September 15 2010
BELLEVUE, Wash. –
3G Americas, a wireless industry trade association representing the 3GPP family of technologies, today announced the election of Powerwave Technologies, a global leader in end-to-end wireless coverage and capacity solutions, to its Board of Governors. Powerwave joins the board of 17 leading operators and manufacturers – to work together to promote, facilitate and advocate for the deployment and adoption of HSPA and LTE mobile broadband technologies throughout the Americas.
Chris Pearson, President of 3G Americas, offered his congratulations on the new appointment. “Powerwave strengthens the ecosystem of leading companies that comprise the 3G Americas Board of Governors. Their solutions for antennas, base stations and coverage will enhance the work of the 3G Americas organization in advancing the deployment of 3GPP mobile broadband technologies and the traffic management requirements faced by the industry today.”
“Powerwave is pleased to contribute expertise to the Board of Governors to further the progress of HSPA and LTE and the evolution to 4G in the Americas,” stated Khurram P. Sheikh, Chief Product and Development Officer, Powerwave Technologies, Inc. “With the advancement of mobile broadband technologies, and the enhancement of the overall customer experience in sight, Powerwave values the benefit of collaborating with the industry visionaries on the Board.”
In the Americas region, there are 71 commercial HSPA networks, including seven HSPA+ networks, and more than 86.3 million UMTS-HSPA mobile broadband connections. There will be an expected 174 million UMTS-HSPA mobile broadband connections in the Americas by the end of 2011 according to Informa Telecoms & Media. LTE will be launched in the region in 2010 and 3G Americas will continue to be a strong advocate for spectrum policy and network management for the continued success of mobile broadband throughout North, Central and South America.
“We are enthusiastic about the participation of Powerwave on our Board of Governors,” added Pearson. “There are tremendous opportunities for 3G Americas to aid in the smooth transition to 4G throughout the western hemisphere and to build a better connected world for hundreds of millions of people and we are privileged that Powerwave has committed to joining our endeavor.”
About 3G Americas: 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 and adoption of the 3GPP family of technologies throughout the Americas. 3G Americas has contributed to the successful commercial rollout of 3GPP mobile broadband technologies across the Americas and their place as the No. 1 technology family in the region. 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., with an office for Latin America and the Caribbean in Dallas. More information is available at www.3gamericas.org.
3G Americas’ Board of Governors members include: Alcatel-Lucent, América Móvil, Andrew Solutions, AT&T, Cable & Wireless, Ericsson, Gemalto, HP, Huawei, Motorola, Nokia Siemens Networks, Openwave, Powerwave, Qualcomm, Research In Motion (RIM), Rogers, T-Mobile USA and Telefónica.