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The economic benefits from making the 2.7GHz - 2.9GHz band available for mobile broadband services.

October 27, 2014

The below reports outline the potential economic benefits from making the 2.7GHz - 2.9GHz band available for mobile broadband services. Aetha Consulting - Saudi Arabia - Final report for the GSMA 06 October Aetha Consulting - Pakistan - Final report...

The Economic and Social Impact of Mobile Broadband in Egypt

September 29, 2014

The Egyptian telecommunications industry has seen rapid growth over the past ten years, driven by the uptake of mobiles. Mobile penetration now exceeds 100%, and over half of those with mobiles use them to access the Internet in some way. As the populatio...

The case for a mobile broadband identification in the C-Band at WRC-15: a Pacific Island perspective

July 28, 2014

The public position paper outlines considerations for Pacific Island regulators who are assessing whether to identify a portion of the C-band (3.4-4.2GHz) for IMT (i.e. potential future mobile broadband use) at the World Radiocommunication Conference in N...

GSMA Paper : Data Demand Explained

July 3, 2014

"In today's world, so many new innovations rely on high-bandwidth communication that's on demand, instant, available wherever. And that will only increase in future: think of music streaming, cloud computing, or the Internet of Things. And in that world, ...

Coleago report: Will Wi-Fi relieve congestion on cellular networks?

May 23, 2014

This research report by Coleago Consulting addresses the extent to which Wi-Fi relieves congestion on cellular networks and to what degree this will change in the future. Download report...

GSMA Recommended Band Plan for Digital Dividend 2 in ITU Region 1

May 22, 2014

This position paper sets out the recommended band plan for the 700MHz frequency band in Europe (including Russia), the Middle East and Africa. Download position paper  ...

GSMA Public Policy Position: Mobile spectrum requirements and target bands for WRC-15

May 16, 2014

At the World Radiocommunication Conference in November 2015 (WRC-15), administrations from around the world will agree on changes to international spectrum allocations and associated regulatory provisions. The outcome will be the single most important fac...

Spectrum Handbook Series

March 3, 2014

These handbooks provide a general introduction to mobile spectrum, how it is managed and the challenge posed by rapidly growing data usage. They have been designed for readers who don’t have a technical background in the subject. While this is only a...

Licence Renewal in Latin America

February 12, 2014

The GSMA  released findings of a new report, “Licence Renewal in Latin America”, which highlights the climate of uncertainty surrounding the continuity of spectrum licences for many countries in the region. The study finds that such uncertainty can d...

The Impact of Licensed Shared Use of Spectrum

February 5, 2014

The GSMA has commissioned a study to scope and model the strategic and economic impacts on the mobile industry of Licensed Shared Access (LSA), a spectrum sharing approach in which an incumbent licensed user is permitted to sub-license and share spec...

The Benefits of Digital Broadcasting

February 5, 2014

There has been considerable discussion of the benefits of changing use of UHF spectrum for mobile (i.e. the digital dividend) but discussion of the benefits for broadcasters from the transition to digital technology are often neglected in political and re...

ADTI Report for GSMA on the Coexistence of ISDB-T and LTE

January 22, 2014

The GSMA are supporting their members in Brazil during the national planning process to re-farm the 700MHz band for mobile services. As part of this, guidance as to how cellular and broadcast operators systems can coexist is essential. The GSMA have contr...

GSMA Policy Position on Spectrum Licence Renewal. SPANISH

January 20, 2014

Posición de la GSMA sobre política pública -  Renovación de licencias de espectro La banda ancha móvil aporta importantes beneficios económicos y sociales. El sector cuenta con un historial probado de inversiones en la innovación tecnológica y e...

GSMA Policy Position on Spectrum Licence Renewal. ENG

January 20, 2014

GSMA Policy Position on Spectrum Licence Renewal Mobile broadband delivers significant economic and social benefits. The sector has a proven track record of investing in technology innovation and developing new business and consumer services. It also h...

ITU. UPDATED CONSIDERATION OF SPECTRUM REQUIREMENTS UNDER AGENDA ITEM 1.1

January 9, 2014

ITU. UPDATED CONSIDERATION OF SPECTRUM REQUIREMENTS. R12-WP5D-C-0242...

Coleago Report on Spectrum Demand Model Results

January 9, 2014

Coleago Report on Spectrum Demand Model Results....

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ZTE - LTE APT 700MHz Terminal white paper

September 19, 2013

June 2013 This white paper summarizes the technical challenges and solutions for the APT 700MHz terminal, such as antenna design, multi-band RF design, carrier aggregation and voice solutions. APT 700 terminals will benefit from the whole existing LTE tec...

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ZTE - LTE APT 700MHz Network white paper

September 19, 2013

June 2013 Mobile service providers today need to harmonize the benefits of all spectrum bands in their network. This paper shows how the 700MHz spectrum is the best solution for operators looking for nationwide and in-building coverage Download here...

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TELSTRA - APT 700MHz white paper

September 19, 2013

September 2013 This document provides insight into the global and local (Telstra Australia) growth in wireless data, along with forecasts of the applications, device usage and traffic out to 2018. This paper explains how the new 3GPP band (band 28 or APT7...

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ERICSSON - APT700 A truly global LTE band

September 19, 2013

September, 2013 Starting in Asia, Ericsson has led the development and championed widespread acceptance of the APT700 band, creating a global LTE ecosystem opportunity, benefiting consumers and operators. Download here...

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NSN - APT700 Discussion Paper

September 19, 2013

September, 2013 An overview by Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) outlining the 700 and 800MHz bands for mobile network deployment, highlighting the different regions, where there is overlap and what areas of interference might need to be considered Down...

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Digital Dividend Q&A: Laying the Foundations for Expanded Mobile Service

September 13, 2013

The GSMA spoke with François Rancy, director of the ITU Radiocommunication Bureau and a leading authority in international spectrum planning, to gain his perspectives on the state of the Digital Dividend and other issues that affect the release of harmon...

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Securing the Digital Dividend for Mobile Broadband

July 11, 2013

The Digital Dividend refers to the spectrum made available for alternative uses when analogue television broadcasting is converted to digital, which is more spectrum-efficient. This policy position paper makes the case for releasing the Digital Dividend f...

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Valuing the Use of Spectrum in the EU

June 19, 2013

This report, commissioned by the GSMA, provides an input to the European Commission‘s wireless policy. It offers an independent assessment in which Plum Consulting estimate, for 2013 and 2023, the economic value generated across the EU27 by applications...

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The Economic Benefits to Indonesia of Early Harmonisation and Assignment of the Digital Dividend to Mobile

May 22, 2013

Research and analysis from the Boston Consulting Group demonstrates the value of the Digital Dividend to Indonesia, and the urgency of releasing this harmonised spectrum to mobile. Download...

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Digital Dividend Q&A: Shaping International Spectrum Policy

April 29, 2013

The UAE’s foremost authority on spectrum management, Tariq Al Awadhi is a prominent figure in international spectrum planning and negotiation. Al Awadhi played a pivotal role in international spectrum management as chair of the World Radiocommunication ...

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GSMA Public Policy Position on TV White Space

April 11, 2013

Television broadcasting typically leaves some UHF frequencies idle at certain locations. Known as ‘white spaces’, these broadcasting gaps are increasingly being considered for alternative uses. In addition to issues of technical feasibility, use of TV...

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GSMA Public Policy Position on Spectrum Licensing

April 11, 2013

The environment for spectrum licensing is increasingly complex. Effective and efficient management of this complex environment is critical to ensure continued investment in, and development of, mobile services. This GSMA position paper touches on the ke...

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GSMA Public Policy Position on Spectrum Auctions

April 11, 2013

The environment for spectrum auctions is increasingly complex as governments release new allocations of spectrum in existing mobile bands; manage the renewal of licences coming to the end of their initial term; and release new spectrum in new bands for mo...

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GSMA Public Policy Position on Licensed Shared Access (LSA) and Authorised Shared Access (ASA)

April 11, 2013

Licensed Shared Access (LSA) and Authorised Shared Access (ASA) are concepts that allow spectrum that has been licensed for international mobile telecommunications (IMT) to be used by more than one entity. This GSMA position paper considers the implicatio...

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Content or Technology: What Are the Trends Driving Data Demand?

March 27, 2013

Mobile is at the heart of a multi-million dollar industry that supports a wider ecosystem than we ever imagined just a few years ago. So what kinds of trends are behind this figure, who is involved and what is necessary to keep this engine running? This ...

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The Asia Pacific Telecommunity Band Plan — Growing the 700MHz Ecosystem

March 27, 2013

There has been much talk about the Digital Dividend and the move from analogue to digital television, freeing up spectrum for potential mobile broadband services. To accelerate this transition and for countries which still have to adopt the 700MHz band p...

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Socio-Economic Benefits of Assigning the Digital Dividend to Mobile in Thailand

March 13, 2013

Since 2010, when the GSMA and The Boston Consulting Group first reported on the benefits of allocating the 700MHz band to mobile in the Asia-Pacific region, a number of important developments have been observed. Most notably, an increasing number of count...

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Practical Recommendations for Digital Switch-Over (Eng, Fr, Sp)

February 25, 2013

Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) provides a more flexible and efficient technical platform for broadcasters to deliver both SD and HD programming. It can also provide wider consumer choice through more broadcast television channels, multimedia, radio ...

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Arab States Mobile Observatory 2013

February 23, 2013

Mobile penetration has increased greatly over the past few years and now reaches well above 100% in many countries of the Arab States. The telecommunications sector has been partially liberalised and competition has increased service affordability. This h...

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Spectrum Bandwidth Requirement for IMT Services in China by 2020

February 6, 2013

In recent years, China has experienced extraordinary data traffic expansion, which has resulted in increasingly high requirement for radio frequency spectrum with China facing a potential spectrum shortfall by 2016. CATR’s report estimates the future sp...

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Digital Dividend Q&A: National Spectrum Planning with a Global Outlook

January 31, 2013

Australia was the first country, in June 2010, to announce that it would allocate its Digital Dividend to the mobile sector, and Australia has been an influential advocate for releasing harmonised spectrum for mobile telecommunications ever since. GSMA sp...

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The Socio-economic Impact of Allocating Spectrum for Mobile Broadband Services in China

January 30, 2013

To determine the distribution of spectrum, CATR has compiled research into the social and economic impact of the use of spectrum by different services including IMT mobile services, broadcast and aviation etc. This report highlights the value of spectrum ...

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Digital Dividend Q&A: Striving for Mobile Leadership in Latin America

December 18, 2012

An interview with Juan Manuel Wilches Duran, Deputy Director of Spectrum Management and Planning at Colombia’s National Spectrum Agency (ANE) This is one of a series of interviews conducted by the GSM Association that aims to capture the experiences, in...

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Digital Dividend in Southeast Europe

November 30, 2012

GSMA-commissioned report looking at the progress Southeast Europe has made in the analogue switchover to digital terrestrial broadcast. Bulgaria, Serbia, Turkey and Greece are examined in detail.

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Sub-Saharan Africa Mobile Observatory 2012

November 21, 2012

The mobile industry is driving explosive economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa, which has the fastest growing mobile market in the world. Prepared by Deloitte for the GSMA, this mobile observatory presents the latest statistics and market developments in ...

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Brazil Mobile Observatory 2012

September 28, 2012

The first of the Mobile Observatory series of reports to focus on Brazil offers the GSMA’s view into the explosive growth of the sector and the range of services it enables for its citizens. Brazil is the fourth largest mobile market in the world and hi...

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Digital Dividend Q&A: Towards Broadband Access for All

September 1, 2012

An interview with Suvi Lindén, former Minister of the Government of Finland and Special Envoy to the Broadband Commission. This is one of a series of interviews conducted by the GSM Association that aims to capture the experiences, insights and advice o...

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Digital Dividend Toolkit

August 1, 2012

The GSMA’s Digital Dividend Toolkit is a rich online resource providing one-stop access to the latest policies and perspectives on the Digital Dividend, highlighting areas of best practice. Go to the Digital Dividend Toolkit...

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GSMA Suggested Suitable Frequency Bands

July 13, 2012

At WRC-12, a new agenda item for WRC-15 was agreed on IMT, namely: “1.1 to consider additional spectrum allocations to the mobile service on a primary basis and identification of additional frequency bands for IMT and related regulatory provisions, to f...

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Asia Pacific can unlock US$1 trillion in GDP through spectrum harmonisation for mobile broadband

July 9, 2012

A graphical look at the impact of regionally harmonised 'digital dividend' spectrum for mobile. Download...

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Frequency Bands and Choices: Finding Solutions for Europe

June 26, 2012

Presentation by GSMA’s Roberto Ercole to the 7th Annual European Spectrum Management Conference Download here...

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Licensing to Support the Mobile Broadband Revolution

May 22, 2012

GSMA-commissioned report that takes an in-depth look at spectrum licensing best practices and real-world case studies. Summary Licensing Best Practices Full Report...

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The Economic Benefits of Early Harmonisation of the Digital Dividend Spectrum and the Cost of Fragmentation in Asia

May 9, 2012

In 2010, GSMA and The Boston Consulting Group released a report on the social and economic benefits of allocating the 700 MHz band to mobile broadband in the Asia-Pacific region. Based on a rigorous and conservative proprietary methodology, we identified ...

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The Socio-Economic Benefit of Allocating Harmonised Spectrum in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

April 30, 2012

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) would receive considerable socio-economic benefits from the release of harmonised spectrum in the 700/800 and 2.6 GHz bands for use by mobile operators to deliver next-generation mobile broadband services. In particular, ...

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Radio Spectrum

April 24, 2012

A visual introduction to radio spectrum and its uses. ...

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Spectrum, It’s Everyone’s Business -- MWC 2012 Spectrum Seminar Presentations

March 16, 2012

Mobile is at the heart of a $1.8 trillion industry. For a mobile ecosystem businesses to be successful, it requires reliable mobile networks. Spectrum is the oxygen that sustains this ecosystem and with data demands rising, you need to support ‘the ask...

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GSMA Spectrum Handbook

February 25, 2012

This handbook gives a nontechnical introduction to radio spectrum and the issues surrounding spectrum management, for people who don’t have a technical background in the subject. While there is far more to know about spectrum than is contained in these ...

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HSPA and LTE Enhancements to Utilise Spectrum Efficiently

February 17, 2012

The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of current efforts to enhance the performance and efficiency of mobile broadband technologies. In so doing, spectrum resources can be utilized as intensively as possible to expand mobile network capacity...

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Video: Spectrum Is Everybody’s Business

February 1, 2012

A graphical introduction to radio spectrum, and why it matters for connected living. ...

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Video: Gazing Into the Future of Mobile

February 1, 2012

This animated video shares what we know about the rising demand for mobile services. ...

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Collecting Revenue from Spectrum

February 1, 2012

Spectrum has a substantial economic value. Telecommunications services derived from spectrum are purchased not just directly by customers, but also form a key input into nearly every sector of a modern economy. This report by DotEcon explores the balance ...

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Latin American Mobile Observatory 2011

January 1, 2012

This is the first Latin American edition of the GSMA Mobile Observatory and provides a comprehensive review of the LatAm mobile communications industry. This Observatory collates the latest statistics and market developments, providing a reference point f...

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Digital Dividend

December 17, 2011

Understanding what the 'Digital Dividend' for mobile broadband is all about... ...

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The Benefits of Releasing Spectrum for Mobile Broadband in Sub-Saharan Africa

December 1, 2011

Mobile broadband has the potential to strengthen economic growth and social development in sub-Saharan Africa (sSA). But demand will be limited by the current supply of spectrum for mobile use. This research, commissioned by GSMA and conducted by Plum Con...

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African Mobile Observatory 2011

December 1, 2011

This is the first African edition in the GSMA Mobile Observatory series. This observatory provides a comprehensive review of the African mobile communications industry. Included are the latest statistics and market developments, as a reference point for m...

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900MHz and 1800MHz Band Refarming Case Study — France

November 30, 2011

This study presents the experience of France in refarming its 900 MHz and 1800 MHz mobile spectrum bands. Download...

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1800MHz Band Refarming Case Study — Sweden

November 29, 2011

Case study detailing the process of refarming the 1800 MHz frequency band for mobile in Sweden. Download case study...

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900MHz Band Refarming Case Study — Sweden

November 27, 2011

Case study detailing the process of refarming the 900 MHz frequency band for mobile in Sweden. Download...

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900MHz and 1800MHz Band Refarming Case Study — Denmark

November 24, 2011

This case study presents the Danish experience in refarming the 900 MHz and 1800 MHz frequency bands. Download...

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Success in the 3GPP Evolution of HSPA -- MWC 2010

November 23, 2011

Presentations from GSMA 'Success in the 3GPP Evolution of HSPA' Mobile Broadband Seminar at Mobile World Congress 2010, presentations included from the GSMA, Signals Research Group, Telstra and Qualcomm. Download...

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Broadband World Forum - Building the Business Case

November 23, 2011

This session addresses the key issues influencing operator decisions about when and how to move to LTE. With some mobile operators making public announcements about their LTE deployment plans and others stating an intent to stay on the HSPA evolution path...

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El Impacto de la Tributación en el Desarrollo

November 22, 2011

La finalidad del presente estudio es evaluar el impacto de la tributación fiscal en el desarrollo del sector de la banda ancha móvil en los países emergentes. Se basa en estudios de caso de cinco países, cuatro de los cuales han promulgado regímenes ...

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Award of the 700/800MHz Band: Australia

November 11, 2011

This is one of a series of case studies on approaches to awarding the 700MHz/800MHz band for mobile broadband. The countries in this series are Australia, Finland, Germany, Mexico and the UK. Download...

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Award of the 700/800MHz Band: Finland

November 11, 2011

This is one of a series of case studies on approaches to awarding the 700MHz/800MHz band for mobile broadband. The countries in this series are Australia, Finland, Germany, Mexico, and the UK. Download...

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Award of the 700/800MHz Band: Germany

November 11, 2011

This is one of a series of case studies on approaches to awarding the 700MHz/800MHz band for mobile broadband. The countries in this series are Australia, Finland, Germany, Mexico, and the UK. Download...

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Award of the 700/800MHz Band: Mexico

November 11, 2011

This is one of a series of case studies on approaches to awarding the 700MHz/800MHz band for mobile broadband. The countries in this series are Australia, Finland, Germany, Mexico, and the UK. Download...

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Award of the 700/800 MHz band: UK

November 11, 2011

This is one of a series of case studies on approaches to awarding the 700MHz/800MHz band for mobile broadband. The countries in this series are Australia, Finland, Germany, Mexico, and the UK. Download...

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Public Policy Position on Spectrum Trading

November 1, 2011

Spectrum trading is the ability of operators to voluntarily trade their spectrum asset. Where there is no compelling reason to restrict such trading, governments should have an appropriate regulatory framework to facilitate commercially based spectrum tra...

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Public Policy Position on Spectrum Sharing and Infrastructure Sharing

November 1, 2011

Spectrum sharing and infrastructure sharing are commercially based agreements between operators to share assets to best provide service and coverage to society and consumers. Governments should have an appropriate regulatory framework to facilitate volunt...

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Public Policy Position on Renewal of Spectrum Usage Rights

November 1, 2011

Operating mobile networks and providing services to consumers requires long-term investment and access to mobile frequency bands. Having a publicly available regulatory framework based on the principles of transparency and predictability for renewal of sp...

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Public Policy Position on Change of Use of Spectrum

November 1, 2011

Governments should allow the change of use of technologies within mobile bands, taking a technology-neutral stance that facilitates mobile technology upgrades and mobile service innovation. Download position paper...

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European Mobile Observatory 2011

November 1, 2011

The European Mobile Observatory was first published in 2008, and later in 2009, as a comprehensive review of the European mobile communications industry. This 2011 report updates the Observatory with the latest statistics and market developments, providin...

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Asia Pacific Mobile Observatory 2011

November 1, 2011

The 2011 Asia Pacific Mobile Observatory updates and expands on the first Asia Pacific Mobile Observatory carried out in 2009. With new data, analysis and insight it provides a comprehensive reference point for participants in the mobile industry, policy ...

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NigeriaCom GSMA MBB Workshop Presentations 19th September 2011

September 18, 2011

NigeriaCom GSMA MBB Workshop Presentations 19th September 2011 Download...

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Briefing Paper on WRC Agenda Item 1.17 — Broadcast Interference

July 22, 2011

Industry position on WRC Agenda Item 1.17 on broadcast interference. Download here...

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Briefing Paper on WRC Agenda Item 8.2 — Spectrum for IMT

July 22, 2011

WRC briefing paper: Mobile industry position on spectrum for IMT Download here...

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Impact of Wireless Broadband Penetration on the Taiwanese Economy

July 13, 2011

Analysys Mason has prepared this report for GSMA to assess the direct and indirect economic impact of wireless broadband in Taiwan. View Whitepaper - TW Download here...

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Nigeria - Economic Impact of Wireless Broadband

July 7, 2011

Analysys Mason has prepared this report for GSMA to assess the direct and indirect economic impact of wireless broadband in Nigeria. The content of this report is based entirely on the sources and data presented in an earlier report by Analysys Mason. &n...

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The Benefit of Self-Optimising Networks in LTE

July 1, 2011

This whitepaper highlights the effect and value that Self-organising networks can have in light of recent deployments in LTE technology to address the growing data capacity crunch. Download here...

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Taiwan - Economic impact of wireless broadband

July 1, 2011

Analysys Mason has prepared this report for GSMA to assess the direct and indirect economic impact of wireless broadband in Taiwan. The content of this report is based entirely on the sources and data presented in an earlier report by Analysys Mason. Do...

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GSMA Presentation to ATU, Algiers, July 2011

July 1, 2011

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TD-LTE: Gearing Up to Cover 2.7 Billion People in Asia by 2013

June 30, 2011

In this report, Goldman Sachs have gathered recent developments of TD-LTE among Asia carriers and global technology companies. The success of the FDD-LTE launch by Verizon in the US should accelerate further the conversion from WiMAX to TD-LTE over the la...

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Global Mobile Network Traffic: A Summary of Recent Trends, June 2011

June 29, 2011

Analysys Mason research on mobile network traffic trends, and consideration of future spectrum needs. Download here...

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GSMA Hosted Workshop India (Mumbai) - May 2011

May 26, 2011

Monetising Mobile Broadband Through Applications and Services GSMA Hosted Mobile Broadband Workshop exploring the routes and strategies for operators and vendors to take in making Mobile Broadband profitable. Presentations included from GSMA, Ericsson, Qu...

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GSMA Hosted Workshop India (Delhi) - May 2011

May 25, 2011

Monetising Mobile Broadband Through Applications and Services GSMA Hosted Mobile Broadband Workshop exploring the routes and strategies for operators and vendors to take in making Mobile Broadband profitable. Presentations included from GSMA, Ericsson, Qu...

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GSMA Hosted Regulatory Workshop India - May 2011

May 24, 2011

Aman Hotel, New Delhi, The purpose of this seminar was to highlight the uptake of Mobile Broadband in India and the rising demand for additional spectrum. Download here...

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GSMA Hosted Workshop - Philippines 11 - 13 May

May 11, 2011

Makati Shangri-La Hotel, Makati City, Philippines The purpose of this seminar was to highlight the countrywide status of MBB adoption in the Philippines and how operators can monetise Mobile Broadband through services and applications. Download here...

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LTE 1800MHz Terminal White Paper

May 5, 2011

Whitepaper exploring the use of 1800MHz terminals for LTE, the range that is seen as the most beneficial frequency with which to initially launch LTE networks. Download here...

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Impact of Mobile Broadband on Education and Healthcare Sectors in India

May 1, 2011

Research from Analysys Mason assessing the impact of mobile broadband on health and education in India....

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ZTE’s Solution for LTE in the 1800MHz Band

April 11, 2011

Much of the initial focus in LTE development has been in the use of newly allocated frequency bands and has overlooked the importance of reusing existing spectrum. The 1800MHz band, which is widely used today for GSM, is becoming a key band for LTE deploy...

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LTE 1800MHz Ecosystem Drivers

March 27, 2011

This paper explores the reasons behind the belief that refarming 1800MHz for LTE is the most feasible and cost efficient way for mobile network operators to provide high speed data services and allows early market entry. Download here...

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Refarming 1800MHz Spectrum for Mobile Broadband

March 22, 2011

Report outlining the advantages that the 1800MHz band has for use by mobile broadband radio technologies. Its broad global deployment means it provides a good complement for LTE in other bands, for example. It also offers typically 2 x 75MHz spectrum band...

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Mobile Broadband in 1800MHz Spectrum

March 1, 2011

White paper that identifies how refarming 1800MHz spectrum for use by Mobile Broadband radio technologies, including LTE and HSPA, mobile operators can gain the additional capacity, higher performance, global accessibility and economies of scale that will...

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Mobile Broadband in the 1800MHz Band

March 1, 2011

This paper explores the potential to use the 1800MHz spectrum band to help meet rising demand for Mobile Broadband services. It is based on the presentations and subsequent discussion at the 1800MHz HSPA/LTE Workshop hosted by the GSMA and the Global mobi...

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Sustaining the Mobile Miracle

March 1, 2011

A 4G Americas Blueprint for Securing Mobile Broadband Spectrum in this Decade. Download here...

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Development of an Ecosystem for the 1800MHz Band

March 1, 2011

A number of operators are looking at deploying HSPA and LTE equipment in the 1800MHz spectrum band and would like to engage with the wider vendor ecosystem to encourage support for development of equipment, modules and devices. To facilitate this push, th...

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Economic Impact of Wireless Broadband in Nigeria

February 22, 2011

Analysys Mason has prepared this report for GSMA to assess the direct and indirect economic impact of wireless broadband in Nigeria. Download here...

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Presentations from Africa Regional Seminar, Barcelona

February 16, 2011

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GSMA Response to Bangladesh 2G Consultation, February 2011

February 8, 2011

GSMA response to draft regulatory and licensing guidelines for issuing renewal licenses to existing mobile licensees. Download here...

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4G Mobile Broadband Evolution

February 1, 2011

4G Mobile Broadband Evolution: 3GPP Release 10 and Beyond - HSPA+, SAE/LTE and LTE-Advanced, provides detailed discussions of Rel-10 including the significant new technology enhancements to LTE/EPC (called LTE-Advanced) that were determined in October 201...

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Economic Benefits of the Digital Dividend for Latin America

January 24, 2011

This study provides decision makers in Latin American countries with a quantitative and qualitative estimation of the social and economic benefits of a prospective allocation of the Digital Dividend spectrum for the provision of mobile broadband services....

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Presentation from GSMA Workshops at CPM

January 5, 2011

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LTE1800: Sierra Wireless Whitepaper

January 1, 2011

A Versatile Platform for Connected Devices and Applications: This paper examines the growing industry adoption of LTE and LTE1800, and the reasons for this growth. It discusses the unique requirements of LTE1800 and how device manufacturers and applicatio...

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The Momentum Behind LTE Worldwide

January 1, 2011

The report focuses on the data surge that will happen between now and 2015 where AM predicts that 90% of traffic on networks will be data. With the right approach and strategy, operators are likely to benefit from a sound LTE business case. Utilising the ...

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Spectrum for Mobile Broadband in the Americas

January 1, 2011

This report outlines the issue of the daunting challenge that operators, public policy makers and regulators in the Americas will confront a daunting challenge during the next decade. The development of mobile broadband services will be severely inhibited...

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Introducing LTE with the Maximum Reuse of GSM Assets

January 1, 2011

The introduction of LTE is driven by the need to deliver faster mobile broadband services than GSM and WCDMA networks. This white paper introduces technology solutions for LTE1800 MHz, including information on 1800 MHz spectrum deployment options and Noki...

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India Wireless Broadband Economic Impact

December 1, 2010

Executive Summary - Analysys Mason has prepared this report for GSMA to review the status of the broadband market and assess the direct and indirect economic impact of wireless broadband in India. Recent econometric studies have quantified the direct impa...

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Taxation Impact on Mobile Broadband, Cancun, November 2010

November 24, 2010

Las telecomunicaciones son un servicio que genera importantes externalidades positivas: Contribuyen directa e indirectamente al crecimiento del producto interno bruto Incrementan la productividad Incrementan el empleo, tanto directo como...

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The Digital Dividend: How to Deliver Broadband for All

November 24, 2010

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Datasheet: The Digital Dividend in Europe

November 24, 2010

Mobile is the most ubiquitous, connected, personalised communications platform in Europe, surpassing 124% penetration in 2009. Mobile services are now being used across all age groups and socio-economic segments of the population, with 83% of EU household...

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Datasheet: The Digital Dividend in Africa

November 24, 2010

Mobile technology is revolutionising the lives of millions of people in Africa and will continue to be the primary means for the great majority to access voice, data and internet-based services. Mobile broadband has the potential to improve access to heal...

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Datasheet: The Digital Dividend in Asia Pacific

November 24, 2010

Asia Pacific is the world’s largest mobile market. Since 2003, it has more than tripled in size and added over a billion connections. Over the next five years, an additional one billion connections are expected to be added, with the Asia Pacific market ...

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Datasheet: The Digital Dividend in Latin America

November 24, 2010

Latin America has witnessed rapid take-up of mobile broadband and now has more than 50 commercial HSPA networks in more than 20 countries, delivering services to over 7 million subscribers. As the demand for affordable broadband services and internet conn...

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MIMO in HSPA: the Real-World Impact

November 22, 2010

This paper is designed to provide a neutral and balanced view of MIMO (Multiple Input Multiple Output) technology and its role in the evolution of mobile networks, while exploring concerns raised by some industry players and telecoms operators about the u...

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GSMA Hosted Workshop on Mobile Broadband -- South Africa

November 8, 2010

GSMA Hosted Workshop, South Africa - Mobile Broadband, Sharing Experiences from Around the World - The purpose of this seminar was to highlight the global successes of Mobile Broadband technology and adoption, and importantly, how operators in the Niger...

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South Africa Wireless Broadband Economic Impact

November 1, 2010

Analysys Mason has prepared this report for GSMA to review the status of the broadband market and assess the direct and indirect economic impact of wireless broadband in South Africa. Recent econometric studies have quantified the direct impact on product...

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Socio-Economic Impact of Allocating the 700MHz Band to Mobile in Asia Pacific

October 1, 2010

The GSMA appointed The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) to undertake a rigorous analysis of the social and economic benefits of allocating the 700 MHz band to mobile broadband, relative to its likely alternative, digital broadcasting. This study uses a propr...

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Traffic Management Techniques for Mobile Broadband

August 1, 2010

This white paper in order to highlights the importance of network management – and in particular traffic management or how network operators handle variable packet flows – for ensuring high quality services to consumers and overall network reliability...

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GSMA Hosted Workshop - India, August 2010

August 1, 2010

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Digital Dividend in Serbia – Volume 1

June 16, 2010

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European Commission CEPT Workshop 10 June 2010

June 10, 2010

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Mobile Networks for the 2014 World Cup

April 22, 2010

O CPqD, the premiere Brazilian center for technology research & development, has developed a paper for the GSMA on planning mobile networks for the World Cup of 2014 in Brazil, which will have games in 12 states of Brazil, with implications for the Ri...

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The 2.6GHz Spectrum Band: An Opportunity for Global Mobile Broadband

January 27, 2010

Data traffic on mobile broadband networks is growing exponentially as both consumers and business users turn to smartphones, connected laptops, tablet computers and other devices to access the internet, email, business applications and social networking s...

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Managing Radio Interference: Coexistence Between Broadcasting and Mobile in the UHF TV Band

November 24, 2009

Over the last hundred years, many techniques have been developed to manage the interference between radio systems. Mobile systems will only be permitted to operate in the digital dividend spectrum once there is assurance that the frequencies that they wil...

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The Impact of Taxation on the Development of the Mobile Broadband Sector

November 22, 2009

The purpose of this study is to assess the impact of taxation on the development of the mobile broadband sector in emerging countries. Download here...

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GSMA Response to Ofcom Consultation on Mobile Radio Frequencies in Switzerland

June 21, 2009

GSM Association response to Ofcom’s public consultation concerning the retender for and award of mobile radio frequencies in Switzerland by 1 January 2014. Download here...

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Mobile Broadband in the Americas: Momentum-Building in the AWS Band

May 27, 2009

Due to dramatically increasing global demand, a number of new spectrum bands are being licensed to add capacity and/or foster new services and competition in mobile markets. In the Americas, the Advanced Wireless Services (AWS) band (90 MHz of spectrum in...

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Digital Dividend for Mobile: Bringing Broadband to All

January 27, 2009

For many, mobile will be the first access they will have had to the Internet and the information society. The technology and the investment are in place; all that remains is to secure harmonised radio spectrum. The mobile industry is seeking an allocation...

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Mobile Broadband, Competition and Spectrum Caps

January 26, 2009

Spectrum caps have been introduced in several countries at various times as a means to implement competition policy in mobile communications markets. This exhaustive report by Arthur D Little explores the use of spectrum caps in licensing policy. Downloa...

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The Economic and Social Impact of Mobile Broadband in Egypt

September 29, 2014

Mobile broadband

700 MHz, 800 MHz

Report, Technical paper

The Egyptian telecommunications industry has seen rapid growth over the past ten years, driven by the uptake of mobiles. Mobile penetration now exceeds 100%, and over half of those with mobiles use them to access the Internet in some way. …

Coleago report: Will Wi-Fi relieve congestion on cellular networks?

May 23, 2014

Wi-Fi Offload

Wi-Fi

Report

This research report by Coleago Consulting addresses the extent to which Wi-Fi relieves congestion on cellular networks and to what degree this will change in the future. Download report

GSMA Recommended Band Plan for Digital Dividend 2 in ITU Region 1

May 22, 2014

Digital Dividend

700MHZ

Position Paper

This position paper sets out the recommended band plan for the 700MHz frequency band in Europe (including Russia), the Middle East and Africa. Download position paper  

GSMA Public Policy Position: Mobile spectrum requirements and target bands for WRC-15

May 16, 2014

Future Spectrum

At the World Radiocommunication Conference in November 2015 (WRC-15), administrations from around the world will agree on changes to international spectrum allocations and associated regulatory provisions. The outcome will be the single most important factor determining the future availability of …

Spectrum Handbook Series

March 3, 2014

Spectrum Handbook

These handbooks provide a general introduction to mobile spectrum, how it is managed and the challenge posed by rapidly growing data usage. They have been designed for readers who don’t have a technical background in the subject. While this is …

ITU. UPDATED CONSIDERATION OF SPECTRUM REQUIREMENTS UNDER AGENDA ITEM 1.1

January 9, 2014

Digital Dividend

700Mhz, LTE

ITU. UPDATED CONSIDERATION OF SPECTRUM REQUIREMENTS. R12-WP5D-C-0242

Coleago Report on Spectrum Demand Model Results

Digital Dividend

700Mhz, LTE

Coleago Report on Spectrum Demand Model Results.

ERICSSON – APT700 A truly global LTE band

September 19, 2013

Digital Dividend

700Mhz, LTE

September, 2013 Starting in Asia, Ericsson has led the development and championed widespread acceptance of the APT700 band, creating a global LTE ecosystem opportunity, benefiting consumers and operators. Download here

NSN – APT700 Discussion Paper

Digital Dividend

700 MHz, LTE, 800MHz

September, 2013 An overview by Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) outlining the 700 and 800MHz bands for mobile network deployment, highlighting the different regions, where there is overlap and what areas of interference might need to be considered Download here

Digital Dividend Q&A: Laying the Foundations for Expanded Mobile Service

September 13, 2013

Digital Dividend, Harmonisation, WRC, Interference

700 MHz, 800 MHz

Case Study

The GSMA spoke with François Rancy, director of the ITU Radiocommunication Bureau and a leading authority in international spectrum planning, to gain his perspectives on the state of the Digital Dividend and other issues that affect the release of harmonised …

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