Who We Are & What We Do
The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting nearly 800 operators with more than 300 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and internet companies, as well as organisations in adjacent industry sectors. The GSMA also produces industry-leading events such as Mobile World Congress, Mobile World Congress Shanghai, Mobile World Congress Americas and the Mobile 360 Series of conferences.
In the European Union the GSMA represents more than 100 mobile network operators providing 457 million unique subscriber connections across the region. We use our combined expertise to give the mobile communication industry a single and powerful voice. GSMA Europe’s primary objective is to support our members’ efforts to advance their collective public policy interests at the European Union level by effectively informing the public policy debate on areas touching mobile.
The 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.