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What we do

Mobile broadband is changing the way the world communicates. The UMTS Forum helps all players in this dynamic new value chain understand and profit from the opportunities of 3G/UMTS networks and their Long Term Evolution (LTE).

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.

The UMTS Forum participates actively in the work of the ITU, ETSI, 3GPP and CEPT as well as other technical and commercial organisations. It also contributes to the timely licensing and deployment of mobile broadband globally through regular dialogue with regulators and responses to public consultations.

The UMTS Forum supports the interests of its membership with a range of studies, reports and other outputs. Principal focus areas include markets trends, mobile broadband services and applications, key growth markets, spectrum & regulation, technology & implementation. A strong promotional voice is maintained via a high-profile presence at conferences, seminars and workshops as well as regular briefings to the media, analysts and other stakeholders.

The UMTS Forum was founded in December 1996 in Zurich, Switzerland. It operates as an open, cross-sector, international, non-profit association under Swiss law.

UMTS Forum Annual Report 2010-2011 (1.76 MB)