4G Americas

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4G Americas is a wireless industry trade association representing the 3GPP family of technologies. The organization was established in January 2002 under the name 3G Americas. On September 28, 2010, 3G Americas announced the organization's name change to 4G Americas and a realignment of its mission and objectives.[1] 4G Americas works throughout the Western hemisphere to inform government agencies, other businesses and the public about the 3GPP wireless technologies.[2][3]

4G Americas works with government agencies, regulatory bodies, technical standards organizations and other global wireless organizations to promote interoperability and convergence. The organization holds partnership agreements, MOUs or memberships with global wireless organizations, including the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP),[4][5][6] International Telecommunication Union (ITU)[7][8] and the Inter-American Telecommunication Commission (CITEL)[9] of the Organization of American States, working agreements with the GSMA,[10] UMTS Forum,[11] Next Generation Mobile Networks Alliance (NGMN),[12] the Centro de Investigación de las Telecomunicaciones (CINTEL) in Colombia,[13] the Cámara de Empresas de Servicios de Telecomunicaciones (CASETEL) in Venezuela[14] and Association of Telecommunications Enterprises of the Andean Community (ASETA).[15]

Board of Governors

Alcatel-Lucent América Móvil AT&T
Cable & Wireless CommScope Entel
Ericsson Gemalto HP
Huawei Nokia Siemens Networks Openwave Systems
Qualcomm Research in Motion Rogers Wireless
T-Mobile USA Telefónica


  1. ^ Marek, Sue. "3G Americas broadens mission, becomes 4G Americas", "Fierce Wireless", September 28, 2010.
  2. ^ Pearson, Chris. "Reality Check: Reflections in the mirror", "RCR Wireless", October 12, 2010.
  3. ^ Mallinson, Keith. "LTE will bridge the digital divide" "Fierce Wireless", March 29, 2010.
  4. ^ Acharya, Sanjay "3GPP", "3GPP"
  5. ^ "4G Americas and 3GPP", “4G Americas”.
  6. ^ "Market Representation Partners", "3GPP".
  7. ^ "ITU paves way for next-generation mobile technologies", "International Telecommunication Union", October 21, 2010
  8. ^ "4G Americas and ITU", “4G Americas”.
  9. ^ "4G Americas and CITEL", “4G Americas”.
  10. ^ "4G Americas and GSMA", “4G Americas”.
  11. ^ "4G Americas and UMTS Forum", “4G Americas”.
  12. ^ "4G Americas and NGMN", “4G Americas”.
  13. ^ "4G Americas and CINTEL", “4G Americas”.
  14. ^ "4G Americas and CASETEL", “4G Americas”.
  15. ^ "4G Americas and ASETA", “4G Americas”.