Info on IS-136 / TDMA type stuff)
Getting a UWCC password:
To get a password, go to:
This is their home page. Click on members only section. Try to enter conference without entering a username or password. You will be denied but there is a link to register. Follow it and register. You're in.
Information on Relationship to IMT-2000 and 3G:
This will return with a kind of messed up frames based page. Nonetheless, there are several items of interest to download. Most notable is the UWC-136 proposal
TIA UWC-136 stuff
Getting a UWC-136 cookie:
To get a cookie, go to:
http://www.tiaonline.org/standards/sfg/imt2k/uwc136/registration.cfm Then you can download UWC-136 documents.
http://ftp.tiaonline.org/uwc136/ This is a major UWC-136 database covering the entire of new specifications including 136HS Outdoor (200 kHz carrier) and 136HS Indoor (1600 kHz carrier).
TR45.3 Standards Status (IS-136 and it's variants)
Not really UWCC but useful nonetheless:
http://wow-com.com/techops/sysint/standards.cfm#tr45.3 Covers some of the TR43.5 standards.
http://www.tiaonline.org/standards/sfg/sp_report.cfm Shows ballot status but he tia websever is often flaky, keep trying.