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SGP.02 v3.0 – Remote Provisioning Architecture for Embedded UICC Technical Specification

This document provides a technical description of the GSMA’s ‘Remote Provisioning Architecture for Embedded UICC’. Download: SGP.02 v3.0 – Remote Provisioning Architecture for Embedded UICC Technical Specification

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GSMA INTRODUCES ADDITIONAL PROGRAMMES FOR MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS SHANGHAI

Mobile Industry Set to Converge in Shanghai for Largest GSMA Event in Asia Hong Kong: The GSMA today announced the details of new programmes and exhibition features at Mobile World Congress Shanghai, which will be held 15-17 July at the …

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GSMA APPRECIATES ADOPTION OF THE CONNECTED CONTINENT REGULATION, LOOKS TO MOVE ON TO MORE PRESSING RULE CHANGES

More Needs To Be Done To Drive Growth of Europe’s Digital Economy 30 June 2015, Brussels: The GSMA appreciates the efforts of the Council of the European Union and European Parliament in concluding the Connected Continent legislation. “The clarity resulting …

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NEW RESEARCH REITERATES THAT DEVELOPMENT OF DIGITAL SOCIETIES ARE KEY TO OVERALL GROWTH IN ASIA PACIFIC

GSMA, ITU, ICANN and ISOC Asia-Pacific Share Reports and Findings At Digital Societies Policy Forum in Bangkok Bangkok: New research reports produced by the GSMA, International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and the …

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GSMA WELCOMES LAUNCH OF WORLD’S FIRST COMMERCIAL INTERCONNECTED VoLTE SERVICE IN SOUTH KOREA

South Korean Mobile Operators to Launch Commercial Interconnected VoLTE Service, Delivering Higher Quality Voice and Faster Connection London:The GSMA welcomes the announcement by South Korea’s mobile network operators to launch the world’s first commercial interconnected VoLTE service. The service, which …

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IR.88 LTE and EPC Roaming Guidelines v13.1

IR.88 presents material about LTE Roaming. It addresses aspects which are new and incremental to LTE and recognises that much of the data-roaming infrastructure is reused from GPRS and High-Speed Packet Access (HSPA) Roaming. Download

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TELECOM OPERATORS WELCOME THE JUSTICE AND HOME AFFAIRS COUNCIL AGREEMENT ON THE GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION AND CALL FOR AN URGENT REPEAL OF THE EPRIVACY DIRECTIVE

Brussels: The GSMA and ETNO welcome the general approach approved today by the Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) Council with a view to adopt the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) by the end of the year. Data Protection and privacy …

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GSMA URGES EUROPE TO SUPPORT TIMELY RELEASE OF 700MHZ AND REVIEW OF SUB-700MHZ SPECTRUM FOR MOBILE BROADBAND USAGE

London: Anne Bouverot, Director General of the GSMA, today commented on the release of the European Commission’s (EC) summary of the results of the Lamy Report public consultation: "Consumer take-up for mobile broadband has grown dramatically in recent years. Recent …

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TS.06 v8.0 – IMEI Allocation and Approval Process

This document outlines the allocation principles applicable to the International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) numbers. Download: TS.06 v8.0 – IMEI Allocation and Approval Process

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TS.27 v6.0 – NFC Handset Test Book

The NFC Test Book stream is part of GSMA NFC activities. The participating GSMA TSG members have developed a set of test cases to be used for testing primarily the UICC based NFC functionality within a Mobile Device. These tests …

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GSMA ANNOUNCES FIRST SPEAKERS FOR MOBILE 360 – MIDDLE EAST

Industry Leaders to Discuss Future of Mobile at Mobile 360 – Middle East in October London: The GSMA has today announced the first speakers to feature in the Mobile 360 Series – Middle East conference taking place in Dubai, 20-21 …

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GSMA ANNOUNCES NEW SPEAKERS, EXHIBITORS AND SPONSORS FOR MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS SHANGHAI

Leaders of China Mobile, Huawei and LG Uplus Join Roster of Keynote Speakers for Shanghai Event Shanghai: The GSMA today provided further updates on Mobile World Congress Shanghai, including the addition of new keynotes and conference speakers, as well as …

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NEW GSMA REPORT FINDS THAT LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN HAVE FASTEST GROWTH IN MOBILE FINANCIAL SERVICES GLOBALLY

Region Experiencing 50 Per Cent Growth Rate in New Registered Mobile Money Accounts, With 37 Services Live in 19 Countries Rio De Janeiro: At the Mobile 360 Latin America event today, the GSMA issued the report, ‘Mobile Financial Services in …

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GSMA CALLS FOR SUSTAINABLE APPROACH TO 4G AND M2M IN LATIN AMERICA

Latin America 4G/M2M Operators Facing Economic and Regulatory Challenges Rio de Janeiro: Deployments of 4G networks and cellular M2M technology are poised for rapid growth across Latin America if mobile operators in the region can overcome a range of regulatory …

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GSMA CALLS FOR URGENT TELECOM RULE CHANGES TO SUPPORT EU INDUSTRY INVESTMENT

Welcomes EU Digital Single Market Strategy But Urges Timely Telecom Review 6 May 2015, Brussels: Afke Schaart, Vice President, GSMA Europe, commented on today’s launch of the EU Digital Single Market (DSM) Strategy by Vice President Ansip: “We welcome the …

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NEW GSMA STUDY FINDS THAILAND CAN INCREASE GDP BY US $23 BILLION BY 2020 THROUGH EFFECTIVE MOBILE BROADBAND POLICY

Supportive Policies Can Expedite Delivery of Socio-Economic Benefits of Mobile Broadband and Help Achieve Thailand’s Digital Economy Plan 6 May 2015, Bangkok: The GSMA today issued a new report highlighting how effective government policy in Thailand could increase mobile and …

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GSMA ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH SHANGHAI INTERNATIONAL INFORMATION CONSUMPTION FESTIVAL

Festival To Be Held Alongside Mobile World Congress Shanghai, Expected to Attract 30,000-50,000 Consumer Attendees to SNIEC London: The GSMA today announced a partnership with the Shanghai International Information Consumption Festival in bringing mobile and ICT-focused exhibitions, events and activities …

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SGP 13v1.0 – NFC UICC Test Book

The NFC Test Book stream is part of GSMA’s NFC activities. The GSMA SGP.03 NFC UICC Requirements Specification document [1] defines a common framework of requirements for UICCs to support UICC-based NFC services. Some requirements are already certified by other …

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GSMA ANNOUNCES NEW SPEAKERS FOR MOBILE 360 SERIES – LATIN AMERICA

29 April 2015, London: The GSMA today announced the confirmation of 14 additional senior executives as speakers at Mobile 360 – Latin America on Wednesday, 13 and Thursday, 14 May 2015 at the Sheraton Rio Hotel & Resort in Rio …

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GSMA INSPIRES NEW GENERATION OF ‘CONNECTED WOMEN’ TO CONSIDER CAREERS IN TECHNOLOGY

East London Schoolgirls Get Hands-on with 3D Printing on Girls in ICT Day London: The GSMA today hosted an interactive 3D printing and “upcycling” technology workshop to celebrate Girls in ICT Day1, the ITU’s annual initiative to create a global …

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FLEXIBLE USE OF UHF BAND IS ESSENTIAL FOR FUTURE OF EUROPEAN MOBILE BROADBAND AND BROADCASTING, SAYS GSMA

London: Anne Bouverot, Director General of the GSMA, today offered the following statement following the conclusion of the Lamy Report public consultation, urging the European Commission to embrace flexibility for future uses when considering responses to its consultation on the …

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GSMA ANNOUNCES FIRST DETAILS FOR INAUGURAL MOBILE 360 SERIES – LATIN AMERICA

London: The GSMA today outlined the first details of the first Mobile 360 – Latin America event, which will be held on Wednesday, 13 and Thursday, 14 May 2015 at the Sheraton Rio Hotel & Resort in Rio de Janeiro. …

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GSMA PROVIDES UPDATE ON FUTURE OF MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS

London: The GSMA today provided an update on the future of the Mobile World Capital and the Mobile World Congress. John Hoffman, CEO of GSMA Ltd., commented: “The contract between the GSMA and Barcelona to be the Mobile World Capital …

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IR.92 IMS Profile for Voice and SMS v9.0

IR.92 defines a voice over IMS profile by listing number of Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access Network, evolved packet core, IMS core, and UE  features which are considered essential to launch interoperable IMS based voice services. Download

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GSMA WELCOMES SOUTH AFRICA’S MOVE TO FOSTER DIGITAL INCLUSION AND ECONOMIC GROWTH THROUGH MOBILE

Government of South Africa Adopts Harmonised Channel Plans for Digital Dividend Spectrum London: Following the publication of the South African Government’s Final Radio Frequency Spectrum Assignment Plans1, Tom Phillips, Chief Regulatory Officer, GSMA, commented: “The GSMA congratulates the Government of …

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GSMA ANNOUNCES FIRST KEYNOTE SPEAKERS FOR MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS SHANGHAI 2015

Leaders from BSH Home Appliances, Idea Cellular, KDDI, Nokia, NTT DOCOMO, Telenor and Telstra to Keynote in Shanghai London: The GSMA today provided updates on the 2015 GSMA Mobile World Congress Shanghai, including the first keynote speakers, new exhibitors and …

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GSMA CALLS ON INDIAN GOVERNMENT TO FOSTER MOBILE INVESTMENT

Modi’s ‘Digital India’ Can Only Be Realised through a Certain, Trusted Regulatory Environment London: Tom Phillips, Chief Regulatory Officer, GSMA comments on the conclusion of the spectrum auction in India: “The Indian Government raised a record amount from the spectrum …

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TS.26 v7.0 NFC Handset Requirements

This document lists requirements for devices to support NFC services primarily focused on NFC services based on the UICC. It sets out a common framework of requirements, identifying and referencing relevant standards (or elements thereof), selecting options from among those …

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ANNE BOUVEROT TO STEP DOWN AS DIRECTOR GENERAL OF THE GSMA

Assuming New Position as Chair and CEO of Morpho London: The GSMA today announced that Anne Bouverot, Director General of the GSMA, will leave the organisation to become the Chair and CEO of Morpho, a global leader in security and …

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GSMA LAUNCHES THE GSMA MARKETPLACE™ – A NEW ONLINE COMMERCE PLATFORM FOR BUYERS AND SELLERS IN THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY

World’s First Online Commerce Platform Dedicated to the Mobile Industry With Over 1,300 Organisations Signed Up at Launch   London:The GSMA today announced the launch of the GSMA Marketplace, the world’s first online commerce platform dedicated to the mobile industry …

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GSMA MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS 2015 SHATTERS PREVIOUS RECORDS

With More Than 93,000 Visitors, Attendance Up By Nine Per Cent Over Mobile World Congress 2014 Barcelona: The GSMA today reported that more than 93,000* visitors from 200 countries attended the 2015 Mobile World Congress at the Fira Gran Via …

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NATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS REGULATORY AUTHORITY OF EGYPT AND GSMA ANNOUNCE AGREEMENT TO SUPPORT ECONOMIC GROWTH AND DIGITAL INCLUSION THROUGH MOBILE BROADBAND

Barcelona: The National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Egypt (NTRA) and the GSMA today announced an agreement to establish a framework of cooperation designed to promote Egypt’s mobile economy, recognising the transformative potential of mobile technology for economic growth, job creation, …

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GSMA SUPPORTS REGULATORY REFORMS TO CREATE A DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET FOR EUROPE

Barcelona: Following today’s meeting of the Member State ambassadors to the EU, Anne Bouverot, Director General, GSMA, commented: “The GSMA fully supports the efforts of President Juncker to establish a European Digital Single Market and is committed to help realising …

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GSMA ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF THE 2015 GLOBAL MOBILE AWARDS

London: The GSMA today announced the winners of the 20th Global Mobile Awards, which were presented this afternoon at the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The winners were announced in a ceremony hosted by actor, comedian, writer and film …

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GSMA HONOURS THE GOVERNMENTS OF BRAZIL AND PAKISTAN IN ITS 2015 GOVERNMENT MOBILE EXCELLENCE AWARDS

Barcelona: The GSMA today recognised the governments of Brazil and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in the mobile industry’s prestigious Government Mobile Excellence Awards, which honour governments’ significant achievements in driving growth in the use of mobile services and maximising …

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4G NETWORKS WILL COVER MORE THAN THREE-QUARTERS OF LATIN AMERICAN POPULATION BY 2020, ACCORDING TO NEW GSMA INTELLIGENCE DATA

Increasing Mobile Operator Investment Is Fuelling 4G Deployments and Coverage Expansion Across the Region Barcelona: 4G-LTE networks will cover more than three-quarters of Latin America by 2020, according to new data from GSMA Intelligence published at Mobile World Congress today, …

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NEW GSMA INTELLIGENCE STUDY TRACKS THE EVOLUTION OF THE SIM

Study Sees Embedded SIM And Remote Provisioning Influencing Future of the SIM  Barcelona: A new GSMA Intelligence report published today provides an overview of recent developments in the SIM card market, underlining the industry’s efforts to work towards defining a …

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GSMA PRESENTS 2015 CHAIRMAN’S AWARD TO JAMAL IBRAHIM, MANAGING DIRECTOR AND CEO OF AXIATA GROUP

Barcelona: The GSMA today announced that Jamal Ibrahim, Managing Director and CEO of Axiata Group, has been named the recipient of the 2015 GSMA Chairman’s Award. This award, established in 1996, is the GSMA’s most prestigious award and recognises outstanding …

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ONE BILLION NEW UNIQUE MOBILE SUBSCRIBERS BY 2020, FINDS NEW GSMA STUDY

2015 Mobile Economy Report Sees Rapid Global Migration to Mobile Broadband Networks; Mobile Industry To Make Rising Contribution to Global GDP, Public Funding and Jobs    Barcelona: An additional one billion people will become mobile subscribers over the next five …

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GSMA MOBILE CONNECT LAUNCHED BY 17 MOBILE OPERATORS IN 13 COUNTRIES

Mobile Connect Trials Planned in All Major Regions in 2015 Barcelona: The GSMA today announced that, since the launch of Mobile Connect at Mobile World Congress 2014, there are now 17 mobile network operators (MNOs) who have launched the service …

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LEADING M2M ALLIANCES BACK THE GSMA EMBEDDED SIM SPECIFICATION TO ACCELERATE THE INTERNET OF THINGS

Global M2M Association (GMA) and M2M World Alliance Members to Deploy Services; Nearly 65 Per Cent of All Global M2M Connections Now Serviced by Operators Committed to GSMA Specification Barcelona:The GSMA has announced that operator members of leading M2M alliances …

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NEW GSMA REPORT FINDS THE INTERNET OF THINGS IS TRANSFORMING FAMILY LIFE

Cost Savings, Peace of Mind and Security Are Key Factors Driving Growth of Wireless Connected Devices; 89 Per Cent of People Want to Connect All Their Devices in The Future Barcelona:The Internet of Things (IoT) is transforming family life through …

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GSMA LAUNCHES HUMANITARIAN CONNECTIVITY CHARTER

MNOs to Implement Disaster Response Initiative to Ensure Effective and Predictable Response During Times of Crisis Barcelona: The GSMA today announced the launch of an industry-wide Humanitarian Connectivity Charter, demonstrating the commitment of the mobile industry to support customers and …

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GSMA ANNOUNCES RESULTS OF NEW MOBILE PHONE GENDER GAP SURVEY

Report Finds More Than 1.7 Billion Women in Low- and Middle-income Countries Do Not Own Mobile Phones, Creating a Gender Gap of 200 Million Women Barcelona: The GSMA today released ‘Bridging the Gender Gap: Mobile Access and Usage in Low- …

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GSMA REPORT SHOWS ACTIVE MOBILE MONEY CUSTOMERS INCREASED BY OVER 40 PER CENT TO 100 MILLION IN 2014

Mobile Money Industry Continues to Grow With Services Now Available in 61 Per Cent of Developing Countries Globally Barcelona: The GSMA’s Mobile Money for the Unbanked (MMU) programme today released its fourth annual ‘Mobile Financial Services State of the Industry …

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GSMA ANNOUNCES MOBILE INDUSTRY INITIATIVE TO CREATE A GLOBAL REMOTE PROVISIONING SPECIFICATION FOR CONSUMER DEVICES

Common Remote Provisioning Specification to Put Consumers in Control of Connecting Mobile Devices and Help to Grow Market Barcelona:The GSMA has today announced that it is working with mobile network operators, mobile device manufacturers and SIM vendors to create a …

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RCC 14 v2.0 – Service Provider Device Configuration

This document describes an Over The Air (OTA) mechanism that allows a Service Provider to provision mobile and non-mobile devices with the necessary configurations to use their services. It provides an alternative to the Open Mobile Alliance’s (OMA) Device Management …

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NEW GSMA REPORT EXAMINES GENDER DIVERSITY IN THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS SECTOR

London: The GSMA today released a new report, “Accelerating the Digital Economy: Gender Diversity in the Telecommunications Sector”, which offers a snapshot of the gender balance within companies across the industry. Developed by A.T. Kearney1, the study aims to provide …

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MUSIC, ENTERTAINMENT AND MOBILE COME TOGETHER AT THE MMIX AT GSMA MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS 2015

Rudimental & Roger Sanchez to DJ at The MMIX Party on Tuesday 3rd March; i.am+will.i.am, Deezer, Rdio, Rhapsody, Rightster, Shazam, Spotify, Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone and VimpelCom Speaking in The MMIX Forum London: The MMIX (Mobile.Music.Innovation.eXperience) is a brand-new series of …

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GSMA ANNOUNCES 2015 MOBILE 360 SERIES EVENTS

GSMA to Host Executive Conferences in Five Locations Globally; Mobile 360 Events Explore Regional Mobile Industry Trends and Issues London: The GSMA today announced the schedule and locations for the 2015 GSMA Mobile 360 Series, a regional thought leadership conference …

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4G NETWORKS TO COVER MORE THAN A THIRD OF THE GLOBAL POPULATION THIS YEAR, ACCORDING TO NEW GSMA INTELLIGENCE DATA

Number of 4G Operators Worldwide Surpasses 350; 4G Forecast to Account For More Than 30 Per Cent of Mobile Connections Globally by 2020 London: According to new data from GSMA Intelligence, 4G-LTE networks will cover more than a third of …

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GSMA ANNOUNCES NEW DEVELOPMENTS FOR 2015 MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS SHANGHAI

London: The GSMA today provided an update on the 2015 GSMA Mobile World Congress Shanghai, including new exhibitors and sponsors, as well as additional GSMA and partner programmes being held at the annual mobile industry event. Mobile World Congress Shanghai …

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GSMA COLLABORATES WITH GOVERNMENT OF COLOMBIA TO LAUNCH “WE CARE” CAMPAIGN TO ENHANCE MOBILE EXPERIENCE FOR CONSUMERS

Bogotá: The GSMA, together with Colombian mobile operators Claro, Telefónica Movistar and Tigo and trade association Asomóvil, today announced a series of joint initiatives to enhance mobile users’ experiences throughout the country. These initiatives are supported by the Colombian Ministry …

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GSMA ANNOUNCES MOBILE WORLD LIVE KEYNOTES FOR MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS 2015

Mobile World Congress Set to Hit New Attendance Records in Tenth Year in Barcelona Barcelona: The GSMA today announced the Mobile World Live Keynote sessions for Mobile World Congress 2015. Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, will participate in a keynote …

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SGP.12 NFC Multi Protocol for Interoperability

SGP.12 makes recommendations to handset manufacturers and to Proximity Coupling Device (PCD) manufacturers to ensure their interoperability. Download: SGP.12

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GSMA LAUNCHES “WE CARE” CONSUMER PROTECTION INITIATIVES IN MEXICO WITH NATION’S MOBILE OPERATORS

Mexico City: The GSMA today announced a series of initiatives to protect mobile users throughout Mexico. Supported by the country’s mobile operators Iusacell, Nextel, Telcel and Telefónica Movistar, the Mexican National Telecom Association (ANATEL) and the country’s regulator, the Federal …

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GOVERNMENT OF RWANDA AND GSMA ANNOUNCE COLLABORATION AGREEMENT TO ACCELERATE ECONOMIC GROWTH AND DIGITAL INCLUSION THROUGH MOBILE BROADBAND

Partnership Features Initiatives in Institutional Capacity Building and Cooperation in Developing National Broadband Strategies Kigali: The Rwandan Ministry of Youth and ICT and the GSMA today announced an agreement to undertake a series of initiatives to increase citizens’ access to …

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GSMA ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR 20th GLOBAL MOBILE AWARDS

Legendary Comedian, Actor and Writer John Cleese to Host 2015 Awards Ceremony at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona London: The GSMA today announced the nominees for the 2015 Global Mobile Awards, which are this year celebrating 20 years of achievement …

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RCC 15 v1.0 – IMS Device Configuration and Supporting Services

This document describes the configuration of Internet Protocol Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) based devices using the mechanism described in [PRD-RCC.14]. It also introduces some services to support this configuration that may be useful for other aspects of device management. Download: RCC …

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GSMA ANNOUNCES NEW KEYNOTE SPEAKERS FOR MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS 2015

Leaders from AT&T, China Mobile, Deutsche Telekom, Dialog Axiata, KT, Orange, Telefónica and Vodafone to Take the Stage in Barcelona London: The GSMA today announced that more than a dozen CEOs and executives from across the mobile ecosystem as well …

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GSMA INNOVATION CITY TO SHOWCASE THE IMPACT OF MOBILE AT MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS 2015

Interactive Exhibits from AT&T, Jasper, KT, Oral-B, Sierra Wireless and Vodafone to Demonstrate How Mobile Technology Improves Everyday Lives of Billions   Barcelona: The GSMA will open the doors to the GSMA Innovation City at Mobile World Congress with an …

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GSMA WARNS OF CONSEQUENCES OF HIGH RESERVE PRICES IN INDIA’S FORTHCOMING SPECTRUM AUCTION

London: Tom Phillips, Chief Regulatory Officer, GSMA, offered the following statement on the Telecom Commission’s decision to increase reserve prices for India’s upcoming 2100MHz spectrum auction: “The GSMA is concerned by the action of the Telecom Commission to increase reserve …

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TS.11 Device Field and Lab Test Guidelines v12.2

TS.11 contains a set of guidelines for the tests that should be performed in the course of Field Test and Lab Tests carried out on Terminal Devices. TSG PRD TS.11 v12.2 TSG PRD TS.11 v12.2. old format TS.11 v12.1

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GSMA STATEMENT ON THE INTERCEPT ARTICLE

“How the NSA Hacks Cellphone Networks Worldwide” London: The GSMA provided the following statement addressing a recent article appearing in The Intercept. “The GSMA is aware of the recent article in The Intercept entitled “How the NSA Hacks Cellphone Networks Worldwide”. …

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NEW GSMA REPORT HIGHLIGHTS BENEFITS OF MOBILE MERGERS

Consolidation Can Boost Investment in Next-Generation Infrastructure and Deliver Long-Term Consumer Gains Brussels – More focus on investment incentives, less reliance on existing pricing analysis and careful consideration of remedies are essential when assessing mobile mergers, according to a new …

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GSMA PUBLISHES NEW REPORT OUTLINING 5G FUTURE

Study Explores Technical Requirements, Use Cases and Implications for Ecosystem Brussels: The GSMA has released a major new report at the GSMA Mobile 360-Europe event being held in Brussels today, outlining its perspectives on the development of 5G. The new …

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NEW GSMA STUDY SEES 4G UNDERPINNING EUROPE’S MOBILE RECOVERY

More Than Half of European Mobile Connections Running 4G by 2020; Industry Contributing to European Economic Recovery and Digital Future as Network Investments Accelerate Brussels: Europe’s rapid migration to 4G services and devices is helping to stimulate a recovery in …

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DIGITAL SWITCHOVER SIGNALS GROWTH FOR KENYA, SAYS GSMA

London: Tom Phillips, Chief Regulatory Officer, GSMA, offered the following statement regarding confirmation of the schedule for migrating from analogue to digital terrestrial television in Kenya: “The GSMA congratulates the Government of Kenya and the Communications Authority of Kenya on …

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GSMA RESPONDS TO UK GOVERNMENT’S PROPOSALS ON NATIONAL ROAMING

London: Tom Phillips, Chief Regulatory Officer, GSMA, offered the following statement in response to the UK Government’s consultation “Tackling Partial Not-Spots in Mobile Phone Coverage”: “The GSMA believes there are alternative solutions for tackling the issue of partial not-spots in …

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NEW GSMA STUDY HIGHLIGHTS MOBILE BROADBAND AND SMARTPHONE MOMENTUM IN LATIN AMERICA

Latin America Operators to Invest a Further US$193B to Support Mobile Data Demand; Mobile Industry Accounted for 4.1 Per Cent of Regional GDP in 2013 Quito, Ecuador: The mobile markets of Latin America are seeing accelerating smartphone adoption and a …

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GSMA JOINS FORCES WITH CHILD HELPLINE INTERNATIONAL TO PROMOTE CHILD PROTECTION WORLDWIDE

London: The GSMA has marked the 25th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC)1 by forming a partnership with Child Helpline International (CHI) to protect young people and safeguard their right to be heard. …

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GSMA LAUNCHES MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS SHANGHAI 2015

GSMA Rebrands Asia Event Under Mobile World Congress Banner, Providing Leading Global Showcase for Industry Players, Enterprises, Brands and Tech-Savvy Consumers Shanghai: The GSMA today announced the first details of the 2015 Mobile World Congress Shanghai, which will be held …

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NEW STUDY FINDS MORE SPECTRUM FOR MOBILE BROADBAND IS VITAL TO BOOST ECONOMIC GROWTH IN ASIA PACIFIC

London – Increased broadband connections in Asia Pacific will generate US $1.2 trillion of GDP growth and create up to 35 million new jobs by 20201, according to a new report from the GSMA, “Today, Tomorrow and the Future – …

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GSMA Open Letter to President Obama on Net Neutrality

An open letter The President The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, DC 20500 Dear Mr. President, We, the network operators, remain strong advocates of an open Internet. In recent years, we have made enormous investments to build the …

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HALF OF THE WORLD’S POPULATION CONNECTED TO THE MOBILE INTERNET BY 2020, ACCORDING TO NEW GSMA FIGURES

An Additional 1.6 Billion Mobile Internet Subscribers Forecast by 2020; GSMA Publishes Digital Inclusion Report Highlighting Efforts to Connect ‘Offline’ Populations Cape Town: Half of the world’s population will be using mobile devices to access the internet by 2020, according …

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GSMA INTRODUCES CODE OF CONDUCT FOR MOBILE MONEY PROVIDERS

Airtel, Avea, Axiata, Etisalat, Millicom, MTN, Ooredoo, Orange, Telenor, Vodafone and Zain Are First to Sign Up to New Code Cape Town: The GSMA today launched a Code of Conduct for Mobile Money Providers, outlining a series of common business …

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NEW GSMA REPORT FORECASTS HALF A BILLION MOBILE SUBSCRIBERS IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA BY 2020

Almost Half Of Citizens In World’s Fastest-Growing Mobile Region Forecast To Be Mobile Subscribers By 2020; Mobile Industry Contributing 5.4 Per Cent To Regional GDP   Cape Town: The number of unique mobile subscribers in Sub-Saharan Africa will pass the half …

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ITU, GSMA AND INTERNET SOCIETY UNITE IN FIGHT AGAINST EBOLA

Busan, South Korea: At the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference in Busan, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the GSMA and the Internet Society (ISOC), announced that they are joining forces to fight against Ebola. The three organizations will bring together the global …

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TS.30 IMEI Database Application Forms v1.0

TS.30 provides information which will help manufacturers with the completion and submission of the different application forms used within the GSMA IMEI database is defined and described in detail. Download

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GSMA INTRODUCES TWO SPECIAL AWARDS FOR 2015 GLOBAL MOBILE AWARDS

“Young Mobile Innovator of the Year” and “Connected Women: Leadership in Industry” Awards Created to Mark Global Mobile Awards 20th Anniversary London: The GSMA today introduced two special awards that have been developed to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the …

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GSMA PROVIDES NEW DETAILS FOR MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS 2015

Leaders from AVG, BBVA, Mozilla, Peel, TAPTAP Networks, Thinfilm and Wikipedia Confirmed to Keynote; AT&T, Jasper, KT, Oral-B, Sierra Wireless and Vodafone to Exhibit in GSMA Innovation City London: The GSMA today provided updates on the 2015 GSMA Mobile World …

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GSMA ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL SPEAKERS AT MOBILE 360-AFRICA

First GSMA Connected Women Africa Conference Launched; MTN Announced as Mobile 360-Africa Platinum Sponsor London: The GSMA today provided further details on the Mobile 360 Series-Africa conference, which will take place 5-7 November at the Clock Tower Conference Centre in …

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GSMA AND THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS REGULATORY AUTHORITY OF THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES TO ESTABLISH TELECOMMUNICATIONS POLICY CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) today announced a ground-breaking partnership to establish a Centre of Excellence for Mobile Telecommunications Policy and Regulation.

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MOBILE IDENTITY UNLOCKS DIGITAL SERVICE DELIVERY FOR GOVERNMENTS GLOBALLY

New report from the GSMA and Secure Identity Alliance outlines the growing value of mobile identity for governments looking to deliver inclusive access to digital services, protect citizens online and drive economic growth National eID & ePassport Conference, Budapest, 13 …

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NEW GSMA STUDY REVEALS OVER HALF OF CITIZENS IN THE ARAB STATES NOW SUBSCRIBE TO MOBILE NETWORKS

Mobile Industry in the Arab States Growing Faster Than Global Average; Industry Contributes 4.4 Per Cent to Regional GDP and Directly Supports One Million Jobs Dubai: More than half of the population across the Arab States of the Middle East …

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GSMA ANNOUNCES DEVICE AND APPLICATION CONNECTIVITY EFFICIENCY GUIDELINES TO ACCELERATE THE INTERNET OF THINGS

Global Operators Agree New Guidelines to Define How Internet of Things (IoT) Devices and Applications Should Connect to a Mobile Network, Ensuring Optimal Performance and Aiding Growth of IoT London:The GSMA today announced the publication of guidelines for the Internet …

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MOBILE INDUSTRY EMBRACES GSMA EMBEDDED SIM SPECIFICATION TO ACCELERATE GROWTH OF INTERNET OF THINGS

Leading Mobile Operators, SIM Vendors and Module Manufacturers Deploy Solutions Compliant with GSMA Embedded SIM; New Research Indicates that Deployment Will Grow M2M Market by 34 Per Cent by 2020 13 October 2014, Dubai:At the Mobile 360 Series-Middle East conference …

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IR.58 IMS Profile for Voice over HSPA v6.0

IR.58 provides details on the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) Profile for Voice over High-Speed Packet Access (HSPA), it defines and identifies a minimum mandatory set of features which are defined in 3GPP specifications that a wireless device (the User Equipment …

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GSMA CELEBRATES 20 YEARS OF GLOBAL MOBILE AWARDS

2015 Awards, Spanning Eight Categories and 40 Awards, Are Now Open for Entry London: The GSMA today announced that the Global Mobile Awards 2015 are now open for entry. The 2015 awards, which mark 20 years of honouring excellence, achievement …

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NEW GSMA REPORT SEES NORTH AMERICA LEADING MOBILE INVESTMENT AND INNOVATION IN THE DEVELOPED WORLD

North American Mobile Operators and Consumers Reaping The Benefits of 4G Investment; Mobile Industry Contributing Three Per Cent to Regional GDP Atlanta: The North American mobile market is one of the most advanced and successful in the world, according to …

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UNITED STATES DRIVING GLOBAL INNOVATION IN M2M WITH 41 MILLION CONNECTIONS THIS YEAR, FINDS NEW GSMA REPORT

M2M Represents 10 Per Cent of All Mobile Connections in the US, Driven by Huge Growth in the Automotive and Utilities Sectors; US Accounts for 19 Per Cent of All M2M Connections Worldwide Atlanta:The United States is one of the …

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NEW GSMA STUDY HIGHLIGHTS MAJOR M2M MARKET OPPORTUNITY

At Least One Billion M2M Connections Expected By 2020; Two Billion Milestone Achievable If Market Accelerators Are Successfully Deployed Atlanta: Cellular machine-to-machine (M2M) communications will account for at least 10 per cent of the global mobile market by 2020, according …

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SMARTPHONES TO ACCOUNT FOR TWO THIRDS OF WORLD’S MOBILE MARKET BY 2020 SAYS NEW GSMA INTELLIGENCE STUDY

Smartphone Connections to Reach Six Billion by 2020, Fuelled by Growth in the Developing World and Supported by Mobile Broadband Rollout London: Smartphones will account for two out of every three mobile connections globally by 2020, according to a major …

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GSMA LAUNCHES MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS 2015

2015 Event Expected to Attract More Than 86,000 Attendees and 1,900 Exhibitors; Mobile World Congress Celebrates Ten Years in Barcelona London: The GSMA today outlined the first details of the 2015 GSMA Mobile World Congress, including exhibiting and sponsoring companies, …

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GSMA ANNOUNCES STRONG SPEAKER LINE-UP FOR MOBILE 360 SERIES-MIDDLE EAST

Etisalat, Ooredoo, STC and Huawei Sign Up As Main Sponsors London: The GSMA today announced the first keynote speakers for the Mobile 360 Series-Middle East conference taking place on the 13-14 October in Dubai. The GSMA also announced a number …

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GSMA WELCOMES OUTCOME OF ITU MEETING TO SUPPORT NEW SPECTRUM BANDS FOR MOBILE BROADBAND

London: Tom Phillips, Chief Regulatory Officer, GSMA, offered the following statement regarding the outcome of the International Telecommunication Union’s (ITU) Joint Task Group meeting in Geneva: “At a critical ITU meeting in Geneva yesterday, governments across the globe agreed to …

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GSMA ANNOUNCES FIRST SPEAKERS FOR MOBILE 360 SERIES-NORTH AMERICA

AT&T Joins as Platinum Sponsor for Inaugural Event; Third Annual Global GSMA Connected Women Conference to Be Held in Conjunction with Mobile 360-North America London: The GSMA today announced the first keynote speakers for the Mobile 360 Series-North America conference, …

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TS.26 NFC Handset Requirements v6.0

TS.26 focuses on requirements for handsets to support NFC services. It sets out a common framework of requirements, selecting options among those allowed by existing standards to ensure interoperability and is primarily intended for a target audience of mobile device …

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GSMA WORKS WITH MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY TO SUPPORT DEVELOPMENT OF MOBILE SECTOR IN MYANMAR

Myanmar: The GSMA today reinforced its commitment to support Myanmar’s burgeoning mobile sector by hosting a workshop with the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) on “Mobile Communications as an Agent of Inclusion and Change”. This is the third …

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GSMA MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS ACHIEVES CARBON NEUTRAL CERTIFICATION

Barcelona: The GSMA today announced that the 2014 Mobile World Congress has officially been certified as carbon neutral, making it the world’s largest conference and exhibition to have achieved this important designation. AENOR (Asociación Española de Normalización y Certificación) has …

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