GSM Nation

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GSM Nation, LLC
Type of businessPrivate
Type of site
FoundedNew Haven, Connecticut, U.S. (2010 (2010))
HeadquartersWashington, D.C., U.S.
Revenue$100 million (2010–2013)[1]
Employees11–50 (Dec 2013)
Current statusDefunct

GSM Nation was an on-line phone retailer and wholesaler based in the United States. It was founded in 2010 by Ahmed Khattak and Junaid Shams with support from the Yale Entrepreneurial Institute. It specializes in selling GSM unlocked phones.[2]

In 2011, the company was named one of the top 25 most promising companies of 2011 by Bloomberg Businessweek.[2] In 2012, Empact100 named GSM Nation within their top 100 companies of 2012, and was recognized with the ‘Most Disruptive Company’ award during its ceremony at The White House.[3] Recently, GSM Nation has been recognized in Entrepreneur[4] and Forbes[1] magazine.

Ahmed Khattak founded a second mobile phone company in 2014 called US Mobile which is focusing on providing affordable cell phone plans.

It was involved in a legal dispute around unpaid debt in 2017.


  1. ^ a b Pofeldt, Elaine (20 March 2012). "They're Young And Smart--And You Probably Couldn't Pay Them Enough To Work At Your Company". Forbes. Retrieved 20 December 2013.
  2. ^ a b Fitchard, Kevin (June 18, 2012). "GSM Nation: Selling Any Smartphone You Want". Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved 20 December 2013.
  3. ^ Burke, Adrienne (Oct 23, 2013). "306 entrepreneurs, all 35-and-under, head to the U.N this week". Yahoo. Retrieved 20 December 2013.
  4. ^ Davis, Grant (August 28, 2012). "Young Entrepreneur Challenges the Way Americans Think About Their Cellphones". Entrepreneur. Retrieved 20 December 2013.