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Global 3G subscriptions hit 50 million, says UMTS Forum
Tuesday, 06 September 2005

UMTS/WCDMA accounts for two thirds of worldwide 3G total

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UMTS Forum Members on Schedule for the First Phase of HSPA
Wednesday, 06 July 2005

Key players in the development of High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) restated their commitment to delivering live commercial HSPA systems in 2006 during an open workshop organised by The UMTS Forum and hosted by Orange in Paris today. Infrastructure vendors, terminal vendors, operators and regulators all confirmed their commitment to enable commercial launch of services based on High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) during 2006. Initial services will be launched using HSDPA while services based on improvements in uplink capabilities using High Speed Uplink Packet Access (HSUPA) are expected to be launched during 2007. Both technologies offer key benefits to existing 3G/UMTS operators as they can be easily implemented as upgrades to and in co-existence with deployed UMTS/WCDMA networks.

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Russia on the Way to the New Generation of Mobile Communications
Monday, 20 June 2005

Russia will benefit by harmonising its Third Generation licensing and roll-out plans with Europe and other global markets, says mobile industry association The UMTS Forum. Russia's mobile operator community is ready to join the world in introduction of 3G mobile technologies, indicates the Russian 3G Association.

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UMTS Forum Welcomes TRAI Recommendations on Core IMT-2000 (3G) Spectrum for India
Wednesday, 25 May 2005

Third Generation mobile industry association The UMTS Forum has welcomed recommendations of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) that will facilitate the timely availability of WARC-92 frequency bands (1920-1980/2110-2170 MHz) for IMT-2000/UMTS networks.

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African Nations Must Unite to Improve Mobile Coverage
Wednesday, 11 May 2005

3G/UMTS promises win/win for Africa's mobile operators and customers

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UMTS Forum Outlines New Work Plan for 2005-2006
Thursday, 17 February 2005

The UMTS Forum has confirmed its new work plan that focuses a commitment to support the global market success of 3G/UMTS. To take its agenda forward, the cross-industry Group has re-elected its Chairman, Jean-Pierre Bienaim of Orange, and has elected a second Vice Chair, Gerry Collins of Nortel, to a two-year term.

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UMTS Forum Urges ITU to Back Harmonised 'Digital Dividend' for Frequencies Below 600 MHz
Wednesday, 16 February 2005

Industry body The UMTS Forum has urged the ITU to develop its new digital broadcasting plans so that the "digital dividend" following analogue television switch-off in the band 470-600 MHz is harmonised and made available for mobile services.

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3G/UMTS subscribers hit 16 million, confirms UMTS Forum
Wednesday, 05 January 2005

According to industry body The UMTS Forum, strong growth in demand for 3G/UMTS phones from European customers and continuing network rollout has contributed to a surge in worldwide WCDMA customer numbers during the last quarter of 2004.

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UMTS Forum applauds progress on 2.6 GHz band harmonisation for IMT-2000/UMTS
Tuesday, 30 November 2004

Mobile industry body The UMTS Forum (www.umts-forum.org) has voiced its support for recommendations by the ECC* (Electronic Communications Committee) of the CEPT to designate the 2500 - 2690 MHz spectrum band for IMT-2000/UMTS networks.

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India Should Align its 3G Spectrum Allocations with Rest of World, says UMTS Forum
Thursday, 18 November 2004

In order to realize fully the socio-economic benefits of 3G/IMT-2000 networks and services, industry body The UMTS Forum (www.umts-forum.org) has urged India to align its mobile spectrum allocations with the internationally harmonised WARC-92 band plan.

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