May 2017: At a meeting of the Board of the Regional Commonwealth in the Field of Communications (RCC) in Minsk, Belarus on the 19th April, it was agreed that the Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA) be admitted to RCC as an observer.
Joe Barrett, President, GSA said, “GSA is very pleased to be working with RCC and supporting their initiatives in spectrum, policy and roll out of 3GPP technologies. LTE is growing at over 10% per annum in the Russia region and there are now over 36 million LTE subscriptions. Operators are also asking about how they should migrate to LTE-Advanced and LTE-Advanced Pro as well as what spectrum is needed for 5G.”
“We are pleased to see the GSA as a member of the RCC Commission on Regulation of the use of the Radiofrequency Spectrum and Satellite Orbits,” said Mr. N. Mukhitdinov, Director General of the RCC Executive Committee. “We are looking forward to further constructive and fruitful cooperation within the framework of the Regional Commonwealth in the field of Communications.”
The regional RCC GSA Spectrum Group is already contributing to local requests for information and is sharing relevant studies and reports.
About the GSA
GSA promotes the 3GPP technology roadmap – 3G; 4G; 5G including NB-IoT, VoLTE, LTE-V, LTE-U, LTE Broadcast, mobile device availability and features, etc. and represents companies across the worldwide mobile ecosystem engaged in the supply of infrastructure, semiconductors, test equipment, devices, applications and mobile support services. The GSA Executive Board comprises of Ericsson, Huawei, Intel, Nokia, Qualcomm Incorporated and Samsung covering close to 100% of all mobile network infrastructure deployments.
For more information, please visit the GSA corporate website at www.gsacom.com.
Regional Commonwealth in the field of communications (RCC) was established on December 17, 1991 in Moscow by the Communications Administrations of 11 countries: the Azerbaijan Republic, Republic of Armenia, Republic of Belarus, Republic of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Republic of Moldova, Russian Federation, Republic of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Republic of Uzbekistan, Ukraine.
 Based on the latest subscriber figures from Ovum