GSM North America

GSM, The Worldwide Technology Of Choice.


Since the first systems began commercial operation in 1991, Global Systems for Mobile Communications (GSM) has become the globally accepted standard. Wireless service operators around the world have selected GSM-based technologies for their advanced digital wireless communications networks. Hundreds of millions of subscribers use GSM-based systems in the United States, Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Australia, New Zealand, India, China and other countries.

In the past few years, operators and equipment manufacturers have been working very diligently to adapt GSM technology for the North American Personal Communications Services (PCS) market. The result is that GSM-based PCS 1900 has been accepted by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as a standard for the PCS frequencies allocated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) at 1900 MHz.