The Next Generation Mobile Network (NGMN) Alliance has joined 3GPP as a Market Representation Partner. With its high level representation from the world’s leading operators and manufacturers, NGMN will support 3GPP to ensure that mobile broadband services continue to meet the expectations of end users.

The Partnership Agreement was signed with Standards Organisations – ARIB, ATIS, CCSA, ETSI, TTA, TTC – and other 3GPP Market Representation Partners. In its role as Market Representation Partner, the NGMN Alliance will give advice to 3GPP and will contribute to 3GPP standardisation activities in the future.

Peter Meissner, Operating Officer of the NGMN Alliance, stated, “The NGMN Alliance is happy to support 3GPP as a Market Representation Partner. Our contributions to 3GPP have always been based on NGMN’s strong experience in mobile broadband. As a Market Representation Partner, NGMN will add its support to the common objective of all 3GPP partners to achieve a consensus view on the market requirements for services in the scope of 3GPP.”