1, the study aims to provide a baseline for workforce evolution, share best practices and support the industry in shaping workplaces that take full advantage of gender diversity.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 ForumGSMA to Host Executive Conferences in Five Locations Globally; Mobile 360 Events Explore Regional Mobile Industry Trends and IssuesNumber of 4G Operators Worldwide Surpasses 350; 4G Forecast to Account For More Than 30 Per Cent of Mobile Connections Globally by 2020Leaders from BSH Home Appliances, Idea Cellular, KDDI and Telenor to Keynote in ShanghaiThe 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 countryMobile World Congress Set to Hit New Attendance Records in Tenth Year in BarcelonaThe 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 Telecommunications Institute (IFT)Partnership Features Initiatives in Institutional Capacity Building and Cooperation in Developing National Broadband StrategiesLegendary Comedian, Actor and Writer John Cleese to Host 2015 Awards Ceremony at Mobile World Congress in BarcelonaBrussels – 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 competitive markets.Leaders from AT&T, China Mobile, Deutsche Telekom, Dialog Axiata, KT, Orange, Telefónica and Vodafone to Take the Stage in BarcelonaInteractive Exhibits from AT&T, Jasper, KT, Oral-B, Sierra Wireless and Vodafone to Demonstrate How Mobile Technology Improves Everyday Lives of BillionsTom 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 today announced that it has elected new members of the GSMA Board for the two-year period from January 2015 through December 2016. The GSMA Board has also re-elected Jon Fredrik Baksaas, President and CEO, Telenor Group for a second term as Chair and elected Ahmad Abdulkarim Julfar, CEO of Etisalat Group, as Deputy Chair. Mr. Baksaas has served as GSMA Chair since October 2013, overseeing the strategic direction of the organisation, which represents nearly 800 of the world’s mobile operators, as well as more than 250 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem.Our preliminary conclusion is that there is no evidence of active targeting or compromise of GSMA systems, communications and stored documentation.Consolidation Can Boost Investment in Next-Generation Infrastructure and Deliver Long-Term Consumer GainsStudy Explores Technical Requirements, Use Cases and Implications for EcosystemMore Than Half of European Mobile Connections Running 4G by 2020; Industry Contributing to European Economic Recovery and Digital Future as Network Investments AccelerateThe GSMA today announced that executives from ARM, Ericsson, Micromax, Qualcomm Incorporated and SAP will be delivering keynote addresses at the 2015 GSMA Mobile World Congress, taking place 2-5 March 2015 at Fira Gran Via in Barcelona. The GSMA also announced the addition of several sponsors and companies participating in partner programmes at the annual mobile industry event.Tom Phillips, Chief Regulatory Officer, GSMA, offered the following statement regarding confirmation of the schedule for migrating from analogue to digital terrestrial television in KenyaBrussels: Tom Phillips, Chief Regulatory Officer, GSMA, offered the following statement regarding the Telecoms Ministers’ meeting on the Telecoms Single Market package in Brussels today: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”: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 2013Mobile 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 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 Rebrands Asia Event Under Mobile World Congress Banner, Providing Leading Global Showcase for Industry Players, Enterprises, Brands and Tech-Savvy ConsumersIncreased 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 – Managing Data Demand in Asia Pacific”, developed by Analysys Mason with global analysis from Huawei2.We, the network operators, remain strong advocates of an open Internet. In recent years, we have made enormous investments to build the infrastructure that serves as the foundation of the Internet.An Additional 1.6 Billion Mobile Internet Subscribers Forecast by 2020; GSMA Publishes Digital Inclusion Report Highlighting Efforts to Connect ‘Offline’ PopulationsAirtel, Avea, Axiata, Etisalat, Millicom, MTN, Ooredoo, Orange, Telenor, Vodafone and Zain Are First to Sign Up to New CodeAlmost 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 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.GSMA Expands Reach and Scope of “We Care” Programme in Latin America"Young Mobile Innovator of the Year" and "Connected Women: Leadership in Industry" Awards Created to Mark Global Mobile Awards 20th AnniversaryLondon: 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: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 CityFirst GSMA Connected Women Africa Conference Launched; MTN Announced as Mobile 360-Africa Platinum SponsorInitiative Will Offer Governments Comprehensive Understanding of International Best Practices and Emerging Regulation ModelsNew 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 growthMobile Industry in the Arab States Growing Faster Than Global Average; Industry Contributes 4.4 Per Cent to Regional GDP and Directly Supports One Million JobsGlobal 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" />

Category Archives: Press Release

GSMA SAYS MOBILE BROADBAND GROWTH IS KEY FOR THE AMERICAS

August 25, 2015

Inter-American Telecommunication Commission (CITEL) Demonstrates Commitment to Spectrum for Mobile Ahead of WRC-15 London: John Giusti, Deputy Chief Regulatory Officer, GSMA, commented on the outcome of the final meeting of the Inter-American Telecommunication Commission (CITEL) in Ottawa, in preparation for …

GSMA APPOINTS MATS GRANRYD AS DIRECTOR GENERAL

August 24, 2015

London: The GSMA today announced the appointment of Mats Granryd as Director General and Member of the GSMA Board. Granryd, who served most recently as President and CEO of Tele2 Group, will assume leadership of the GSMA on 1 January …

NEW GSMA STUDY FINDS BANGKOK CAN GAIN US$1 BILLION IN SOCIO-ECONOMIC BENEFITS THROUGH INTELLIGENT TRANSPORT SYSTEMS

Implementing Innovative ITS Solutions Will Provide for Better Traffic Management, In Addition to Improved Commuting, Environment and Safety 24 August 2015, Bangkok: A new research report produced by the GSMA, ‘Building Digital Societies in Asia: Making Transportation Smarter’, indicates that …

GSMA LAUNCHES LOW POWER WIDE AREA NETWORK INITIATIVE TO ACCELERATE GROWTH OF THE INTERNET OF THINGS

August 20, 2015

Backed by Mobile Operators, OEMs and IoT Companies, ‘Mobile IoT Initiative’ Will Help Accelerate LPWA Market with Commercial Solutions Expected in 2016 20 August 2015, London: The GSMA has today announced that it has established the ‘Mobile IoT Initiative’, a …

GSMA REPORT CALLS FOR UHF SPECTRUM IN ARAB STATES TO BE CO-ALLOCATED FOR BROADCAST TV AND MOBILE

August 10, 2015

London: The GSMA has published a new report finding that terrestrial digital television broadcasting in the Arab States does not need an exclusive allocation of the UHF spectrum band (470-694MHz). The report “Terrestrial Broadcasting and Spectrum Use in the Arab …

GSMA ANNOUNCES SPEAKERS FOR MOBILE 360 SERIES – NORTH AMERICA

August 6, 2015

Registration Now Open for Major Telecom Industry Event Held in Atlanta; AT&T Confirmed as Platinum Sponsor     6 August 2015, London: The GSMA has today announced the first speakers for its Mobile 360 Series – North America event, which will …

GSMA DISAPPOINTED BY LACK OF PROGRESS MADE BY ASIA-PACIFIC TELECOMMUNITY AHEAD OF WRC-15

August 5, 2015

Future of Asia’s Digital Economy at Risk London: John Giusti, Deputy Chief Regulatory Officer, GSMA, commented on the outcome of the final meeting of the Asia-Pacific Telecommunity’s Conference Preparatory Group (APG) in Seoul, ahead of the World Radiocommunication Conference 2015 …

GSMA ANNOUNCES NEW SPEAKERS FOR MOBILE 360 – MIDDLE EAST

July 28, 2015

Registration Now Open For Mobile 360 – Middle East Event In Dubai London: The GSMA has announced several additional speakers that will feature in the upcoming Mobile 360 Series – Middle East conference taking place in Dubai, 20 – 21 …

GSMA WELCOMES AFRICAN SUPPORT FOR MOBILE BROADBAND GROWTH

July 24, 2015

African Telecommunications Union Takes Important Step Towards WRC-15 London: John Giusti, Deputy Chief Regulatory Officer, GSMA, commented on the outcome of the final meeting of the African Telecommunications Union (ATU) in Nairobi, ahead of this November’s World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-15): …

GSMA SETS NEW RECORDS FOR MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS SHANGHAI 2015

July 22, 2015

Attendance Increases 54 Per Cent Over the 2014 Event Hong Kong: The GSMA today reported that nearly 40,0001 unique visitors from 100 countries and territories attended the 2015 GSMA Mobile World Congress Shanghai, held 15-17 July in Shanghai. The three-day …

GSMA AND CHINA ACADEMY OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY PARTNER TO PROMOTE NEW DIGITAL SERVICES IN CHINA

July 16, 2015

Collaboration to Address Areas Including Machine-to-Machine, Mobile Internet and All-IP Communications Services Shanghai: The GSMA and the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to advance the deployment and adoption of new digital …

BARCELONA TO REMAIN MOBILE WORLD CAPITAL AND HOST OF GSMA MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS THROUGH 2023

July 14, 2015

London: The GSMA today announced that it has signed an agreement with the Barcelona City Partners to extend their contract for an additional five years, making Barcelona the Mobile World Capital and host city of the GSMA Mobile World Congress …

GSMA ANNOUNCES SPEAKERS FOR MOBILE 360 SERIES – AFRICA

July 13, 2015

Cape Town Programme Features Executives from Organisations including China Mobile, Huawei, the Internet Society, MTN and Telenor; GSMA Introduces ‘Jumpstart’ to Bring Together Start-Ups and the Mobile Industry London: The GSMA today announced the first speakers for the 2015 Mobile …

CHINA IS GLOBAL LEADER IN DEPLOYMENT OF THE INTERNET OF THINGS, FINDS NEW GSMA REPORT

Rapid Market Growth, Government Investment, Operator Industry Partnerships and Adoption of Common Specifications Helping to Drive Internet of Things (IoT) to Scale Shanghai: At Mobile World Congress Shanghai, the GSMA today issued a new report highlighting China’s leadership in the …

NEW GSMA STUDY SEES MOBILE INDUSTRY CONTRIBUTING $1.1 TRILLION TO ASIA PACIFIC ECONOMY

Latest GSMA Mobile Economy Report Finds Asia Pacific Leading Global Mobile Growth Shanghai: The mobile industry in Asia Pacific is now worth more than US$1 trillion per year to the region’s economy, fuelled by rising mobile broadband and smartphone penetration, …

SMARTPHONES TO ACCOUNT FOR TWO-THIRDS OF CHINESE MOBILE MARKET BY YEAR END, ACCORDING TO NEW GSMA INTELLIGENCE STUDY

Smartphones Driving China’s Move to 4G Networks Shanghai: Smartphones are on track to account for two-thirds of mobile connections in China by the end of this year, according to a new study published today by GSMA Intelligence, the research arm …

GSMA MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS 2015 CERTIFIED AS CARBON NEUTRAL

July 9, 2015

Ericsson, Mobile World Capital and Upstream Named Winners of First Mobile World Congress Green Stand Awards Barcelona: The GSMA today announced that the 2015 Mobile World Congress has officially been certified as carbon neutral, reaffirming its position as the world’s …

GSMA INTRODUCES ADDITIONAL PROGRAMMES FOR MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS SHANGHAI

June 30, 2015

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

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

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

GSMA INNOVATION CITY TO SHOWCASE THE CONNECTED LIFE AT MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS SHANGHAI 2015

June 25, 2015

Immersive Exhibits to Demonstrate the Impact of Mobile Technology from Partners Including Huawei, KT Corporation, Oral B, Peel, Pittasoft, Qualcomm Incorporated, Thinfilm and Visa    Shanghai: The GSMA today announced further details on the GSMA Innovation City, which is being …

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

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

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

June 18, 2015

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

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

June 15, 2015

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

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

June 11, 2015

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

GSMA ANNOUNCES FIRST SPEAKERS FOR MOBILE 360 – MIDDLE EAST

June 4, 2015

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

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

June 2, 2015

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

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

May 13, 2015

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

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

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

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

May 6, 2015

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

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

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

GSMA ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH SHANGHAI INTERNATIONAL INFORMATION CONSUMPTION FESTIVAL

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

GSMA ANNOUNCES NEW SPEAKERS FOR MOBILE 360 SERIES – LATIN AMERICA

April 29, 2015

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

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

April 23, 2015

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

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 …

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