Groupe Speciale Mobile Association

The GSMA represents the interests of mobile telecommunications operators (Mobile Network Operators) worldwide. Spanning 219 countries, the GSMA unites nearly 800 of the world’s mobile operators, as well as more than 200 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset makers, software companies, equipment providers, Internet companies, and media and entertainment organizations. Mobile Network Operators own and manage the SIM Card – the UICC on which the mobile subscription is managed – which is capable of acting as a Secure Element.