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3G Americas
Sought to integrate the five major wireless technologies and support their 3G migration *Now 4G Americas (North America/South America)

3rd Generation Partnership Project, The (3GPP)
Seeks to develop and maintain mobile (GSM) and radio access technology specifications (GPRS and EDGE)

Advanced Switching Interconnect SIG (ASI SIG)
Developed and promoted a switched fabric interconnect standard *Disbanded in 2007

Documented interoperability requirements for IP Telephony and Multimedia applications

Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS)
Develops and promotes telecom standards, operating procedures, and guidelines

App Quality Alliance (AQuA)
Develops and promotes the improved quality of mobile apps

Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line Forum (DSL Forum)
Promoted DSL broadband adoption *Now Broadband Forum

Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) Forum
Promoted the Asynchronous Transfer Mode and other broadband technologies *Now Broadband Forum

ATM Local Telephony Alliance (ALTA)
Developed and promoted hardware and software solutions for local networks by using asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) technology

Australian Communications Industry Forum (ACIF)
Developed and promoted technical and operating arrangements in the Australian communications industry (Australia)

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Bluetooth SIG
Promotes the implementation of Bluetooth wireless technology

Broadband Forum
Develops and promotes broadband technology for telecommunications, computing, networking and service

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Develops new cable telecommunications technologies to facilitate interoperability

Car Connectivity Consortium
Develops and promotes open and common MirrorLink standards and smartphone solutions for the automotive industry

CDMA Development Group
Promotes development, adoption and standardization of CDMA wireless systems

Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association (CTIA)
Advocacy group supporting the wireless industry

China Communications Standards Association (CCSA)
Conducts standardization activities in the field of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) (China)

Cloud Communications Alliance (CCA)
Promotes cloud standards and communications

Communications Alliance LTD
Promotes converging networks, technologies and services (Australia)

Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA)
Promotes competitive and fair open markets, open systems, and open networks

Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA)
Develops and promotes standards in computing and communications industries

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Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications Forum (DECT)
Promotes digitally enhanced cordless technology

DSL Forum (DSLF)
Promoted the development of broadband DSL *Now the Broadband Forum

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eNsemble Multi-Core Alliance
Develops and promotes high-performance networking equipment using industry-leading multi-core processors

Enterprise Computer Telephony Forum (ECTF)
Promoted interoperability in the computer telephony (CT) industry

European Telecommunications Informatics Services (ETIS)
Promotes improvement amongst telecommunications industry operators, suppliers and content suppliers

European Telecommunications Platform (ETP)
Represented the European Telecommunications industry in the European regulatory framework (Europe)

European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI)
Develops telecommunications and wireless standards

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Fibre to the Home (FTTH) Council Europe
Promotes the availability of fiber-based, ultra-high speed access networks to consumers and businesses (Europe)

Frame Relay Forum (FRF)
Promoted the implementation of Frame Relay standards

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Global Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) Industry Forum (GIIF)
Promoted the growth of the ISDN industry *Ceased operations in 2005

Global Organization for Multi-Vendor Integration Protocol (GO-MVIP)
Promoted the MVIP standard for the computer telephony field

Global Standards Collaboration
Promotes innovation and collaboration on a broad spectrum of standards topics

Global System for Mobile Association (GSMA)
Promotes the creation of a global wireless communications network

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High Tech Broadband Coalition, The (HTBC)
Promoted the development of broadband technology

HiperLAN2 Global Forum (H2GF)
Supported the ETSI HiperLan2 wireless standard

Home Phoneline Networking Alliance (HomePNA)
Developed phoneline networking interoperability standards *Merged with HomeGrid Forum May 2013

HomeGrid Forum
Promotes adoption of through technical and marketing efforts

HomeRF Working Group (HRFWG)
Maintained a wireless network standard optimized for homes and small businesses

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IGRS Alliance
Develops interoperability standards and product compliancy (China)

IMS Forum
Develops and promotes the advancement of IP Multimedia Subsystem applications and services interoperability

Information and Communications Technology Standards Advisory Council of Canada (ISACC)
Develops and promotes strategies for domestic and international standards development, implementation, and promotion for Canadian users, industry, and government (Canada)

Infrared Data Association (IrDA)
Develops specifications for infrared wireless communication

InterNational Committee for Information Technology Standards (INCITS)
Develops and promotes Information and Communications Technologies standardization

International Forum on ANSI41 Standards Technology (IFAST)
Promotes international interoperability between cellular systems and providers

International Multimedia Telecommunication Consortium (IMTC)
Promotes telecommunications media

International Packet Communications Consortium (IPCC)
Promoted packet-based network technologies and markets

International Press Telecommunications Council (IPTC)
Develops and maintains standards in the news industry

International Telecommunication Union
Develops technical standards that ensure networks and technologies seamlessly interconnect

International Telework Association and Council (ITAC)
Promotes the benefits and expansion of working remotely

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Mobile Imaging and Printing Consortium (MIPC)
Promoted interoperability across the hardware, software and wireless technologies and content providers involved in mobile imaging and printing

Mobile Marketing Research Association (MMRA)
Promotes and develops professional standards and ethics for conducting marketing research on mobile devices

MPLS and Frame Relay Alliance
Promoted the deployment of multi-vendor, multi-service label switching networks and associated applications

Multiservice Switching Forum (MSF)
Develops and promotes open-architecture, multi-service switching systems

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National Emergency Number Association (NENA)
Promotes 9-1-1 and international three-digit emergency communications systems and develops related standards and guidance (U.S.)

National Law Enforcement Telecommunication System (NLETS)
Maintains and promotes a standardized, integrated, and international justice system

Near Field Communication Forum (NFC Forum)
Develops and promotes near field wireless communication technology

Network Processing Forum (NPF)
Developed network processing standards for next-generation networking and telecommunications products

Network Test Automation Forum (NTAF)
Develops and promotes interoperability standards in the test community

Next Generation Mobile Network (NGMN)
Develops and promotes standards for next generation mobile broadband network infrastructure, service platforms and devices

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Open Mobile Alliance (OMA)
Develops and maintains specifications designed to enhance mobile communications industry interoperability and collects related market requirements

Open Mobile Terminal Platform Group (OMTP)
Promoted advanced mobile platforms *OMTP became the "Wholesale Applications Community" in 2010, and its activities were transitioned to GSM Association in 2012.

Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF)
Promotes the development and deployment of interoperable products and services for data switching and routing using optical networking technologies

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PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group, Inc. (PICMG)
Develops system-architecture neutral PCI microcomputer standards

PRIME Alliance
Develops and promotes a narrowband power line standard for Smart Grid products and services

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QuEST Forum
Develops and promotes operational and supply chain quality and performance

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RapidIO Trade Association
Develops and promotes the RapidIO Interconnect Architecture for high-performance packet-switched, interconnect technology

Russian Association for Networks and Services (RANS)
Promotes and coordinates the efforts of industry constituents in proposing technical and legal frameworks for developing ICT infrastructure and providing confidence & security in the use of ICT (Russia)

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Salutation Consortium
Promoted interoperability standards among devices, applications and services across paper management, telephony and computing domains *Disbanded in June, 2005

Service Availability Forum (SAForum)
Develops and promotes availability and management software interface specifications

Small Cell Forum
Promotes the wide-scale adoption of small cell technologies *Formerly the Femto Forum

Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE)
Professional association providing technical training, certification and standards

Speech Applications Language Tags Forum (SALT Forum)
Developed standards to enable multimodal and telephonic access to diverse data and services

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TD Industry Alliance (TDIA)
Promoted the advancement of China's mobile telecommunication industry (China)

Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA)
Promotes the communications and information technology industries

Telecommunications Information Networking Architecture Consortium (TINA-C)
Developed a common software architecture for telecommunications

Telecommunications Technology Association (TTA)
Promotes the advancement of technology

Telework Consortium
Promoted ultra-bandwidth telework for public and private sectors

Third Generation Internet Protocol Forum (3G.IP)
Promoted IP based wireless systems for 3G mobile communications technology

Third Generation Partnership Project No. 2 (3GPP2)
Develops global specifications for ANSI/TIA/EIA-41 Cellular Radiotelecommunication Intersystem Operations network evolution to 3G

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Voice over IP Security Association (VOIPSA)
Promotes VoIP and Information Security issues and concerns

VoiceXML Forum
Promotes the Voice Extensible Markup Language (VoiceXML)

VXIbus Consortium
Develops and promotes an open standard platform for commercial ATE systems

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Wireless Access Protocol (WAP) Forum
Developed standards for wireless information and telephone services on digital mobile phones and other wireless terminals *Consolidated into Open Mobile Alliance (OMA)

Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX) Forum
Promotes interoperability standards for broadband wireless access

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