GSOA is the “Market Representation Partner” for the satellite sector in 3GPP where 5G standards are set. 3GPP works on numerous items concerning NTN (non-terrestrial networks). The Standards Working Group coordinates member positions and ensures that GSOA gives political weight to drive forward Study and Work Items in 3GPP that are important for the integration of satellite with terrestrial and the 3GPP 5G ecosystem. The Standards Working Group also works on other satellite standardisation matters and engages with other stakeholders such as NGMN (the Next Generation Mobile Network Operators Alliance), GSMA and GCF to support the evolution of satellite standards and/or NTN matters within 3GPP and other forums.

Chair: Munira Jaffar, EchoStar
Co-Chair: Simon Watts, Avanti Communications