The GSMA was created in 2007 and brings together mobile operators, donors and the international development community in demonstrating the positive social impact of mobile technology. The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting nearly 800 operators with more than 250 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and internet companies, as well as organisations in adjacent industry sectors. The GSMA also produces industry‑leading events such as Mobile World Congress, Mobile World Congress Shanghai and the Mobile 360 Series conferences.