Monthly Archives: February 2011

World’s Leading Mobile Operators Announce Commitment to NFC Technology

                Many of the world’s leading operators, including América Móvil, Axiata Group Berhad, Bharti, China Unicom, Deutsche Telekom, KT Corporation, MTS, Orange, Qtel Group, SK Telecom, SOFTBANK MOBILE, Telecom Italia, Telefónica, Telekom Austria …

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The GSMA Reports Record Attendance at Mobile World Congress 2011

Increased Attendance at Industry’s Leading Mobile Communications Event by 20% over 2010 The GSMA today reported that more than 60,000* visitors from 200 countries attended the 2011 GSMA Mobile World Congress, marking a record for the mobile industry’s premier event. …

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GSMA Announces Winners for Band App Audition, Coca-Cola Brand App and Vodafone mWomen Challenges

The GSMA today announced winners of the Mobile App Challenges (http://www.mobileappchallenge.com), a series of skills-based competitions aimed at the app developer community. The 2011 challenges included the Brand App Challenge, the Band App Audition and the mWomen Base of Pyramid …

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The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Wins GSMA Government Leadership Award

The GSMA today presented His Excellency Amirzai Sangin, Minister of Communications & IT of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, with the mobile industry’s prestigious annual Government Leadership Award. The award recognises the immense achievements made by the Afghan government in …

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The GSMA Announces Winners of the Annual Global Mobile Awards

                The GSMA today announced the winners of the 16th Annual Global Mobile awards, held at the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The winners were recognised in a two-part afternoon awards ceremony …

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Mobile Operators Plan to Make Instant Messaging, Live Video Sharing, and File transfer as Easy on the Mobile as Calling and Text

The GSMA is welcoming a new version of Rich Communication Suite (RCS) that will enable mobile phone customers to use instant messaging (IM), live video sharing and file transfer across any device on any network operator. Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telecom …

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GSMA and Neustar to Work with Twitter for Real-time Mobile Communications Delivery

The GSMA and Neustar, Inc., (NYSE: NSR), a leader in providing carriers and enterprises with solutions for sending calls, messages, and content across networks worldwide, today announced that they will work with Twitter, Inc. to ensure subscribers can reliably access …

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Wholesale Applications Community Announces Commercial Launch at Mobile World Congress 2011

              Mobile Application Developer Alliance Delivers WAC-Powered Storefronts, WAC-Compliant Handsets and Applications Celebrating its first anniversary at Mobile World Congress, the Wholesale Applications Community (WAC) today announced the commercial launch of the organisation. At …

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GSMA-Led Task Force Defines Market Requirements for a Standardised Embedded SIM

                The GSMA, along with a group of leading mobile operators, today announced it has finalised the market requirements for the development of a standardised embedded SIM. The task force, formed recently to …

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GSMA Presents 2011 Chairman’s Award to Wang Jianzhou, Chairman of China Mobile

                    The GSMA announced that Wang Jianzhou, Executive Chairman of China Mobile, was honoured with the GSMA Chairman’s Award in a special presentation at the Mobile World Congress today. This award, …

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GSMA Embedded Mobile House Showcases the Connected Mobile Future

Today at the Mobile World Congress 2011, the GSMA, along with AT&T, Ericsson, IBM, KT, Qualcomm and Vodafone, opened the doors to the Embedded Mobile House (EMH). Situated in the Courtyard in the heart of the Fira de Barcelona, the …

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GSMA Announces that Global HSPA Mobile Broadband Connections have Surpassed 400 Million

          The GSMA today announced that HSPA Mobile Broadband connections have increased by 100 percent year-on-year, passing 400 million globally, according to figures from Wireless Intelligence. There are now more than 17 million HSPA connections being …

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BMIC Holds First University Mobile Challenge at the GSMA Mobile World Congress 2011

Students Address Global Business Demand for Innovative Mobile Applications Berkeley Mobile International Collaborative (BMIC), a non-profit dedicated to creating strategic relationships between mobile companies, innovative universities, and entrepreneurial students, today held the finals of the first annual University Mobile Challenge …

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GSMA Outlines Findings from Spam Reporting Service Pilot

70% of SMS spam is financial fraud The GSMA today announced the findings from its pilot of the GSMA Spam Reporting Service (SRS), which was conducted from March through December 2010 in conjunction with AT&T, Bell Mobility, KT, Korean Internet …

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GSMA Announces Finalists for the Coca-Cola Brand App Challenge

                    The GSMA today announced the finalists for the 2011 Brand App Challenge, a competition in which mobile application developers create “brand apps” for Coca-Cola under its Coca-Cola, Coke Zero and …

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