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GSMA makes concessions to non-MNOs to settle US eSIM probe

The GSM Association (GSMA) has done a powerful job, over the years, of promoting the interests of its mobile operator members worldwide, influencing regulatory and competitive policy as well as technology developments. However, the more far-sighted operators know they need to accept that their role in the 5G era will change significantly, and they will need to take account of new types of wireless service providers, whether as new competitors or as partners. Arguably, the GSMA is not adapting as quickly as it should do, in order to represent the MNO community in a modern, 5G-centric context, rather than clinging to an old order that will be inadequate to meet the demands of enterprise markets in future. The Association’s reluctance…

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