The FMK was founded in 1996 as a voluntary interest representation oft he Austrian mobile phone industry within the network of FEEI (Fachverband der Elektro- und Elektronikindustrie; Austrian Association of the electrial and electronics industries) in acknowledgement of  the responsibility of the industry towards stakeholders and the environment.

Members of the FMK are A1 Telekom Austria, Huawei, Hutchison Drei Austria, ms-CNS, Nokia Solutions und Networks Österreich, Samsung, Sony Mobile, SPL Tele, Magenta Telekom, ZTE and FEEI.