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Wireless and Mobile

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

3rd Generation Partnership Project, The (3GPP)
Develops and maintains mobile (GSM) and radio access technology specifications (GPRS and EDGE)

Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP)
Develops and promotes a wireless power standard for the charging of electrical devices

AllSeen Alliance
Supports the development and adoption of open-source products, systems and services that support of the Internet of Things

ANT+ Alliance
Develops mobile personal monitoring technology

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

Association for Automatic Identification and Mobility (AIM)
Promotes the growth and use of AIDC technologies and services

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Bluetooth SIG
Promotes the implementation of Bluetooth wireless technology

Broadband Content Delivery Forum (BCDF)
Developed solutions and promoted collaboration in identifying business and technology issues affecting end-to-end delivery of broadband content *Merged with the Service Creation Community (SCC) to form the Broadband Services Forum

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

Broadband Services Forum
Promoted growth and collaboration in the broadband industry *Now the Broadband Forum

Building Industry Consulting Service International (BICSI)
Maintains a professional association supporting the information transport systems (ITS) industry

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Cable Europe
Promotes digital TV, broadband internet and telephony collaborative services (Europe)

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

Car2Car Communication Consortium
Develops and promotes inter-vehicle communications standards to increase road traffic safety and efficiency (Europe)

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

Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association (CTIA)
Develops positions on issues of importance to the wireless industry and promotes the expansion of the "wireless frontier"

Cloud Communications Alliance (CCA)
Promotes cloud standards and communications

Cloud Computing Interoperability Forum
Promoted wider industry adoption of cloud computing technology *Dissolved in 2010

Cloud Printing Alliance
Promotes the development of mobile printing

Code Aurora
Supports the mobile wireless industry through development of tested code needed to bring open source based products to market

Cognitive Networking Alliance (CogNeA)
Developed standards for home wireless multimedia networking and rural broadband internet access *Inactive

ComCARE Alliance
Promotes lifesaving wireless communication networks and technologies *Now part of the Open Geospatial Consortium

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

Connected Lighting Alliance
Promotes the development of open-standard wireless lighting solutions

Consortium for SEP Interoperability (CSEP)
Develops standards for home energy management via wired and wireless devices

Consumer Electronics for Automotive (CE4A)
Promotes an active standardization of mobile device interfaces

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DASH7 Alliance
Promotes the use of DASH7 wireless data technology

DataPortability Project
Promotes the ease of movement between network services

Device Renewal Forum (DFR)
Develops and promotes growth of the device renewal market

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

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA)
Promotes the development of a home wireless interoperable network

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EnOcean Alliance
Develops and promotes wireless standards for self-powered wireless monitoring and control systems for sustainable buildings

EPCglobal
Promotes development of standards for the Electronic Product Code (EPC) Network

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

Extend The Internet Alliance (ETI)
Developed networking and remote management solutions for intelligent devices *Inactive

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Frame Relay Forum (FRF)
Promoted the implementation of Frame Relay standards *Merged with the MPLS Forum in 2003 to form the MPLS and Frame Relay Alliance

Future of Broadcast Television (FOBTV)
Develops and promotes a unified next-generation broadcast television system

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GENIVI Alliance
Develops and supports Linux-based operating systems, middleware and platforms for automotive In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) products and services

Global Mobile Commerce Forum (GMCF)
Promoted the development of mobile commerce services *Inactive

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

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High Quality Mobile Experience (HQME) Working Group
Develops open standards to improve the mobile-content experience

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

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

HomeRF Working Group (HRFWG)
Maintained a wireless network standard optimized for homes and small businesses *Dissolved in 2003

HyperTransport Technology Consortium
Promotes HyperTransport technology specifications

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IDB Forum
Promoted the global integration of IDB networking *Inactive

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

In-Location Alliance
Develops and promotes high accuracy indoor positioning and related services

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

Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB)
Promotes interactive media to increase market share

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

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

Internet Media Device Alliance (IMDA)
Develops and promotes a set of open, interoperable standards and device profiles in internet-connected media devices

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LiMo Foundation
Developed and promoted an open Linux-based operating system for mobile devices *Now Tizen Association

Local Interconnect Network Consortium (LIN)
Developed and promoted the Local Interconnect Network (LIN) Specification, a serial communication system for distributed electronic systems in vehicles *Inactive

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Mobey Forum
Promotes the use of mobile technology in financial services

Mobile Acquisition Transparency Alliance (MATA)
Develops and promotes an open standard for mobile marketers and ad providers for their user acquisition campaigns

Mobile Advisory Council (MAC)
Promoted mobile computing standards and designers *Inactive

Mobile Computing Promotion Consortium (MCPC)
Promotes the mobile computing market (Japan)

Mobile Data Association (MDA)
Promotes all mobile data centric businesses, vendors and users

Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Develops and promotes the connecting of mobile phones and portable devices to other consumer electronics (CE) devices

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

Mobile Industry Processor Interface (MIPI) Alliance
Promotes open specifications for interfaces to mobile application processors

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

Mobile Payment Forum (MPF)
Developed standards for mobile commerce using payment card accounts *Inactive

Mobile PC Extended Battery Life (EBL) Working Group
Develops extended battery life in mobile PC platforms

Mobile Phone Security Industry Association (MPSIA)
Promoted the use and application of mobile and cellular technology within the security industry *Inactive

MobileBench
Develops benchmarking services for smartphones and tablets

Mopria Alliance
Develops and promotes standards for mobile printing

Multiband OFDM Alliance (MBOA)
Developed specifications based on ultrawideband-based technology *Merged with WiMedia Alliance in 2005

Multimedia Mobile Access Communications Systems Promotion Council (MMAC-PC)
Developed high-speed wireless multimedia *Inactive

Multimedia-Grade
Develops requirements for Multimedia-Grade networks

MultiMediaCard Association (MMCA)
Developed open industry standards for MultiMediaCards *Dissolved and transferred its specifications and other assets to the JEDEC Solid State Technology Association

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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.)

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

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

Nexus 5001 Forum
Develops and promotes the semiconductor, developmental tools and automotive electronics industries

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One Platform Foundation
Develops and promotes resources to help developers of Android applications

oneM2M
Develops and promotes specifications to ensure the global functionality of machine-to-machine (M2M) communications systems

OPEN Alliance Special Interest Group (SIG)
Develops and promotes standards for Ethernet-based, single pair unshielded networks in automotive applications

Open Automotive Alliance
Promotes the installation of the Android platform into automobiles

Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)
Develops geo information systems standards

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 *Dissolved and transitioned its activities to GSM Association in 2012

Open Mobile Video Coalition (OMVC)
Developed broadcast industry specifications and standards for mobile TV *Merged with the National Association of Broadcasters in 2013

OpenRTB Mobile Committee
Promotes communication between mobile ad inventory buyers and sellers

Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing Forum (OFDM)
Developed and promoted a unified standard for OFDM technology *Inactive

OTA Flash Forum
Promoted the development and deployment of over-the-air (OTA) firmware update solutions for mobile phones *Inactive

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Parlay Group
Developed and promoted application programming interfaces *Dissolved in 2007

PayCircle
Promoted payment technology *Dissolved in 2005

Portable Computer and Communications Association (PCCA)
Promotes the mobile computing industry

Power Matters Alliance (PMA)
Develops and promotes advanced wireless power to charge devices both at home and remotely

Project 25 Technology Interest Group (PTIG)
Promotes P25 standards and related technologies

Project MESA
Developed digital mobile broadband standards *Inactive since 2004

PTCRB
Develops and maintains the framework within which mobile device certification can take place (North America)

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Radicchio
Promoted a common foundation for secure m-commerce *Merged with the Liberty Alliance in 2003

RAIN RFID
RAIN promotes awareness, education, and initiatives to accelerate UHF RFID growth and adoption in business and consumer applications worldwide

RFID International Business Association (RFIDba)
Promotes the global RFID industry

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

Satellite Interference Reduction Group (sIRG)
Develops and promotes practical improvements in the satellite reception industry intended to reduce satellite interference and loss

SD Card Association
Promotes acceptance for the SD Memory Card in digital applications and sets industry standards

Seamless Converged Communication Across Networks (SCCAN) Forum
Promoted the utilization of seamless mobility communications solutions *Inactive

Secure City Technology Alliance (SCTA)
Develops and promotes wireless communication systems for international public safety and emergency response

Serial Port Memory Technology (SPMT)
Develops and maintains the SPMT specification and promotes designing and manufacturing mobile devices, integrated circuits, and semiconductor IP

Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Forum
Promotes the adoption of products and services based on the Session Initiation Protocol

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

Smart Active Labels Consortium (SAL-C)
Developed and promoted smart active label technologies for multiple industries *Inactive

Speech Applications Language Tags Forum (SALT Forum)
Developed standards to enable multimodal and telephonic access to diverse data and services *Dissolved in 2003

Standard Mobile Imaging Architecture Forum (SMIA)
Promoted the SMIA standard *Inactive

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TD Industry Alliance (TDIA)
Promoted the advancement of China's mobile telecommunication industry (China) *Inactive since 2013

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

Telematics Suppliers Consortium (TSC)
Developed and promoted connectivity from fixed service facilities to standard vehicle interfaces *Inactive

The 4Ever Project
Promotes and engages in research regarding enhanced television viewing experience through HEVC and Ultra High Definition TV (France)

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

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

Thread Group
Promotes the Thread protocol to connect home consumer electronics

Tizen Association
Develops and promotes the industry role of Tizen and its mobile market presence *Now hosted by the Linux Foundation

Transfer Jet
Develops, maintains, and promotes TransferJet technologies

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Ultra Low Energy (ULE) Alliance
Develops and promotes ultra low energy technology

Ultra-Wideband (UWB) Forum
Promoted acceptance of the Common Signaling Mode (CSM) and Direct Sequence Ultra-Wideband (DS-UWB) in the marketplace *Dissolved in 2006

UMTS Forum
Promotes the global uptake of UMTS third generation (3G) mobile systems and services

Universal Plug and Play Forum (UpnP)
Promotes easily implemented home and business networks

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VoLGA Forum
Developed and promoted specifications for LTE voice networks *Inactive since 2010

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Web3D Consortium
Promotes and fosters three-dimensional technologies on the Internet

WhiteSpace Alliance (WSA)
Promotes the development, deployment and use of standards-based products and services as a means of providing broadband capabilities via WhiteSpace spectrum

Wholesale Applications Community (WAC)
Promoted mobile software open platforms for application interoperability *Dissolved and integrated programs and initiatives into the GSM Association (GSMA) in 2012

Wi-Fi Alliance
Promotes and certifies wireless products

WiMedia Alliance
Promotes the regulation, standardization and interoperability of ultra-wideband (UWB) worldwide

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

Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA)
Develops and promotes seamless wireless broadband services

Wireless Communications Technologies Group (WCTG)
Promotes the U.S. wireless communications industry (U.S.)

Wireless Gigabit Alliance (WiGig)
Developed to address faster wireless connectivity needs *Merged with the Wi-Fi Alliance in 2013

Wireless Home Digital Interface (WHDI)
Promotes wireless uncompressed HD video delivery throughout the home

Wireless Industrial Networking Alliance (WINA)
Promotes the adoption of wireless technologies in the industrial sector; identifies, recommends and certifies appropriate wireless technologies

Wireless Innovation Alliance (WIA)
Promotes efficiency and innovation in the use of U.S. wireless spectrum resources (U.S.)

Wireless Innovation Forum
Develops deployment and use of open architectures for advanced wireless systems

Wireless Power Consortium (WPC)
Develops and promotes the wireless power standard for interoperability across rechargeable electronic devices

Wireless Speaker & Audio (WiSA)
Promotes the adoption of WiSA-enabled compliant products by fostering interoperability compliance testing between CE devices and high-performance wireless speakers

Wireless World Research Forum
Develops and promotes wireless research and standardization

WirelessHD Consortium
Developed, maintains, and promotes the WirelessHD Standard for wireless high-definition transmissions

WiSun Alliance
Develops and promotes the adoption of wireless Smart Grid Networks

World DAB Forum
Promotes DAB Digital Radio

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

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Z-Wave Alliance
Promotes home control products based on the Zensys Z-Wave open standard

ZigBee Alliance
Develops and promotes the ZigBee certification

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