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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 Novembe...

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...

NEW GSMA STUDY FINDS THAILAND CAN INCREASE GDP BY US $23 BILLION BY 2020 THROUGH EFFECTIVE MOBILE BROADBAND POLICY

May 6, 2015

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 Thai...

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...

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, G...

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South Asian stakeholders focus on WRC-15 preparations

June 30, 2015

The GSMA visited Delhi in June to meet with key stakeholders including member operators, the airport authority and DoT Secretary, at a WRC-15 preparatory workshop organised by the ITU/APT foundation of India. The GSMA also participated in the South Asian ...

Indian operators submit letter to Telecom Minister supporting GSMA’s target bands for WRC-15

June 29, 2015

The GSMA, along with India's mobile operators, in June submitted a letter to the Telecom Minister in support of the GSMA’s target mobile bands ahead of the APG-15 meeting for WRC-15. The final WRC-15 preparatory meeting for ITU Members in Asia Pacific (...

Germany successfully auctions “second” digital dividend band

June 28, 2015

Spectrum auctions held in June in Germany raised just over €5 billion for the government on 270MHz of spectrum across four bands from the three winners: Vodafone, Deutsche Telekom and Telefonica. The auction included a 2×5 MHz block in the 1800 MHz ban...

GSMA, ITU, ICANN and Internet Society talk connected societies and the role of spectrum

June 26, 2015

The GSMA partnered with the ITU, ICANN and the Internet Society to arrange a policy forum in Bangkok in June. This event examined the various national aspirations to build more connected societies, and presented new pieces of research and analysis on how ...

Vietnam assesses future spectrum requirements for mobile broadband

May 28, 2015

The GSMA, together with the Authority of Radio Frequency Management (ARFM) Vietnam, hosted a workshop in Hanoi in May on the Future of Mobile Broadband.  The workshop featured the launch of a report commissioned by the ARFM which estimated Vietnam’s fu...

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