Our mission is to advance policy and regulation that enables a safe, sustainable and innovative mobile sector for all.
Digitalising person-to-government payments
This report explores how the digitalisation of person-to-government (P2G) payments using mobile money can be leveraged to improve government revenue and access to public services. It also highlights the resulting benefits for governments, citizens, businesses, and the wider economy.
EMF and Health
The radio signals used by mobile technologies are extensively researched and have been for decades, and human exposure standards and safety measures have been developed that protect against all established health risks from exposure to radio signals from mobile network antennas and mobile devices. To date, no health risks have been established from exposure to the low-level radio signals used for mobile communications.
5G, EMF Exposure and Safety
This booklet provides an introduction to 5G technology; an explanation as to how 5G networks operate; and provides an overview of the international safety guidelines for the levels of EMF exposure. Available in multiple languages.
EMF Exposure Guidelines
This document explains the key features of the updated international guidelines for exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMFs) developed by the International Commission for Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) and published in March 2020.
Connectivity and Network Disruptions
Connectivity and Network Disruptions Statement
A GSMA statement about the impact that government/authorities’ restrictions on connectivity and internet services are having on citizens and businesses in Myanmar.
Open and Virtualised Radio Access Networks
An explanatory guide for policymakers
This guide provides an overview of the shift to open and virtualised RAN, and outlines a number of enablers that policymakers should consider to support the deployment of mix-and-match elements of open and virtualised RAN.
Smart Data Privacy Laws
This paper provides a guide for those involved in drafting and reviewing data privacy rules or legislation. It distills what has been learned from data privacy law implementation to date into guiding principles by which a proposal can be measured. Available in multiple languages.
Mobile Privacy Principles
These principles describe the way in which mobile consumers’ privacy should be respected and protected when consumers use mobile applications and services that access, collect and use personal information.
The GSMA works with the mobile industry and policymakers to promote taxation best practice, pursue greater affordability and highlight the corresponding benefits of broader internet adoption, economic growth and social inclusion. Explore our interactive map to discover our latest country specific tax research.
Rethinking mobile taxation to improve connectivity
This report analyses mobile sector taxation over time and its impact on connectivity. It aims to highlight taxes applied to mobile services, identify how specific taxes can reduce affordability, and explores the impact of uncertain tax regimes on investment. Available in multiple languages.
Mobile Policy Handbook
Mobile Policy Handbook
As the global trade association of mobile operators, the GSMA conducts and commissions research on policy trends and challenges in the fast-moving mobile communications market. This handbook draws on the association’s unique insight into the mobile sector and presents it in a practical way for those who want to explore the issues and unleash the value of mobile technology in their own market. Available in multiple languages.