Sunday, September 17, 2006

Carriers Form 4G Pressure Group

Seven of the world's biggest wireless carriers have formed an "initiative" called Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) to "provide a coherent view of what the operator community is going to require in the decade beyond 2010." (See Carriers Form NGMN.)

China Mobile Communications Corp. , KPN Mobile , NTT DoCoMo Inc. (NYSE: DCM - message board), Orange SA (London/Paris: OGE - message board), Sprint Nextel Corp. (NYSE: S - message board), T-Mobile International AG , and Vodafone Group plc (NYSE: VOD - message board) are the founding members that plan to spell out to wireless technology suppliers what's needed after HSPA (high-speed packet access) and CDMA EVDO, the current 3G technologies being deployed.