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2002
Asia will Lead Global Growth in Wireless Data Services this Decade
Wednesday, 04 December 2002

ITU Telecom Asia, Hong Kong: Asia Pacific will lead the world in generating revenues from wireless data services, forecasts third generation mobile industry body The UMTS Forum. The Asian region as a whole is predicted to exceed 700 million mobile data subscribers in 2010, with approximately half of these subscribers (320 million) coming from China.

 
Decision on harmonised spectrum brings Brazil in line with global roll-out for UMTS
Thursday, 31 October 2002

Speaking at one of Latin America's biggest telecommunications industry events, "Futurecom" in Florianopolis, Brazil, UMTS Forum Chairman Dr Bernd Eylert welcomed recent confirmation by the Brazilian administration ANATEL that it plans to deploy third generation mobile services in ITU-approved "core" frequency bands, with 2x55 MHz of 3G spectrum now allocated for UMTS.

 
Steady Growth Ahead
Thursday, 03 October 2002

Addressing delegates at this year's UMTS Mobile Internet conference in Paris, UMTS Forum Vice Chairman Thomas Sidenbladh urged the mobile industry to remain steadfast in the face of cynicism regarding the future success of 3G.

 
Eastern Europe should learn from West's 3G licensing lessons, urges UMTS Forum
Sunday, 15 September 2002

Addressing an ITU sub-regional conference in Moscow, UMTS Forum Vice Chairman Thomas Sidenbladh urged administrations in Eastern Europe to draw on lessons learned from the licensing process of 3G in EU Member States and other Western European territories.

 
White Paper charts 3G Evolution options for operators
Wednesday, 04 September 2002

A new White Paper published by The UMTS Forum describes the evolutionary options for operators around the world towards Third Generation mobile systems. Available now and titled "Evolution to 3G/UMTS Services", the White Paper discusses the market vision for 3G services as well as examining the various technology migration paths for operators of current TDMA anad CDMA networks.

 
3G complemented by WLAN not threatened
Tuesday, 30 July 2002

UMTS Forum report reveals little impact on predicted 3G business revenues by WLAN, which will in fact whet user appetite for richer and flexible 3G services

 
UMTS Forum welcomes US allocation of 90MHz for 3G
Friday, 26 July 2002

Mobile industry body The UMTS Forum has welcomed the US Administration's decision this week (22 July) to start the process to allocate 90MHz of radio spectrum for third generation mobile services.

 
Harmonised 3G deployment in WARC-92 frequency bands key for Central and South America, urges new report
Monday, 15 July 2002

A new report from 3G mobile industry body The UMTS Forum provides mobile operators and regulators in Central and South America with valuable information relating to the implementation of UMTS/IMT-2000 in the region.

 
China Rising to the Mobile Challenge - UMTS/WCDMA will play pivotal role in region's economic success
Monday, 17 June 2002

China stands to benefit from increased economic growth and overseas trade by confirming its choice of UMTS/WCDMA (Wideband CDMA) technology to develop 3G networks.

 
3G "marathon, not a short sprint"
Wednesday, 12 June 2002

Speaking at the 3G World Congress Summit in Hong Kong (10-14 June), UMTS Forum Chairman Dr Bernd Eylert emphasised that the global migration to UMTS/3G networks and services will be a long-term venture, with a mass market not expected to appear before 2005-2006 at the earliest.

 
The UMTS Forum and 3G Americas join forces to build global uptake of 3G
Thursday, 06 June 2002

The UMTS Forum, the independent body which promotes the global uptake of 3G mobile systems and services, and 3G Americas, a new wireless trade organisation focused on the success of TDMA, GSM, GPRS, EDGE and UMTS throughout the Americas, announced today that they have signed a Letter of Understanding to promote the path for successful evolution to 3G for mobile operators.

 
New Report from UMTS Forum Maps Route to all-IP Mobile Future - Mobile and Internet convergence will drive $320 billion annual market for advanced services
Tuesday, 21 May 2002

The addition of powerful multimedia capabilities to next-generation mobile phones will drive industry's need for a new "IP Multimedia Subsystem" (IMS). This will enable the handling of smooth integration between mobile and Internet networks with tomorrow's rich service environment. A new report from third generation mobile industry body the UMTS Forum explains the IMS concept, illustrating its vital role in the 3G end-user experience as well as the benefits it offers to mobile operators.

 
Germany's i-mode Launch "A Stepping Stone to UMTS"
Wednesday, 06 March 2002

With the commercial launch this week by German operator E-Plus of its i-mode mobile Internet service, European customers can enjoy an early taste of the services and applications that will characterise third-generation UMTS networks.

 
Potential remains high for 3G services post September 11th - $1 trillion opportunity for 3G predicted over next decade
Tuesday, 26 February 2002

The UMTS Forum, the independent body which promotes the global uptake of 3G mobile systems and services, has today published its market study on the demand for 3G services post September 11th which concludes that the long term revenue potential for 3G remains extremely high, even with the recent market challenges.

 
Softened economy will not impair long term success for 3G predicts UMTS Forum study - market still worth $1 trillion over next decade
Tuesday, 19 February 2002

3GSM World Congress, Cannes: Recent updates to the Forum's ongoing series of market forecasts for global 3G service revenues indicate that 3G still remains a substantial market opportunity worth $1 trillion over the next decade. Due to the current downturn in the telecommunications sector worldwide, the Forum predicts that short term revenues will be reduced by 17% through 2004 representing a total reduction in annual revenues of $10 billion to operators.

 
The UMTS Forum warns against stringent regulation for global circulation of 3G terminals
Tuesday, 19 February 2002

3GSM World Congress, Cannes: Inappropriate regulation surrounding the global circulation of 3G terminals could stifle innovation and natural market growth rather than protect 3G network performance warns The UMTS Forum.

 
Community is King: 3G Operators Must Learn from SMS to Capture Their Customers
Tuesday, 19 February 2002

3GSM World Congress, Cannes: 'Communities' of users linked by family or personal interests will drive early uptake of Mobile Multimedia Messaging Services on 3G networks, predicts The UMTS Forum. Speaking in the Panel Session 'Identifying The Value in Content and Applications' at this year's 3GSM World Congress, UMTS Forum Chairman Dr Bernd Eylert stated that consumers will lead the way with early adoption of MMS, ahead of business users.

 
UMTS Forum urges Europe to agree on additional 3G spectrum - 2 500 - 2 690 MHz frequency band will accommodate rise in 3G traffic from 2005
Wednesday, 23 January 2002

The UMTS Forum has welcomed efforts within the Electronic Communications Committee (ECC) to finalise a decision on designation of the 2 500 - 2690 MHz frequency band for future 3G UMTS mobile services in Europe.