3G interoperability push

A group including Alcatel, LG Electronics, NEC, Philips, Qualcomm, Sagem, Samsung, Siemens and Mitsubishi/Trium has agreed to work together to ensure interoperability of their 3G radio interfaces. “We know interoperability between handsets and networks is a critical point on the path to commercial 3G services,” said Erwan Menard, deputy marketing director for mobile networks at Alcatel, in an article in Electronics Weekly.