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Experience the future of wireless broadband with the UMTS Forum at WRC-07 PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 22 October 2007
Delegates attending this year's ITU World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-07) are invited to visit the UMTS Forum booth and find out how wireless broadband communications are already supporting exciting new mobile services.

The UMTS Forum booth is located in the CCV building – in front of the International Conference Centre of Geneva (CICG) – during the first two weeks of WRC-07, from 22nd October to 2nd November 2007.

During this year's crucial WRC-07 conference, the UMTS Forum together with Ericsson, Nokia, Swisscom and Orange will be demonstrating the potential of mobile broadband HSPA (High Speed Packet Access) networks to provide services for business users and consumers at home and on the move.

Services being showcased use a combination of HSPA-enabled terminals from a variety of vendors. In addition, delegates can experience high-speed mobile broadband in a true mobile environment courtesy of Ericsson and Swisscom, including 'HSPA Tours' in a car driving around Geneva.

Visitors will be able to view live demonstrations of a wide variety of mobile broadband services delivered over commercially-available HSPA networks operating at up to 7.2Mbps (plus an Enhanced uplink where available).

Services demonstrated include mobile web browsing, mobile TV, mobile advertising, high speed Internet access, mobile video & audio streaming, mobile email, rich media sharing, video calling and more.

WRC-07 is a key milestone in the Radiocommunication calendar where future Radio Regulations are mapped out. Decisions made at WRC relate to mobile and satellite services, digital broadcasting and much more. At this year's conference, the UMTS Forum will be explaining why additional harmonised spectrum is needed to meet long-term global market demand for mobile multimedia services.

UMTSF delegates attending WRC-07 will also be illustrating to delegates and administrations how UHF frequencies offer a practical way for emerging economies to provide low-cost, mobile multimedia and bridge the digital divide.

"To maximise the global benefits of mobile broadband, it must be made available to the widest possible audience", said UMTS Forum Chairman Jean-Pierre Bienaimé at the start of WRC-07. "The advantages of mobile services provided by current and future HSPA/LTE (Long Term Evolution) technologies offer the most cost effective way of quickly reaching out to rural communities where there is little or no fixed infrastructure."

Click here for more information from the UMTS Forum about WRC-07

Click here to visit the ITU WRC-07 web site


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