Gopal Vittal of Airtel elected as the Vice Chairman of the Global Telecom body GSMA

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Gopal Vittal of Airtel

Airtel Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Gopal Vittal has been elected as the deputy chairman of the Global System for Global Association (GSMA) for a period of 2 years beginning 1 January 2023. He is the second Indian to hold a post in the GSMA,

Earlier Bharti Airtel founder and Chairman, Sunil Bharti Mittal was elected as the GSMA Chairman in 2017-18.

Telefonica Group CEO Jose Maria Alvarez-Pallete Lopez continues to be the chairman of the GSMA board. Telefonica is a Spanish multinational telecom company.

 Global System for Global Association (GSMA) 

GSMA was founded in 1995 as an international association of telecom companies which uses the GSM mobile platform. 

Global System for Mobile communication (GSM) technology for mobile communication was developed by Groupe Speciale Mobile (GSM).

Groupe Speciale Mobile (GSM) was formed by the Confederation of European Posts and Telecommunications (CEPT) in 1982 to design pan-European mobile technology.

Today GSM is the most used digital wireless technology in the world. The other wireless technologies are CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access) and TDMA (Time Division Multiple Access).

Headquarters of GSMA: London, United Kingdom

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