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GSOA & GSMA Partner to Boost Satellite and Mobile Convergence


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Ibadan, 28 February 2024. – The Global Satellite Operator’s Association (GSOA) and the GSM Association (GSMA) have announced an important cooperation to foster innovation and seamless TN-NTN integration. Both associations consequently commit to advancing the capabilities of global communications by driving innovation, promoting standards, and delivering value to their members and the broader telecommunications industry. Furthermore, 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.

The joint activities between GSOA and GSMA 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 of the convergence of the two technologies. By nurturing a culture of teamwork and knowledge-sharing, the partnership seeks to empower stakeholders and drive the adoption of next-generation communication technologies.

Speaking on the partnership, Isabelle Mauro, GSOA’s Director General, said, “We are happy to collaborate 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.”

Likewise, 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 devices.”

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