SOURCE: 4G Americas

4G Americas

September 17, 2014 12:00 ET

4G Americas Welcomes Intel to Board of Governors

BELLEVUE, WA--(Marketwired - September 17, 2014) - 4G Americas, a wireless industry trade association representing the 3GPP family of technologies, today announced the election of Intel Corporation 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.

Chris Pearson, President of 4G Americas, welcomed Intel's election to the 4G Americas Board and commented, "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."

Intel, a world leader in computing innovation, designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world's computing devices. 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.

"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," stated Asha Keddy, vice president of standards and advanced technology in Intel's Mobile Communications Group. "We look forward to collaboration and innovation in the progress of the mobile broadband connected ecosystem."

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.

About 4G Americas: Unifying the Americas through Mobile Broadband Technology
4G Americas is an industry trade organization composed of leading telecommunications service providers and manufacturers. The organization's mission is to advocate for and foster the advancement and full capabilities of the 3GPP family of mobile broadband technologies, including LTE-Advanced, throughout the ecosystem's networks, services, applications and wirelessly connected devices in the Americas. 4G Americas contributes to the success of 3GPP technologies and their No. 1 place in the region. 4G Americas is headquartered in Bellevue, Wash. More information is available at www.4gamericas.org or www.facebook.com/4gamericas and www.twitter.com/4gamericas.