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GSMA CALLS ON THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION TO ADOPT A LONG-TERM VISION FOR THE FUTURE OF THE UHF SPECTRUM

September 1, 2014

Spectrum Policy Must Encourage Investment in World-Leading Mobile Networks London: Anne Bouverot, Director General, GSMA commented on today’s release of a report to the European Commission on the future use of the UHF spectrum band (470-790MHz). P...

GSMA WELCOMES OUTCOME OF ITU MEETING TO SUPPORT NEW SPECTRUM BANDS FOR MOBILE BROADBAND

August 1, 2014

London: Tom Phillips, Chief Regulatory Officer, GSMA, offered the following statement regarding the outcome of the International Telecommunication Union’s (ITU) Joint Task Group meeting in Geneva: “At a critical ITU meeting in Geneva yeste...

GSMA WORKS WITH MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY TO SUPPORT DEVELOPMENT OF MOBILE SECTOR IN MYANMAR

July 16, 2014

Myanmar: The GSMA today reinforced its commitment to support Myanmar’s burgeoning mobile sector by hosting a workshop with the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) on “Mobile Communications as an Agent of Inclusion a...

NEW GSMA REPORT HIGHLIGHTS ECONOMIC IMPACT OF AWS SPECTRUM FOR 4G MOBILE BROADBAND IN LATIN AMERICA

May 28, 2014

Region Would Benefit From Additional US $53 Billion Across Seven Markets London: The GSMA1 today released findings of a new report2, “The AWS Situation in the Americas”, which highlights the positive economic impact of allocating the AWS spectrum ban...

GSMA CALLS FOR CLARITY ON FORTHCOMING SPECTRUM AUCTION OF 700MHZ DIGITAL DIVIDEND BAND FOR MOBILE IN BRAZIL

May 22, 2014

London: Tom Phillips, Chief Regulatory Officer, GSMA, offered the following statement regarding rules for the forthcoming Brazilian spectrum auction of the 700MHz Digital Dividend band for mobile broadband and the launch by ANATEL of two public consultati...

Spectrum in the News

Telecom NZ to launch 700MHz LTE next month

July 22, 2014

Telecom New Zealand is set to launch 700MHz Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology towards the end of next month, with an initial switch-on via eleven sites in the Waikato region, including central Hamilton, Morrisonville and surrounding areas. Services wil...

GSMA urges new Indian government to prioritise the release of additional spectrum for mobile services

June 25, 2014

The GSMA has written to the new Ministry of Telecommunications in India to prioritise the release of additional spectrum for mobile services to meet the rising demand for data and boost mobile broadband growth. A closed-door industry meeting with the Sec...

ITU: Big Data, ‘spectrum crunch’ and strategies to fund new network investment emerge as hottest issues for tech regulators

June 5, 2014

During the Global Symposium for Regulators, held by the ITU in Bahrain this year, the need for more radiofrequency spectrum to alleviate ‘spectrum crunch’ and support a growing array of wireless services was one issue where concepts around shared spec...

GSMA engages with African states to address the digital switchover and licensing the digital dividend for mobile broadband

June 2, 2014

The GSMA led an industry session with Qualcomm and Ericsson on using the UHF band for mobile broadband in Africa at the African Telecommunications Union (ATU)’s third Digital Migration Summit on 27-29th May. ATU recommendations reaffirmed African countr...

GSMA raises awareness of mobile spectrum requirements including the digital dividend in Arab States at local events

April 17, 2014

Working closely with the regulator in the UAE, the GSMA organised two industry sessions targeting the Gulf Cooperation Council and the Arab Spectrum Management Group to raise awareness of mobile spectrum needs in the region and the importance of assignin...

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