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RAN6 - GERAN and UTRAN radio and protocol

UPDATED (2016-11-15):  Juergen Hofmann (Nokia Networks / ETSI) was elected Chairman of RAN6 by acclamation.

Terms of reference

The terms of reference were approved at RAN#71
in document RP-160058.

Within the scope of TSG RAN, RAN WG6 is responsible for the development of specifications dealing with GSM/EDGE Radio Access Network (GERAN) aspects, and interfaces.

Specifically RAN WG6 is responsible for:

  • RF aspects of GERAN,
  • GERAN Radio Layer 1 specification,
  • GERAN Radio Layer 2 specification,
  • GERAN Radio Layer 3 RR specification,
  • A interface specification, Gb interface specification,
  • Internal GERAN interface specifications such as Abis, and Ater (Channel Codec Unit-Transcoder and Rate Adapter Unit),
  • GERAN functionality related to the support of location services,
  • Conformance test specifications for testing of all aspects of GERAN base stations,
  • Specifications for GERAN radio performance and RF system aspects, and
  • GERAN specific operation and maintenance specifications for the nodes in the GERAN.

RAN WG6 reports to 3GPP TSG RAN.

Useful links and information

The following table is based on the standard template for WG information. Details will be added as soon as they are known.

About RAN WG6 List of elected officials
Documents Meeting documents
  Work items
Meetings Next meeting information & previous meeting reports and documents
  Liaisons Statements
  Full RAN WG6 meeting calendar
General info Email exploder lists


RAN Working groups 

TSG RAN plenary  
TSG RAN WG1 Radio layer 1
TSG RAN WG2 Radio layer 2 and Radio layer 3 RR
TSG RAN WG3 Iu, Iub, Iur, S1, X2 and UTRAN/E-UTRAN
TSG RAN WG4 Radio performance and protocol aspects ...
TSG RAN WG5 Mobile terminal conformance testing
TSG RAN WG6 Legacy RAN radio and protocol



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