Industry Associations


The Mobile Entertainment Forum is the global trade association of the mobile media industry. It works to drive mobile entertainment adoption, shape regulation and deliver competitive advantage to its members. Key activities include lobbying, providing comment and analysis, as well as organising educational briefings and networking events.


The Wireless Application Service Providers’ Association (WASPA) has the full support of South Africa’s network operators in its mission to provide a non-profit forum in which members can address issues of common interest and interface with industry stakeholders, network operators, government and regulatory organisations.


SMS Code is an online service that enables consumers to identify the owners of a commercial SMS or short code. It provides contact details that may be used for complaints.


The FPB is a statutory body with the task of classifying films, videos, DVDs, computer games and certain publications for their suitable age viewership.


160characters is a non-profit association aimed at supporting and promoting the global mobile messaging industry through industry news and content, conferences, seminars and networking events.


The GSM Association (GSMA) is a global trade association that represents the interests of more than 620 GSM Mobile Operators. The Association’s role is to promote, protect and enhance the interests of the global GSM mobile operator community that provides GSM services to more than one billion customers across some 200 countries.


Company Wire is a web-based news and market intermediary for the industry that focuses on Presence and Instant Messaging Interoperability, Global promotion of Voice over IP (SIP based) and Continuous Promotion of SMS.


W2Forum is an online community of 4000 senior professionals working within 180 mobile operators worldwide. They include the world’s leading handset manufacturers, technologists, application and infrastructure providers.


The Mobile Data Association (MDA) works to increase the awareness of mobile data by promoting the uses and benefits of wireless value-added services. This is achieved through industry and business press coverage, conferences and seminars.


The Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) is the premier global association that strives to stimulate the growth of mobile marketing and its associated technologies. The MMA is a global organisation with representation in over fourteen countries. MMA members include agencies, advertisers, hand-held device manufacturers, carriers and operators, retailers, software providers and service providers.