GSMA launches initiative to advance next generation of connectivity and digital services

The GSMA has launched the “GSMA 100”, a global innovation discovery initiative designed to identify and advance the next generation of connectivity and digital services, the company said.

Comprised of the world´s most promising growth-stage companies and selected by mobile operators and investment partners, the GSMA 100 represents operator innovation priorities in key areas such as 5G and networking; artificial intelligence and machine learning; consumer experience; data and analytics; the Internet of Things; media and entertainment; and security, among others. The GSMA 100 will be selected in three cohorts per year, with the first 29 companies revealed today.

The GSMA 100 are nominated by GSMA operator members, ecosystem companies and technology investors and primarily include growth-stage, venture-backed companies from their portfolios, partnerships or interest areas. Following a competitive review process, the nominations are evaluated and narrowed to yield the final cohorts.

The GSMA 100 will be featured at the 2018 Mobile World Congress Americas taking place 12-14 September at the Los Angeles Convention Center. companies in the GSMA 100 showcase include Affirmed Networks, Devo, Headspin and TRIPP. Visit the GSMA 100 exhibit in the West Hall, Stand 802. For full information on Mobile World Congress Americas, visit www.mwcamericas.com.

The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting more than 750 operators with over 350 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and Internet companies, as well as organisations in adjacent industry sectors. The GSMA also produces industry-leading events such as Mobile World Congress, Mobile World Congress Shanghai, Mobile World Congress Americas and the Mobile 360 Series of conferences.