The Global M2M Association (GMA) is announced with little fanfare

29 September 2012
Report type: Research Note
Author(s): Matt Hatton
Keywords: M2M, machine-to-machine, Orange, France Telecom, Telia, Sonera, Deutsche Telekom, T-Mobile, alliance, GMA, Global M2M Association
Number of Pages: 5

In September 2012 the Global M2M Association (GMA) was finally announced at France Telecom-Orange’s partner event in Brussels, and Deutsche Telekom’s M2M Partner Event in Budapest. For those watching the M2M market closely, this was not really news as the “GMA” name had been used in various contexts for the last 9 months. However, it was the first time it had been officially announced and the aims, membership and future direction been publicly discussed. This research note examines the alliance and what it means for the M2M success of the three members, and beyond.

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