The GMA is an association of leading mobile operators with world-class networks.
We have made it easier for global enterprises to deploy and manage M2M services across the world by aligning our operational processes, enhancing quality of service (QoS) and creating common services.
We have proven experience and know-how in supporting business-critical M2M services and collectively connect tens of millions of M2M devices. As established operators with a long history in M2M, you can be assured that our members offer outstanding levels of support and customer care.
WHO WE ARE
Our members include Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telecom Italia, TeliaSonera, SoftBank Mobile, Bell Mobility.Together we provide enhanced and seamless M2M services across the widest footprint throughout Europe and key markets in North America, South America, Africa and Asia. GMA operators provide global coverage by cooperating with the best roaming partners.
Deutsche Telekom is one of the world's leading integrated telecommunications companies, with some 178 million mobile customers, 28 million fixed-network lines, and 20 million broadband lines. As a part of the Deutsche Telekom group T-Mobile Austria benefits from the innovative capacity and the financial stability of the group, one of the biggest global player in the telecommunications market. T-Mobile Austria serves amongst other functions as Internet of Things (IoT) expert for the Deutsche Telekom group worldwide.
Orange is one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators with sales of €41 billion in 2018 and has 151,000 employees worldwide at 31 December 2018 As the B-to-B division of the Orange Group, Orange Business Services focuses exclusively on serving enterprises around the world. Both a network operator and a digital services integrator, Orange Business Services leverages expertise in the areas of IoT, Cloud, Data and AI, application development and cybersecurity. It supports and protects companies at every stage of their data lifecycle, from collection, transport, storage and processing to analysis and sharing. With companies thriving on innovation, Orange Business Services places its customers at the heart of an open collaborative ecosystem. This includes its 25,000 employees, the assets and expertise of the Orange Group, its technology and business partners and a pool of finely selected start-ups. More than 3,000 multinational enterprises, as well as two million professionals, companies and local communities in France, rely on Orange Business Services.
At TIM we work to spread digital experience in the lives of people: in their homes, cities, businesses. Thanks to our infrastructure – in fiber, LTE and 5G - we bring connectivity that is increasingly intelligent, with quality and technical competence. To our customers, about 100 million in Italy and Brazil, we offer fixed and mobile telecommunications, internet, premium digital content for entertainment - video, music and gaming -, evolved cloud platforms and IT/IoT solutions. For our business customers we develop, together with Olivetti, services and solutions that enable the digital transformation process, made possible by combining new wireless technologies such as LTE/Nb-ioT and 5G, best in class IoT Platforms and Analytics engines that allow to start monetizing the data.
We’re Telia Company, the New Generation Telco. Our approximately 20,000 talented colleagues serve millions of customers every day in one of the world’s most connected regions, Nordics and Baltics. With a strong connectivity base, we’re the hub in the digital ecosystem, empowering people, companies and societies to stay in touch with everything that matters 24/7/365 on their terms. Headquartered in Stockholm, the heart of innovation and technology, we’re set to change the industry and bring the world even closer for our customers. Read more at www.teliacompany.com
SoftBank Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary of SoftBank Group Corp., offers a comprehensive range of innovative mobile communications services and devices to customers in Japan. SoftBank has led the market in annual net subscriber additions since 2008 and is further strengthening its networks by expanding new technology and building on its industry-best position for total network coverage.
Bell Canada is Canada’s largest communications company, providing consumers and business customers with wireless, TV, Internet, home phone and business communications services. Bell Media is Canada’s premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio and digital media. Bell is wholly owned by Montréal’s BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE). For more information, please visit Bell.ca. The Bell Let’s Talk mental health initiative is a national charitable program that promotes Canadian mental health across Canada with the Bell. Let’s Talk Day anti-stigma campaign and significant funding for community care, research and workplace best practices. To learn more, please visit Bell.ca/LetsTalk.
Swisscom is Switzerland’s leading telecom provider and one of its foremost IT companies. Outside Switzerland, Swisscom offers broadband Internet in Italy with Fastweb. Around 21,000 employees generate revenue of approx. CHF 11.4 billion annually. Swisscom brooks no compromise when it comes to serving customer needs; it focuses on service and quality and invests massively in the network of the future. Swisscom is one the most sustainable companies in Switzerland and Europe.
Head of IoT, Division X, Telia Company
Björn Hansen is the Head of IoT at Telia’s Division X – the emerging businesses arm of Telia Company. With more than 20 year experience in Telco & IT, Björn brings a strong focus on the business outcomes that can be enabled by IoT. This is reflected in the teams he leads across the Nordics and Baltics who are helping new and existing companies to innovate and scale IoT solutions while working with partners to build relevant ecosystems within IoT.
Matthias Fiegl, Vice President of IoT & Big Data, T-Mobile Austria
Matthias Fiegl is heading the IoT Competence Center of Deutsche Telekom in Austria with a strong focus on customers around the globe. His experience in Telco business is nearly 20 years, starting his professional career at KPNQwest. In 2012 IoT journey started selling M2M Connectivity only – now 6 years later T-Mobile Austria is offering a IoT portfolio based on an partner ecosystem. A team of sales consultant, marketing experts and IoT engineers are helping customers to digitize their business.
Head of Operations, Orange Business Services
Karsten SELLE is Head of Operations within Orange Business Services, a dedicated unit in the Orange Group addressing customers’ needs for international IoT and Mobility solutions. He started with Orange in 2002 serving various Finance positions in Orange’s international operations. In 2010 he participated in the launch of Orange’s Smart City program, before the set-up of Orange Mobile Enterprise in 2013. Prior to Orange Mr. Selle accumulated experiences in the Chemicals and Semiconductor Industry. Currently based in Paris France, he also worked several years in Santa Clara (USA) and Lausanne (CH).
SVP Industry Relations & Cross Business Initiative, Telecom Italia Group
Mario Polosa, engineer, lives in Rome, Italy. He works for TIM Group since 1993, where he has been assigned several responsibility roles both in technical and commercial areas. He is now in Olivetti, the Digital company of the group, where he is heading the marketing for the Digital Services portfolio, developing solutions for the Internet of Things and Big Data monetization. He has been for over a decade a member of the board of the Freemove Alliance and is currently TIM representative in the Steering Board of GMA.
Hiroshi Akabori, Vice President & Alliance Executive, Enterprise Business Strategy Division, SoftBank Corp.
Hiroshi is the leader of IoT new business and partner solutions, responsible for promoting partnerships and alliances of these solutions, and has engaged in launching various types of new business at other SoftBank Group companies.
Vice President, Products and Services, Bell Mobility
Nauby Jacob is an experienced telecom executive with 20 years of global and Canadian product development and management expertise. He has demonstrated leadership skills through the development of innovative solutions including Connected Car, Smart Cities, Big/Smart data for Audience Measurement, Mobile TV, among others. He is one of the key drivers to Bell Mobility’s success over the last 10+ years and currently leads the Wireless Products and Services team. In addition, Nauby is also responsible for Wireless and Wireline products focused on Internet of Things (IoT) and Smart / Big Data initiatives. He also oversees a wide range of strategic product and content partnerships with various start-up companies and large multi-national enterprises, including global telecoms. Nauby earned his MBA from Wilfred Laurier University and serves on the board of Enstream LLP.
Roger Berliat, Head of IoT Partnerships, Enterprise Customers, Swisscom (Schweiz) AG
Roger develops a sustainable IoT-Ecosystem for Swisscom, based on a project-oriented approach. He promotes the overall value of the Ecosystem than only individual partnerships. He's convinced, that traditional products are only a part of services instead of the main reason for a future purchase. He acts as an open minded ambassador to reconcile the interests of IT and OT. The holistic view on IoT results from more than 20 years of experience in building up new services and solution business in all kind of sectors.