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Intelsat Joins GSMA to Help Advance 5G Deployments

By | January 8, 2019
Intelsat Headquarters. Photo: Intelsat

Intelsat Headquarters. Photo: Intelsat

Intelsat joined Groupe Spéciale Mobile Association (GSMA), an organization representing mobile operators worldwide, to help further strengthen the integration of satellite and terrestrial technologies and advance 5G deployments. A shared goal of both Intelsat and GSMA is to deliver enhance connectivity and expand opportunities for the Mobile Network Operator (MNO) ecosystem.

Intelsat is now a full member of the London-based GSMA. The association unites more than 750 operators with over 350 handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers, and internet companies as well as organizations in adjacent industry sectors.

“As 5G comes to market, we must capitalize on the strengths of multiple delivery technologies to satiate the connectivity demands of businesses and communities around the world,” said Intelsat Vice President (VP) and General Manager of Networks Jean-Philippe Gillet. “By joining the GSMA, we will continue to forge new working relationships and develop business models that accelerate the expansion of more powerful mobile networks. We will collaborate even more closely with companies across the mobile ecosystem and build innovative partnerships that incorporate the complementary strengths of satellite and terrestrial technologies and create the hybrid networks that advance the cost-effective deployment of mobile connectivity around the world.”