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GSMA Announces Speakers for Mobile 360 Series – Africa 2017

May 25, 2017

Mobile 360-Africa Registration Now Open London: The GSMA today announced the first speakers for the 2017 Mobile 360 – Africa conference, which will take place 11 – 13 July 2017 at the Julius Nyerere International Convention Centre, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. …

GSMA Urges for Lower Spectrum Prices in Bangladesh for Affordable Mobile Broadband Networks

May 11, 2017

High Government Fees Challenge Mobile Operators’ Ability to Roll Out Services Dhaka: The GSMA today expressed concerns about the Bangladesh Government’s plan to impose higher fees for 4G licensing ahead of the next round of spectrum auctions. The decision would …

GSMA Outlines New Developments for Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2017

May 9, 2017

GSMA Announces Summit Speakers, Key Exhibition Feature Areas, and New Exhibitors, Partners and Sponsors Hong Kong: The GSMA today highlighted new developments for the 2017 GSMA Mobile World Congress Shanghai, which will be held 28 June – 1 July 2017 …

GSMA Puts Spotlight on Mobile for Girls in ICT Day

April 27, 2017

Events in London and Barcelona Showcase Learning and Careers in Technology London: The GSMA today celebrated the annual ITU Girls in ICT Day with students from The Bridge Academy in Hackney, highlighting the exciting learning and career opportunities in science, …

We Care Chile: Mobile Operators Launch Campaign for Disaster Preparedness and Response

April 20, 2017

Claro, Entel and Movistar Sign the GSMA Humanitarian Connectivity Charter to Enhance Coordination and Standardise Preparedness and Response Before, During and After a Natural Disaster Santiago, Chile: The GSMA today announced that mobile operators Claro, Entel and Movistar became the …

GSMA Announces Additional Speakers for Mobile 360 – Privacy & Security

Industry Experts from AIOTI, CaixaBank, City of The Hague, Deutsche Telekom, KPN and Vodafone to Share Insights on Trust, Privacy and Security London: The GSMA today announced additional speakers for the 2017 Mobile 360 – Privacy & Security conference taking …

GSMA Provides New Details for Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2017

April 6, 2017

GSMA Announces First Keynote Speakers, Continues Partnership with Shanghai Digital Information Festival and Announces New Exhibitors and Sponsors Hong Kong: The GSMA today offered new details for the 2017 GSMA Mobile World Congress Shanghai, which will be held 28 June …

GSMA Announces Speakers for Mobile 360 Series – West Africa

March 28, 2017

Côte d’Ivoire Programme Features Executives from Organisations including African Development Bank, Airtel, Esoko, Etisalat, IFC and Orange London: The GSMA today announced the first speakers for the 2017 Mobile 360 Series – West Africa conference, which will take place 27 …

GSMA Comment on India Mobile Congress

March 6, 2017

Contrary to media reports, the GSMA is not collaborating with COAI in the development of the India Mobile Congress scheduled to take place in September. The GSMA produces industry-leading events such as Mobile World Congress, Mobile World Congress Shanghai, Mobile …

Record-Breaking Year for GSMA Mobile World Congress as 108,000 Attend Industry’s Premier Event

March 2, 2017

Mobile World Congress 2017 Sees 7 Per Cent Increase in Visitors Barcelona: The 2017 edition of Mobile World Congress attracted a record 108,000 visitors*, an increase of 7 per cent over the previous year, the GSMA reported today as the …

GSMA Congratulates Winners of the 2017 Global Mobile Awards

Barcelona: The GSMA today congratulates all winners of the 2017 Glomo Awards. Glomo Award hosts, TV presenters Suzi Perry and Ortis Deley, announced the awards during a series of ceremonies and Mobile World Live TV presentations throughout the week at …

4G Connections in Latin America More Than Doubled in a Year, Reveals New GSMA Intelligence Data

March 1, 2017

Latin America 4G Connections Surpass 100 Million in 2016 and 4G Set to Account for Nearly 40 Per Cent of Market by 2020; 5G Will Begin Roll-Out in Region by 2020 Barcelona: The number of 4G connections in Latin America …

Latest GSMA Report Highlights Success of Mobile Money with Over Half a Billion Accounts Worldwide

February 28, 2017

277 Live Mobile Money Services Available in 92 Countries; GSMA Launches Mobile Money Developer Portal Barcelona: The GSMA today unveiled its sixth ‘State of the Industry Report on Mobile Money’, offering a current snapshot of the mobile money landscape and …

GSMA Launches Inaugural Humanitarian Connectivity Charter Annual Report

UNHCR Becomes Latest Supporter of the Humanitarian Connectivity Charter, Joining 108 Mobile Operators and Six Humanitarian and Technical Partners Barcelona: The GSMA today launched the first Humanitarian Connectivity Charter Annual Report, highlighting efforts by mobile network operator (MNO) signatories to …

Connected and automated driving EATA presents deployment roadmap, submits proposal for EU-wide project

February 27, 2017

The European Automotive Telecom Alliance (EATA) today presented the next steps to make connected and automated driving a reality. During a roundtable discussion chaired by European Commission Vice-President Andrus Ansip and in the presence of Commissioner Günther H. Oettinger, the …

United Nations Foundation and GSMA Team Up to Support Data for Good

Partnership will leverage and build upon existing efforts around use of data to achieve Sustainable Development Goals Barcelona – The United Nations Foundation and the GSMA announced a partnership today at Mobile World Congress that leverages their shared objective to unlock …

Asiacell, Deutsche Telekom, Turkcell, Vodafone and Zain Named as Joint Recipients of 2017 GSMA Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Mobile Industry

Five Operator Groups Recognised for Exceptional Efforts in Supporting Syrian Refugees Barcelona: At Mobile World Congress today, the GSMA announced that Asiacell, Deutsche Telekom, Turkcell, Vodafone and Zain are the winners of the GSMA’s “Outstanding Contribution to the Mobile Industry …

Number of Global Mobile Subscribers to Surpass Five Billion this Year, Finds New GSMA Study

Mobile Ecosystem Accounted for 4.4 Per Cent of Global GDP in 2016 Barcelona: The number of unique mobile subscribers around the world will surpass 5 billion later this year, according to a new GSMA study. The 2017 global edition of …

New GSMA Report Sets Out Industry Vision for the 5G Era

Study Predicts More Than A Billion 5G Connections By 2025; GSMA Showcases 5G Future at Mobile World Congress Barcelona: At Mobile World Congress today, the GSMA published a report outlining the mobile industry’s collective vision and expectations for the 5G …

New GSMA Report Highlights Messaging as a Platform Opportunity

Platform Gives Consumers Access to Range of Brands and Services London: The GSMA today issued a new report titled, ‘Messaging as a Platform – The Operator Opportunity,’ that outlines how operators can play a central role in the future of …

GSMA Launches Big Data for Social Good Initiative

Backed by 16 Operators Accounting for 2 Billion Connections in Over 100 Countries; Pilots Set to Launch in June 2017 in Bangladesh, Brazil, India, Myanmar and Thailand Barcelona: Today at Mobile World Congress, the GSMA launched the “Big Data for …

GSA and GSMA Announce Agreement to Collaborate on Spectrum for 5G Networks

February 23, 2017

London – The Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA) and the GSMA today announced an agreement that will help pave the way for the development of 5G mobile broadband networks globally. Through this cooperation framework, the two organisations will share and …

GSMA Urges Policymakers to Advance the Digital Economy in New Report

February 22, 2017

To Realise Success in the Face of Rapid Technology Advances, Governments Should Act Urgently on a Broad Set of Policy Enablers London — The GSMA today launched a new report that encourages governments to pursue policies that incentivise investment and …

GSMA Report Shows High Spectrum Prices Threaten High Quality, Affordable Mobile Broadband Services

London – The GSMA today published ‘Effective Spectrum Pricing’, a research report on spectrum pricing, including the impact on consumers. The study, developed in collaboration with NERA Economic Consulting, links high spectrum prices to more expensive, lower quality mobile broadband …

The Internet of the Seas Sets Sail

February 21, 2017

LPWA Helping to Track Wildlife and Provide Data on Climate Change; University of St Andrews Developing New Smart Tags to Track Seals Using NB-IoT Technology London: The University of St Andrews Sea Mammal Research Unit (SMRU) is developing smart telemetry …

Almost Half of Mobile Users Still Only Talking and Texting, Finds New GSMA Mobile Engagement Study

February 15, 2017

GSMA Intelligence Launches Annual Study To Measure Global Mobile Engagement London: Almost half of mobile phone users worldwide still only use their devices to make voice calls and send SMS, according to new consumer research by GSMA Intelligence. The new …

GSMA Launches IoT Big Data Directory to Support Growth of Innovative New IoT Solutions

New Service Makes Harmonised Data from Multiple Sources Available to Developers London: The GSMA today announced the launch of the ‘IoT Big Data API Directory’ that will make harmonised data sets from multiple sources worldwide available to developers and third …

GSMA Announces Expanded 2017 Mobile 360 Event Series

February 14, 2017

Growing Series Includes Mobile 360 Series – West Africa and Mobile 360 Series – North Asia; GSMA Confirms First Speakers for Mobile 360 Series – Privacy & Security Event London: The GSMA today announced the schedule and locations for the …

GSMA Launches 2017 Mobile World Congress Americas, in Partnership with CTIA

February 8, 2017

Inaugural Americas Event Set to Attract 30,000 Attendees and 1,000 Exhibitors Atlanta: The GSMA today announced the first details of the 2017 GSMA Mobile World Congress Americas, in partnership with CTIA, including confirmed exhibitors, partners, programmes and activities taking place …

GSMA Calls on Policymakers to Look to the Digital Migration Experience in Kenya

February 2, 2017

London – The GSMA today launched a new report, “Digital Migration Process in Kenya”, to highlight the valuable lessons that can be derived from the country’s experience with its digital switchover in the last 10 years. The report provides useful …

GSMA Outlines New Developments for 2017 Mobile World Congress

February 1, 2017

GSMA Announces 16 New Keynote Speakers for Conference, Along with Additional Programmes and Participating Companies Barcelona: The GSMA today provided further updates on the 2017 Mobile World Congress, announcing newly confirmed keynote speakers for the conference, as well as additional …

Low Power Wide Area Networks to Lead IoT Connections by 2022

GSMA’s Mobile IoT Initiative Helping to Accelerate Availability of Commercial Solutions; Mobile World Congress 2017 to Showcase Latest Innovations in LPWA London: The GSMA today announced that Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) connections are set to exceed 2G, 3G and …

The GSMA Innovation City Takes Centre Stage at Mobile World Congress 2017

Innovation City Offers Immersive Experiences from Companies Including AT&T, Cisco Jasper, Huawei, KT Corporation, Sierra Wireless and UNLIMIT by Reliance Communications Barcelona: The GSMA Innovation City returns to Mobile World Congress, once again inviting visitors to explore a city-like environment …

GSMA Announces Nominees for 2017 Glomo Awards

January 26, 2017

London: The GSMA today announced the nominees for the Global Mobile Awards 2017. Winners of the awards will be presented throughout Mobile World Congress, which takes place 27 February – 2 March in Barcelona. The full list of nominees can …

GSMA Announces New Details for Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2017

January 19, 2017

GSMA Announces Entries Open for 2017 Asia Mobile Awards; Offers Details of Expanded Conference Programme Hong Kong: The GSMA today provided updates for the 2017 GSMA Mobile World Congress Shanghai to be held from Wednesday, 28 June through Saturday, 1 …

GSMA Reveals Economic Impact of Mobile in Bangladesh

January 18, 2017

Dhaka – The GSMA today revealed the positive impact of mobile on the Bangladeshi economy and the potential for even further growth and innovation. According to GSMA Intelligence, mobile technologies and services generated 6.2 per cent of the country’s GDP …

ETNO and GSMA about New e-Privacy Regulation: Telcos call for a customer-friendly and innovation-ready approach

January 10, 2017

Brussels – Today, the European Commission has presented its Proposal for a Regulation on e-Privacy. It is intended to replace Directive 2002/58/EC and it adds to the existing General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). ETNO and GSMA Europe recognise the European …

GSMA Celebrates 4G Launch in Egypt and Commends the Government’s Commitment to Release More Spectrum in 2017

Launch of 4G Services Marks an Important Milestone for Egypt’s Economy and Society London: The GSMA welcomes the successful launch of 4G services by mobile operators in Egypt, and believes that Egypt’s leadership in 4G will serve as catalyst for …

Europe Needs a Step Change in Investment to Match Its Digital Ambitions

December 2, 2016

GSMA Recommends Further Improvements to the Telecoms Reform Package Brussels: At today’s Telecoms Council, the GSMA called on Ministers to commit to the rapid adoption of the telecoms regulatory framework reforms that will drive investment and create an inclusive “Gigabit …

GSMA Provides New Details for 2017 Mobile World Congress

November 30, 2016

GSMA Announces New Keynote Speakers, Participating Companies and Programme Updates for Barcelona Event London: The GSMA today provided an update on the 2017 Mobile World Congress, unveiling newly confirmed keynote speakers for the conference and additional participating companies and programmes. …

GSMA Launches Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2017

November 22, 2016

More than 65,000 Attendees, 650 Participating Companies Expected for the 2017 Event Hong Kong: The GSMA today announced the first details of the 2017 GSMA Mobile World Congress Shanghai, including confirmed exhibitors and sponsors, as well as a range of …

New GSMA Report Analyzes How Reforming Mobile Sector Taxation Can Promote Investment and Drive Digital Inclusion in Colombia

November 15, 2016

With Realigned Tax Structure, Colombian Government Can Boost Mobile Connectivity, Increase Productivity, and Generate Economic Growth and Employment. Bogota: Excessive tax burdens on the mobile sector create an affordability barrier for Colombians wanting to use mobile services, according to a …

GSMA Calls on Governments to Collaborate on a Global Spectrum Plan to Deliver Ultra-Fast 5G

November 14, 2016

Governments Must Agree on Sufficient Harmonised Spectrum to Enable the Fastest 5G Speeds, Affordable Devices, International Roaming without Cross-Border Interference London: The GSMA today called on governments and regulators around the world to commit to supporting the needs of 5G …

GSMA Welcomes First Launch of Universal Profile for Advanced Messaging

November 4, 2016

Sprint Becomes First Operator to Launch Service with Google; GSMA’s Universal Profile Now Backed by 58 Global Operators and Manufacturers London: The GSMA welcomes today’s announcement by Google and mobile operator Sprint that Sprint has become first to partner with …

GSMA Research Shows Mobile Money is Significantly Reducing the Cost of Sending International Remittances

November 2, 2016

By Reducing Migrant Remittance Costs, Mobile Money is Directly Contributing to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 10 London: The GSMA today issued a report entitled, ‘Driving a Price Revolution: Mobile Money in International Remittances’ that looks at the impact …

Mobile Industry to Add $1 Trillion in Value to North American Economy by 2020, Finds New GSMA Study

November 1, 2016

North American Mobile Ecosystem Unlocking Value in IoT, M2M and 5G Atlanta: North America’s mobile industry will be worth almost $1 trillion a year to the region’s economy by 2020, according to a new GSMA study. The new report, ‘The …

GSMA Elects New Board Members and Elects Sunil Bharti Mittal as Chair

October 27, 2016

GSMA Names 26-Member Board to Serve from January 2017 through December 2018; Mittal Leads GSMA Board Delegation in Meeting with Indian Prime Minister Modi New Delhi: The GSMA today announced that it has elected new members of the GSMA Board …

New GSMA Study Projects Almost One Billion Mobile Subscribers in India by 2020

October 26, 2016

India Surpasses US as World’s Second-Largest Smartphone Market New Delhi: India is expected to see a significant uptake in mobile subscriptions, broadband and connectivity by 2020, marking a period of rapid development of the country’s mobile economy, according to a …

GSMA Announces Additional Commitments from Indian Operators to Reduce Mobile Gender Gap by 2020

October 25, 2016

Aircel, Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Sign Up to Connected Women Commitment Initiative New Delhi: At the GSMA Mobile 360 – India conference today, the GSMA announced a further three signatories to the Connected Women Commitment Initiative, which focuses on reducing …

Final Agenda Confirmed for GSMA Mobility Live! – North America

October 24, 2016

World-Class Speaker Line-Up Set for Next Week’s Show in Atlanta London: The GSMA and the Metro Atlanta Chamber have today confirmed the final agenda for the ‘GSMA Mobility Live! – North America’ conference being held next week (1-2 November 2016) …

New GSMA Study Charts Course to Reset Competition Policy for Digital Ecosystems

October 20, 2016

GSMA Report Proposes New Thinking on How Competition Policy Applies to the Digital Economy Brussels: The GSMA today launched the report “Resetting Competition Policy Frameworks for the Digital Ecosystem”. The global study, prepared for the GSMA by CEG, provides a …

Mobile Operators Claro, Movistar and Tigo Launch We Care Guatemala Campaign to Support the Population in Natural Disasters in Conjunction with Guatemalan Red Cross

October 18, 2016

Operators Sign Cooperation Agreement with the GSMA, Guatemalan Red Cross and International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to Collaborate on Use of Mobile in Preparation for and Response to Natural Disaster Guatemala City: Claro, Movistar and Tigo …

New GSMA Report Sees Rise in Mobile Broadband and Smartphone Adoption Across Middle East and North Africa

October 17, 2016

Mobile Helping to Grow Innovative New Services, Connect the Unconnected and Create Employment Across Diverse Region Dubai: Mobile broadband networks will account for 61 per cent of mobile connections by 2020, up from 41 per cent today, across the diverse …

GSMA Calls on Indian Government to Reconsider Pricing in 700 MHz Band

October 13, 2016

Unrealistic and High-Priced Spectrum Will Result in Lack of Investment in Next-Generation Mobile Networks London: John Giusti, Chief Regulatory Officer, GSMA, has urged national governments to reassess their approach to spectrum auction reserve prices after India failed to sell any …

GSMA Warns Dutch Net Neutrality Law in Conflict with EU Regulation

October 11, 2016

Decision Will Hinder Development of Innovative Services and Consumer Choice Brussels: The GSMA has serious concerns about the revised Dutch Net Neutrality Law, which has been adopted today by the Dutch Senate. The GSMA stresses that the new law will …

GSMA Announces First Keynote Speakers for Mobile World Congress 2017

October 10, 2016

CEOs from AT&T, Kaspersky, KT, Niantic, Nokia and Telefónica and Vivendi to Speak in MWC Keynote Programme London: The GSMA today provided an update on the 2017 Mobile World Congress, including the first keynote speakers for the conference, as well …

GSMA’s First Global Mobile Trends Report Highlights Industry Shift to Asia and Rise of the Mobile Internet

October 6, 2016

New Flagship GSMA Intelligence Report Identifies Megatrends Shaping Mobile Ecosystem London: The GSMA today launched its inaugural ‘Global Mobile Trends’ report, offering a vast wealth of data and insight on the state of the mobile ecosystem today and mapping out …

GSMA Announces First Details for Mobile 360 Series – India 2016

October 5, 2016

London: The GSMA today outlined the first details of the GSMA 2016 Mobile 360 Series – India conference, which will take place 25-26 October 2016 at the Leela Ambience Gurgaon Hotel and Residences in Gurgaon, India. The thought leadership conference …

GSMA Calls for Renewed Talks on 4G Licences in Egypt

September 29, 2016

Further Dialogue Required As Egypt 4G licences Receive No Bids From Mobile Operators London: The GSMA has called for a renewed dialogue between the Egyptian authorities and the country’s mobile industry after the offering of 4G licences failed to attract …

The GSMA and World Customs Organization Sign Agreement to Combat Mobile Device Fraud

September 28, 2016

New Collaboration Will Provide Customs Officers With Real-Time Information on Authenticity of Mobile Devices London and Brussels: The GSMA and the World Customs Organization (WCO) today announced an agreement to collaborate in the fight against the counterfeiting and fraudulent trading …

GSMA Announces Full Speaker Line-Up for Mobile 360 Series – Middle East

September 27, 2016

Mobile Industry Leaders to Convene in Dubai to Discuss the Future of Mobile in the Middle East and North Africa London: The GSMA today confirmed the final speaker line-up and agenda for its upcoming Mobile 360 Series – Middle East conference …

New Speakers Unveiled for GSMA Mobility Live! – North America

September 26, 2016

GSMA and Metro Atlanta Chamber Add New Speakers to Conference Programme London: The GSMA and the Metro Atlanta Chamber today announced more than 20 additional speakers for the ‘GSMA Mobility Live! – North America’ conference being held in Atlanta, 1-2 …

Mobile Internet Users in Latin America to Grow by 50 Per Cent by 2020, Finds New GSMA Study

September 20, 2016

Rising Mobile Internet Usage And Smartphone Adoption Driving Economic Growth and Delivering Digital Inclusion Across Latin America and the Caribbean Mexico City: The number of people across Latin America using their mobile devices to access the internet is set to …

GSMA Publishes Report Detailing the Mobile Industry’s Impact in Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

September 19, 2016

First-of-its-Kind Report Offers Critical Insights into Transformative Impact of Mobile on Individuals, Societies and Economies New York: At today’s United Nations Private Sector Forum, the GSMA unveiled the ‘2016 Mobile Industry Impact Report: Sustainable Development Goals’, a ground-breaking study that …

GSMA, the United Nations and Project Everyone Collaborate to Drive Action on Sustainable Development Goals

September 18, 2016

Launch ‘SDGs in Action’ App to Increase Awareness of and Engagement with the Sustainable Development Goals New York: At the 2016 Social Good Summit, the GSMA today announced a collaboration with the United Nations and Project Everyone, a non-profit global …

GSMA and Mobile World Capital Barcelona Introduce Youth Mobile Festival at Mobile World Congress 2017

September 15, 2016

20,000 Students From Catalonia and Spain to Attend Spain’s Largest STEAM Event Barcelona: The GSMA and the Mobile World Capital Barcelona today announced that they are launching the first Youth Mobile Festival Barcelona (YoMo Barcelona) at Mobile World Congress 2017. …

GSMA Commends European Commission Proposals on Spectrum Reform

September 14, 2016

The overall telecoms package must drive a step change in infrastructure investment and support 5G leadership Brussels: The European Commission today tabled legislative proposals to revamp Europe’s telecoms regulatory framework, presented as part of a broader new strategy to achieve …

GSMA Announces Launch of National Interoperable Mobile Money Service Across Madagascar

September 12, 2016

GSMA Mobile Money Programme and Mobile Money Providers Join Forces to Increase Financial Inclusion London: The GSMA today announced that all three mobile money providers in Madagascar – Airtel Money, mVola and Orange Money – are rolling out interoperable mobile …

GSMA Announces that the 2017 Glomo Awards are Open for Entry

September 7, 2016

London: The GSMA today announced that the 2017 Global Mobile Awards (Glomo Awards) are now open for entry. With 39 awards over eight categories, the Glomo Awards celebrate the greatest achievements and innovations across the mobile industry. Entries for the …

Leading Executives and Industry Experts Confirmed to Speak at Mobile 360 Series – Latin America 2016

August 31, 2016

Latin America Event to Showcase Innovation Across the Mobile Ecosystem London: The GSMA today provided further details on the upcoming 2016 Mobile 360 Series – Latin America conference, which will be held 20-22 September in Mexico City. The GSMA announced …

GSMA Unveils Speaker Line-Up For Mobility Live! – North America

August 30, 2016

GSMA Mobility Live to Deliver World-Class Conference Programme in Atlanta London: The GSMA and the Metro Atlanta Chamber today announced that more than 30 speakers are confirmed for the ‘GSMA Mobility Live! – North America’ conference being held in Atlanta, …

GSMA Announces First Speakers For Mobile 360 Series – Middle East

August 22, 2016

Industry Leaders to Discuss the Future of Mobile in the Middle East and North Africa London: The GSMA today announced the first speakers for its Mobile 360 Series – Middle East conference taking place in Dubai 17-18 October 2016. The mobile …

GSMA Launches 2017 Mobile World Congress

August 2, 2016

Upcoming Edition Set to Surpass 2016 Attendance, Exhibitor Marks London: The GSMA today announced the first details of the 2017 Mobile World Congress, including exhibitors, sponsors, programmes and activities taking place at the annual mobile industry event. Under the theme …

GSMA Announces First Details for Mobile 360 Series – Latin America 2016

July 27, 2016

London: The GSMA today outlined the first details of the 2016 Mobile 360 Series – Latin America conference, which will take place 20-22 September at the Hyatt Regency in Mexico City. The thought leadership conference, which forms part of the …

GSMA Announces Launch of Ecosystem Accelerator Innovation Fund

GSMA Calls for Applications for Mobile-Based Products or Services from African and Asian Start-Ups Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: At Mobile 360 – Africa, the GSMA today announced the launch of the GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator Innovation Fund, which will support innovative …

GSMA Announces Tanzania Rural Connectivity Project

July 26, 2016

GSMA, Airtel, Millicom, and Vodacom Work Together to Expand Mobile Broadband Network Coverage Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: At Mobile 360 – Africa, the GSMA today announced the launch of the first active infrastructure sharing initiative in East Africa  between mobile …

Two Million People Benefiting from GSMA M4D Utilities Projects

Mobile Powering Increasing Number of Energy, Water and Sanitation Projects Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: The GSMA Mobile for Development Utilities programme (M4D Utilities) released a new report outlining progress in using mobile technology to deliver energy, water and sanitation services …

GSMA Announces Additional Commitments from Nine Operators to Reduce Mobile Gender Gap by 2020

Orange Mali, Smart Burundi, Smart Tanzania, Smart Uganda, Tigo Chad, Tigo Ghana,Tigo Senegal, Tigo Tanzania and Zantel Sign Up to Connected Women Commitment Initiative Dar es Saalam, Tanzania: At Mobile 360 – Africa, the GSMA today announced a further nine …

Number of Unique Mobile Subscribers in Africa Surpasses Half a Billion, Finds New GSMA Study

Mobile Ecosystem Adds More Than $150 Billion in Economic Value to African Economy Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: More than half a billion people across Africa are now subscribed to mobile services as the continent continues to migrate rapidly to mobile …

GSMA Mobile World Congress 2016 Certified as Carbon Neutral

July 22, 2016

Retains Guinness World Record as World’s Largest Carbon Neutral Trade Show; Catalonia Pavilion, European Commission and Mobile World Capital Barcelona Named Winners of 2016 Mobile World Congress Green Stand Awards Barcelona: The GSMA today announced that the 2016 Mobile World …

Draft BEREC guidelines not in line with the Regulation

July 19, 2016

A risk for customer choice, 5G and broadband ambitions Brussels – The electronic communication industry welcomes the opportunity to provide feedback on the Open Internet Guidelines drafted by the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC). Our Associations stand …

GSMA Announces Launch of Mobile Connect Across India

Six Leading Operators Announce Commercial Availability of Mobile Connect, Provide Mobile Authentication Services to More than 800 Million Consumers New Delhi: At a launch event held in New Delhi today, the GSMA announced that the GSMA’s Mobile Connect mobile-based authentication …

GSMA Calls for 4G Spectrum Roadmap in Egypt

July 18, 2016

Further Dialogue Between Government and Mobile Industry Needed Ahead of 4G Licensing London: The GSMA calls for the Egyptian authorities and the country’s mobile industry to work closely together to set a roadmap for the successful introduction of 4G services. …

GSMA Launches New Tool to Measure Conditions for Delivering Mobile Internet Connectivity Worldwide

July 13, 2016

GSMA Mobile Connectivity Index Supports Industry Efforts to Deliver Universal Access to the Internet London: The GSMA has launched a new online tool that measures the ability of more than 130 countries worldwide to connect offline citizens to the mobile …

GSMA Announces Additional Speakers for Mobile 360 Series – Africa

July 11, 2016

Jumpstart Pitch Platform Participants Selected London: The GSMA today announced additional speakers participating in the 2016 Mobile 360 Series – Africa conference, which will take place 26 – 28 July at the Julius Nyerere International Convention Centre in Dar es Salaam, …

GSMA Supports European Commission’s Efforts to Accelerate 5G Development in Europe

July 7, 2016

Backed by Telecommunications and Vertical Industry Players, 5G Manifesto Lays Groundwork for Launch of Commercial 5G Services in Europe by 2020 Brussels: The GSMA announced its support of the “5G Manifesto for Timely Deployment of 5G in Europe”, which was …

Joint Press Note: Automotive and Telecoms Sectors to Launch EU Project for Connected and Automated Driving

Brussels: Europe’s leading trade associations for the telecommunications and the automotive sectors announced today that they intend to launch a large-scale, pre-deployment project to test connected and automated driving at the EU level. The foundations of the project were outlined …

Joint Industry Statement – Empowering Trust and Innovation by Repealing the E-Privacy Directive

July 5, 2016

Brussels: The tech and telecom industries call for the e-Privacy Directive to be repealed. We believe that simplifying and streamlining regulation will benefit consumers by ensuring they are provided with a simple, consistent and meaningful set of rules designed to …

GSMA Reports Record Attendance for Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2016

July 4, 2016

More than 53,000 Attendees Visit Shanghai Event, a 33 Per Cent Increase Over 2015 Hong Kong: The GSMA today reported that more than 53,0001 unique visitors from 104 countries and territories attended the 2016 GSMA Mobile World Congress Shanghai, held …

GSMA Announces Winners of the 2016 Asia Mobile Awards

June 30, 2016

Shanghai: The GSMA today announced the winners of the 2016 Asia Mobile Awards, which were presented last evening at the AMO Awards Ceremony and Dinner Reception, held at DaGuan Theatre in Pudong, Shanghai. The awards, which were hosted by popular …

Leading Operators Across Asia Commit to GSMA Humanitarian Connectivity Charter

KDDI, KT Corporation, NTT DOCOMO, INC and SK Telecom Become Latest Signatories of Humanitarian Connectivity Charter Shanghai: Today at Mobile World Congress Shanghai, the GSMA announced that KDDI, KT Corporation, NTT DOCOMO, INC and SK Telecom have become the most …

New GSMA Report Predicts Chinese IoT Market will Exceed One Billion Connections by 2020, Underpinned by Licensed Low Power, Wide Area Market

June 29, 2016

Low Power, Wide Area Connections Driving Huge Market Growth in China; GSMA’s Mobile IoT Initiative Helping Mobile Operators to Accelerate Commercial Solutions Shanghai: China’s machine-to-machine (M2M) market will reach one billion connections by 2020, with the majority coming from the …

Asia Pacific to Add 600 Million New Mobile Subscribers by 2020, Finds Latest GSMA Mobile Economy Study

Mobile Ecosystem Adds $1.3 Trillion in Economic Value to Asia Pacific Economy Shanghai: The number of mobile subscribers in the Asia Pacific region reached 2.5 billion at the end of last year and will grow to 3.1 billion by 2020, …

New GSMA Report Finds Global Mobile Customers Seeking Feature-Rich, IP-Based Messaging Services from Operators

June 28, 2016

New Report Highlights Growing Demand for Operator-led Advanced Communications Services Such as Pre-Calling, Instant Messaging and Real-time Video Shanghai: Global mobile subscribers are demanding richer, global and open IP-based messaging experiences from mobile network operators, according to a new report …

GSMA Initiative to Drive Global Adoption of Universal Profile for Rich Communications Services Gains Momentum

Universal RCS Profile Backed by 57 Mobile Operators and Leading Handset Manufacturers; Service Will Deliver Enhanced Communications Experiences to Customers Globally Shanghai: The GSMA today announced that AIS, Axiata Group, Beeline, Bell Mobility, China Mobile, China Telecom, China Unicom, Claro …

GSMA Welcomes 3GPP Completion of LPWA Technologies

June 23, 2016

New Standards Will Help Mobile Operators Drive Adoption of Commercial LPWA Solutions London: The GSMA welcomes the 3rd Generation Partnership Project’s (3GPP) decision to standardise three Low Power, Wide Area (LPWA) technologies in licensed spectrum in Release 13. The specifications …

GSMA and CTIA Partner to Create New Mobile Industry Event for the Americas

June 22, 2016

“GSMA Mobile World Congress Americas, in partnership with CTIA” to Launch in San Francisco in September 2017 London and Washington, D.C. – The GSMA and CTIA® today announced a partnership through which the two organisations will create a new mobile …

GSMA Announces New Keynote Speakers, Programmes and Events for Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2016

Executives from Alibaba, China Financial Asset Exchange, Ericsson, LeEco, Qualcomm and Volkswagen Confirmed for Keynote Programme; The MMIX Asia Summit, Graphene Summit and Exhibition Tours Debut Hong Kong: The GSMA today provided further updates on the GSMA Mobile World Congress …

Mobile Ecosystem Adds $40 Billion in Value to Mexico Economy, Finds New GSMA Study

June 21, 2016

Mobile Powering Wave of Innovation and Digital Investment in Mexico, Driving Economic Growth and Productivity Cancun, Mexico: The mobile industry in Mexico generated $40 billion in value-added terms last year, accounting for almost 3.5 per cent of the country’s GDP, …

GSMA Announces Nominees for 2016 Asia Mobile Awards

June 7, 2016

Winners to be Announced Live at Asia Mobile Awards Ceremony and Dinner Reception at Mobile World Congress Shanghai Hong Kong: The GSMA today announced the nominees for the 2016 Asia Mobile Awards. Winners of the inaugural “AMO Awards” will be …

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