3G Americas has published its resource report on 3GPP standards and their evolution to IMT-Advanced, or 4G.
The white paper, “3GPP Mobile Broadband Innovation Path to 4G: Release 9, Release 10 and Beyond: HSPA+, SAE/LTE and LTE-Advanced”, provides in-depth examination of 3GPP technology standards from a technical, business and applications standpoint.
The 3GPP technology standards deliver mobile connectivity to more than 4 billion users worldwide today and have been developed to continue evolving to higher levels of performance with mobile broadband innovation,” said Chris Pearson, president of 3G Americas. “GSM operators can choose to evolve their networks in ways that best suit their assets and business environments with benefits that offer flexibility, sociability and economic advantages, whether they choose HSPA+ or LTE.”“The white paper by 3G Americas provides an excellent overview of the work by 3GPP in determining the standards on the path to 4G,” observed Adrian Scrase, 3GPP Head of Mobile Competence Centre. Unifying the Americas through Wireless Technology
3G Americas is an industry trade organization composed of telecommunications service providers and manufacturers. The organization’s mission is to promote, facilitate and advocate for the deployment of the GSM family of technologies including LTE throughout the Americas. 3G Americas has contributed to the successful commercial rollout of GSM across the Americas and its place as the No. 1 technology in the region, as well as the global adoption of EDGE. The organization aims to develop the expansive wireless ecosystem of networks, devices, and applications enabled by GSM and its evolution to LTE. 3G Americas is headquartered in Bellevue, Wash.