Standards Sources

I spend a fair amount of my time reviewing wireless air interface and data communications inventions, and so I often need to reference appropriate related standards and specification documents. Below is a very partial list of wireless and general data communications standards and specifications along with their associated website links. I hope you find these references helpful and that these hasten your standards document searches.

LTE (and LTE-Advanced) air interface (E-UTRA): published by 3GPP:

UMTS/HSPA air interface (UTRA): published by 3GPP:

Wi-Fi (802.11): published by IEEE:

Bluetooth: published by Bluetooth Special Interest Group:

Near Field Communication (NFC): published by NFC Forum:

WiMAX (802.16): published by IEEE:

CDMA2000 (incl. EV-DO, etc.): published by 3GPP2:

Internet communications (e.g., HTTP, SIP, DNS, etc.): published by Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF):

Web application technologies (e.g., HTML, CSS, XML, SOAP, DOM, etc.): published by World Wide Web Consortium (W3C):

SIM/USIM: published by 3GPP:

Mobile device APIs (e.g., device management, M2M, etc.): published by Open Mobile Alliance (OMA):