Indian Friends of 3GPP (IF3) is a collaborative activity amongst member companies having a 3GPP based business in India. It has been formed to collectively host 3GPP meetings of relevance to India, within India, and to do so in a manner that is cost effective, efficient, and which meets with the expectations of the 3GPP community. By seeking to arrange and fund meetings in accessible locations with the support of the active members of 3GPP in India, the Indian Friends of 3GPP has been created to reduce the financial and administrative burdens on individual companies, thereby enabling more organizations to contribute and ensuring a broader representation.
COAI, a Market Representation Partner (MRP) of 3GPP, hosts the secretariat of this collaboration activity. Their prime responsibility lies in assisting IF3 members pursue their purpose by administratively supporting the activity.
All 3GPP Meetings will be e-meetings till further notice.
IF3 membership is open to all companies/organizations which are registered in India, participating in 3GPP meetings, and are interested in collaboratively hosting 3GPP meetings in India.
The current members of IF3 are listed in alphabetical order:
The IF3 activities also receive the support of following COAI operator members.
IF3 is a collaborative activity supported by COAI, governed by the Rules & Procedures available
For membership related queries, please contact the IF3 Coordinator through email at email@example.com
The table below summarizes the list of upcoming 3GPP meetings in India, and their status.
|RAN2#111 Bis||12-16 Oct, 2020||TBC||Planned|
|RAN4#96 Bis||12-16 Oct, 2020||TBC||Planned|
|CT1#126||12-16 Oct, 2020||TBC||Planned|
|CT3#112||12-16 Oct, 2020||TBC||Planned|
|CT4#100||12-16 Oct, 2020||TBC||Planned|
|SA3#101||09-13 Nov, 2020||TBC||Planned|
|SA4#111||09-13 Nov, 2020||TBC||Planned|
The table below summarizes the list of past 3GPP meetings hosted by IF3 in India.
|SA6#35||13-17 Jan, 2020||Sheraton Hyderabad Hotel|
|RAN5#86||17-21 Feb, 2020||e-meeting|
|SA5#129||24-28 Feb, 2020||e-meeting|
|SA2#137||24-28 Feb, 2020||e-meeting|
|SA5#121||8 - 12 Oct, 2018||Kochi|
|RAN5#3-5G-NR Adhoc||8 - 12 Oct, 2018||Jaipur|
|SA4#100||15 - 19 Oct, 2018||Kochi|
|RAN#79||19 - 22 Mar, 2018||Chennai|
|CT#79||19 - 20 Mar, 2018||Chennai|
|SA#79||21 - 23 Mar, 2018||Chennai|
|RAN5#3-IoT||10 - 13 Jan, 2017||Kochi|
|SA4#91||24 - 28 Oct, 2016||Bangalore|
|RAN3#91 Bis||11 - 15 Apr, 2016||Bangalore|
|SA2#130||21 - 25 Jan, 2019||Kochi|
|SA6#28||21 - 25 Jan, 2019||Kochi|
|SA3#94||28 Jan – 01 Feb, 2019||Kochi|
This section provides information on the visa support provided by COAI, for travel to the IF3 hosted meetings in India.
You may be required to obtain a visa for admittance into India. As of date, India allows citizens from most countries to apply and secure an e-Visa. This is a convenient process, and covers citizens from most countries. Please check with the Indian embassy website of your country for more information.
In case you need an invitation letter from COAI for visa processing, please request one by completing the form in the link below. It is necessary that you book your stay in the meeting hotel first, and cite the hotel booking reference number in the request. Please allow up to five working days to process your request, and issue the invitation over email. In case the embassy or consulate in your region needs a physical copy, such requests need to be made to Mr. Sunder Singh Poriya again, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Under any circumstance, please do not contact ETSI or the meeting chairman for visa letters.
Please follow this link to request Visa Support Letter from COAI for participation at IF3 hosted meetings & events.
Given below are a list of presentations made by experts at various IF3 sponsored events.
3GPP delivering the 5G promise by Mr. Adrian Scrase, ETSI CTO & Head of 3GPP MCCMar 23, 2018download
5G Core Network in 3GPP CT: Enabling Integration & Transformation by Mr. Georg Mayer, Chairman TSG Core Networks & TerminalsMar 23, 2018download
3GPP Broadband Communication Applied to New Sectors by Mr. Eric Guttman, Chairman TSG Services & Systems AspectsMar 23, 2018download
4G Evolution and 5G Innovation by Mr. Hu Nan, 3GPP RAN2 Vice ChairmanMar 23, 2018download
NR: 3GPP’s answer to 5G radio requirements by Mr. Balazs Bertenyi, Chairman, TSG RANMar 23, 2018download
For visa and other enquiries, please contact the meeting support through email at
For inquiries on hosting IF3 meetings, please contact the IF3 Coordinator through email at email@example.com