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GSA membership boosted by nine new regulators and vendors

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The Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA), a non-profit industry organization representing mobile industry suppliers worldwide, has expanded its membership by welcoming nine new companies from the global 4G and 5G mobile ecosystem. The GSA said that it has so far accepted Approve-IT as a new ordinary member together with eight new associate members, including the French telecom regulator ARCEP and the Singaporean regulator IMDA. In March 2020, the association also extended its Executive Committee by adding ZTE as an executive member along with Ericsson, Huawei, Intel, Nokia, Qualcomm and Samsung.


Joe Barrett, the President of the GSA, said, “The global mobile industry is not only highly competitive, it’s also highly collaborative. 5G doesn’t belong to one company or country; there is a whole ecosystem of regulators, vendors and operators who are working together to drive global harmonization of spectrum, innovation in networks and devices, and new use cases for 5G in both consumer and enterprise markets. We’re delighted to welcome more GSA Members and Associate Members and look forward to continuing to build the mobile ecosystem of the future together.”


In a statement, the GSA said that among the new associate members are vendors from across the industry, including areas such as C-V2X, IoT and cyber resilience. ARCEP and IMDA will work together with regulatory authorities from Australia, Canada, Ireland, Mexico and the European Communications Office as associate members of the GSA. The GSA also noted that its new member, Approve-IT, is one of the most experienced and trusted regulatory compliance partners in the world.


According to Approve-IT’s project manager Filipe Laboissiere e Cunha, as a member of the GSA, they will not only have access to the latest market data on spectrum, networks, technologies and devices, but will also have the opportunity “to be right at the heart of the vendor community as it works together to deliver on the 5G promise.”


“5G is transforming industries, bringing RF connectivity to new processes, systems and devices. Whether it’s new medical IoT equipment, robotic manufacturing processes or connected vehicles, every device must be certified before it can be connected to an operator’s RAN or an enterprise’s private 5G network,” stated Filipe Laboissiere e Cunha.


The GSA provides its associates with full access to all GSA resources, including the GAMBoD databases from which GSA reports are compiled. Additionally, the members can promote their own white papers and business through the GSA website and participate in GSA working groups.

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