Telecommunication services are becoming increasingly important across the globe to all aspects of everyday life. This continued growth is heavily dependent on the availability of interoperable technologies at all levels and across all platforms. Indeed, the diversification of platforms and technologies is being reflected in an increased and diversified range of standards organisations and companies that participate in enabling telecommunications standards. In such a world, organisations such as GSMA who focus on bringing technologies to a position where they can be used interoperably across many organisation add value to the overall standards environment. In order to evolve GSMA’s role in standard setting, the GSMA has introduced a process specifically targeted to the production of these ‘Industry Specifications’ (AA.35).
AA.35 requires the GSMA to establish structural, procedural and reporting mechanisms that are specifically created to serve the creation and maintenance of mutli-stakeholder Industry Specifications.