Category Archives: Press Release

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

April 16, 2015

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 …

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

April 8, 2015

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. …

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 …

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

April 7, 2015

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 …

GSMA ANNOUNCES FIRST KEYNOTE SPEAKERS FOR MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS SHANGHAI 2015

April 1, 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 …

GSMA CALLS ON INDIAN GOVERNMENT TO FOSTER MOBILE INVESTMENT

March 27, 2015

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 …

GSMA URGES A DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET STRATEGY FOR EUROPE TO MAXIMISE INCENTIVES FOR INVESTMENT

March 25, 2015

Brussels: Afke Schaart, Vice President of Europe, GSMA welcomes Vice-President Ansip’s confirmation today that the European Commission is to press ahead with an ambitious Digital Single Market Strategy: “Europe’s economy is on the threshold of the fourth industrial revolution. Driven …

ANNE BOUVEROT TO STEP DOWN AS DIRECTOR GENERAL OF THE GSMA

March 18, 2015

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 …

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 …

GSMA MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS 2015 SHATTERS PREVIOUS RECORDS

March 5, 2015

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 …

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

March 4, 2015

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, …

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 …

GSMA ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF THE 2015 GLOBAL MOBILE AWARDS

March 3, 2015

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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …

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

March 2, 2015

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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- …

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 …

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 …

NEW GSMA REPORT EXAMINES GENDER DIVERSITY IN THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS SECTOR

February 25, 2015

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 …

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

February 24, 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 …

GSMA ANNOUNCES 2015 MOBILE 360 SERIES EVENTS

February 19, 2015

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 …

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

February 18, 2015

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 …

GSMA ANNOUNCES NEW DEVELOPMENTS FOR 2015 MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS SHANGHAI

February 12, 2015

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 …

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

February 11, 2015

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 …

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 …

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

February 9, 2015

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 …

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

February 5, 2015

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 …

GSMA ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR 20th GLOBAL MOBILE AWARDS

February 4, 2015

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 …

CHOICE, QUALITY, INNOVATION AND INVESTMENT IN AN OPEN INTERNET

January 27, 2015

Brussels – The Open Internet is critical to the development of society as a whole. The European electronic communications industry is at the forefront of its development and invests heavily in quality networks and services, in the context of highly …

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 …

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

January 22, 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 …

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 …

GSMA ELECTS NEW BOARD MEMBERS AND RE-ELECTS JON FREDRIK BAKSAAS AS CHAIR

December 11, 2014

GSMA ELECTS NEW BOARD MEMBERS AND RE-ELECTS JON FREDRIK BAKSAAS AS CHAIR GSMA Names 26-Member Board to Serve from January 2015 through December 2016 London: The GSMA today announced that it has elected new members of the GSMA Board for …

GSMA STATEMENT ON THE INTERCEPT ARTICLE

December 8, 2014

“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”. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

GSMA ANNOUNCES NEW KEYNOTE SPEAKERS FOR MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS 2015

December 3, 2014

Executives from ARM, Ericsson, Micromax, Qualcomm and SAP Added to 2015 Keynote Programme; Registration for 2015 Mobile World Congress Is Now Open London: The GSMA today announced that executives from ARM, Ericsson, Micromax, Qualcomm Incorporated and SAP will be delivering …

DIGITAL SWITCHOVER SIGNALS GROWTH FOR KENYA, SAYS GSMA

December 2, 2014

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 …

GSMA CALLS FOR REFORM OF TELECOMS REGULATION TO SPUR VITAL GROWTH IN EUROPE

November 27, 2014

Brussels: Tom Phillips, Chief Regulatory Officer, GSMA, offered the following statement regarding the Telecoms Ministers’ meeting on the Telecoms Single Market package in Brussels today: “Today’s rejection by the Council of Ministers of large sections of the Telecoms Single Market …

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 …

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

November 25, 2014

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 …

AN OPEN LETTER TO MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SHRI RAVI SHANKAR PRASAD – SPECTRUM SHORTAGE THREATENS “DIGITAL INDIA” VISION

November 24, 2014

An open letter Honourable Minister, Mobile technology is the primary means of communications for many of India’s citizens and mobile broadband is expected to be critical in bridging the digital divide for those who are yet to be connected. The …

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

November 20, 2014

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. …

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 …

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

November 19, 2014

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 – …

GSMA Open Letter to President Obama on Net Neutrality

November 14, 2014

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 …

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

November 6, 2014

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 …

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 …

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 …

ITU, GSMA AND INTERNET SOCIETY UNITE IN FIGHT AGAINST EBOLA

November 4, 2014

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 …

GSMA LAUNCHES CONSUMER PROTECTION CAMPAIGNS WITH GOVERNMENTS AND OPERATORS IN COSTA RICA AND EL SALVADOR

October 30, 2014

GSMA Expands Reach and Scope of “We Care” Programme in Latin America London: The GSMA today announced that it has launched a series of initiatives designed to protect mobile users in Costa Rica and El Salvador, working in collaboration with …

GSMA INTRODUCES TWO SPECIAL AWARDS FOR 2015 GLOBAL MOBILE AWARDS

October 27, 2014

“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 …

GSMA SUPPORTS TRAI RECOMMENDATIONS FOR INDIA’S FORTHCOMING SPECTRUM AUCTION

October 21, 2014

London: Tom Phillips, Chief Regulatory Officer, GSMA, offered the following statement regarding the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s (TRAI) recommendations on India’s upcoming spectrum auction: “Next year’s spectrum auction is particularly crucial for India’s mobile industry and, if handled badly, …

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 …

GSMA ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL SPEAKERS AT MOBILE 360-AFRICA

October 15, 2014

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 …

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

October 14, 2014

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.

MOBILE IDENTITY UNLOCKS DIGITAL SERVICE DELIVERY FOR GOVERNMENTS GLOBALLY

October 13, 2014

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

GSMA REPORT HIGHLIGHTS KEY ROLE OF MOBILE BROADBAND IN EGYPT

October 2, 2014

With the Right Incentives, Investment in Mobile Broadband Could Boost GDP by EGP 310 billion (US $43 billion) and Create 1.2 Million New Jobs London: At a roundtable of industry and government leaders this week in Cairo, attended by H.E. …

GSMA ANNOUNCES SENIOR EXECUTIVES FROM AVEA, DU, MOBILY AND ZAIN GROUP TO SPEAK AT MOBILE 360 SERIES-MIDDLE EAST

September 29, 2014

London: The GSMA today announced the addition of several executive-level speakers for the Mobile 360 Series-Middle East conference programme from organisations including Avea, Du, Mobily, Ooredoo Group and Zain Group amongst many others. Mobile 360-Middle East will take place on …

GSMA ANNOUNCES CLINTON GLOBAL INITIATIVE COMMITMENT FOR GSMA CONNECTED WOMEN PROGRAMME

September 24, 2014

GSMA to Undertake Ground-breaking Research to Accelerate the Female Digital Economy London: The GSMA today announced its Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action, Connected Women: Accelerating the Female Mobile Economy, at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting in New York …

GSMA CELEBRATES 20 YEARS OF GLOBAL MOBILE AWARDS

September 23, 2014

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 …

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

September 22, 2014

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 …

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 …

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 …

GSMA REPORT FAVOURS COMPETITION OVER SINGLE WHOLESALE NETWORKS

September 17, 2014

Competing Mobile Networks Drive Greater Innovation and Investment London: The GSMA today released a new report that predicts a move away from traditional mobile network competition towards single wholesale networks1 would stifle innovation, restrict investment and take-up of mobile broadband …

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

September 11, 2014

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 …

GSMA LAUNCHES MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS 2015

September 10, 2014

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, …

GSMA APPOINTS LOUISE EASTERBROOK CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

September 9, 2014

London: The GSMA today announced the appointment of Louise Easterbrook as Chief Financial Officer. In this role, Ms. Easterbrook, née Breen, will be responsible for overseeing the business and financial performance of the GSMA, leading the company’s finance and legal …

GSMA CALLS ON THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION TO ADOPT A LONG-TERM VISION FOR THE FUTURE OF THE UHF SPECTRUM

September 1, 2014

Spectrum Policy Must Encourage Investment in World-Leading Mobile Networks London: Anne Bouverot, Director General, GSMA commented on today’s release of a report to the European Commission on the future use of the UHF spectrum band (470-790MHz). Pascal Lamy, President of …

GSMA CALLS FOR RE-EVALUATION AND REDUCTION OF MOBILE-SPECIFIC TAXATION ACROSS SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA

400 Million USD of Sub-Saharan Africa’s Universal Service Funds Have Yet to be Dispersed; Surtax on International Incoming Traffic Found to Distort Price Competition and Negatively Impact Businesses and Consumers London: The GSMA today called upon governments in Sub-Saharan Africa …

GSMA ANNOUNCES FIRST SPEAKERS FOR MOBILE 360 SERIES-AFRICA

August 26, 2014

Mobile 360-Africa Registration Now Open London: The GSMA today announced the first keynote speakers for the Mobile 360 Series-Africa conference, including executives from organisations such as the Alliance for Affordable Internet, Econet Zimbabwe, Facebook, inVenture, Lumos, MTN Group, Opera Software, …

GSMA COLLABORATES WITH UNICEF ON CHILD ONLINE PROTECTION IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN

August 21, 2014

Mobile Operators Commit to Support and Promote Children´s Rights London – The GSMA today announced its collaboration with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to promote industry guidelines to safeguard children online1 in Latin America and the Caribbean. The GSMA …

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

August 4, 2014

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 …

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

August 1, 2014

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 …

GSMA ANNOUNCES FIRST SPEAKERS FOR MOBILE 360 SERIES-NORTH AMERICA

July 30, 2014

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, …

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

July 16, 2014

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 …

GSMA MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS ACHIEVES CARBON NEUTRAL CERTIFICATION

July 10, 2014

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 …

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

July 9, 2014

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 …

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

July 2, 2014

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 …

GSMA ANNOUNCES MHEALTH PARTNERSHIP ACROSS SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA

June 30, 2014

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 …

GSMA SETS NEW RECORDS FOR MOBILE ASIA EXPO 2014

June 16, 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 …

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

June 11, 2014

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 …

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 …

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

June 9, 2014

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, …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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

June 6, 2014

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 …

GSMA PROVIDES NEW DETAILS FOR MOBILE ASIA EXPO

May 29, 2014

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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