The GSA and the UMTS Forum are dedicated to the development and
promotion of third generation mobile services. The agreement, which was
signed on 19th February, will ensure that both organisations maintain a
complementary approach in their work areas. This will include information
sharing and joint contributions on activities of mutual interest.
Alan Hadden, president of the GSA, said: "Co-operation with the UMTS Forum
is a natural step for the GSA. We share the same interests and goals,
and it can only be of benefit to us and our members if we work together
to achieve these. We look forward to working with the Forum to promote
GSM and its evolution towards the next generation of mobile services."
Dr. Bernd Eylert, chairman of the UMTS Forum commented: "We are delighted
through this agreement to strengthen relationships with the GSM suppliers
community worldwide. We look forward to working together to ensure the
ongoing success of GSM and its evolution toward the delivery of third
generation mobile multimedia services."