GSMA’s Operator-led Working Groups 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 operator members interested in participating in the Working Groups sessions engage with each coordinator and stay tuned for the various Working Group meetings held throughout the year.
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. WASL also brings to the region the latest developments from the global WAS group and works with other GSMA groups worldwide, such as the Interoperability Data specifications and Settlement Group (IDSG) and Transferred Account Data (TAP).
The GSMA LA Security and Fraud group aims to be the main channel of coordination and communication between the region’s operators. Sharing best practices in these issues benefits the operators and the mobile industry as a whole. At GSMA LA, this group fosters cooperation between the different companies in the region and provide means to channel their concerns to governmental, regulatory and other related organizations in order to take necessary actions in a timely manner.
This group is focused on the debate and analysis on regulatory issues and events that are of relevance in Latin America such as regulatory reforms, infrastructure deployment barriers, security and personal data, spectrum policy and roadmaps, 5G and the future of communications, and others. In addition, it promotes the dialogue with international organizations, inter-governmental and wider ecosystem players. The group is an important source of learning and information sharing for mobile.
Wholesale Agreement and Solutions Group/Interoperability Data Specifications and Settlement Group (WAS/IDS): The WAS/IDS group has overall responsibility for supporting the inter-operator business/wholesale charging framework for the operational aspects of operator-to-operator international relations. The group works closely with the global workgroup leadership teams to ensure sharing of accurate and timely information. It also develops North America specific guidelines and inputs those as appropriate to the global WAS and IDS Workgroups.
Networks Group (NG): The Networks group has overall responsibility for supporting the inter operator network framework for the operational aspects of operator-to-operator inter-working and roaming and national roaming restriction in North America. Such framework will be developed for current and future services based on the regulatory and market environment characteristic of North America (e.g., appropriate conditions for GAIT, EDGE, UMTS, LTE, 5G etc., deployment).
Services: This group addresses service related issues as they apply to North America. Recent topics include RCS, Mobile Payments, Mobile Identity, Embedded Mobile and M2M Numbering and Addressing issues. Going forward, the group will be covering 5G services, embedded SIM and Integrated UICC, Internet-of-Things (IoT) services, Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) services, and many others.
Fraud and Security: The focus of this group is to promote fraud & security awareness and encourage best practices by recommending solutions and sharing information.
Terminals: This group drives terminal related matters for the benefit of the entire mobile ecosystem.
Smart Cards: The Smart Cards group provides support and advice on the best implementation of SIM and eSIM.
RCS Task Force: This group was formed to address RCS development and interoperability issues specific to North America regional interests. The current focus is on developing RCS Interconnect profile over NNI.
Women and Diversity in Tech: This Women4Tech group was created in 2018 to promote and support women in technology by providing a forum where member stakeholders can openly discuss common issues and new solutions. Goals include mentorship, sponsorship and education.