Gsm Nation LLC

GSM Nation is a wireless retail and services company. Through its e-commerce platform (, the company sells a wide selection of smart-phones (i-phones, blackberry and android phones), tablets and other wireless accessories. GSM Nation’s biggest value proposition is no-contract wireless service plans for consumers who don’t want to be locked in a two year contract. In addition to its retail platform Gsm Nation offers solutions for organizations ranging from the State Department to the United Nations. GSM Nation was incubated at the Yale Entrepreneurial Institute in 2009 by Ahmed Khattak The company was named as among the top 25 most promising companies in 2011 by Businessweek. Most recently, GSMNation and CEO Ahmed Khattak was featured on Forbes magazine signifying the tremendous growth the company has experienced. The company did sales of $25M million in 2011; up from $9 million in 2010.

  • Industry: Consumer Products & Services
  • Year Started: 2010
  • Organization Type: For-Profit
  • # of Employees: 14 ( as of Jan 1, 2012)

Ahmed Khattak

Ahmed Khattak, the current CEO and original founder of GSM Nation, is a serial entrepreneur (prior to GSM Nation, Ahmed also founded Buraq Energy Pvt LTD and Infinitronics LLC). He has an obsession with wireless technology, completed his bachelor’s from Yale University, and is an avid squash player. Additionally, he is always looking to share his knowledge and save people more money when it comes to their monthly phone bill and more. It was this passion that served as the foundation of GSM Nation, a company that aspires to encourage the US wireless industry to shift away from the practice of roping customers into restrictive, overpriced contracts as well as to improve online shopping from a complicated, stressful, and opaque experience to one that goes beyond simple retail altogether and includes complete transparency, customizable service, tech support, advice, and more.

  • Age: 32
  • Ethnicity: South Asian

Junaid Shams

Junaid Shams is the co-founder of GSM Nation and manages the Washington, DC office. He has strong interests in business innovation and growth strategies. As a first generation college graduate, Junaid recently received his medical degree from The George Washington University. He plans to pursue an orthopaedic surgery residency program next year.

  • Age: 32
  • Ethnicity: South Asian