About us

About us

We unite over 1000 mobile operators and businesses across the ecosystem and related industries to advance innovation and reduce inequalities around the world.

What is the GSMA’s role?

The GSMA is a global organisation unifying the mobile ecosystem to discover, develop and deliver innovation foundational to positive business environments and societal change. Our vision is to unlock the full power of connectivity so that people, industry and society thrive.

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Representing mobile operators and organisations across the mobile ecosystem and adjacent industries, the GSMA delivers for its members across three broad pillars: Connectivity for Good, Industry Solutions and Events.

Connectivity for Good engages members, governments and civil society, to advance positive policy and spectrum outcomes, facilitate digital innovation to reduce inequalities in our world, and tackle today’s biggest societal challenges such as digital inclusion, climate change and sustainability.

Industry Solutions supports the technology and interoperability that make mobile work. For instance, we assist the industry’s development in areas such as 5G, Mobile IoT, fraud and security, through our projects, working groups and other collaborative activities. 

While our services offer data, resources and tools to help businesses in the ecosystem work together more effectively, ultimately leading to better customer experiences on mobile devices.

Our events provide successful ways of bringing the ecosystem and adjacent industries together, to make strong business connections and drive positive impact. From the world’s largest and most influential connectivity event, MWC, in Barcelona, Shanghai, Las Vegas and Africa, to the growing M360 series that has a more regional focus.

Our leadership

Because the GSMA represents the interests of its members, our leadership reflects this, through a global board made up of leaders from the operator community.

GSMA who we are

Who we are

With our members, we believe we have a role to play in creating a thriving society that is affordable, accessible and reliable for everyone.


 GSMA Annual Report

The GSMA’s vision is to unlock the full power of connectivity so that people, industry and society thrive. Today’s societal, economic, and environmental challenges are more complex than ever, and the mobile industry’s ongoing investment and innovation are crucial for affordable, accessible, and sustainable solutions across all geographies.

The GSMA Annual Report provides a deep dive into the work we do as an organisation and the impact that we have achieved, with our members, partners and governments, over the past year.