GSMA LA Working Groups
GSMA Latin America has four Operator-led Working Groups that provide GSMA regional members the opportunity to get engaged in GSMA activities and programmes, exchange information, provide training, network as well as establishing regional industry positions.
Interested in participating? We strongly encourage Latin American operator members interested in participating in the Working Groups sessions to get engaged with each coordinator and stay tuned for the various Working Group meetings held throughout the year.
Wholesale Agreements and Solutions LATAM Group (WASL)
This group brings together the entire community engaged in the international business of our members – wholesale market and roaming and value added services – to discuss the best technical and commercial practices and promote the growth of these services in Latin America. It is a vital space for connecting mobile operators in the region with platform and solution providers. WASL works with other GSMA groups worldwide, such as the Interoperability Data specifications and Settlement Group (IDSG), Transferred Account Data.
Regulatory Working Group (REGU)
This group is focused on the debate and analysis on regulatory issues and events that are of relevance in Latin America such as regulatory modernisation, spectrum for mobile broadband, number portability, IoT from a regulatory perspective, infrastructure economics, and others. In addition, it has the objectives of promoting social responsibility among its members, representing them before other international organizations, inter-governmental and industry. The group is an important source of learning and information sharing for mobile operators resulting in best practices and better services to society.
Technical & Terminals Working Group (TECT)
This working group’s mission is to provide support to members of GSMA LA regarding technical aspects of networks of the GSM/3GPP family and their evolution. The TECT group is also a forum for the exchange of its members’ experiences in the implementation of networks and services and a channel to disseminate and promote recommendations, events and GSMA training programs. The group has the goal of identifying and consolidating common regional technical and commercial requirements and sharing them with the appropriate stakeholders in the telco ecosystem.
Security & Fraud Working Group (SEGF)
The GSMA LA Security and Fraud group seeks to become the main channel of coordination and communication between the region’s operators. The search for best practices in these issues benefits the operators and the mobile industry as a whole. At GSMA LA, this group seeks to ensure cooperation between the different companies in the region and take their concerns to governmental, regulatory and other concerned organizations in order to take necessary actions in a timely manner.
Sustainable Development Goals & We Care
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): On 25 September 2015, Heads of State and Government made a declaration from the headquarters of the United Nations, adopting the SDGs. The 17 SDGs, with 169 associated targets, represent a breath-taking level of ambition in both the scale and scope of change, with timelines for achievement in 2030 or earlier. The mobile industry seeks to be an exemplar in terms of its level of commitment and its desire to lead, having first committed to the SDGs in February 2016 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
We Care Campaign: Underscoring the mobile industry commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, the GSMA We Care campaign is an initiative of the region’s leading mobile operators to ensure all their users can enjoy the life-changing benefits of mobile technology in a safe and secure environment. To achieve this, operators have decided to join forces as an industry and take on a series of commitments in every country in the region where mobile phones and networks can provide solutions to social problems.