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The Chief Regulatory Officer Group

Reporting to the Public Policy Committee, the Chief Regulatory Officer Group (the CROG) shapes the strategic direction of the GSMA’s global public and regulatory policy. Made up of representatives of full members, the CROG steers the GSMA’s key public policy initiatives, while also overseeing the GSMA’s responses to public consultations on network neutrality and roaming.

The European arm of the CROG plays a key role in the GSMA’s governance structure as the bridge between European Operator Expert Groups and the Public Policy Committee. It guides the strategic direction of GSMA public and regulatory policy in Europe and directs the European Operator Expert Groups and GSMA Europe by fixing overall priorities, setting objectives, and approving public position papers and consultation responses.

The Chief Regulatory Officers Group (CROG)
The CROG guides the strategic direction of the GSMA’s global public and regulatory policy. Made up of the chief regulatory officers from operator members the CROG steers the GSMA’s key public policy initiatives, including the Mobile Privacy Initiative, the revision of the International Telecommunications Regulations (ITRs), health and the environment, child online protection, roaming, tax, energy efficiency, the development of the regional observatories and the global tax benchmark study. The CROG also oversaw the GSMA’s responses to consultations on roaming tariffs and other proposed regulation.

Chief Regulatory Officers Group for Europe (CROG Europe)
Consisting of senior public policy representatives from many of the GSMA’s European members, CROG Europe plays a key role in the GSMA’s governance structure as the bridge between GSMA Europe’s Operator Expert Groups and the Public Policy Committee of the GSMA Board. CROG Europe guides the strategic direction of the Association’s public and regulatory policy in Europe, directing the European Operator Expert Groups and GSMA Europe’s professional staff by fixing overall priorities, setting objectives, and approving public position papers and consultation responses.

Chief Regulatory Officers Group for Latin America (CROG Latin America)

Consisting of senior public policy representatives from 14 of the largest operator groups in Latin America and the Caribbean, the newly formed CROG Latin America group guides the GSMA’s public policy activities in the region. It also inputs the interests of the region’s operators into the agendas of the GSMA Board, the PPC and the CROG. CROG Latin America works with GSMA Latin America’s four Operator Expert Groups to establish overall priorities, set objectives and define public positions. CROG Latin America, which held its inaugural meeting at Mobile World Congress 2012, will meet three times a year, working on a range of issues, including spectrum, roaming, ITRs, the impact of health concerns on infrastructure development, taxation, quality of mobile broadband services, handset theft and IMEI security, m-payments, privacy, and child protection.

Chief Regulatory Officers Group for Asia (CROG Asia)
Consisting of senior public policy representatives from 12 of the GSMA’s Asian members, the newly formed CROG Asia guides the GSMA’s public policy activities in the region. It also inputs the interest of the region’s operators into the agenda of the GSMA Board, the PPC and the CROG. The group first met in Shanghai in June 2012 and will work on a range of issues, including spectrum, roaming, ITRs, the impact of health concerns on infrastructure development, quality of mobile broadband services, handset theft and IMEI security, m-payments, privacy, and child protection.