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GSMA COMMENDS ALLOCATION OF ADDITIONAL SPECTRUM FOR MOBILE BROADBAND AT WRC-15

November 27, 2015

27 November 2015, Geneva: John Giusti, Chief Regulatory Officer, GSMA, commented on the outcome of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) World Radiocommunication Conference 2015 (WRC-15) and its identification of additional spectrum to support n...

NEW GSMA STUDY EMPHASISES IMPORTANCE OF DIGITAL COMMERCE, ACCESS AND PAYMENTS FOR GROWTH IN PAKISTAN

November 24, 2015

Mobile Operators, Payment System Enablers and Government Partnerships Play Significant Roles in Developing Pakistan's Digital Society Islamabad: A new research report produced by the GSMA, ‘Building digital societies in Asia: Making commerce smart...

GSMA URGES GOVERNMENTS TO SUPPORT CO-PRIMARY ALLOCATION OF SUB-700MHZ SPECTRUM FOR BROADCAST AND MOBILE AT WRC-15

November 18, 2015

London: John Giusti, Chief Regulatory Officer, GSMA, reiterates the benefits of agreeing a co-primary allocation for mobile and broadcast in the sub-700MHz spectrum band at this month’s World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-15) in Geneva: &ldqu...

NEW GSMA REPORT REVEALS ECONOMIC BENEFITS OF C-BAND SPECTRUM FOR MOBILE BROADBAND

November 3, 2015

US$440 Million Would be Generated in London and Shenzhen Alone Hong Kong – The use of additional C-band spectrum for mobile broadband in London and Shenzhen alone will generate an additional US$440 million (€400 million) of economic benefit whilst pr...

GSMA URGES GOVERNMENTS TO SECURE FUTURE OF MOBILE INTERNET AT WRC-15

November 2, 2015

Urgent Action Needed to Allocate Spectrum for Mobile or Risk Capacity Crunch Geneva: The GSMA marked the start of the World Radiocommunication Conference 2015 (WRC-15) by calling on governments across the world to allocate the spectrum required to driv...

Spectrum in the News

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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