Monthly Archives: November 2011

Increased Mobile Broadband Spectrum Vital for Africa’s Socio-Economic Development, says GSMA

Release of Spectrum Is Set to Generate an Additional US$82 billion in GDP Per Year and Help Lift 40 Million Sub-Saharan Africans Out of Poverty by 2025 The GSMA today announced that greater allocation of spectrum for Mobile Broadband is …

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SingTel Group collaborates with GSMA on Mobile Energy Efficiency Benchmarking

Exercise will save energy cost and cut greenhouse gas emissions Singapore, 28 November 2011 – Singapore Telecommunications Limited (SingTel) with its wholly-owned subsidiary, Optus, and regional mobile associates will jointly participate in the GSMA’s Mobile Energy Efficiency (MEE) Benchmarking initiative.  Through …

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Mobile NFC Gains Momentum as Operators Worldwide Pledge Support for SIM-based Solution

China Mobile and China Unicom Join Leading Operators in Backing Mobile NFC GSMA Publishes Mobile NFC Specifications to Drive Global Interoperability The GSMA today announced that 45 of the world’s leading mobile operators have committed to support and implement SIM-based …

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GSMA Energy Efficiency Methodology Incorporated in ITU’s New Global Standard

The GSMA’s Mobile Energy Efficiency Benchmarking methodology has been recognised in a global standard by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The GSMA’s methodology, which benchmarks the energy efficiency of mobile networks, is included in the ITU’s standard ITU-T L.1410 ‘Methodology …

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Global Mobile Connections To Reach Six Billion Milestone, With Asia Pacific Accounting For Half, Reports GSMA

GSMA Calls for Greater Spectrum Allocation, Lower Taxes and Rebalanced Regulatory Frameworks to Further Extend Mobile Connectivity Throughout Asia Pacific The GSMA today announced that global mobile connections will reach six billion by the end of November 2011 and that …

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Asia Pacific will Dominate the Connected Device Market, Fuelled by Explosive Growth in China, says GSMA

Mobile Health Will Be a Major Driver of the Connected Life with a Market Opportunity in Asia Pacific of US$7 Billion by 2017 The GSMA, in partnership with Machina Research, today announced that the growth of connected devices is booming …

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GSMA launches Mobile Health University Challenge

Second GSMA-mHealth Alliance Mobile Health Summit to be held in Cape Town, South Africa, May 29 – June 1, 2012 The GSMA, in co-operation with the Qtel Group and Qualcomm Incorporated, today launched the GSMA Mobile Health University Challenge 2011/12, …

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Africa Now the World’s Second Largest Mobile Market, Reports GSMA

The GSMA today announced that Africa is now the world’s second largest mobile market by connections after Asia, and the fastest growing mobile market in the world. According to the new GSMA Africa Mobile Observatory 2011 report*, Africa achieved this …

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GSMA Announces NEW Keynote Speakers for Mobile World Congress 2012

The GSMA today announced that executives from ARM, Best Buy, China Mobile, Citigroup, ISIS, Juniper Networks, Sprint and VimpelCom will be speaking in the keynote programme at the GSMA Mobile World Congress, which will be held 27th February – 1st …

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GSMA Global Benchmark Study into Mobile-Specific Taxation Shows Consumers Pay More Today Than in 2007

                The average tax burden on mobile consumers is higher today than in 2007 according to a new global benchmark study undertaken by Deloitte for the GSMA. The benchmark of 111 countries found …

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GSMA Announces New Developments at Mobile Asia Congress 2011

Executives from Facebook and the FCC to Deliver Keynote Presentations; “Angry Birds” Creator Rovio Joins Companies Participating in App Planet The GSMA today announced that leaders from Facebook and the FCC will be among the keynote speakers for the 2011 …

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