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October 21st 1999


Montreal, Canada - 21st October 1999: The UMTS Forum today signed an Agreement with the GSM Association to extend mutual co-operation especially in the area of third generation wireless systems. The Agreement focuses on practical activities being undertaken in support of jointly agreed objectives and targets.


UMTS Forum Chairman Dr Bernd Eylert (left) and
GSM Association Chairman Michael Stocks

Dr Bernd Eylert, Chairman of the UMTS Forum, commented: ”The UMTS Forum is committed to improving dialogue with its key industry partners. It is especially important to work with the GSM Association as several operators are members of both organisations. GSM operators across the world are interested now to take the first steps towards third generation services.”

The two organisations will build on recent achievements. Until now, joint programmes have mainly focused on ensuring new spectrum is allocated to support launch and long term business requirements.

”Our new agreement reinforces a commitment by the UMTS Forum and the GSM Association to work together in the development of 3G markets and services for the future”, states Michael Stocks, Chairman of the GSM Association. ”Both organisations recognise the need to collaborate on the evolution of current second-generation technology and ensure the successful development and introduction of the next generation of wireless services.”

Dr Eylert concluded: ”we are working together to promote understanding and clarity on the major issues, and to deliver the enablers and environment for commercial success of IMT-2000/UMTS services.”

For more information, please contact:

Chris Solbé
UMTS Forum Press Office
Tel: +44 956 388798

For GSM Association:

Mark Smith
Companycare Communications Ltd
Tel: + 44 118 958 2031

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