The GSM Association (GSMA) is an association of mobile operators and related companies devoted to supporting the standardising, deployment and promotion of the GSM mobile telephone system. The GSM Association was formed in 1995. It has offices in London, Atlanta, Brussels, Hong Kong and Santiago.
The GSMA represents the interests of the world’s mobile operators in the development of this dynamic industry. Spanning more than 220 countries, the GSMA unites nearly 800 of the world’s mobile operators, as well as more than 200 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset makers, software companies, equipment providers, Internet companies, and media and entertainment organisations. Our members represent more than 5 billion GSM and 3GSM connections.
The association produces the world’s largest mobile event, www.mobileworldcongress.com, attracting each year, over 60,000 key decision makers to the annual congress in the Mobile World Capital Barcelona. GSMA’s development fund is a critical player in utilising mobile in driving societal benefit in the developing world.
The GSM family of technologies has provided the world with mobile communications since 1991. In over twenty years of development, GSM has been continually enhanced to provide platforms that deliver an increasingly broad range of mobile services as demand grows.
Where the industry started with plain voice calls, it now has a powerful platform capable of supporting mobile broadband and multimedia services.
GSM is now used in 219 countries and territories serving more than three billion people and providing travellers with access to mobile services wherever they go.
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