Membership

Membership Categories

There are three categories of NGMN membership - Member, Contributor and Advisor. All of them together build the NGMN Partnership.

Members

Mobile Network Operators or Integrated / Converged Operators – companies providing mobile telecommunication services to the public owning or controlling all the elements necessary to sell and to deliver services to the end-user including in particular radio spectrum allocation and wireless network infrastructure.

Contributors

Manufacturers or vendors of mobile technology, including network infrastructure, chipset, component, handset and device makers, software companies, as well as companies representing industry sectors such as automotive, healthcare, media, internet or transport with an interest in contributing to the advancement of next generation mobile technology and to service or media delivery.

Advisors

Academic institutions, non-industry affiliated research institutes contributing substantially to mid- to long-term innovation.

Membership Benefits

Besides the chance to drive and shape industry and technology development and the networking opportunities in the NGMN Alliance, a membership provides the following specific benefits:

Members

Community of leading mobile operators in NGMN Alliance

Role

NGMN Shareholder
Board Member (nomination procedure)

Rights & Obligations

Participation in governance bodies (AGM, Board)
Active participation & committment
Membership fee: 30.000 € per year 2)

Projects

Participation / lead in all projects
Can make proposals for new projects

Access to Documents

Access to all draft and internal documents of working groups

Contributors

Community of leading telco vendors, SW companies and other industry players contributing and driving the advancements of future mobile NW technologies in NGMN Alliance

Role

NGMN Participant

Rights & Obligations

Active participation & committment
Participation fee: 20.000 € per year 2)
Small and Medium Enterprise 1): 7.000 € per year 2)

Projects

Participation, lead of projects
Can make proposals for new projects

Access to Documents

Access to all draft and internal documents of working groups

Advisors

Community of leading universities, non-profit research institutions

Role

NGMN Participant

Rights & Obligations

Active participation & committment
Participation fee: 1.000 € per year 2)

Projects

Participation / lead in all projects
Can make proposals for new projects

Access to Documents

Access to all draft and internal documents of working groups

1)

Small and Medium sized Enterprise (SME) means any Contributor with an annual turnover not exceeding 50 million Euros.

2)

Financial year starting 1st October. For membership beginning during the financial year, the fee may be pro-rated based on the quarter of the financial year to reflect the remaining part of that financial year.

The different roles and rights of the membership categories are laid down in the NGMN Articles of Association and the NGMN Participation Guidelines.

 

To apply for NGMN membership, please refer to MEMBERSHIP/APPLICATION.

 

For all enquiries regarding NGMN membership and benefits, please contact NGMN Office (office(at)ngmn.org).