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3G Americas

Overview: Founded in January of 2002, 3G Americas was an organization of wireless operators and vendors based in the Americas which supported the five most popular wireless technologies -- TDMA, GSM, GPRS, EDGE, and UMTS (WCDMA). The organization addressed global, seamless integration of converging operator networks, in order to permit all five current wireless technologies to make a transition to 3G services in North, Central and South America, and the Caribbean. The organization sought to: serve as a single source for information for the benefit of telecom and financial analysts, the press, government and regulatory officials, operators, and competitive stakeholders; support the Third Generation migration strategy GSM/GPRS/EDGE and UMTS (WCDMA) adopted by many operators in the Western Hemisphere; provide guidelines on the deployment of all five global wireless technologies; and engage strategies to provide economies of scale for operators and vendors. *Changed its name to 4G Americas in 2010 with a realignment of its mission and objectives.

Specifications: Available at: http://www.4gamericas.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=page&pageid=1527

IPR Policy: Not available

Current Status: Active

Last Updated: March 5, 2014


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