Various groups of telecommunication associations, which are also known as Organizational Partners, collaborated to form 3GGP. The main objective of 3GGP was to make a globally applicable 3G mobile phone system specifically based on the Global System for Mobile Communication specification within the scope of International Mobile Telecommunications – 2000 project of International Telecommunication Union.
3GPP Release 16 & 17 covering:
Major players submitting/declaring patents to and to which specification group;
Highlights regarding submitting companies (new entrant);
Major technical advancements claimed by 3GPP for Release 16 over Release 15 and technical roadmap (#KPI) laid for Release 17.