|Type||Industry trade body|
|Purpose||Representing companies engaged in the supply of infrastructure, semiconductors, test equipment, devices, applications and mobile support services|
The Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA) is a not-for-profit industry organisation representing companies across the worldwide mobile ecosystem engaged in the supply of infrastructure, semiconductors, test equipment, devices, applications and mobile support services.
GSA actively promotes the 3GPP technology road-map – 3G; 4G; 5G – and is a single source of information for industry reports and market intelligence. GSA Members drive the GSA agenda and define the communications and development strategy for the Association.
It is not to be confused with the GSM Association (GSMA), another organization with similar stated goals representing the mobile operator community.
GAMBoD, the GSA Analyser for Mobile Broadband Devices is a search and analysis tool that has been developed by GSA to enable searches of mobile broadband devices and new global data on Mobile Broadband Networks, Technologies and Spectrum (NTS). The LTE Devices database can be searched by supplier, form factor, features, peak downlink and uplink speeds, and operating frequency. The NTS database can be searched by mobile broadband (MBB) technology, feature, UE category, downlink speed, spectrum bands used and can be segmented by region. In March 2019, the GSA launched the industry's first global database of 5G devices, searchable by device form factor, features, and support for spectrum bands. Actual mobile network performance (Downlink & Uplink Speed and latency) is displayed by Operator (coming Q4 2019) based on a partnership with OpenSignal.
GSA produces around 240 unique industry reports, white-papers, presentations, charts and industry snapshots each year based on the data from its GAMBoD database. Areas of research include:
- LTE spectrum, networks and devices
- LTE-Advanced and LTE-Advanced Pro
- LTE in Unlicensed Spectrum
- 5G spectrum, networks and devices
- NB-IoT and LTE-M
- VoLTE and ViLTE
- Altman Vilandrie & Company
- IFT (Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones)
- LGS Innovations
- Plum Consulting
- Redline Communications
- Rohde & Schwarz
- SpiderCloud Wireless
- Capacity, "12 phones in first list of 5G devices, but hotspots and CPE dominate, says GSA" (retrieved 25 March 2019)