The 5G Standard

300 million UMTS subscribers:

Oct 13,2008
6th October 2008, Mobile broadband industry association the UMTS Forum has confirmed today that 3G subscriptions to UMTS networks based on WCDMA technology have exceeded 300 million.

UMTS/WCDMA now represents almost a tenth of global GSM/UMTS family (comprising GSM, EDGE, WCDMA and HSPA) that now surpasses 3.3 billion connections.

Aggregated with 100+ million connections* to CDMA2000 1xEV-DO networks, the total of all 3G cellular customers worldwide has passed 400 million.

Of more than 300 million UMTS subscribers worldwide, this total includes almost 60 million customers of HSPA (High Speed Packet Access) networks. HSPA is the second step in a smooth evolutionary path to global mobile broadband as mapped out by the Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)...more