One of the biggest strengths of the GSMA – our ability to convene 110,000 people from 90 countries for the annual MWC Barcelona – suddenly became a challenge in the face of a fast-moving new virus, COVID-19. We were forced to cancel the trade show on 12 February, when many still said there was no reason to fear. Leadership in...
We unite nearly 800 operators with more than 300 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and internet companies, as well as organisations in adjacent industry sectors. The GSMA also produces industry-leading events such as Mobile World Congress, Mobile World Congress Shanghai, Mobile World Congress Americas and the Mobile 360 Series of conferences.
The GSMA’s mission is to create value for operators and the mobile industry in the provision of services for the benefit of end users, so that those users can readily and affordably connect to and use the services they desire, anywhere, anytime.
- To support the evolution and broadest deployment of the GSM family of technologies thereby enabling economies of scale and global interoperability
- To stimulate and support the development, launch and promotion of new services and products
- To ensure that mobile services are made interoperable on both a national and international basis as rapidly as possible
- To provide services to operators and the mobile industry, such as conferencing, that promote and serve the goals of GSMA
- To support initiatives which stimulate social and economic development and help bridge the digital divide
- To develop environmentally sound and socially responsible policies for the mobile industry, its products and services
- To advocate appropriate government policies and regulations on a local, regional and global basis in order to ensure the continued development of the mobile industry to the benefit of everyone
- To communicate on behalf of the GSM operator community and ensure that its views are clearly communicated and understood.
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