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GSOA and GSMA join forces to boost innovation in satellite & mobile convergence

In a strategic move to boost the telecommunications landscape GSOA and GSMA announced 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.”