History of CMA
Founded by a group of seven paging services and equipment companies under the name European Public Paging Association (EPPA), the European Mobile Messaging Association (EMMA) has grown steadily. EMMA’s main objective was to “provide a forum for companies involved in the paging business, anywhere in the world, to discuss with their peers the issues that affect them” and in this regard EMMA has been constantly striving to bring together the key players in the world of paging.
Several Ex-Members of PCIA founded American Association of Paging Carriers (AAPC). The paging group in PCIA dissolved after 2001
EMMA joined forces with the British Wireless Messaging Association (WMA) at a biannual congress in Helsinki to form a dynamic and international association.
The new association startet their work under the name of Critical Messaging Association Europe (CMA-E)
AAPC renamed to Cititical Messagiung Association America (CMA America)
Agreement for Cooperation with the American Association of Paging Carriers (AAPC), now named Critical Messaging Association Americas (CMA-Americas), at Stockholm conference: CMA-E and CMA-Americas had now forged strong ties and were working together to create a global environment in which it was easier for members of both associations to operate and innovate.
CMA-E and CMA-Americas merged to Critical Messaging Association (CMA).
At the moment vendors, operators, consulting companies from countries in 3 continents