Category Archives: Press Release

New GSMA Study Calls for Fundamental Review of Digital Ecosystem Regulations

February 11, 2016

London: The GSMA has published a new report calling for the modernisation of telecommunications regulations. “A New Regulatory Framework for the Digital Ecosystem”, developed by NERA Economic Consulting for the GSMA, explores how the pace of regulatory reform has failed …

Automotive Industry Adopts GSMA Embedded SIM Specification to Accelerate Connected Car Market

February 10, 2016

General Motors, Jaguar Land Rover, Renault Nissan, Scania and Volvo Cars Support Specification for Delivery of Range of Connected Vehicle Services; 22 Live Operator Solutions Now Commercially Available London: Leading companies from across the automotive and transportation sector are supporting …

GSMA Announces Security Guidelines to Support Growth of the Internet of Things

February 9, 2016

Backed by the Mobile Industry, New Guidelines Outline Common Approach to Security for IoT Services London:The GSMA today announced the availability of new guidelines designed to promote the secure development and deployment of services in the growing Internet of Things …

Joint Industry Statement on Harmonising Spectrum Use in the EU

February 3, 2016

Brussels – Today, mobile is at the heart of Europe’s economy and society with ubiquitous, superfast wireless connectivity sustaining growth and driving continued innovation. Exciting technological advancements such as connected cars, smart cities and the Internet of Things depend on …

GSMA and Costa Rican Operators Commit to a Safer Mobile Environment

Supported by the GSMA, Sutel and the Deputy Ministry of Telecommunications, Claro, ICE and Telefónica Pledge to Tackle Mobile Phone Theft and Promote Greater User Accessibility 3 February 2016, San José: Mobile operators today announced a series of new initiatives …

Check in to the GSMA Innovation City at Mobile World Congress

February 2, 2016

Popular Experiential Zone Features Interactive Demonstrations Showcasing the Impact of Mobile Technology; Includes Exhibits from AT&T, Global M2M Association, Jasper, KT Corporation and Sierra Wireless London: The GSMA Innovation City will return once more to Mobile World Congress, inviting visitors …

GSMA Calls for Affordable Spectrum Pricing to Benefit Indian Consumers and Economy

‘Short-Term Gain, Long-Term Pain’ Approach to Spectrum Pricing Needs to End London: John Giusti, Chief Regulatory Officer, GSMA commented on the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s (TRAI) recommendations1 for spectrum pricing in the forthcoming auction of the 700MHz band: “The …

Mobile Operators in Honduras Launch We Care Campaign to Promote Mobile User Protection

February 1, 2016

Claro, Hondutel and Tigo Have Signed a Cooperation Agreement with the GSMA and CONATEL to Fight Mobile Phone Theft, Promote Digital Inclusion in Schools and Support the Honduran Red Cross Tegucigalpa: Mobile operators in Honduras and the GSMA (the association …

GSMA Provides Update for Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2016

January 28, 2016

GSMA Signs Partnership for New Co-Located Event, Launches GSMA Asia Mobile Awards Hong Kong: The GSMA today provided further details for the 2016 GSMA Mobile World Congress Shanghai, which will be held 29 June – 1 July 2016 at the …

GSMA Announces Nominees for 2016 Glomo Awards

January 21, 2016

Selected Winners to be Announced Live on Mobile World Live TV at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona London: The GSMA today announced the nominees for the 2016 Glomo Awards. Winners of this year’s Glomo Awards will be honoured throughout Mobile …

GSMA Provides Further Updates on 2016 Mobile World Congress

January 20, 2016

GSMA Announces New Keynotes and Shares New Details on Initiatives including The MMIX, 4YFN, Connected Women, Partner Programmes and MWC Tours Barcelona: The GSMA today provided further updates on the 2016 GSMA Mobile World Congress, including new keynote speakers, events …

GSMA Welcomes Political Agreement on EU Data Protection Rules

December 17, 2015

Industry Urges Review of Inconsistent Sector-Specific Data Protection Rules London: John Giusti, Chief Regulatory Officer, GSMA, today commented on the agreement reached by the European Commission, the Council of Ministers and the European Parliament on common text for the proposed …

GSMA Welcomes Mobile Industry Agreement on Technology Standards for Global Low Power Wide Area Market

NB-IoT LPWA Technology Standard Agreed By 3GPP; Pilots and Open Lab Testing Underway with Commercial Implementations Starting in 2016 London: The GSMA today announced that the mobile industry has agreed on technology standards for the emerging Low Power Wide Area …

New GSMA Study: European Economy Boosted by 4G Investments

December 3, 2015

Mobile Industry’s Annual Contribution to European Economy Surpasses EUR500 Billion London: The mobile industry’s contribution to Europe’s economy is set to increase over the next five years on the back of increasing mobile operator investment in 4G networks and services, …

NEW REPORT FROM GSMA AND UNITED NATIONS UNIVERSITY REVEALS IMPACT OF ELECTRONIC WASTE IN LATIN AMERICA

December 1, 2015

London: In 2014, Latin America produced 9 per cent of the world’s electronic waste1 (e-waste), the equivalent of 3,900 kilo tonnes2 (kt), according to a new report from the GSMA and United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of …

GSMA ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL KEYNOTE SPEAKERS FOR MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS 2016

November 30, 2015

CEOs of AT&T, BT, Cisco, Huawei, Roshan, Stripe, TeliaSonera, Vodafone and WPP Confirmed to Speak at Mobile World Congress London: The GSMA today announced the addition of several speakers for the 2016 GSMA Mobile World Congress keynote programme, including CEOs …

GSMA COMMENDS ALLOCATION OF ADDITIONAL SPECTRUM FOR MOBILE BROADBAND AT WRC-15

November 27, 2015

Geneva: John Giusti, Chief Regulatory Officer, GSMA, commented on the outcome of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) World Radiocommunication Conference 2015 (WRC-15) and its identification of additional spectrum to support next-generation mobile services: “We welcome the decisions taken at WRC-15 …

NEW GSMA STUDY HIGHLIGHTS ROLE OF MOBILE IN DELIVERING A DIGITAL INDIA

November 26, 2015

India Surpasses 500 Million Unique Mobile Subscribers; Mobile Industry Accounts for 6.1 Per Cent of India’s GDP New Delhi: India is on track to surpass half a billion mobile subscribers by the end of the year, according to a new …

GSMA POSTPONES MOBILE 360 – EUROPE EVENT

November 24, 2015

Brussels: The GSMA announced today that, due to the ongoing security situation in Brussels following the attacks in France, the Mobile 360 – Europe conference scheduled to take place on Thursday, 3 December in Brussels, will be postponed to a …

NEW GSMA STUDY EMPHASISES IMPORTANCE OF DIGITAL COMMERCE, ACCESS AND PAYMENTS FOR GROWTH IN PAKISTAN

Mobile Operators, Payment System Enablers and Government Partnerships Play Significant Roles in Developing Pakistan’s Digital Society Islamabad: A new research report produced by the GSMA, ‘Building digital societies in Asia: Making commerce smarter’, indicates that for Pakistan to harness the …

GSMA URGES GOVERNMENTS TO SUPPORT CO-PRIMARY ALLOCATION OF SUB-700MHZ SPECTRUM FOR BROADCAST AND MOBILE AT WRC-15

November 18, 2015

London: John Giusti, Chief Regulatory Officer, GSMA, reiterates the benefits of agreeing a co-primary allocation for mobile and broadcast in the sub-700MHz spectrum band at this month’s World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-15) in Geneva: “The sub-700MHz UHF band (470-694MHz) could prove …

GSMA LAUNCHES MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS SHANGHAI 2016

More than 50,000 Attendees, 400 Participating Companies Expected for the 2016 Event; GSMA Continues Partnership with Shanghai Digital Information Festival Hong Kong: The GSMA today outlined the first details of the 2016 GSMA Mobile World Congress Shanghai, including confirmed exhibitors …

GSMA CONFIRMS COMMISSIONER OETTINGER WILL SPEAK AT MOBILE 360 SERIES – EUROPE

November 17, 2015

Brussels: The GSMA today announced that Mr Günther Oettinger, Commissioner for Digital Economy & Society, will speak at the GSMA Mobile 360 Series – Europe conference taking place on Thursday, 3 December. The conference, which will be held at The …

GSMA ANNOUNCES SPEAKERS FOR MOBILE 360 SERIES – EUROPE

November 10, 2015

Brussels: The GSMA today announced the first confirmed speakers for the Mobile 360 Series – Europe conference taking place on Thursday, 3 December 2015 at The Egg, Brussels. The event will bring together EU policy makers and thought leaders to …

NEW GSMA REPORT REVEALS ECONOMIC BENEFITS OF C-BAND SPECTRUM FOR MOBILE BROADBAND

November 3, 2015

US$440 Million Would be Generated in London and Shenzhen Alone Hong Kong – The use of additional C-band spectrum for mobile broadband in London and Shenzhen alone will generate an additional US$440 million (€400 million) of economic benefit whilst protecting …

GSMA URGES GOVERNMENTS TO SECURE FUTURE OF MOBILE INTERNET AT WRC-15

November 2, 2015

Urgent Action Needed to Allocate Spectrum for Mobile or Risk Capacity Crunch Geneva: The GSMA marked the start of the World Radiocommunication Conference 2015 (WRC-15) by calling on governments across the world to allocate the spectrum required to drive continued …

GSMA WELCOMES MULTI-COUNTRY SUPPORT FOR SUB-700MHZ SPECTRUM FOR MOBILE BROADBAND AT WRC-15

October 29, 2015

London: John Giusti, Chief Regulatory Officer, GSMA, commented on the submission of multi-country proposals in support of spectrum for mobile to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), in advance of the World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-15) in Geneva next month: “The GSMA …

NEW GSMA REPORT REVEALS GLOBAL ECONOMIC BENEFITS OF AN L-BAND MOBILE ALLOCATION

Opportunity for Asia Pacific to Align With Rest of World to Create Globally Harmonised Band London: The GSMA has published a new report outlining the global socio-economic benefits that could be realised with the identification of L-band spectrum (1350-1400MHz/1427-1518MHz) for …

NEW GSMA REPORT SEES NORTH AMERICA LEADING GLOBAL ADOPTION OF NEW MOBILE TECHNOLOGIES

October 27, 2015

Operator Investment in 4G Networks Driving Huge Data Growth Across Region with High Smartphone Usage; Mobile Industry Contributing Significantly to Regional Economy Atlanta: North America is leading in the adoption of new mobile technologies such as 4G networks, the Internet …

GSMA APPOINTS JOHN GIUSTI CHIEF REGULATORY OFFICER

October 26, 2015

London: The GSMA today announced that it has appointed John Giusti as Chief Regulatory Officer effective November 1, 2015. Reporting to the GSMA Director General, Giusti will be responsible for leading the organisation’s public policy and industry advocacy agenda with …

GSMA WELCOMES BALTIC GOVERNMENTS’ COMMITMENT TO HARMONISING SECOND DIGITAL DIVIDEND FOR MOBILE BROADBAND

October 21, 2015

London: John Giusti, Deputy Chief Regulatory Officer, GSMA, commented on the outcome of the Baltic Sea Summit regarding the Second Digital Dividend (700MHz band), which took place in Helsinki today: “The GSMA applauds the Finnish Ministry of Communications for spearheading …

GSMA PROVIDES FURTHER DETAILS FOR MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS 2016

GSMA Announces New Keynote Speakers, Programmes and Activities London: The GSMA announced further developments for the 2016 GSMA Mobile World Congress, including newly confirmed keynote speakers, programmes and activities taking place at the annual mobile industry event. Mobile World Congress …

NEW GSMA STUDY SEES ACCELERATING MOBILE BROADBAND AND SMARTPHONE ADOPTION ACROSS THE ARAB STATES

October 20, 2015

Mobile Operators Investing in Networks, Jobs and Innovation Throughout the Arab States   Dubai: Mobile broadband networks will support more than two-thirds of all mobile connections across the Arab States of the Middle East and North Africa by 2020, according to …

MOBILE CONTRIBUTION TO SUB-SAHARAN AFRICAN ECONOMY SURPASSES US$100 BILLION, FINDS NEW GSMA STUDY

October 8, 2015

Mobile Operator Investments Fuelling Innovation and Inclusion Across Sub-Saharan Africa Cape Town: The mobile industry in Sub-Saharan Africa contributed more than US$100 billion to the region’s economy last year, according to a new GSMA study published at the ‘Mobile 360 …

MOBILE INDUSTRY BACKS GSMA EMBEDDED SIM SPECIFICATION TO BENEFIT FROM US$1.1 TRILLION INTERNET OF THINGS OPPORTUNITY

October 6, 2015

Indosat, Tele2 and Telefónica | Vivo Become Latest Operators to Release Commercial Solutions; 75 Per Cent of Global M2M Connections Serviced by GSMA Embedded SIM Specification London:The GSMA today announced that Indosat, Tele2 and Telefónica | Vivo are the latest …

GSMA ANNOUNCES NEW SPEAKERS FOR MOBILE 360 SERIES – NORTH AMERICA

October 1, 2015

Venue Change Announced for Annual Mobile Industry Event in Atlanta London: The GSMA has announced a number of new high-profile speakers for its Mobile 360 Series – North America event being held in Atlanta, Georgia on October 27-29. The GSMA …

GSMA CONFIRMS FULL SPEAKER LINE-UP FOR MOBILE 360 – MIDDLE EAST

September 30, 2015

Mobile Industry to Convene in Dubai to Discuss the Future of Mobile in the Arab States London: The GSMA has confirmed the full speaker line-up and agenda for the upcoming Mobile 360 Series – Middle East conference to be held …

GSMA WELCOMES EUROPEAN SUPPORT FOR MOBILE BROADBAND GROWTH BUT URGES FURTHER ACTION

September 21, 2015

European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administrations (CEPT) Supports Important Spectrum for Mobile But Should Demonstrate Greater Flexibility Ahead of WRC-15 London: John Giusti, Deputy Chief Regulatory Officer, GSMA, commented on the outcome of the final meeting of the European …

GSMA ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL SPEAKERS FOR MOBILE 360– AFRICA

Jumpstart Participants Announced; Connected Women Summit in Africa for a Second Year 21 September 2015, London: The GSMA today announced additional speakers for the 2015 Mobile 360 – Africa conference, including executives from organisations such as China Mobile, Huawei, the …

GSMA ANNOUNCES GLOBAL MOBILE AWARDS 2016 ARE OPEN FOR ENTRY

September 17, 2015

GSMA Rebrands Prestigious Industry Awards as the “Glomo Awards”, Expands Programme with Addition of New Awards  17 September 2015, London: The GSMA today announced that the Global Mobile Awards 2016 are now open for entry. The awards, which have been …

POWERFUL DIGITAL HIGHWAYS FOR EUROPE’S CONNECTED AND AUTOMATED DRIVING

September 16, 2015

Joint Industry Statement The Automotive and telecom industries launch joint EU Dialogue at the Frankfurt IAA under the auspices of Commissioner Oettinger Frankfurt: Automated and connected driving will be a pillar of Europe’s industrial renaissance. The vehicle of the future …

THE GSMA WELCOMES NEWS OF THE FIRST MAJOR IMPLEMENTATION OF THE EIDAS REGULATION

September 15, 2015

Brussels: The GSMA commends the European Commission’s recent announcement that the adoption of key implementing acts of the Electronic-identification and trust service (eIDAS) Regulation is now complete. The European Union is the first and only region in the world that …

GSMA EXPRESSES DISAPPOINTMENT OVER COLLAPSE OF DANISH MERGER PLAN

September 11, 2015

Danish Merger Case Marks a Reversal in Recent Trend Towards Consolidation in European Mobile Markets Brussels: The GSMA commented on the news that TeliaSonera and Telenor will abandon the proposed merger of their respective business units in Denmark, a disappointing …

THE GSMA WELCOMES THE COMMISSION’S EFFORTS IN PRESSING AHEAD WITH THE TELECOMS REGULATORY REFORM

Brussels: The GSMA applauds the Commission’s launch of a Public Consultation for the Telecoms Regulatory Reform. The European telecoms market has changed radically since the current set of telecommunications regulations was adopted. Consumers today can choose from a wide selection …

GSMA ANNOUNCES FIRST DETAILS FOR MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS 2016

September 8, 2015

More than 95,000 Attendees, 2,000 Exhibitors Expected for the 2016 Event London: The GSMA today outlined the first details of the 2016 GSMA Mobile World Congress, including confirmed keynote speakers, exhibitors and sponsors, as well as programmes and activities taking …

GSMA Comments on Ad Blocking

September 7, 2015

As an industry association, the GSMA does not get involved in the negotiation of commercial agreements between operators and third parties, as this would violate competition law. Further, the GSMA is not actively involved in any projects concerning the development …

GSMA URGES ARAB STATES TO MAINTAIN FLEXIBILITY IN SUPPORT OF MOBILE BROADBAND GROWTH

September 3, 2015

Limited Spectrum Made Available for Mobile by Arab Spectrum Management Group Ahead of WRC-15 London: John Giusti, Deputy Chief Regulatory Officer, GSMA, commented on the outcome of the final meeting of the Arab Spectrum Management Group  (ASMG) in Rabat, Morocco …

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 …

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