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Future mobile information society: Technology Resources
This page includes links to standards bodies and industry consortia, as well as network technologies, terminals and handsets for the future mobile information society. In particular, see ITU's Handbook on Deployment of IMT-2000 Systems

Other resource pages: 

Content and Applications
Pervasive or ubiquitous mobile
Human and socio-political considerations

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Standards Bodies
International Telecommunication Union (ITU): Standardization Sector (ITU-T)
International Telecommunication Union (ITU): IMT-2000, International Mobile Telecommunications
3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP
3rd Generation Partnership Project 2 (3GPP2)
European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI)  
ARIB - Association of Radio Industries and Businesses (Japan) 
The Telecommunication Technology Committee (Japan)
China Wireless Telecommunication Standard Group (CWTS)
Telecommunications Industry Association (United States) 


Related ITU Activities
(SPU) SPU NEWSLOG on "Mobile" and "Wireless Networks" and nd "Ubiquitous Networks"
(SPU) ITU Internet Report "The Portable Internet," September 2004
(SPU) ITU Internet Report "Internet for a Mobile Generation", September 2002"
(SPU) Research project on "Mobile overtakes fixed" (2003)
(ITU-T) Workshop on "Next-Generation Networks: What, When and How
(ITU-T) Seminar on IMT-2000 and Systems Beyond (Ottawa, May 2002)
(ITU) ITU Handbook on Deployment of IMT-2000 Systems
(ITU-R) Working Party 8F on IMT-2000 and Systems Beyond IMT-2000
(ITU-T) IMT-2000 Network Aspects
(ITU-T) Special Study Group IMT-2000 and Beyond
(ITU-D) Resources on IMT-2000
Industry Consortia Links
CDMA Development Group (CDG)
UMTS Forum
GSM Association
Mobile Data Association
Mobile Management Forum
Ipv6 Forum
WECA (Wireless Ethernet Compatibility Alliance)
Bluetooth SIG


Public Sector, Academic and Research Material
ODTR (Ireland) - Forward-Looking Programme, Future Mobile Applications - Briefing Note , June 2003
ITU, Bhutan Case Study: Wireless IP based Rural Access Pilot Project , November 2003
Software Radio: Implications for Wireless Services, Industry Structure, and Public Policy , W. Lehr, F. Merino, S. Eisner Gillett, MIT, August 2002
ITU, Mobility: The Shape of Things to Come - LBS & Emergency Communications in IMT-2000, Article in ITU News (July 2001)


Private Sector Material
Wired News "The Wi-Fi Revolution", Special Issue, May 2003
Trends in IP Technology: Their impact on the traditional telephone carrier world , OECD, March 2002
A Primer on GPS (Global Positioning System) from Aerospace Corporation 
Information on 3G devices from 3G Today (warning: this page may take some time to load)
White Paper from 6 Wind: IPv6 - Answers to your questions


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