Among other activities, GSMA Europe office coordinates the efforts of the GSMA and its members to effectively inform on policy and regulatory developments in Europe that impact the mobile industry.
Central to this task are the Operator Expert Groups, which are composed of public policy and technical experts from our member companies. They are responsible for monitoring relevant policy and legislative developments, identifying priorities for the mobile industry, and developing and communicating consensus positions on these priorities.
The Policy Group Europe plays a key role in GSMA’s governance structure as the bridge between the Operator Expert Groups and the Public Policy Committee of the GSMA Board. It consists of the senior public policy representatives of our main member companies in Europe.
GSMA Europe also facilitates regional and local collaboration around key topics of strategic relevance for our members in Europe. One example of this is the European Identity Group (EIG), formed in late 2019 at the request of a number of European Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) engaged in identity services. The purpose of the group is to foster the growth of operator identity services in Europe by providing a platform for exchanging best practices and facilitating collaboration among European MNOs.