Monthly Archives: February 2013

GSMA Mobile World Congress 2013 Sets New Records

With More Than 72,000 Visitors, Attendance Up By 8 Per Cent Over Mobile World Congress 2012 Barcelona : The GSMA today reported that more than 72,000* visitors from over 200 countries attended the 2013 Mobile World Congress, setting another new …

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GSMA Global Mobile Money Adoption Survey Identifies 30 Million Active Mobile Money Customers Globally in 2012

GSMA Research Shows More Mobile Money Accounts than Bank Accounts in Kenya, Madagascar, Tanzania and Uganda; 224 Million Transactions Totalling $4.6 Billion USD Were Processed on Mobile Money Platforms in One Month Barcelona: The GSMA’s Mobile Money for the Unbanked …

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GSMA Announces Winners of the 2013 Global Mobile Awards

Barcelona: The GSMA today announced the winners of the 18th Annual Global Mobile awards, held at the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The winners were honoured in an afternoon ceremony hosted by writer, actor and comedian, David Walliams. Walliams …

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GSMA, Qtel Group, USAID and AusAID Announces Winners of GSMA mWomen Design Challenge

Barcelona: The GSMA, with partners Qtel Group, USAID and AusAID, today announced the winners of the GSMA mWomen Design Challenge, which aims to redefine the smartphone user experience for resource-poor women in emerging markets. Qtel Group CEO Dr. Nasser Marafih …

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How Mobile Connectivity is Changing the World

In the fight against malaria, TB, HIV and perinatal conditions, greater use of mobile connectivity could save more than one million lives in sub-Saharan Africa over the next five years. In Europe, the U.S. and other developed countries, mobile healthcare …

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New Report Finds Women are an Underserved Market for Mobile Financial Services

GSMA and Visa Study Reflects Findings from Five Key Emerging Countries Barcelona: A study released today by the GSMA mWomen Programme and Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) entitled, Unlocking the Potential: Women and Mobile Financial Services in Emerging Markets, shows that women …

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GSMA Presents 2013 Chairman’s Award to KT and SK Telecom

Barcelona: The GSMA today announced that Korean mobile operators KT Corporation and SK Telecom have been named the joint recipients of the 2013 GSMA Chairman’s Award. The Chairman’s Award, established in 1996, is the GSMA’s most prestigious award and recognises …

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Mobile World Congress 2013 – Franco Bernabè opening address

Opening address by Franco Bernabè, Chairman, GSMA at Mobile World Congress 2013 Download here Opening presentation by Franco Bernabè, Chairman, GSMA, at Mobile World Congress 2013 Download here

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Building the Mobile Economy

The GSMA Mobile World Congress is a showcase for one of the world’s most vibrant and important industries. Already a major contributor to the global economy, over the next five years the mobile ecosystem* is on course to contribute more …

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GSMA: The Rise of Connected Devices Will Drive Mobile Operator Data Revenues Past Voice Revenues Globally by 2018

Expansion of Mobile Data Will Provide Better Access to Healthcare and Education, Help Lift People Out of Poverty, Fight Hunger, Combat Climate Change and Fuel Economic Growth Barcelona: The GSMA today announced that mobile operator d ata revenues will overtake …

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GSMA Announces OneAPI Exchange

Barcelona: The GSMA today announced a new, flexible technical platform, the OneAPI Exchange, which will deliver network capabilities to mobile apps. This latest phase of the OneAPI global initiative, which facilitates closer collaboration between operators and developers, has been undertaken …

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GSMA Outlines State of Mobile Industry in New Report

“The Mobile Economy 2013” Details Socio-Economic Impact of Mobile and Highlights Drivers of Future Growth for the Mobile Industry Barcelona: The GSMA today released a new report, “The Mobile Economy 2013”, which provides a comprehensive overview of the mobile industry …

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GSMA The Mobile Economy Report 2013

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IR.36 Adaptive Multirate Wide Band v3.1

IR.36 presents material about wideband voice. It explains the benefits for the end users, and documents the Adaptive Multirate Wide Band codec. It also details impacts on the terminal and the network, and gives recommendations for deployment. IR.36-v2.0 – Download …

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Heading to Mobile World Congress?

So Mobile World Congress 2013 is nearly here – the GSMA event team, along with thousands of exhibitors and contractors, are already on site making sure this year’s event is going to be the best ever. Whether you are preparing …

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International Remittance Considerations for Mobile Network Operators

This white paper reviews the international remittance market, the opportunity for MNOs, and the technical, legal, commercial, and operational considerations for any new player to this market. The paper also introduces Mobile Money Transfer, an open business model developed by …

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GSMA Announces Mobile World Live Keynote Speakers

Mobile Operating System Players Mozilla, Tizen and Ubuntu to Take the Stage Tuesday Night at Mobile World Congress 2013 Barcelona: The GSMA today announced the details of the Mobile World Live keynote taking place next week at the GSMA Mobile …

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Video: GSMA launches Mobile Policy Handbook

One role of the GSMA is to articulate the common views of its global members on public policy and regulatory issues. Sometimes these views take the form of a ‘consultation response’, whereby the GSMA responds to a government’s outreach to …

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GSMA to Unveil the Connected City at Mobile World Congress 2013

Experience the City of the Future Powered by Mobile Connectivity 18 February 2013, London: At Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona, the GSMA will unveil the Connected City, allowing attendees to experience first-hand the city of the future where everyone …

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GSMA Joins Leaders of Mobile World Capital Barcelona to Officially Launch Mobile World Centre

London: The GSMA today welcomed the official opening of the Mobile World Centre in Barcelona. Located in the heart of Barcelona, the Mobile World Centre offers a year-round, state-of-the-art exhibition showroom where citizens can learn about and experience first-hand how …

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IR.65 IMS Roaming and Interworking Guidelines v15.1

IR.65 gives common guidelines for IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem as specified by 3GPP) inter-operator connections in order to prevent non-interoperable and/or inefficient IMS services & networks. Areas covered are IMS specific issues in roaming and interworking, addressing of users and …

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Connected Women at Mobile World Congress 2013

The first GSMA Connected Women conference – Enriching the Mobile Ecosystem – took place in Brussels on the 28th and 29th of November 2012. The event saw some of the industry’s most successful women and men champion the initiative to …

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GSMA Report Reveals Mobile Drives Unprecedented Growth in Arab World

New Mobile Observatory Calls for Additional Spectrum and Transparent Regulation to Further Boost Investment and Job Creation Dubai: Today the GSMA published its first in-depth assessment of the impact of the mobile industry on the Arab States 1, highlighting the …

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GSMA Supports Delivery of Emergency Services in Europe through Mobile

GSMA Joins the European Emergency Number Association to Help Save Lives Across the Region 11 February 2013, London: Today, on the occasion of European 112 Day1, the GSMA announced that it is joining the Advisory Board of the European Emergency …

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GSMA Comments on Decision by Brazilian Ministry of Communications to Allocate Digital Dividend to Mobile

London: Tom Phillips, Chief Government and Regulatory Affairs Officer, GSMA, offered the following statement regarding Brazil’s decision to allocate the 700MHz spectrum band to mobile: “The GSMA welcomes today’s decision by Brazilian Minister of Communications, Paulo Bernardo, instructing regulator ANATEL …

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GSMA Comments on Decision by Chilean Regulator to Allocate Digital Dividend to Mobile

6 February 2013, London: Tom Phillips, Chief Government and Regulatory Affairs Officer, GSMA, offered the following statement regarding Chile’s decision to allocate the 700MHz spectrum band to mobile: “Last week, the Chilean regulator SUBTEL published a resolution to allocate the …

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Evaluating future spectrum requirements in China

“China will need some 1800MHz of spectrum by 2020 for IMT services.” This was a powerful statement made during a recent workshop held jointly by the Chinese Academy of Telecommunications Research (CATR) and the GSMA, focusing on the spectrum requirements …

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GSMA Announces Nominees for the 18th Annual Global Mobile Awards

British Writer, Actor, Fundraiser and Comedian David Walliams to Host Awards Ceremony at Mobile World Congress London: The GSMA today announced nominees for the 18th annual Global Mobile Awards. The winners will be presented on Tuesday, 26th February at the …

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Addressing usage barriers for women in the developing world through design innovation

Resource-poor women in the developing world often, because of lack of opportunity, struggle with technical literacy. There is already a mobile phone gender gap in the developing world, where feature phones with basic voice and SMS capabilities are currently the norm. Smartphones …

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