- 3GPP (www.3GPP.org) - The 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) is a collaboration between groups of telecommunications associations, to make a globally applicable third-generation (3G) mobile phone system specification within the scope of the International Mobile Telecommunications-2000 project of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). 3GPP specifications are based on evolved Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) specifications. 3GPP standardization encompasses Radio, Core Network and Service architecture. ( . . . )
- 4G Americas (www.4gamericas.org) - 4G Americas unites mobile operators and manufacturers in the Americas to provide a single voice to represent the GSM family of wireless technologies – GSM, EDGE, HSPA and LTE. ( . . . )
- CDG - CDMA Development Group (www.cdg.org) - The CDMA Development Group (CDG), founded in December 1993, is an international consortium of companies who work together to lead the growth and evolution of advanced wireless telecommunication systems. The CDG is comprised of service providers, infrastructure manufacturers, device suppliers, test equipment vendors, application developers and content providers. Its members jointly define the technical requirements for the evolution of CDMA2000 and complementary 4G systems and interoperability with other emerging wireless technologies to expand the availability of wireless products and services to consumers and businesses worldwide. ( . . . )
- GSA - Global mobile Suppliers Association (www.gsacom.com) - organization represents mobile suppliers worldwide, engaged in infrastructure, semiconductors, devices, services and applications development, and support services. The website www.gsacom.com is used by industry professionals and organizations from 200 countries globally as a single information resource, targeted to the industry, including surveys, market/technology/subscriptions updates, information papers, GSM/EDGE-WCDMA/HSPA/HSPA+ network deployments, devices availability, applications/services, operator case studies, success stories, and latest developments in the evolution to LTE/SAE including LTE network operator commitments. GSA advises governments, administrations and policy-makers on optimum conditions for market development. Briefings are given to media and analysts. Additional resources and opportunities are available for member companies. The New Ventures Program assists start-up wireless application developers to assist access to the global market. Fixed and mobile network operators are supported in the Operators Zone, and through practical information-sharing activities including the GSA Mobile Broadband Forum. ( . . . )
- The Femto Forum (www.femtoforum.org) - Our strategic goal is global recognition of femto technologies as the de facto solution for mobile coverage in the home and to drive worldwide take-up of such technologies. ( . . . )
- VoLGA Forum (www.volga-forum.com) - The VoLGA Forum was initiated to specify and promote an approach for extending traditional GSM and UMTS circuit-switched services over LTE access networks.
Based on the existing 3GPP Generic Access Network (GAN) standard, VoLGA technology will enable mobile subscribers to receive a consistent set of voice, SMS (and other circuit-switched) services as they transition between GSM, UMTS and LTE access networks. ( . . . )
- GSMA VoLTE Initiative (www.gsmaworld.com) - The GSMA VoLTE (Voice over LTE) initiative was formally announced on 15th February 2010. In establishing the VoLTE initiative, GSMA has adopted the work of the One Voice Initiative* as the basis of the work to lead the global mobile industry towards a standard way of delivering voice and messaging services for Long-Term Evolution (LTE). Using IP Multimedia Subsystem specifications developed by 3GPP as its basis, GSMA have expanded upon the original scope of One Voice work to address the entire end-to-end voice and SMS ecosystem by also focussing on Roaming and Interconnect interfaces, in addition the interface between customer and network. ( . . . )