Benefits

Discover what makes participating in a GSMA Working Group invaluable to your organisation.

Access to PRDs, Policies and Requirements

Access to PRDs, Policies and Requirements

Align with industry best practices. 

Gain access to best practice recommendations and guidelines, and agreed industry policies and requirements in the working groups’ specialist domains of roaming, interconnect, billing, devices, security and fraud via a library of collaboratively developed and approved permanent reference documents (PRDs).

Plus, view a range of valuable and educational meeting contributions from individual members.

Access to Tools and Services

Access to Tools and Services

Access a range of operational tools and services to help mobile industry personnel perform their roles more efficiently and effectively.

GSMA Working Groups develop and maintain frameworks and solutions, as well as applications and tools for Operators.

Examples of these include:

  • IMEI Blacklisting framework
  • Network / Device settings policy framework
  • TAC allocation policy settings
  • Roaming training
  • TAP Testing Toolkit
  • RAEX (Roaming Agreement EXchange)
  • Security Accreditation Scheme
  • Mobile network codes (TS.25) database

Communication and Engagement

Communication and Engagement

Contribute to the industry’s knowledge and profile, share ideas and generate good practice.

GSMA Working Groups provide opportunities to communicate to the mobile industry audience and seek input and review for relevant initiatives, and/or promote relevant output.

Networking

Networking

Enhance your company and personal reputation, and industry standing.

Many networking opportunities arise by attending meetings. They’re a place to connect with colleagues and peers, including from other industry verticals.

Event facilities provide areas for you to establish business relationships with industry peers and subject matter experts.

Consensus Building and Influencing Solutions

Consensus Building and Influencing Solutions

Input ideas and shape industry strategy, and ensure your organisations requirements are taken into account when new specifications and standards are created.

GSMA Working Groups facilitate collaboration, consensus building and harmonisation among members concerning the setting of frameworks and requirements on operational matters to influence mobile industry standardisation and solution development.

They leverage collective power to bring about positive change and improvement that could not be achieved alone. They accelerate collective action, discuss and figure out how to deliver faster and stay aligned with the industry.

Issue Management

Issue Management

Drive collaborative industry action. 

GSMA Working Groups are a central liaison point for external organisations and other parties to communicate related matters to GSMA membership.

Education and Information Sharing

Education and Information Sharing

Gain access to a large resource pool of expert knowledge to advise mobile operators and vendors on matters within working group domains via the working group community of members and GSMA support staff.

  • Seek help when looking for clarifications on existing processes (learn from others).
  • Keep others informed of your company progress with new technologies, share your expertise/experience (helping others ensures a better informed industry delivering increased quality to end users).
  • Gain confidence that own company approach being used (e.g. for roaming, billing, devices management, fraud & security management) is aligned with best practice.
  • Gather knowledge and intelligence on the latest fraud and security risks and controls to implement good security and cut fraud losses.

Intelligence and Alerts

Intelligence and Alerts

Receive knowledge that can help you implement good security controls and cut fraud losses.

Fraud and Security Group (FASG) members can receive security and fraud alerts and other current industry security/fraud intelligence and threat landscape insights.

Find out more about the ever-evolving range of tools GSMA Members are provided with