Monthly Archives: April 2008

GSMA publishes Near Field Communications (NFC) technical guidelines white paper

The GSM Association (GSMA) has today published the first in a series of ‘Technical Guidelines’ white papers on mobile NFC (Near Field Communication) services, providing the consolidated views of mobile operators as input to support the standardisation of NFC technology. …

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GSMA Calls On Thailand To Issue New 3G Licences

The GSMA, the global trade association for the mobile industry, urged the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) of Thailand to license the 2100MHz spectrum band for 3G services by August 2008. The rollout of 3G, enhanced by HSPA*, will greatly improve …

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Industry Leaders Headline GSMA Mobile Innovation Marketplace – Americas

The GSM Association (GSMA) announced the headline speakers for the Mobile Innovation Marketplace – Americas, which is being held in Atlanta, Georgia, June 3 – 4, 2008. Ralph de la Vega, President & CEO, AT&T Mobility; Michael Joseph, CEO, Safaricom, …

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3 Billion GSM Connections On The Mobile Planet – Reports The GSMA

The GSMA, the global trade group for the mobile industry, today announced that total connections to GSM mobile communications networks have now passed the 3 Billion mark globally. The third billion landmark has been reached just four years after the …

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India needs to rethink its universal service policy

GSMA calls for market forces to be allowed to bring down cost of mobile The GSM Association, the global trade association for the mobile industry, has called on the Indian government to cut in half the 5% levy on telecom …

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HSPA Mobile Broadband overtakes fixed broadband in Indonesia

The GSM Association, the global trade association for the mobile industry, announced that the number of Mobile Broadband (HSPA*) connections in Indonesia has surpassed the number of fixed broadband connections. At the end of 2007 – just one year after …

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CEOs Of Leading Mobile Phone Operators Join GSMA Board

The chief executives of MTS of Russia, SK Telecom of Korea, Telstra of Australia, Telecom Italia and Zain, which operates in 22 countries, have all joined the board of the GSM Association, the global trade association for the mobile industry. …

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Industry Leaders To Gather In Cairo For Mobile Money Summit

New GSMA event to focus on convergence of financial and mobile services Naguib Sawiris, CEO of Orascom Telecom, Christina Gold, CEO of Western Union, Hans Wijayasuriya, Group CEO of Dialog Telekom, Rizza Maniego-Eala, President of Globe Telecom’s G-Xchange, and Dr. …

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EU Mobile Industry Ensures Children Can Access Content Safely

GSM Europe framework being implemented in all 27 countries of the EU Mobile operators serving 550 million customers in the European Union are putting in place safeguards to ensure that children can safely access content on mobile phones as part …

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