Bellevue, Washington-based 4G Americas, a wireless industry trade association representing the 3GPP family of technologies, this week announced the election of Intel to its Board of Governors. Intel will join leading service providers and manufacturers to foster the advancement and full capabilities of LTE and LTE-Advanced technologies throughout the ecosystem’s networks, services, applications and wirelessly connected devices in the Americas.
4G Americas’ Board of Governors members include: Alcatel-Lucent, América Móvil, AT&T, Cable & Wireless, Cisco, CommScope, Entel, Ericsson, HP, Mavenir, Nokia Solutions and Networks, Openwave Mobility, Qualcomm, Rogers, Sprint, T-Mobile USA, Telefónica, and now Intel.
According to 4G Americas, Intel’s leadership in the area of wireless communications, chipsets and microprocessors adds to an important piece of the mobile technology ecosystem at 4G Americas. As seamless interoperability between all-IP cellular and Wi-Fi networks becomes standard, devices and chipsets are working together to deliver the best customer experience with the optimal capacity for the challenge of increasing data traffic, added 4G Americas.
“We have long appreciated the significant contributions of Intel in the wireless industry and are pleased to have them as distinguished members of our Board of Governors. Moving forward in the evolution of mobile broadband beyond LTE-Advanced will be a key area for all our Board of Governors visionaries.”
– Chris Pearson, President of 4G Americas
“4G Americas has fostered success for LTE mobile broadband in the Americas region, and we will work with 4G Americas and other members of the Board of Governors to continue near-term LTE advancements all the way to the next generation of mobile technology. We look forward to collaboration and innovation in the progress of the mobile broadband connected ecosystem.”
– Asha Keddy, vice president of standards and advanced technology in Intel’s Mobile Communications Group