Who we are

Who we are

Explore our history, technology and sustainability

The GSMA was formed to ease cooperation, uphold standards and support interoperability between those using Global System for Mobile (GSM) technology. Today, our role has grown to include unifying the entire connectivity ecosystem, driving sustainability initiatives and fostering innovation for a better world.

GSMA our history

Our history

Explore our history through a timeline that highlights key moments in the mobile communication industry’s past.

Our technology

The GSMA was created to support those using GSM – the technology that unified mobile communications by enabling the first global digital network.


Committed to achieving sustainability in everything we do.

GSMA Foundation

Brings together mobile operators, donors and the international development community for projects that support underserved and vulnerable populations.