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Catch up on latest press announcements from the UMTS Forum, covering 3G/4G mobile broadband market data, traffic forecasts, technology evolution, wireless spectrum, licensing and more.

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Latest Traffic Forecasts

Frequencies in the range 3400–4200 MHz (C-band) can play a significant role in 4G/LTE evolution and future innovation of IMT-Advanced technology.

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3G Connects with CE

The UMTS Forum predicts there will be more than 1 billion connected devices by 2016. ‘Two Worlds Connected’ surveys the rapid convergence between 3G/4G mobile broadband and the consumer electronics (CE) industry.

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About the UMTS Forum

Mobile broadband is changing the way the world communicates. The UMTS Forum helps all players in this dynamic value chain understand and profit from the opportunities of 3G/4G LTE networks and their evolution.

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  • IoT Tech Expo Europe
  • LTE Latin America
  • 5G Forum USA

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4G/LTE Market Snapshot

January 2016

Global mobile connections including M2M exceed 7.6 billion
Source: GSMA Intelligence

Global MBB subscriptions reached 3.6 billion in 2015
Source: Ericsson Mobility Report

Over 270 5G networks will be deployed by 2025
Source: GSA

Celebrating 15 Years

Since its foundation, the UMTS Forum has played a unique role in shaping the mobile broadband landscape. Learn more about our achievements as we continue to support the global success of the 3GPP family of mobile systems and their Long Term Evolution.

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UMTS Forum and 3GPP

The UMTS Forum is a Market Representation Partner in the Third Generation Partnership Project.

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Free reports and white papers

Our business library covers a wide range of 3G/4G mobile broadband industry topics including technology, spectrum and market forecasts.

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