The mission of 4G Americas is to promote, facilitate and advocate for the deployment of the 3GPP family of mobile broadband technologies throughout the ecosystem – including networks, services, applications and wirelessly connected devices – in the Americas.
With a focus on the Americas region, 4G Americas informs and educates key industry stakeholders, such as media, industry analysts, government officials and companies that form the wireless industry ecosystem, about the merits, technical standards and global leadership role of the 3GPP family of technologies – GSM, GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSPA and LTE and LTE-Advanced.
The predecessor organization, 3G Americas, was established in January 2002 to globally address the converged operator network and seamless evolution to future generation technologies. This marked a significant milestone for the advancement of the GSM family of technologies and ensured a smooth transition to third generation (3G) services. Now with 3G services widely deployed throughout the Americas, the organization changed its name to 4G Americas in September 2010 and is addressing the next generation of mobile services.
4G Americas is committed to working with government agencies, regulatory bodies, technical standards organizations and other global wireless organizations in order to promote truly seamless interoperability and convergence. These relationships include participation as a Market Representation Partner in the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), membership in the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Inter-American Telecommunication Commission (CITEL) of the Organization of American States, collaborative working agreements with the GSMA, UMTS Forum, Next Generation Mobile Networks Alliance (NGMN), the Centro de Investigación de las Telecomunicaciones (CINTEL) in Colombia, the Cámara de Empresas de Servicios de Telecomunicaciones (CASETEL) in Venezuela, Association of Telecommunications Enterprises of the Andean Community (ASETA) and AHCIET, the Ibero-American Association of Research Centers and Telecommunication Enterprises.
To unify the voice of the Americas, 4G Americas
4G Americas recognizes critical wireless issues and opportunities requiring attention in the Americas and provides significant contributions by
4G Americas is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington.
Introducing 4G Americas: Q&A with Chris Pearson (Video, September 2010)