GSMA Mobile 360 Series - GSMA Europe Working Groups

GSMA Europe Working Groups

In the European Union, the GSMA represents more than 100 mobile network operators providing 457 million unique subscriber connections across the region. We use our combined expertise to give the mobile communication industry a single and powerful voice. GSMA Europe’s primary objective is to support our members’ efforts to advance their collective public policy interests at the European Union level by effectively informing the public policy debate on areas touching mobile.

Interested in participating?

We strongly encourage operator members interested in participating in the Operator Expert Groups sessions to get engaged with the coordinator and stay tuned for the various meetings held throughout the year.

Contact: Kiki Walravens

Europe Working Groups

Policy Group Europe

The Policy Group Europe plays a key role in GSMA’s governance structure as the bridge between the Operator Expert Groups and the Public Policy Committee of the GSMA Board. It consists of the senior public policy representatives of our main member companies in Europe. It guides the strategic direction of GSMA public and regulatory policy in Europe and directs the European Operator Expert Groups and GSMA Europe by fixing overall priorities, setting objectives, and approving public position papers and consultation responses.

Central to this task are the Operator Expert Groups, which are composed of public policy and technical experts from our member companies. They are responsible for monitoring relevant policy and legislative developments, identifying priorities for the mobile industry, and developing and communicating consensus positions on these priorities.

Regulatory Operator Expert Group – REG

The REG group covers public policy issues related to the regulation of mobile communications services in the EU. Current focus areas include the Code, Cybersecurity, Net Neutrality, Connected Cars, eCall, ea.

Mobile Commerce Operator Expert Group – MCOM

The MCOM group focuses on European policy developments in the fields of data protection, ePrivacy, GDPR implementation, copyright, refit of consumer law, child protection, platform Regulation, e-Evidence, mobile payments, illegal content, digital content, artificial intelligence, ea.

Frequencies Operator Expert Group – FREQ

The FREQ group focuses on spectrum policy issues and 5G in Europe. In addition, it also works on all technical spectrum issues related to the ECC, CEPT and WRC work.

EMF and Health Operator Expert Group – HEALTH

The HEALTH group focuses on the responsible management of health, safety and environmental issues relating to mobile telecommunications. It tracks, monitors and helps inform the public policy debate in these areas, acting in close collaboration with GSMA’s Health Policy Subgroup and EMF Expert Panel.