Latest reports, updates, and events in the region
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ASIA PACIFIC
NEWSLETTER NOVEMBER 2018
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GSMA APAC IoT Partnership Programme 
14 mobile operators across the Asia Pacific region, including Celcom, Dialog, DTAC, M1, Maxis, Ncell, Optus, Robi, Smart, Smartfren, Singtel, True, XL and Xpand have joined the GSMA APAC IoT Partnership Programme - the largest Internet of Things (IoT) community in the region, with over 500 partners including mobile operators, consultants, developers, manufacturers, system integrators and vertical solution providers.
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As a member of the IoT Partnership Programme, Singtel’s Just-In-Time Device Registration (JITR) whitepaper adheres to the GSMA IoT Security Guidelines and IoT Security Assessment. This paper addresses how JITR increases operational efficiency for devices to connect to the cloud seamlessly.
Spectrum and Policy
GSMA at the 2018 IMF Annual Meetings in Bali
TVRI Interview with Julian Gorman, Head of APAC
Julian talked about expanding 4G coverage is key to Indonesia’s digital economy, and the GSMA's new report estimates that assigning 700 MHz to mobile broadband would deliver $11 billion in economic benefits.
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Digital Economy For All Roundtable 
Mats Granryd, Director General of GSMA discussed the latest findings from the new report, 'Accelerating Indonesia’s digital economy', with Rudiantara, Indonesia's Minister of Communication and Informatics.
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GSMA expands regional office in New Delhi
The new office was inaugurated by GSMA Director General Mats Granryd and Dr R.S. Sharma, Chairman of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India.
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Mobile 360 Digital Societies in Bangkok
The event attracted more than 500 attendees from 22 countries and territories, with over 50% from senior management.  Click here for details.
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Cross-border data flows  roundtable at M360 
Senior government officials and industry stakeholders across Asia  shared views on the future policy options regarding cross-border data flows for the region and globally.
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Mobile For Development
Congratulations to our Connected Women Commitment Partners
Connected Women Commitment Partners reach over 12 million new women with mobile internet and mobile money services.
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Logistics and e-commerce in Cambodia
Watch our video on how Joonaak is expanding its last-mile delivery service through an Ecosystem Accelerator Innovation Fund grant.
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The sanitation ecosystem in Odisha
Find out how Mobile for Development Utilities Innovation Fund grantee, Svadha, is developing a digitally enabled sanitation ecosystem in Odisha, India.
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Insights from Round 3 applications of the Ecosystem Accelerator Innovation Fund
Our new blog from Sam Ajadi shares insights into the top 200 start-ups across Asia Pacific and Africa that applied to Round 3.
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The GSMA’s Gender Analysis & Identification Toolkit (GAIT)
We created GAIT, a machine learning algorithm, that allows MNOs to estimate the gender of unknown subscribers.
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Accelerating Affordable Smartphone Ownership - webinar recording
Find out how ‘Asset financing models’ offer options for consumers to buy smartphones via loans and/or savings schemes.
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Latest Publications
Indonesia Country Report
Assigning vital spectrum for mobile will boost Indonesia's economy.
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ASEAN/APEC Cross-Border Data Flows
Free flow of data across borders essential for Asia's digital economies.
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2018 Mobile Industry Impact Report
Mobile Industry accelerating delivery of Sustainable Development Goals.
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Upcoming Events in the Region
 •  14 November / Mobile Meeting Series-Privacy&Data Protection, Delhi
Boris Wojtan,Senior Director of Privacy, Government and Regulatory Affairs, GSMA, and Emanuela Lecchi, Head of Public Policy, GSMA APAC, will host this meeting at the new GSMA India office in Delhi.
 •  15 November / Asia Pacific Policy Group Meeting, Delhi
A meeting of the members of the GSMA Public Policy Group.
 •  27-28 November / APT Policy and Regulation Forum, Samoa
Cristian Gomez, Director of Spectrum Policy & Regulatory Affairs, GSMA APAC, will attend this forum.
 •  4 December / Connected Women Asia event, Delhi
An evening of talks and networking with industry experts and members of the development community.