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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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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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WebRTC Codecs DRAFT v1.3

Voice and video calling is an important part of the WebRTC [10] (Web Real-Time Communication) functionality as defined by IETF and W3C . However, IETF’s choice of MTI audio codecs introduces mandatory transcoding when interoperating with IMS endpoints. Additionally, IETF …

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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 v6.0 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 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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TELECOMS OPERATORS CALL FOR FRESH AND PROGRESSIVE ICT PUBLIC POLICY TO BOOST ECONOMY, JOBS AND SOCIAL WELFARE IN EUROPE

TELECOMS OPERATORS CALL FOR FRESH AND PROGRESSIVE ICT PUBLIC POLICY TO BOOST ECONOMY, JOBS AND SOCIAL WELFARE IN EUROPE 9 July 2014, Venice: At this week’s Digital Venice 2014, the GSMA and leading European telecoms operators presented a statement to …

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GSMA COMMENTS ON EU DECISION TO APPROVE TELEFÓNICA/E-PLUS MERGER

London: Following today’s decision by the European Union’s antitrust authorities to clear the merger of Telefónica with E-Plus in Germany, Anne Bouverot, Director General, GSMA comments: “Consolidation will benefit EU consumers and businesses and it is important that EU competition …

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GSMA ANNOUNCES MHEALTH PARTNERSHIP ACROSS SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA

Inter-Industry Partnership to Connect Mobile and Health Industries, With a Focus on Maternal and Child Health in a Region With Over 15 Million Pregnant Woman Johannesburg: The GSMA today announced that its Mobile for Development mHealth programme has launched a …

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TS.11 Device Field and Lab Test Guidelines v.11.8

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 SETS NEW RECORDS FOR MOBILE ASIA EXPO 2014

Attendance Increases 29 Per Cent Over the 2013 Event London: The GSMA today reported that more than 26,000* unique visitors from 93 countries and territories attended the 2014 Mobile Asia Expo, held 11-13 June in Shanghai. The three-day conference and …

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CONSULT HYPERION AND THE GSMA PUBLISH REPORT CONTRASTING HCE AND SIM SECURE ELEMENT APPROACHES TO NFC PAYMENTS

Balanced Analysis Provides Important Guidance For Financial Institutions Shanghai: Digital payments experts Consult Hyperion, in conjunction with the GSMA, today published a guide to help banks and mobile operators understand the Host Card Emulation (HCE) and SIM Secure Element approaches …

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LEADING SRI LANKAN MOBILE OPERATORS LAUNCH GSMA MOBILE CONNECT TRIAL

GSMA Mobile Connect Provides Users Consistent and Interoperable Approach to Managing Account Authentication; Major SIM Technology Providers Voice Support for Mobile Connect Shanghai: The GSMA today announced that leading Sri Lankan operators Dialog Axiata and Mobitel will launch a beta …

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GSMA COLLABORATES WITH INTERAMERICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK IN ESTABLISHING BROADBAND TRAINING CENTRE FOR LATIN AMERICA

Designed to Strengthen the Region’s Institutional Capacity in ICT, Focusing Specifically on Broadband Development London: The GSMA announced that it is collaborating with the InterAmerican Development Bank (IDB) in the development of The Centre for Advanced Studies in Broadband Development, …

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GSMA AND MULTIMEDIA UNIVERSITY OF MALAYSIA TO ESTABLISH GRADUATE PROGRAMME ON COMMUNICATIONS POLICY AND REGULATION

Masters Programme Will Focus on Contemporary Regulation Theory and Practices, Business and Technology Trends in Communications Sector Shanghai: The GSMA and the Multimedia University of Malaysia (MMU) today announced an agreement through which the two organisations will collaborate to develop …

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CHINA LEADS GLOBAL CONNECTED LIVING MARKET WITH OVER 50 MILLION M2M CONNECTIONS, FINDS NEW GSMA REPORT

China Accounts for 27 Per Cent of Total Global M2M Connections; Close Co-operation Between Mobile Operators and Government Driving China’s M2M Leadership    Shanghai: China is the global leader in the adoption of M2M technology with over 50 million connections …

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ASIA PACIFIC IS HOME TO HALF THE WORLD’S MOBILE SUBSCRIBERS SAYS NEW GSMA STUDY

Mobile Ecosystem Fuelling GDP Growth Across Asia Pacific as Operators Invest in Mobile Broadband; Half a Billion Chinese Users Accessing the Internet via Mobile 9 June 2014, Shanghai: The GSMA today issued the latest report in its Mobile Economy series, …

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GSMA CALLS FOR BROADER, MORE AMBITIOUS REFORM TO MODERNISE TELECOMS REGULATION AND DRIVE GROWTH IN EUROPE

GSMA Comments on Progress Report Presented Today to Ministers on the Draft Telecoms Single Market Regulation Brussels: Following today’s Telecoms Council meeting, the GSMA calls on Member States and the new European Parliament to urge the European Commission to accelerate …

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GSMA PROVIDES NEW DETAILS FOR MOBILE ASIA EXPO

GSMA Announces New Mobile Forum Keynotes, Exhibitors, Sponsors and Partners London: The GSMA today announced new details for the 2014 GSMA Mobile Asia Expo, including new keynote speakers in the Mobile Forum and new exhibitors, sponsors and partners. Mobile Asia …

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NEW GSMA REPORT HIGHLIGHTS ECONOMIC IMPACT OF AWS SPECTRUM FOR 4G MOBILE BROADBAND IN LATIN AMERICA

Region Would Benefit From Additional US $53 Billion Across Seven Markets London: The GSMA1 today released findings of a new report2, “The AWS Situation in the Americas”, which highlights the positive economic impact of allocating the AWS spectrum band (Advanced …

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OPERATORS TO REDUCE ROAMING COSTS ACROSS AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST

Region’s Leading Operators Undertake Initiatives to Make Roaming Services More Affordable and to Improve International Connectivity 26 May 2014, London: The GSMA today announced that senior leaders from nine major mobile operator groups, accounting for over half a billion mobile …

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GSMA CALLS FOR CLARITY ON FORTHCOMING SPECTRUM AUCTION OF 700MHZ DIGITAL DIVIDEND BAND FOR MOBILE IN BRAZIL

London: Tom Phillips, Chief Regulatory Officer, GSMA, offered the following statement regarding rules for the forthcoming Brazilian spectrum auction of the 700MHz Digital Dividend band for mobile broadband and the launch by ANATEL of two public consultations. The GSMA will …

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GSMA REPORT HIGHLIGHTS LATIN AMERICAN OPERATORS’ CONTRIBUTIONS IN REDUCING ELECTRONIC WASTE

Operators Throughout Region Undertaking a Range of Projects to Treat Electronic Waste London: The GSMA today released the report “eWaste in Latin America”, a review of the electronic waste (e-waste) initiatives by mobile operators in Latin America, including Antel (Uruguay), …

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GSMA WELCOMES ARGENTINE GOVERNMENT’S DECISION TO LICENSE 210MHZ OF SPECTRUM FOR 4G SERVICES

Multiband Auction Will Allow Mobile Operators to Unleash Investments Necessary to Deploy 4G Networks and Improve Quality of Existing 2G and 3G Services Buenos Aires: The GSMA welcomes the Argentine Government’s decision to license the AWS (Advanced Wireless Services – …

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GSMA WELCOMES BRAZILIAN GOVERNMENT DECISION TO REDUCE MACHINE-TO-MACHINE TAXATION

Appropriate Regulatory Framework Will Allow Developing M2M Market to Flourish London: The GSMA welcomes the Brazilian government’s decision to pass regulation reducing taxation on machine-to-machine (M2M) devices. The move, which was announced by Brazil’s Communications Minister Paulo Bernardo and signed …

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OPERATORS COMMIT TO ACCELERATE INTEROPERABLE MOBILE MONEY SERVICES ACROSS AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST

Region’s Leading Operators to Expand Financial Inclusion through Collaboration in GSMA Mobile Money Interoperability Programme London: The GSMA today announced that nine mobile network operators, including Bharti Airtel, Etisalat Group, Millicom, MTN Group, Ooredoo Group, Orange, STC Group, Vodafone Group …

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GSMA INTRODUCES NEW CONSUMER EXPERIENCES AT 2014 MOBILE ASIA EXPO

New Elements Include Fitbit Challenge, Shanghai-wide Mobile Treasure Hunt and Showcase Stage; Chinese Pop Star Jane Zhang to Appear on Showcase Stage 29 April 2014, London: The GSMA today provided several updates for the 2014 GSMA Mobile Asia Expo taking …

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GSMA ENCOURAGES NEXT GENERATION OF “CONNECTED WOMEN” TO EXPLORE CAREERS IN TECHNOLOGY

London Schoolgirls Build Mobile Apps in Tech City on Girls in ICT Day London: The GSMA will today host an interactive app building workshop to celebrate Girls in ICT Day 1, the ITU’s annual global initiative to empower and encourage …

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IR.92 v8.0 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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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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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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IR.64 v8.0 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 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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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 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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