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Mobile Observatory Series

The Mobile Observatory Series provides an authoritative reference for participants in the mobile industry, policymakers and other interested stakeholders. These reports present statistics and performance indicators for the mobile sector, comprising competition, innovation, services and technologies, and the contribution of the mobile industry to social and economic development.Following the success of the 2009 Asia Pacific and European Mobile Observatory reports, in 2011 the GSMA updated the existing reports and expanded the series to include Africa and Latin America. The current series describes the state of the mobile sector in Brazil, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Arab States.
Arab States Mobile Observatory 2013

Arab States Mobile Observatory 2013

The increased access to mobile services has brought significant benefits to the Arab States, in terms of economic impact, employment, social development and productivity growth across the economy. This edition of the GSMA Mobile Observatory series – covering the more mature markets of Middle East and the big and growing markets of North Africa – provides a deep look into the state of the industry, the value it generates and the regulatory frameworks that are so critical to continued mobile development in the region.

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Sub-Saharan Africa Mobile Observatory 2012

Sub-Saharan Africa Mobile Observatory 2012

The mobile industry is driving explosive economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa, which has the fastest growing mobile market in the world. Prepared by Deloitte for the GSMA, this mobile observatory presents the latest statistics and market developments in the region, and can serve as a reference point for participants in the mobile industry, policymakers and other interested stakeholders. It covers the state of the industry as well as the contribution of mobile technology to social and economic development across the region.

Brazilian Mobile Observatory 2012

Brazilian Mobile Observatory 2012

The first of the Mobile Observatory series of reports to focus on Brazil offers the GSMA’s view into the explosive growth of the sector and the range of services it enables for its citizens. Brazil is the fourth largest mobile market in the world and highly competitive with increasing uptake of mobile technologies and services, including NFC, mHealth, mEducation and mCommerce, which will further shape Brazil’s mobile future.

Latin America Mobile Observatory 2011

Latin America Mobile Observatory 2011

The first edition of the Latin American GSMA Mobile Observatory provides a comprehensive review of the Latin American mobile communications industry. This Observatory collates the latest statistics and market developments, providing a reference point for participants in the mobile industry, policy makers and other interested stakeholders.

It covers the state of the industry, including the evolution of competition, innovation in new products, services and technologies and the industry’s contribution to social and economic development in Latin America.

European Mobile Observatory 2011

European Mobile Observatory 2011

The European Mobile Observatory was first published in 2008, and later in 2009, as a comprehensive review of the European mobile communications industry. The 2011 European Observatory has been updated with the latest statistics and market developments. It covers the state of the industry, including the evolution of competition, innovation in new products, services and technologies and the industry’s contribution to social and economic development in Europe.

Asia Pacific Mobile Observatory 2011

Asia Pacific Mobile Observatory 2011

The 2011 Asia Pacific Mobile Observatory updates and expands on the first Asia Pacific Mobile Observatory carried out in 2009.

This year’s report focuses especially on the positive economic and social impact of mobile broadband, which is having a transformative effect across Asia Pacific. The innovative Mobile Broadband Readiness Index aims to show how key countries compare against one another from a ‘readiness’ perspective and identify the means to sustain growth from a market, regulatory policy and corporate strategy perspective.

African Mobile Observatory 2011

African Mobile Observatory 2011

This is the first African edition in the GSMA Mobile Observatory series and provides a comprehensive review of the African mobile communications industry. The report focuses on how mobile operators and African governments can work together to continue the remarkable growth story of the African mobile industry. The benefits that mobile services have already brought to hundreds of millions of Africans can be extended to those who have yet to connect. By so doing, the African continent can continue to bring not only communication services, but also improved financial services, healthcare and education to its people and drive an increase in the economic wealth and development.

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