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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...

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 rec...

GOVERNMENT OF RWANDA AND GSMA ANNOUNCE COLLABORATION AGREEMENT TO ACCELERATE ECONOMIC GROWTH AND DIGITAL INCLUSION THROUGH MOBILE BROADBAND

February 5, 2015

Partnership Features Initiatives in Institutional Capacity Building and Cooperation in Developing National Broadband Strategies Kigali: The Rwandan Ministry of Youth and ICT and the GSMA today announced an agreement to undertake a series of initiatives ...

GSMA WARNS OF CONSEQUENCES OF HIGH RESERVE PRICES IN INDIA'S FORTHCOMING SPECTRUM AUCTION

January 22, 2015

London: Tom Phillips, Chief Regulatory Officer, GSMA, offered the following statement on the Telecom Commission’s decision to increase reserve prices for India’s upcoming 2100MHz spectrum auction: "The GSMA is concerned by the action of the Telecom...

Spectrum in the News

GSMA’s target future spectrum included in guidelines for governments attending WRC-15

April 3, 2015

The Conference Preparatory Meeting (CPM) for the World Radiocommunication Conference 2015 (WRC-15) concluded today following two weeks of intense discussions in Geneva. The meeting culminated in the agreement of the ‘Final Report’ which includes optio...

World Radio Conference 2015 Q&A: the Swedish Perspective

March 13, 2015

The World Radiocommunication Conference in Geneva in November 2015 will provide a rare opportunity for governments from around the world to agree new international spectrum allocations for the mobile service. Sweden has consistently been at the forefron...

UAE gives go-ahead to 800MHz LTE launch

February 24, 2015

In February 2015 mobile operators in the United Arab Emirates received authorisation from the regulator to launch commercial services in the 800MHz band. In coordination with local operators, the GSMA has provided extensive technical support to the Teleco...

GSMA responds to Mexican AWS spectrum consultation

February 24, 2015

In February 2015, the GSMA and operators in Mexico prepared a formal response to the public consultation from the Mexican regulator IFETEL regarding the 2015 frequency planning. The response was focused on the release of the remaining the AWS spectrum to ...

GSMA highlights digital dividend at the Sub-Sahara Spectrum Management Conference

February 20, 2015

The GSMA was a supporting organisation at the 2015 Sub-Sahara Spectrum Management Conference held in Johannesburg on 18th-19th February. Mortimer Hope, Director Spectrum and Public Policy, Africa, spoke on the panel session entitled “Designing the Digit...

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