Understanding 7 Billion: Counting Connections and People

April 15, 2014


Over at GSMA Intelligence (, we have a ticker that counts the number of global mobile connections. Last week, the ticker flipped past 7 billion, a significant milestone, and a moment we (almost) captured in this screenshot. The global population …

Digital Entrepreneurship in Kenya 2014

February 18, 2014


If you haven’t travelled to Africa lately, you may not be aware that a mobile evolution is occurring. Not only are more and more people owning phones and accessing mobile services, but developers are also seizing the opportunity to build …

Mobile World Congress 2014 is just around the corner…..

January 22, 2014


Mobile World Congress 2014 is just around the corner and everyone is gearing up for the show. If you’re new to the event, you may be wondering how you should prepare for it. Well, don’t just take our word for …

How Mobile Can Create a Truly Connected Continent

January 16, 2014


By Anne Bouverot, Director General, GSMA Europe is at a crossroads in mobile. The region was a pioneer and a leader in mobile and the sector continues to be a key driver for productivity and competitiveness, but it is now …

The Global Mobile Awards 2014 – what makes a good award entry?

September 20, 2013


The Global Mobile Awards for 2014 – recognising innovation and excellence across the mobile industry – have now opened for online entry, with a deadline of Friday 29th November 2013. It’s at this early stage that people often ask “what …

Breaking the Mould – Connected Women in New York

September 10, 2013


There is currently a general international consensus that there is a real and growing ICT skills gap among the young, especially young women. With only 20% of women in senior positions across industries, and only 3-5% of women studying ICT related …

Scaling Mobile for Development: A strategic opportunity for operators with a presence in emerging markets

September 2, 2013


Across the developing world, around 40% of people now actively subscribe to mobile services, with well over 50% having access to a mobile, if not direct ownership. Mobile access in these regions has outpaced the rate at which much of …

Beyond the pail – Commission confuses milk and mobile

August 7, 2013


While I fully support Commissioner Kroes’ desire to create an effective single European market for mobile services, this does not imply a single price. In a press release issued on 6 August, the Commissioner compares the different prices of domestic …

GSMA Launches Smarter Apps Guidelines Website for Developers

July 30, 2013


The introduction of smartphones has transformed the way customers consume data. While many smartphone platforms offer a wide variety of embedded and downloadable applications, these have not necessarily been designed with data traffic and energy consumption in mind. This further …

Once a world leader in mobile, Europe has lost its edge

June 10, 2013


In the first quarter of 2013, European mobile revenues fell by 8.8 per cent year on year, making it the worst quarter on record. Since the beginning of the decade, European mobile service revenues have shrunk each quarter. As the …

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