Worldsensing Taking Leading Role in GSMA Initiative to Advance Next Generation of Connectivity and Digital Services
Barcelona, 5 September 2018
Worldsensing today announced that it has been named one of the first companies in the “GSMA 100”, a global innovation discovery initiative developed by the GSMA to identify and advance the next generation of connectivity and digital services. 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.
“Congratulations to Worldsensing for their selection into the GSMA 100. The GSMA 100 is designed to identify those companies with the most compelling use cases and innovative business models,” said Ed Barker, Head of Innovation Strategy and Partnerships, GSMA. “We look forward to working with Worldsensing and other GSMA 100 companies in accelerating business development, commercial partnerships and investment with mobile operator and key partners and, ultimately, in the deployment of next-generation networks and digital services that will benefit billions of subscribers around the world.”
“We are honored to be nominated by Telefónica and to be selected by the GSMA in the IoT category in this prestigious group of innovators. There are many IoT companies in the market but this confirms Worldsensing as one of the top potential partners for telecom operators globally,” says Shakil Ahmed, Director of Solutions and strategic partnerships with telcos.
“The recognition by the GSMA reinforces our will to strategically partner with telecommunication companies worldwide. We enable telcos to maximize and monetize existing infrastructure by providing the missing elements needed for building end-to-end IoT solutions: connected assets such as sensors and business applications which can be placed on top of existing IoT enablement platforms,” added Shakil Ahmed.
The GSMA 100 are nominated by GSMA operator members, ecosystem companies and leading 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. Worldsensing was among the first 29 companies named to the GSMA 100; the remaining two cohorts for the GSMA 100 will made public in February 2019 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, and in June 2019 at Mobile World Congress Shanghai.
The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting more than 750 operators with over 350 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem. Key operators and partners contributing to the GSMA 100 include Amadeus Capital, América Móvil, AT&T Foundry, Bessemer Venture Partners, Blumberg Capital, BT, China Mobile, Deutsche Telekom, EIT Digital, Ericsson Ventures, Forgepoint Capital, GE Ventures, GV, IQT, KDDI, KPN Ventures, Lumia Venture Partners, Mayfield, MTN, Orange, Rogers Communications, Safaricom, Sony Innovation Fund, Telefónica, Telenor Group, Telstra Ventures, Telus, the UN World Food Programme, US Cellular, Verizon Ventures and Vodafone, among others.
For further information on the GSMA 100, visit: www.gsma.com/aboutus/gsma-100.
Worldsensing is a widely recognized global IoT pioneer. Founded in 2008, the Barcelona-based technology provider delivers Operational Intelligence to traditional industries and cities. With over 90 employees and offices in Barcelona, London and Los Angeles, Worldsensing is globally active and has already conducted projects in over 50 countries across 6 continents.