Megafon was expelled from the association of mobile operators

The company joined the association in 1995 (as CJSC North-West GSM). MegaFon considered the decision unlawful and promised to seek the restoration of membership. The operator assured that the GSMA decision would not affect the network

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The Global Association of Telecom Operators and Equipment Manufacturers (GSMA) excluded the Russian company Megafon from its membership, report “Vedomosti” with reference to the message of the association.

“We inform you that MegaFon is no longer a member of the GSMA,” the document says. The association did not provide data on the reasons for exclusion of the operator.

GSMA exists since 1995, when it began to be created in the form of regional interest groups. Association provides industry services and technology solutions to members and conducts advocacy. Among its spheres competencies – 5G operation, Internet of things, roaming, artificial intelligence, security and SIM technology. At the GSMA are included thousands of operators and other organizations around the world.

At the time of publication, data on MegaFon’s membership in the association was not provided on the website, now in the GSMA are included five Russian operators: Tele2, Beeline, MTS, Motiv and Fly.