The mission of 4G Americas is to promote, facilitate and advocate for the 3GPP family of mobile broadband technologies throughout the ecosystem – including networks, services, applications and wirelessly connected devices – in the Americas. The organization provides a unified voice for operators, vendors and content providers promoting the growth and success of 3GPP family of technologies (GSM, EDGE, HSPA and LTE).
The key to success for 4G Americas lies in our ability to coordinate and leverage the efforts of member companies to progress the 3GPP mobile broadband evolution in the Americas. The primary goal of any telecom business, from operators to vendors and content and service providers, is providing the highest possible degree of reliable service through the most efficient and cost-effective technologies. As an association, our 'product' is also service-related, focused on business networking and information sharing dedicated to advancing the level of the 3GPP technology evolution throughout the Americas. 4G Americas serves as a one-stop service center for knowledge and interaction with key stakeholders in the region.
General Membership in 4G Americas indicates your company's willingness to support the organization in promoting and advocating the GSM, EDGE, HSPA and LTE technologies in the Americas.
4G Americas will assist its members in three areas: Marketing/Public Relations, Advocacy and Information Exchange.
4G Americas will conduct aggressive marketing and public relations campaigns to inform strategic stakeholders of the merits of the 3GPP family of technologies (GSM, EDGE, HSPA and LTE).
4G Americas will educate telecommunications regulators and international industry organizations on the proper regulatory environment for a prosperous wireless industry.
4G Americas will utilize its website, seminars, electronic communications and personal visits to channel information regarding GSM, EDGE, HSPA and LTE to key audiences in the Americas.
When appropriate, 4G Americas provides technology sessions at major conferences, bringing together operators and vendors to discuss the latest topics of mutual interest. General members are entitled to:
* 4G Americas technology tracks are not regularly scheduled events but are planned on an ad hoc basis determined by market requirements. The timing of technology tracks is based entirely on market conditions.
All material provided as website content by General Member companies is subject to final approval by 4G Americas staff.
General Membership Guidelines
General Membership in 4G Americas is open to those carriers, content and/or service providers, manufacturers and vendors supporting the mission of 4G Americas. Companies should offer any level of mobile services, equipment or applications incorporating GSM, EDGE, HSPA and LTE technologies. Each member agrees to provide technical, marketing and administrative resources, working in a spirit of collaboration for the goals of 4G Americas.
The Board of Governors must approve all memberships.
Annual fees for General Membership are $5,000 and are billed after your acceptance by the Board of Governors. Subsequent annual fees will be billed on the anniversary membership date.