About GMA

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 & IoT 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 & IoT 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, Telia Company, SoftBank Mobile, Bell Mobility and Swisscom.

Together we provide enhanced and seamless M2M & IoT 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.

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Deutsche Telekom

Deutsche Telekom is one of the world’s leading integrated telecommunications companies with over 142 million mobile customers, 31 million fixed-network lines and more than 17 million broadband lines (as of December 31, 2013). The Group provides fixed network, mobile communications, Internet and IPTV products and services for consumers and ICT solutions for business customers and corporate customers. Deutsche Telekom is present in around 50 countries and has approximately 229,000 employees worldwide. The Group generated revenues of EUR 60,1 billion in the 2013 financial year – more than half of it outside Germany.

Further information for journalists at: www.telekom.com/media

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Orange is one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators with sales of 41 billion euros in 2013 and has 159,000 employees worldwide at September 30, 2014, including 99,800 employees in France. Present in 30 countries, the Group served 240 million customers worldwide as of 30 September 2014, including 182 million mobile customers and 16 million broadband internet customers. Under the Orange Business Services brand, Orange is also one of the world leaders in providing telecommunication services to multinational companies. Orange is listed on NYSE Euronext Paris (ORA) and on the New York Stock Exchange (ORAN).

For more information (on the web and on your mobile): www.orange.com

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Telecom Italia

TIM is the brand for all Telecom Italia commercial offer. With 30.1 million mobile lines, 7 million broadband accesses, over 12 million connections to the fixed network in Italy and 115.3 million km of copper lines and 8.6 million km of optical fiber lines in Italy (at March 2015), Telecom Italia is Italy’s main ICT group. Attention towards the needs of its customers and technological innovation are the Group’s hallmarks. Abroad the Group’s focus is on South America: in Brazil, where TIM Brasil with 75.7 million mobile lines and a 27% market share is the second player in the country and the first mobile operator to be present in all Brazilian states; and in Argentina and Paraguay, providing fixed and mobile telephony services and internet through Telecom Argentina group, a mayor leading Telco operator.

Further information at www.telecomitalia.com

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Telia Company

Telia Company provides network access and telecommunication services in the Nordic and Baltic countries, the emerging markets of Eurasia, including Russia and Turkey, and in Spain. Telia Company helps people and companies communicate in an easy, efficient and environmentally friendly way. Our ambition is to be number one or two in all our markets, providing the best customer experience, high quality networks and cost efficient operations. Telia Company is also a leading wholesale provider who owns and operates one of the world’s most extensive fiber backbones. In 2013, net sales amounted to SEK 101.7 billion, EBITDA to SEK 35.6 billion and earnings per share to SEK 3.46. The Telia Company share is listed on NASDAQ Stockholm and NASDAQ Helsinki.

Further information at iot.teliacompany.com

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SoftBank Mobile Corp, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SoftBank Corp., offers a comprehensive range of innovative mobile communications services and devices to customers in Japan. With a network that is rated No. 1 for smartphone data connection rates*, SoftBank Mobile has led the market in annual net subscriber additions since 2008. SoftBank Mobile is further strengthening its network by expanding LTE coverage and building on its industry-best position for Wi-Fi spots.

Further information at softbank.com

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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.

Further information at www.bell.ca



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.

Further information at www.swisscom.ch/m2m


Hans Dahlberg

Hans Dahlberg

Head of Telia Company, Global IoT Solutions

As the leader of the IoT business area within Telia Company, Hans has extensive experience in this new growth area spanning from applications to connectivity. Hans has worked in the telecommunications industry for the last 25 years in different management roles and has been with Telia Company for the last eight years.

Alexander Lautz

Dr. Alexander Lautz

Senior Vice President M2M, Deutsche Telekom

Dr. Alexander Lautz is heading the M2M Unit at Deutsche Telekom AG and is responsible for the development of Telekom´s M2M business. He joined T-Mobile Deutschland GmbH in 2002 as Head of Business Marketing, before taking over as Head of Consumer Marketing in 2004. When Deutsche Telekom launched congstar as its second brand in Germany in 2007, Alexander took over as Managing Director of the company. In 2011, he moved to the growth initiative Connected Car, where he was responsible for Marketing, Services and Technology and. After set up the new Business Area Connecting Customers at T‑Systems International. where he was responsible for developing innovative B2B2C products and solutions.

Emmanuel Routier

Emmanuel Routier

VP Verticals, IoT & Analytics, Orange Business Services

Emmanuel Routier started his career in 1991 at France Telecom on the deregulated market for French major accounts in Paris. Emmanuel then worked during 11 years in Orange wholesale business at local and group level which brought him to the US and then back to Europe. He joined Mobistar (Orange in Belgium) in 1999, where he drove interconnection business, then roaming, mobile & fix wholesales and then Machine-to-Machine activity (M2M). Emmanuel was appointed VP Global M2M@Orange in May 2013 driving M2M International business of Orange and coordinating transversally Orange M2M business.

Lucy Lombardi

Lucy Lombardi

SVP Industry Relations & Cross Business Initiative, Telecom Italia Group

Lucy is responsible for business development through the establishment of partnerships with key industry players and the creation of ecosystems through relationships with the industry. She is also responsible for project development phase of cross-department complex activities. In the international environment, she directly coordinates activities for Telecom Italia’s presence in the GSM Association (GSMA) where she has directly supported Mr Franco Bernabé (former President and CEO & former GSMA Chairman) during his chairmanship.

Hiroshi Akabori

Hiroshi Akabori

Vice President, IoT/New Business, SoftBank Mobile

Hiroshi is the leader of IoT and New Businesses, such as digital marketing and partner solutions. He is responsible for promoting partnerships, alliances and sales of these solutions. Hiroshi also has wide experience in other SoftBank group companies, such as SoftBank Telecom and SoftBank BB and was engaged in launching various new businesses.

Nauby Jacob

Nauby Jacob

Vice President, Services, Product & Content Bell Mobility

Nauby leads the wireless product team on Product Development and Life-Cycle Management of M2M, Messaging, Mobile TV, Big Data, Mobile Payments and VoIP products. He is responsible for growth and new revenue opportunities and plays an integral role on the mobile and wireline convergence of products within Bell. Nauby has over 12 years experience in telecommunications in Canada with international experience in advertising and consumer non-durables.


Head of Product Management Mobile Business Services, M2M & IoT, Swisscom

Jaap Vossen is responsible for the strategic and operational management of the Swisscom enterprise mobile service department.  With a product portfolio that encompasses a digitalization based theme for B2B and B2B2C type business environments, Jaap Vossen is responsible a broad range of topics including; enterprise mobility management solutions, value added service and many products in the IoT area ranging from horizontal platforms to connect and manage machines up to vertical solutions like a connected car product, Prior to his role as Head of Product Management Mobile Business Services, Jaap held the position of acting head of M2M/IoT at Swisscom. Before he changed to Swisscom Enterprise, he was responsible for acquisition and retention management in the residential market and headed the franchise sales channel.


Bridge Alliance

Bridge Alliance

Bridge Alliance is a leading mobile alliance of 35 leading operators, serving over 750 million customers. With an extensive footprint accross Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa, Bridge Alliance provides seamless roaming and enterprise multi-country services through their alliance members. In early 2016 the GMA and the Bridge Alliance have announced their cooperation to jointly offer and deploy their advanced Machine-to-Machine Multi-Domestic Service accross their combined footprint of 77 markets. The partnership provides a seamless customer experience with worldwide coverage and superior quality of service, allowing device manufacturers, enterprises, and service providers to easily deploy their Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) services.

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