Become a Member

In many countries around the world, communities and consumers have questions about the safety the electromagnetic fields being generated by wireless devices and the networks upon which they rely.  The Mobile & Wireless Forum (MWF) was established to represent its members in dealing with these issues. MWF members currently represent the majority of the global mobile handset market, major network infrastructure providers, as well as manufacturers of a range of other professional and personal wireless devices. The MWF is currently working with governments and network operators around the world to strategically and responsibly address research, regulatory and communication issues related to mobile phones, wireless devices and health. The MWF is also dealing globally with issues such as accessibility and counterfeit devices in cooperation with governments and stakeholders.

Membership of the MWF offers a company a number of benefits:

  • A clear demonstration of a responsible approach to questions and concerns about product safety and accessibility;
  • Participation in comprehensive research projects undertaken with key universities, agencies and other stakeholders around the world;
  • Involvement in discussions with governments and regulators regarding business-critical regulatory developments relating to EMF, product safety, anti-counterfeiting and accessibility;
  • Access to cutting-edge knowledge relevant for product compliance testing; and
  • Participation in the development of standards relevant to product compliance.
Distinguishing the MWF from other industry associations

There are many industry associations that a company can belong to - and it can sometimes be difficult in understanding where each body fits in and how to distinguish one from the other. The MWF can be distinguished from other trade associations in the following ways:

  • It is a global organization, therefore able to provide a central global focus and consistency to the issue of wireless communications and health, accessibility and anti-counterfeiting for the benefit of its members.
  • It provides a unique form - an international association with scientific purpose - thereby combining both the role of a traditional trade association as well as one with a scientific mandate. The MWF promotes and supports the highest quality scientific research that engenders a high level of credibility and respect amongst key stakeholders.
  • It is technology-neutral - a critical point in an evolving market place. 
  • It operates at both a national and international level  - the MWF is involved with international and regional bodies and organisations, national governments and national trade associations. Where there is no national trade association - the MWF establishes direct relationships with national governments, consumer organizations and other stakeholders. Wherever possible we seek to work with national trade associations to leverage national contacts and experience with the MWF's subject matter expertise. This ensures that there is a mutual win-win for all concerned.
  • Categories and Classes of Membership

Class A: Where:

  1. the sale of mobile phones exceeds 100 million units annually; or
  2. sales of equipment for mobile or wireless networks or the sale of wireless services exceeds €30 Billion annually; or
  3. where the sale of wireless devices and/or components other than mobile phones is more than €30 Billion annually.

 
Class B: Where:

  1. the annual sale of mobile phones is more than 50 million units but less than 100 million; or
  2. where the sale of equipment for mobile or wireless networks or the sale of wireless services is more than €10 Billion but less than €30 Billion annually; or
  3. where the sale of wireless devices and/or components other than mobile phones is more than €10 Billion but less than €30 Billion annually.

Class C: Where:

  1. the annual sale of mobile phones is more than 15 million units but less than 50 million; or
  2. where the sale of equipment for mobile or wireless networks or the sale of wireless services is greater than €3.5 Billion but less than €10 Billion annually; or
  3. where the sale of wireless devices and/or components other than mobile phones is more than €3.5 Billion but less than €10 Billion annually; or
  4. where turnover from the provision of technical or measurement services to the wireless industry is greater than €100 million annually.

Class D: Where:

  • the annual sale of mobile phones is less than 15 million units; or
  • where the sale of equipment for mobile or wireless networks or the sale of wireless services is less than €3.5 Billion annually; or
  • where the sale of wireless devices and/or components other than mobile phones is less than €3.5 Billion annually; or
  • where turnover from the provision of technical or measurement services to the wireless industry is less than €100 million annually.

For More Information

For more information on the cost of membership as well as to request copies of the MWF's constitution and articles of association please contact: enquiries (at) mwfai.org.
LATEST FROM MWF

Publications

Risk Communication Guide for Mobile Phones and Base Stations
August 2017 | Brochure

SAR Compliance
June 2017 | Viewpoint

GARI Annual Report 2016 (accessible)
May 2017 | Report

2017 Review of the GARI Database
May 2017 | Discussion Paper

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cisco
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intel
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