Technische Universität München
Prof. Dr.–Ing. J. EberspächerJ. Eberspächer; H.-J. Vögel
in the evolution of GSM
Spécial Mobile established by the CEPT
.1987Essential elements of wireless transmission are specified, based on
prototype evaluation (1986).Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) Association founded in Septem
-ber with 13 members from 12 countries.1989GSM becomes an ETSI Technical Committee (TC).1990
The Phase 1 GSM900 specifications (designed 1987 through 1990) are
Adaption to DCS1800 commences.
1991First GSM networks launched.
The DCS1800 specifications are finalized.
1992Most European GSM networks turn commercial by offering voice com-munication services. Some 13 networks in 7 countries are “on air” by
the end of the year
.1993First roaming agreements in ef
fect By the end of 1993, 32 networks in18 countries are operational.