GSM Association


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GSM Association

(GSM Association, Dublin, Ireland, www.gsmworld.com) A membership association founded in 1987 that promotes the development and evolution of the GSM communications standard worldwide. It represents the interests of more than 700 global network operators, manufacturers, regulator and administration bodies involved in GSM. By 2008, its members provided services to more than two billion customers. More than 400 million were connected in 2005 alone. See GSA and GSM.
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The 24-member group represents more than 3 billion customers worldwide, according to a GSM Association.
The mobile industry has driven the wholesale cost of mobile phones to below USD30 as part of the GSM Association programme to make mobile telephony affordable for people in developing countries.
1) European Information & Telecommunications Technology Association (EICTA) which represents the interests of manufacturers and the GSM Association which speaks for mobile telecommunications operators (GSM Europe itself represents 140 operators within the GSM Association).
Robert Conway, chief executive of the GSM Association, said: "What is remarkable is that kids in places like Australia and New Zealand are using the same short-cuts and word formations as the kids in the UK and Europe.
The wireless industry has established a clear need for M-Services," GSM Association Chair Scott Fox said in announcing the initiative.
TynTec is joining the association with the intention of helping to develop the SMS Hubbing Initiative, which was formed and sponsored by the GSM Association and which is part of the Open Connectivity project.
TELECOMWORLDWIRE-27 September 2005-Motorola wins second phase of GSM Association programme in developing countries(C)1994-2005 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.
The global trade association representing mobile phone operators, The GSM Association (GSMA), has welcomed the Pakistani government's decision to reaffirm its fixed-line and mobile telecomms policies.