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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 ...

DIGITAL SWITCHOVER SIGNALS GROWTH FOR KENYA, SAYS GSMA

December 2, 2014

2 December 2014, London: Tom Phillips, Chief Regulatory Officer, GSMA, offered the following statement regarding confirmation of the schedule for migrating from analogue to digital terrestrial television in Kenya: “The GSMA congratulates the Governme...

NEW STUDY FINDS MORE SPECTRUM FOR MOBILE BROADBAND IS VITAL TO BOOST ECONOMIC GROWTH IN ASIA PACIFIC

November 19, 2014

London – Increased broadband connections in Asia Pacific will generate US $1.2 trillion of GDP growth and create up to 35 million new jobs by 20201, according to a new report from the GSMA, “Today, Tomorrow and the Future – Managing Data Dema...

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...

Spectrum in the News

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...

GSMA advises Peru on digital dividend process

February 17, 2015

In January 2015, the GSMA coordinated with local member operators in Peru to advise the government on the importance of establishing a clear process for the migration of current users from the 700MHz band before allocation to mobile operators. On Februar...

GSMA advances WRC-15 case in Arab States

February 16, 2015

The GSMA has engaged in a series of events in recent months to highlight the vital need for governments to agree new mobile spectrum allocations at the World Radiocommunication Conference in November (WRC-15). In December, the GSMA presented at the Gul...

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