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GSMA SUPPORTS TRAI RECOMMENDATIONS FOR INDIA’S FORTHCOMING SPECTRUM AUCTION

October 21, 2014

London: Tom Phillips, Chief Regulatory Officer, GSMA, offered the following statement regarding the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s (TRAI) recommendations on India’s upcoming spectrum auction: “Next year’s spectrum auction is particula...

GSMA REPORT HIGHLIGHTS KEY ROLE OF MOBILE BROADBAND IN EGYPT

October 2, 2014

With the Right Incentives, Investment in Mobile Broadband Could Boost GDP by EGP 310 billion (US $43 billion) and Create 1.2 Million New Jobs London: At a roundtable of industry and government leaders this week in Cairo, attended by H.E. Eng. Atef Helm...

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...

Spectrum in the News

GSMA submits response to South African telecom regulator’s draft mobile broadband roadmap

October 17, 2014

The response highlighted the central role that licensing additional spectrum to mobile operators will play in creating faster and more ubiquitous mobile broadband services. It provided input on readying the 800MHz, 900MHz and 2.6GHz bands for mobile use a...

GSMA provides submission to TRAI on extending broadband penetration

October 15, 2014

The GSMA has responded to a consultation paper from the Indian telecom regulator, TRAI, on rapidly improving broadband penetration in India. Particular emphasis was placed on urgently licensing the 2100MHz band as well as agreeing a roadmap for releasing ...

GSMA works with operators to advise the Brazilian regulator ahead of the 700MHz auction

October 1, 2014

The GSMA has recently responded to the 700MHz spectrum auction consultation in Brazil. The auction concluded on 30th September with the total raised reaching USD 2.39 billion (BRL 5.8 billion), which excludes an extra USD 1.47 billion cost (BRL 3.6 billio...

GSMA addresses unrealistic 3G licensing conditions in Iraq

September 30, 2014

In September, the GSMA participated in a World Bank hosted workshop on “Enabling Broadband in Iraq” which included discussions around licence fees and awarding spectrum to a new entrant. Attendees included representatives from the Iraqi Ministry of Co...

GSMA holds workshop on spectrum auction best practice for Indian government & regulator

September 25, 2014

The GSMA organised a capacity building workshop on best practice for spectrum auctions in India for the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) and Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on 24th September 2014. The meeting provided a platform for ope...

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