|About the UMTS Forum|
Mobile broadband is changing the way we communicate. The UMTS Forum helps all players in this dynamic value chain understand and profit from the opportunities of 3G/UMTS networks and their Long Term Evolution (4G LTE).
The UMTS Forum is an active member of all three ITU Sector Groups. It also regularly contributes to the works of EC and CEPT, and fosters strong links with other governmental, administrative, industry and technical bodies.
As an ETSI Partner and a Market Representation Partner in the Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), the UMTS Forum contributes to the standardisation of mobile broadband. It also supports the licensing process through dialogue with regulators and responses to public consultations.
For more than fifteen years, the UMTS Forum has played a key role in identifying and securing adequate radio spectrum for mobile broadband networks. This is demonstrated by the Forum’s close involvement in the World Radiocommunication Conferences (WRC) from WRC-2000 to WRC-2012, as well as current preparations for the next meeting (WRC-2015). Organised every 3-4 years by ITU, WRC is a crucial event for everyone with an interest in the global allocation, harmonisation and use of radio spectrum.
The UMTS Forum also supports the interests of its membership with studies and other outputs in the areas of market trends, mobile broadband services, key growth markets, technology and implementation. A strong promotional voice is maintained via a high-profile presence at industry conferences and briefings to the media.
Membership of the UMTS Forum draws together everyone with an interest in mobile broadband, including network operators, regulators and the manufacturers of network infrastructure and terminal equipment.