GSOA and GSMA Join Forces to Boost Innovation in Satellite & Mobile Convergence

GSOA and GSMA Join Forces to Boost Innovation in Satellite & Mobile Convergence

Pioneering Collaboration Announced at MWC Barcelona 2024 to Advance Terrestrial and Non-Terrestrial Network Integration (TN-NTN)

Barcelona, 27th February 2024 - In a strategic move to boost the telecommunications landscape GSOA and GSMA announced today an important cooperation to foster innovation and seamless TN-NTN integration.

GSOA and GSMA commit to advance the capabilities of global communications by driving innovation, promoting standards, and delivering value to their members and the broader telecommunications industry. By combining the expertise and resources of both associations, they aim to explore new frontiers in technology and leverage synergies between mobile and satellite technologies.

Joint activities will focus on innovative technologies and applications that leverage the strengths of both satellite and mobile networks, such as 5G integration, IoT connectivity, remote sensing, and global coverage solutions, unlocking new opportunities for consumers and enterprises.

The partnership will also include educational programs, workshops, and events aimed at raising awareness and understanding of the benefits and opportunities presented by convergence of the two technologies. By nurturing a culture of teamwork and knowledge-sharing, the partnership seeks to empower stakeholders and drive adoption of next-generation communication technologies.

“We are delighted to be collaborating with GSMA and their members to advance the integration of terrestrial and non-terrestrial networks. This is fundamental in creating a seamless and ubiquitous communications infrastructure, that will help accelerate digital inclusion and digital transformation, including in areas that are currently unserved or underserved”, said Isabelle Mauro, Director General, GSOA. “As 5G and 6G continue to evolve, this convergence becomes paramount in building a reliable, secure, robust and globally connected world", she added.

Mats Granryd, Director General at the GSMA, said, “This collaborative agreement marks a significant milestone in the evolution of telecommunications, signalling a shift towards a more interconnected and resilient global network infrastructure. By working together, we can help the communications industry bring innovative solutions to market to connect more people, and more devices, for the benefit of society and industry.”

You can hear more about the collaboration between GSOA and GSMA at MWC Barcelona 2024 where you can also join the Satellite and Non Terrestrial Networks Summit on Wednesday, 28 February (15:00 – 18:00 CET) on Stage C, Hall 6.


About GSOA

GSOA is the only global non-profit association of the entire satellite ecosystem that brings members together and serves as the premier platform for worldwide collaboration. As the only CEO-driven satellite association in the world, GSOA takes the lead in addressing global challenges, seizing opportunities, and providing a unified voice for the satellite industry.

GSOA is widely recognised as the representative body for satellite operators by international, regional, and national entities, including regulators, policymakers, standards-setting organizations like 3GPP, as well as international organizations such as the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and the World Economic Forum (WEF).

For more details contact GSOA.

About GSMA

The GSMA is a global organization unifying the mobile ecosystem to discover, develop and deliver innovation foundational to positive business environments and societal change. Our vision is to unlock the full power of connectivity so that people, industry, and society thrive. Representing mobile operators and organizations across the mobile ecosystem and adjacent industries, the GSMA delivers for its members across three broad pillars: Connectivity for Good, Industry Services and Solutions, and Outreach. This activity includes advancing policy, tackling today’s biggest societal challenges, underpinning the technology and interoperability that make mobile work, and providing the world’s largest platform to convene the mobile ecosystem at the MWC and M360 series of events.

For more details contact GSMA.