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GSMA, CYBERPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION OF HONG KONG HOST 2014 ASIA INNOVATION FORUM

Two-Day Event Focuses on Building a Vibrant Mobile Ecosystem through Innovation and Collaboration Hong Kong: The GSMA today announced that, together with Cyberport and the Communications Association of Hong Kong (CAHK), it is hosting the GSMA-Cyberport 2014 Asia Innovation Forum …

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GSMA ANNOUNCES 2014 MOBILE 360 SERIES EVENTS

GSMA to Host Executive Conferences in Six Locations Globally; Mobile 360 Events Explore Regional Mobile Industry Trends and Issues London: The GSMA today announced the schedule and locations for the 2014 GSMA Mobile 360 Series, a regional thought leadership conference …

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TS.17 V2.0 TAC Allocation Process for China

This document outlines the allocation principles applicable to the International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) numbers within China and should be read in association with TS.06 IMEI Allocation and Approval Process. TS.17 V2.0 TAC Allocation Process for China

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MORE COMPREHENSIVE “CONNECTED CONTINENT” PACKAGE REQUIRED TO ADDRESS CURRENT ECONOMIC CHALLENGES, SAYS GSMA

Amendments to the European Commission’s Proposals on the Open Internet Would Reduce Consumer Choice and Weaken Europe’s Competitiveness Brussels: The GSMA recognises the efforts of Rapporteur Pilar del Castillo to develop a constructive response to the Commission’s Connected Continent proposals …

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GSMA PROVIDES NEW UPDATES FOR MOBILE ASIA EXPO 2014

CEOs from Kakao, KT, LINE, Telenor and ZTE to Headline Mobile Forum London: The GSMA today announced that the CEOs of Kakao, KT Corp., LINE, Telenor and ZTE will be among the executives delivering keynote presentations in the Mobile Forum …

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GSMA ANNOUNCES COMPLETION OF MOBILE ENERGY EFFICIENCY OPTIMISATION PROJECT IN PAKISTAN

New Technology Partners Join Programme to Deliver Optimisation Projects London: The GSMA today announced the completion of its second Mobile Energy Efficiency (MEE) Optimisation project, located in Pakistan, working in conjunction with mobile operator Warid Telecom and systems integrator Cascadiant. …

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MAJOR UK MOBILE OPERATORS AND THE ICO LAUNCH CONSUMER SPAM REPORTING SERVICE TO PROTECT MOBILE CUSTOMERS

UK Mobile Users Able to Report Unsolicited Text Messages to ‘7726’ or ‘SPAM’ London: The GSMA today announced that EE, O2, Three, Vodafone together with the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), are working together to tackle nuisance text messages by …

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GSMA AND OPERATORS WORK TO IMPROVE MOBILE ACCESS AND AFFORDABILITY ACROSS AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST

Initiative Aims to Enhance Use of Network Infrastructure to Connect Underserved Communities across the Regions London: Further to a high-level meeting at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, senior leaders from eight major mobile operator groups, covering 551 million mobile connections …

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TS.26 v5.0 NFC Handset Requirements

With the increasing activity to deploy commercial Near Field Communication (NFC) services in a number of markets around the world, it is important to align implementation requirements and embrace common standards to support the global interoperability of services, while maintaining …

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GSMA URGES EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND MEMBER STATES TO REACH RAPID AGREEMENT ON CONSISTENT AND INNOVATION-FRIENDLY DATA PROTECTION RULES

London: Following today’s plenary vote on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Tom Phillips, Chief Regulatory Officer, GSMA called on the co-legislators to agree data protection rules that can deliver consistent protection for Europe’s citizens, promote innovation and ensure a …

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GSMA AND CEOS OF MOBILE OPERATORS SET OUT KEY SUCCESS FACTORS FOR AN EFFECTIVE EU TELECOMS SINGLE MARKET

Brussels: Anne Bouverot, Director General, GSMA yesterday sent an open letter to Commissioner Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the European Commission, setting out the key elements needed to deliver a telecoms single market to drive growth and employment across the region. …

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GSMA MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS 2014 SHATTERS PREVIOUS RECORDS

With More Than 85,000 Visitors, Attendance Up By 18 Per Cent Over Mobile World Congress 2013 Barcelona: The GSMA today reported that more than 85,000* visitors from 201 countries attended the 2014 Mobile World Congress, setting another new record for …

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GSMA ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF THE 2014 GLOBAL MOBILE AWARDS

Barcelona: The GSMA today announced the winners of the 19th Annual Global Mobile awards, held at the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The winners were honoured in an afternoon ceremony hosted by British actor, writer, presenter and comedian James …

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GSMA AND FACEBOOK ANNOUNCE JOINT INITIATIVE TO CONNECT THE UNCONNECTED

GSMA and Facebook to Focus Work on Reducing Total Cost of Ownership of Mobile Barcelona: The GSMA and Facebook, through its Internet.org partnership, today announced a joint initiative designed to connect the billions of men and women globally that currently …

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GSMA LAUNCHES MOBILE SERVICES INITIATIVES WITH GOVERNMENT OF BRAZIL AND LEADING MOBILE OPERATORS

Barcelona: The GSMA today announced several initiatives to advance the scope and scale of mobile services in Brazil for the benefit of its citizens and businesses. Paulo Bernardo, Minister of Communications, Federative Republic of Brazil and Anne Bouverot, Director General …

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GSMA REPORT SHOWS ACTIVE MOBILE MONEY CUSTOMERS REACHED 61 MILLION IN 2013

Mobile Money Services Continue to Gain Scale as 13 Services Now Have More Than 1 Million Active Accounts Each Barcelona: The GSMA’s Mobile Money for the Unbanked (MMU) programme today released its third annual Mobile Financial Services State of the …

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GSMA HONOURS THE GOVERNMENTS OF BOTSWANA, LEBANON, SPAIN AND THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES IN ITS GOVERNMENT MOBILE EXCELLENCE AWARDS

Barcelona: The GSMA today recognised the governments of Botswana, Lebanon, Spain and the United Arab Emirates at the mobile industry’s prestigious Government Mobile Excellence Awards, which honour governments’ significant achievements in driving the growth and socio-economic impact of the mobile …

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LEADING MOBILE OPERATORS UNVEIL GSMA MOBILE CONNECT INITIATIVE TO PROVIDE CONSISTENT AND INTEROPERABLE APPROACH TO MANAGING DIGITAL IDENTITY

Mobile Ecosystem Players Collaborate to Deliver Seamless, Secure Mobile Identity Services for Consumers Barcelona: The GSMA today announced the launch of a collaborative initiative, supported by leading mobile operators including Axiata Group Berhad, China Mobile, China Telecom, Etisalat, KDDI, Ooredoo, …

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GSMA NAMES ROBERT G. CONWAY AS FIRST RECIPIENT OF THE GSMA LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Barcelona: The GSMA today announced that it has posthumously presented former GSMA CEO Robert G. Conway with the first GSMA Lifetime Achievement Award. This prestigious award recognises Rob’s significant efforts in advancing the state of the mobile industry, for the …

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GSMA PRESENTS 2014 CHAIRMAN’S AWARD TO DR. PAUL E. JACOBS, CHAIRMAN AND CEO OF QUALCOMM

Barcelona: The GSMA today announced that Dr. Paul E. Jacobs, Chairman and CEO of Qualcomm Incorporated, has been named the recipient of the 2014 GSMA Chairman’s Award. This award, established in 1995, is the GSMA’s most prestigious award and recognises …

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NEW GSMA REPORT REVEALS HOW SPECTRUM LICENCE UNCERTAINTY JEOPARDISES MOBILE SERVICES IN LATIN AMERICA

Greater Certainty and Longevity for Spectrum Licensing is Vital for Ongoing Investment in Mobile Networks Across the Region London: The GSMA today released findings of a new report, “Licence Renewal in Latin America”, which highlights the climate of uncertainty surrounding …

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GSMA CONNECTED CITY TO OPEN AT MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS

GSMA with AT&T, Deutsche Telekom, KT and Vodafone to Demonstrate How Latest Mobile Innovations Are Improving Our Lives London: The GSMA will unveil the Connected City at Mobile World Congress with its most ambitious and inspiring showcase yet, inviting visitors …

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GSMA PREDICTS 250 MILLION M2M CONNECTIONS IN 2014

New Study Points to Strong Growth in M2M Sector as ‘Connected Living’ Comes of Age London: Global machine-to-machine (M2M) connections1 will hit a quarter of a billion this year, according to a new report2 by the GSMA, underscoring that M2M …

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GSMA ANNOUNCES FIRST DETAILS FOR MOBILE ASIA EXPO 2014

More than 24,000 Attendees Expected for the 2014 Edition of Mobile Asia Expo London: The GSMA today outlined the first details of the upcoming 2014 GSMA Mobile Asia Expo, which will be held 11-13 June at the Shanghai New International …

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GSMA REPORT REVEALS LICENSED SPECTRUM FOR MOBILE OFFERS BEST POSSIBLE ECONOMIC BENEFIT

Spectrum Sharing Agreements for Mobile Broadband Should Not Replace the Need for Exclusive Spectrum Licensing London: The GSMA today issued a new report indicating that shared spectrum can complement but in no way replaces the need for exclusive-access spectrum in …

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GSMA ANNOUNCES NOMINATIONS FOR THE 19TH ANNUAL GLOBAL MOBILE AWARDS

London: The GSMA today announced the nominees for the 19th annual Global Mobile Awards. The winners will be presented in an afternoon ceremony hosted by British actor, writer, presenter and comedian James Corden on Tuesday, 25th February at the GSMA …

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TS27 v2.0 – NFC Handset Testbook

The main aim of the GSMA NFC activities is to accelerate the commercial launch of SIM-based NFC services in a number of markets by ensuring interoperability across the board regardless of the brand. The testing stream is part of GSMA …

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OFCOM’S PROPOSED INCREASE IN ANNUAL LICENCE FEES FOR 900MHZ AND 1800MHZ SPECTRUM THREATENS UK 4G ROLL-OUT, SAYS GSMA

London: Tom Phillips, Chief Regulatory Officer, GSMA, offered the following statement regarding Ofcom’s proposal to increase annual licence fees for the 900MHz and 1800MHz spectrum bands in the UK: “The GSMA is concerned that Ofcom’s proposal to more than quadruple …

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GSMA JOINS ALLIANCE FOR AFFORDABLE INTERNET TO DRIVE ACCESS TO MOBILE BROADBAND IN DEVELOPING WORLD

London: The GSMA today announced its membership in the Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI), a diverse global coalition of over 50 members committed to driving down the cost of Internet access in developing countries via regulatory and policy reform. The …

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NEW GSMA REPORT DEMONSTRATES THAT LTE AND TELEVISION SERVICES CAN COEXIST IN BRAZIL

NEW GSMA REPORT DEMONSTRATES THAT LTE AND TELEVISION SERVICES CAN COEXIST IN BRAZIL Study Outlines Mitigation Options Between LTE and ISDB-T Systems London: The GSMA today released findings of a new study from ATDI1, which examines ways to mitigate interference …

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FACEBOOK FOUNDER AND CEO MARK ZUCKERBERG TO KEYNOTE AT MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS

CEOs of Connecthings, Etisalat, Ford, GE healthymagination and SingTel also Newly Confirmed to Participate in Keynote Programme in Barcelona Barcelona: The GSMA today announced several new speakers in the keynote programme at the upcoming 2014 GSMA Mobile World Congress, including …

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MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS 2014 TO BECOME WORLD’S LARGEST CERTIFIED CARBON NEUTRAL TRADESHOW

GSMA Increases Environmental Commitment to Reducing Carbon Footprint, Pursues International Certification of Mobile World Congress as Carbon Neutral   Barcelona: The GSMA today announced that the 2014 Mobile World Congress will be the world’s largest tradeshow certified to have a …

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GSMA PUBLISHES “EMBEDDED SIM” SPECIFICATION FOR MACHINE-TO-MACHINE (M2M) SERVICES

Embedded SIM Initiative Aims to Accelerate the M2M Market Addressing Key Sectors Including Transportation and Utilities London:The GSMA today announced the publication of its specification to enable the remote ‘over the air’ provisioning and management of Embedded SIMs in machine-to-machine …

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GSMA INTELLIGENCE STUDY PREDICTS ONE BILLION LTE CONNECTIONS BY 2017

LTE to Account for One in Eight Global Mobile Connections by 2017; LTE Users Consume Twice as Much Data as Non-LTE Users, Contribute to ARPU Uplift London: The number of 4G-LTE connections worldwide is forecast to pass one billion by …

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GSMA REPORT REVEALS FULL SCOPE OF MOBILE’S IMPACT ON LATIN AMERICA’S ECONOMIES

A Transparent and Predictable Regulatory Environment is Needed to Support Future Investment and Innovation in the Region Lima, Peru: Ahead of today’s GSMA Latin America1 Plenary Meeting #40 in Peru2, the GSMA released a comprehensive assessment of the impact of …

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GSMA COLLABORATES WITH INTERNATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATION UNION TO DRIVE MOBILE BROADBAND IN ASIA PACIFIC REGION

GSMA Joins with ITU in “m-Powering for Mobile Broadband” Initiative to Accelerate Adoption of Mobile Broadband Bangkok: At the ITU Connect Asia Pacific Summit, the GSMA today announced that it is collaborating with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in a …

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GSMA COMMENTS ON TELECOM COMMISSION’S RECOMMENDATIONS ON SPECTRUM PRICING

London: Anne Bouverot, Director General, GSMA, offered the following statement regarding the Telecom Commission’s decision to increase the proposed auction prices by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) by 25 per cent in key circles for the 1800MHz and …

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GSMA CONFIRMS NEW KEYNOTE SPEAKERS FOR MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS 2014

CEOs From Companies Across the Mobile Ecosystem to Take the Stage in Barcelona London : The GSMA today announced several new keynote speakers for the 2014 Mobile World Congress, including the CEOs of Alcatel-Lucent, Citigroup, EMC, Lookout and NTT DOCOMO. …

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NEW GSMA REPORT SHOWS SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA LEADS THE WORLD IN MOBILE GROWTH AND IMPACT

But a Supportive and Predictable Policy Environment Is the Key to Realising the Longer-Term Potential of the Mobile Sector in the Region Cape Town: The GSMA today published its latest comprehensive study of the socio-economic impact of the mobile industry …

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GSMA ELECTS TELENOR PRESIDENT AND CEO JON FREDRIK BAKSAAS AS CHAIRMAN

London: The GSMA today announced that it has elected Jon Fredrik Baksaas, President and CEO of Telenor Group, to serve as GSMA Chairman for the remainder of the current Board term through December 2014. In this role, Mr. Baksaas will …

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GSMA ANNOUNCES CHANGE IN BOARD LEADERSHIP

London : The GSMA today announced that Franco Bernabè has resigned as the Chairman of the GSMA. As defined in the GSMA governance regulations, Jon Fredrik Baksaas, President and CEO of Telenor Group and current Deputy Chairman of the GSMA, …

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GSMA RELEASES INITIAL FINDINGS OF 2013 MOBILE MONEY ADOPTION SURVEY

Report Demonstrates Continued Strong Growth in Mobile Money Deployments in an Increasingly Competitive Landscape London: The GSMA today issued the initial findings of its 2013 Mobile Money Adoption Survey. The report underscores the critical role of mobile and mobile network …

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TS.11 Device Field and Lab Test Guidelines v11.5

This zipped document contains a set of guidelines for the tests that should be performed in the course of Field Test and Lab Test carried out on a Terminal Device. Field Tests are tests undertaken during later phases of the …

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GSMA ANNOUNCES NEW KEYNOTE SPEAKERS FOR MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS 2014

New Participating Companies at MWC Include Ericsson, Etisalat, Google, IBM, Microsoft and Ooredoo London: The GSMA today announced that leaders from América Móvil, Jasper Wireless, KDDI, Millicom, SK Planet, Tele2 and WhatsApp are confirmed to deliver keynote presentations at the …

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GSMA OUTLINES DETAILS OF NFC EXPERIENCE AT UPCOMING NFC & MOBILE MONEY SUMMIT

London: The GSMA today announced details of the NFC Experience at the NFC & Mobile Money Summit 2013, which will be delivered in conjunction with Isis, the NFC Experience Official Sponsor. All show attendees with NFC-enabled smartphones will be able …

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GSMA ANNOUNCES EXECUTIVES FROM DU, NEC, OOREDOO AND VIVA BAHRAIN TO SPEAK AT GSMA MOBILE 360 SERIES-MIDDLE EAST

London: The GSMA today announced several new speakers for the Mobile 360 Series-Middle East conference, including C-level executives from Du, NEC, Ooredoo and Viva Bahrain, among others. Mobile 360-Middle East will take place 21-22 October in Dubai and will be …

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GSMA ANNOUNCES COLLABORATION WITH PHILIPPINES MOBILE OPERATORS AND GOVERNMENT AGENCIES TO BRING NEW EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES TO OUT-OF-SCHOOL FILIPINO YOUTHS

Ground-Breaking Initiative Could Extend Education Access to More than 6 Million Individuals Across the Philippines Manila, Philippines: The GSMA has today announced a ground-breaking cooperation between government partners including the Philippines Department of Education (DepEd) and the Technical Education and …

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IMS Profile for Voice and SMS Version 7.1

The IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) Profile for Voice and SMS, documented in this Permanent Reference Document (PRD), defines a profile that identifies a minimum mandatory set of features which are defined in 3GPP specifications that a wireless device (the User …

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IMS Profile for Voice over HSPA Version 4.1

The IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) Profile for Voice and SMS, documented in this Permanent Reference Document (PRD), defines a profile that identifies a minimum mandatory set of features which are defined in 3GPP specifications that a wireless device (the User …

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MOBILE INDUSTRY PROMOTES SOCIO-ECONOMIC BENEFITS OF EMERGING SPECTRUM BAND

APT700 Spectrum Band Could Make Mobile Broadband Accessible and Affordable for More Than Two Billion People 23 September, London: Telstra, in association with the GSMA and GSA, today launched a major promotion of the APT700 spectrum band for 4G networks. …

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GSMA CONFIRMS NEW SPEAKERS FOR MOBILE 360 SERIES-MIDDLE EAST

London: The GSMA today announced several new speakers for the Mobile 360 Series-Middle East conference, including leaders from companies such as Dropbox, Etisalat, Huawei, MasterCard and Qualcomm. Mobile 360-Middle East will take place 21-22 October in Dubai and will be …

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GSMA ANNOUNCES SPEAKERS FOR MOBILE 360 SERIES-MIDDLE EAST

Ericsson, Etisalat and Huawei Join as Sponsors for Inaugural Event London: The GSMA today announced the first keynote speakers for the Mobile 360 Series-Middle East conference taking place 21-22 October in Dubai. The GSMA also announced several new sponsors for …

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GLOBAL INDUSTRY EXECUTIVES TO EXPLORE THE FUTURE OF MOBILE COMMERCE AT GSMA NFC & MOBILE MONEY SUMMIT 2013 IN NEW YORK

London: the GSMA today announced speakers for the NFC & Mobile Money Summit 2013 which this year will take place at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York on 15th and 16th October, with additional invitation-only meetings being held on the …

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IR 24 version 7.0 Test Results for Mobile Stations of PLMN(a) Roaming to PLMN(b)

IREG 24 Test Results for Mobile Stations of PLMN(a) Roaming to PLMN(b) Download here

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GSMA BACKS NEW MOBILE EDUCATION INITIATIVE OF THE MOBILE WORLD CAPITAL

GSMA to Provide Funding, Expertise and Knowledge-Sharing to Advance the State of Education Through Mobile Barcelona: The GSMA today announced it is partnering with the Generalitat de Catalunya in the “mSchools” programme, a multi-year, multi-faceted mEducation initiative by the Mobile …

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IR.45 Version 1.0 USSD Interworking Guidelines

This document introduces guidelines for usage of Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) inter-Public Land Mobile Network (PLMN) connections and requirements for establishing USSD interworking between PLMN operators. USSD Interworking Guidelines IR.45 Version 1.0

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IR.21 version 9.1 – GSM Association Roaming Database, Structure and Updating Procedures Version 9.1

In order to have a common and simple overview of the most important data related to International Roaming, a database for storing this data has been created, according to the RAEX Business Requirements defined in chapter 7.1. GSM Association Roaming …

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LTE and EPC Roaming Guidelines Version 10.0

This document aims to provide a standardised view on how Long Term Evolution (LTE) and Evolved Packet Core (EPC) networks can interwork in order to provide “Next Generation Mobile Network” capabilities when users roam onto a network different from their …

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TADIG Code Naming Conventions Version 10.3

TADIG Codes are allocated by the GSM Association (GSMA) for use as primary identifiers, both within file contents and file names, in the following GSMA defined formats: TADIG Code Naming Conventions Version 10.3

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GSMA HIGHLIGHTS SUCCESS OF MOBILE ASIA EXPO 2013

Attendance Increases More Than 30 Per Cent Over the 2012 Event London: The GSMA today reported that more than 20,500* unique visitors from 77 countries attended the 2013 Mobile Asia Expo, held 26-28 June in Shanghai. The three-day conference and …

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GSMA: 1.5 BILLION NEW MOBILE CONNECTIONS IN ASIA BY 2017 WILL POWER GROWTH AND DRIVE IMPACT OF THE CONNECTED LIFE

New PwC-GSMA Research Underscores the Effect that the Growth of Connected Devices in Asia Will Have on Key Industry Sectors Shanghai: The GSMA today announced that more than 1.5 billion1 new mobile connections will be added in Asia by 2017, …

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GSMA REPORT REVEALS MOBILE IS FUELLING DRAMATIC GROWTH ACROSS ASIA PACIFIC

Faster Release of Spectrum and Light-touch Regulation Are Required to Stimulate Further Investment in the Region Shanghai: The GSMA today published a comprehensive assessment1 of the impact of the mobile industry on the Asia Pacific region2. The new report, ‘Mobile …

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NEW GSMA STUDY REVEALS THAT SPECTRUM FOR MOBILE DELIVERS HIGHEST ECONOMIC IMPACT IN EUROPE

Mobile Services’ Use of Spectrum to Contribute € 477 Billion in Economic Value across EU27 by 2023 Brussels: The GSMA today issued a new report that demonstrates that mobile services generate the greatest economic value of eight major applications of …

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GSMA: MHEALTH GRAND TOUR TO FEATURE A FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND LIVE DIABETES RESEARCH STUDY

Multi-Partner Mobile Health Solution to Be Used To Examine the Effects of Endurance Exercise on People with Diabetes London: The GSMA today announced a first-of-its-kind clinical study for its mHealth Grand Tour in September 2013, which is designed to raise …

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GSMA URGES GOVERNMENT OF THAILAND TO ALLOCATE DIGITAL DIVIDEND SPECTRUM TO MOBILE

The Mobile Industry Recommends Development of Full Transition Plan for Digital Television and Allocation of the ‘Digital Dividend’ for Mobile Broadband Services Bangkok: In anticipation of a decision by the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) on the radio spectrum …

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GSMA WELCOMES UAE’S DECISIVE STEP TO LEAD REGIONAL SURGE IN MOBILE BROADBAND

London: Tom Phillips, Chief Government and Regulatory Affairs Officer, GSMA, offered the following statement regarding the United Arab Emirates’ decision to allocate the 700MHz and 800MHz (the Digital Dividend) spectrum bands to mobile, maximising spectrum harmonisation within the region and …

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GSMA: MORE THAN 40 MILLION NEW PATIENTS COULD BE TREATED IN BRAZIL AND MEXICO IN 2017 IF ACTION IS TAKEN TO DRIVE MHEALTH ADOPTION

mHealth Services Extend the Quality and Reach of Patient Care and Help to Overcome the Growing Healthcare Burden and Lack of Resources São Paulo: The GSMA today unveiled research that demonstrates the socio-economic transformation that mHealth adoption will have in …

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GSMA ESTABLISHES OFFICE IN NAIROBI TO SUPPORT BURGEONING AFRICAN TELECOMS MARKET

Mobile Connections in Sub-Saharan Africa Increase 20 Per Cent to 500 Million in 2013 and Are Expected to Increase by an Additional 50 Per Cent by 2018 Nairobi: The GSMA today announced that it has opened a permanent office in …

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GSMA CALLS FOR CONSISTENT PRIVACY RULES IN EUROPE

London: Tom Phillips, Chief Government and Regulatory Affairs Officer, GSMA, offered the following statement as the GSMA, Cable Europe, ECTA and ETNO today call for harmonised data protection policies for the benefit of innovation and consumers in Europe: “In the early …

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GSMA AND I3FORUM LAUNCH DEPLOYMENT INITIATIVE THAT WILL LEAD TO IP-BASED INTERCONNECT BETWEEN ALL OPERATORS

Pilots Leading to Commercial Implementations Planned with Several Operators During 2013 Chicago: The GSMA and i3forum today announced that they have launched a deployment initiative to accelerate the take up of IP eXchange (IPX) based interconnect through live commercial pilots …

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GSMA LAUNCHES NFC EXPERIENCE FOR MOBILE ASIA EXPO

GSMA Also Announces New Event Features, Exhibitors, Sponsors and Speakers London: The GSMA today announced the NFC Experience at Mobile Asia Expo, an interactive experience through which exhibitors, vendors and attendees will be able to use mobile Near Field Communication …

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GSMA REVEALS FEARS OVER MOBILE PRIVACY ARE HOLDING BACK THE GROWTH OF MOBILE APPS IN LATIN AMERICA

GSMA Publishes First Comprehensive Survey of Latin American Consumer Attitudes to Mobile Privacy Bogota, Colombia: The GSMA today announced research exploring the impact of privacy concerns on the adoption of mobile apps and services in Latin America. The study of …

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ANT+, Orange, TeamBG and Team Novo Nordisk to Participate in GSMA mHealth Grand Tour Cycle Ride in September 2013

New Sponsors, Partners and Supporters of the GSMA mHealth Grand Tour Will Help Raise Awareness of Diabetes and the Need for mDiabetes Solutions London: The GSMA today announced that a number of new organisations, including ANT+, Orange, Team Blood Glucose …

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Telecom Personal Adopts GSMA Spam Reporting Service to Identify Spammers and Protect Subscribers

Telecom Personal Mobile Users in Argentina Will Be Able to Report Unsolicited Messages by Typing ‘7726’ or ‘SPAM’ 15 April 2013, Buenos Aires: The GSMA today announced that Argentinean mobile operator Telecom Personal has launched the GSMA Spam Reporting Service, …

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GSMA Calls for Re-evaluation and Reduction of the Universal Service Fund Levy

Currently 11 Billion USD is Languishing Unused in Universal Service Funds, With 4.1 Billion USD Sitting in India’s Fund Alone New Delhi: Following extensive research, the GSMA today called for governments and regulators to reassess their approach to Universal Service …

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GSMA Launches Mobile 360 Series of Executive Conferences

New GSMA Events Provide Greater Focus on Regional Industry Issues London: The GSMA today announced that it is expanding its events portfolio with the launch of the GSMA Mobile 360 Series, a new regional conference series for executives in the …

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GSMA Comments on the Cost of Broadband Roll-out in Europe

London: Anne Bouverot, Director General, GSMA, offered the following statement regarding Europe’s need to stay focused on reducing the cost of high-speed broadband deployment to drive growth: “We welcome the Commission’s proposal for a regulation on reducing the cost of …

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GSMA Calls for Reduction in Spectrum Reserve Prices

London: Anne Bouverot, Director General, GSMA, offered the following statement in anticipation of the expected 1800, 900 and 800 MHz spectrum auction in India later this month: “The absence of bidders for the 1800 and 900 MHz and a lone …

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GSMA Comments on Recommendation by Indian Regulator to Adopt APT Band Plan for 700MHz Spectrum

London: Tom Phillips, Chief Government and Regulatory Affairs Officer, GSMA, offered the following statement regarding India’s decision to recommend the Asia Pacific (APT) band plan for the allocation of the 700MHz spectrum band to mobile: “The GSMA welcomes yesterday’s decision …

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GSMA Announces First Keynote Speakers for Mobile Asia Expo 2013

GSMA Provides Further Updates on Exhibition, Including New Partners in Connected City London: The GSMA today announced that the CEOs of KT Corp., Nokia Siemens Networks, NTT DOCOMO, Telecom Italia and Turk Telecom will be delivering keynote addresses at the …

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GSMA Comments on Future of European Telecoms Market

London: Anne Bouverot, Director General, GSMA, offered the following statement on the European telecommunications market in the context of the European Council meeting in Brussels last week: “European Union leaders have shown their interest in the development of a strong …

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Insight in to the Mobile Economy report

The Mobile Economy 2013 report was launched last week at Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona. Providing a comprehensive overview of the mobile industry today, the report also outlines the key opportunities and challenges for the industry over the next five years. …

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I.R.39 v1.0 IMS Profile for High Definition Video Conference (HDVC) Service

The IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) Profile for High Definition Video Conference (HDVC) service, documented in this Permanent Reference Document (PRD), defines a minimum mandatory set of features that a video communication client and the network are required to implement to …

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IR.92 v7.0 IMS Profile for Voice and SMS

The IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) Profile for Voice and SMS, documented in this Permanent Reference Document (PRD), defines a profile that identifies a minimum mandatory set of features which are defined in 3GPP specifications that a wireless device (the User …

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IR.64 v 6.0 IMS Service Centralization and Continuity Guidelines

The 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) has specified the solution for centralization of services in the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) and of IMS based service continuity in Release 8 onwards. The user shall receive services in a consistent manner when …

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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