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The Mobile Economy Russia & CIS

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Tuesday 8 Oct 2019 |

Russia will lead the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) in the commercialisation of 5G services, with the region’s other markets all launching 5G networks by 2025. 5G networks have the potential to transform the digital economy for businesses and cit

Connected vehicles technology showcase and networking event – Interviews with 5GAA

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Friday 27 Sep 2019 | Video |

Connected vehicles technology showcase and networking event – Interviews with Orange

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Friday 27 Sep 2019 | Video |

Connected vehicles technology showcase and networking event – 10 September 2019

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Wednesday 25 Sep 2019 | Video |

Connecting Vehicles with C-V2X

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Monday 2 Sep 2019 | Video |

Connected vehicles will drastically improve road safety, traffic efficiency and environmental progress – but only with a reliable, secure technology that has the backing of a strong ecosystem. This technology is C-V2X (Cellular ...

Connecting Vehicles Today and in the 5G Era with C-V2X

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Monday 2 Sep 2019 | Report |

“Backed by a strong and diverse ecosystem of suppliers, C-V2X is commercially available and poised for widespread deployment in both vehicles and roadside infrastructure. Extensive testing and trials have demonstrated that ...

GSMA ETNO Position paper on the proposal for a regulation on preventing the dissemination of terrorist content online

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Monday 1 Jul 2019 | Position Paper |

This document provides for GSMA and ETNO members’ position on the European Commission’s proposal for a regulation on preventing the dissemination of terrorist content online (TCR). GSMA and ETNO fully endorse the objective of the ...

Europe should avoid a false start on C-ITS: industry calls for Council to object the rushed adoption of the Delegated Act

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Tuesday 25 Jun 2019 | Letter |

As the Council of the European Union prepares to decide on the Delegated Regulation on Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS), we call upon Member States to formally object to the current version of the Delegated Act.

5G in Russia: a local and global view on the way forward

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Thursday 6 Jun 2019 | Report |

5G is widely viewed in Russia as a necessity for the creation of a new and more competitive national economy. The implementation of 5G networks should be considered by regulators not as just a new technical advancement in telecoms but as a condition for de

Digital Single Market Priorities for the European Policy Makers 2019-2024

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Monday 8 Apr 2019 |

Conversations at MWC19: Pilar del Castillo MEP

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Monday 8 Apr 2019 |

Telecoms as the “Secured Data Hub” for the Digital Society

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Friday 22 Feb 2019 |

Data is the fuel for great customer experience and opportunities in the future

A European Strategy on Artificial Intelligence: The Mobile Industry’s Perspective

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Monday 18 Feb 2019 |

GSMA Winter Celebration: Gender Diversity in the Digital Era

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Thursday 14 Feb 2019 |

GSMA Winter Celebration: EU Commissioner Gabriel on Women in Digital

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Monday 11 Feb 2019 |

GSMA and ETNO present their views on European Commission’s draft delegated act on C-ITS

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Monday 11 Feb 2019 | Position Paper |

The GSMA and ETNO underline the regulatory importance of the Delegated Act. It is a crucial piece of legislation, not only to make Europe’s roads safer and smarter, a goal that the telecom industry fully supports, but it will also have ...

GSMA views on the proposal establishing a European Cybersecurity Competence Centre and a Network of National Coordination Centres

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Thursday 24 Jan 2019 |

The GSMA welcomes the EU proposal establishing a European Cybersecurity Competence Centre and a network of National Coordination Centres. Given the importance of strengthening the global competitiveness of Europe’s cybersecurity ...

GSMA Response to the Draft Ethics Guidelines for Trustworthy AI

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Monday 21 Jan 2019 |

The GSMA supports the European Commission’s endeavour to maximise the benefits of artificial intelligence (AI) while minimising the risks to individuals and communities, and appreciates the opportunity to comment on the Commission’s ...

GSMA Europe Public Policy Position on Award Best Practice

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Friday 18 Jan 2019 |

Mobile network operators play a vital role in the world of today, requiring digital connectivity everywhere and around the clock. These critical national infrastructures responsible for delivering nearly all kinds of voice and data ...

GSMA Europe Public Policy Position on Spectrum for Vertical industries

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Friday 18 Jan 2019 |

Mobile operators are beginning the pre-commercial activity of their 5G networks, and will soon start the commercial ones. For verticals, the importance as 5G connectivity will be vital to ensure they have the best connectivity to ...

Joint GSMA-ETNO response to the BEREC public consultation on the Draft BEREC Report on Terminating Contracts and Switching Provider

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Friday 18 Jan 2019 |

ETNO and GSMA find it surprising that BEREC has decided to look into contract termination and provider switching while the relevant regulation has been updated and significantly tightened – even including new far-reaching provisions on ...

GSMA-ETNO response to the BEREC public consultation on the Common Position on Mobile Infrastructure Sharing

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Friday 18 Jan 2019 |

The BEREC common position on mobile infrastructure sharing takes a backwards-oriented view on competition in mobile telecommunication services. For these common positions to be valid for the future, they need to at least take into ...

Policies for a Competitive European Data Economy

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Tuesday 4 Dec 2018 |

The Future of EU Consumer Protection: What is the way forward?

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Tuesday 20 Nov 2018 | Video |

Mobile Economy Russia and CIS 2018

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Tuesday 30 Oct 2018 |

Our new study reveals how Russia will lead the CIS region into the 5G era over the coming years, as operators invest in rapidly building out 5G coverage across the country’s population, following the launch of the region’s first 5G networks in 2020.

GSMA/ETNO position paper on the European Commission’s Proposal for a Regulation on preventing the dissemination of terrorist content online COM(2018) 640

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Friday 30 Nov 2018 | Position Paper |

GSMA and ETNO fully endorse the objective of the European Commission to effectively tackle the dissemination of terrorist content online. At the same time, we are concerned that the draft regulation could have unintended effects

Europe’s leadership in connected and automated driving depends on technology-neutral, innovation-oriented policies

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Monday 12 Nov 2018 |

Serious concern has arisen in the telecoms and transport industries over the restrictive content of the forthcoming Delegated Act on Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS).

Harmonisation of antenna deployment policies necessary for efficient 5G rollout

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Friday 2 Nov 2018 |

The 7th GSMA EMF Forum was held on 16 October 2018 at the GSMA Europe offices in Brussels. It discussed the proposed updated international radio frequency exposure guidelines, the latest scientific developments and new approaches to ...

Laszlo Toth, GSMA, on 5G in Europe

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Thursday 10 Nov 2016 | Video |

Interview: Andrus Ansip

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Friday 14 Mar 2014 | Video |

Interview: EU Commissioner for Digital Economy & Society

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Thursday 10 Mar 2016 | Video |

Ministerial Programme 2016 : Interview with Michal Boni

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Monday 18 Apr 2016 | Video |

Ministerial Programme 2016 : Thibaut Kleiner

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Monday 18 Apr 2016 | Video |

Mobile World Congress 2016

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Thursday 14 Jan 2016 | Video |

Highlights of the Ministerial Programme at Mobile World Congress 2016

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Wednesday 30 Mar 2016 | Video |

Mats Granryd, DG, GSMA at the UN General Assembly

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Friday 23 Sep 2016 | Video |

#EIFAsks: Are Europe’s 5G ambitions realistic?

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Thursday 10 Nov 2016 | Video |

Mobile World Congress 2017 Highlights

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Thursday 6 Apr 2017 | Video |

Mobile 360 Privacy and Security

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Thursday 25 May 2017 | Video |

Feature: Mobile 360 Europe 2017 highlights

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Wednesday 18 Oct 2017 | Video |

The Role of Mobile in the FinTech Revolution

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Thursday 11 Jan 2018 | Video |

The Role of Mobile in the Drone Ecosystem

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Thursday 11 Jan 2018 | Video |

The Future of Regulation in the Data Economy

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Wednesday 7 Feb 2018 | Video |

Digitalising Healthcare in Europe

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Wednesday 4 Apr 2018 | Video |

Conversations at #MWC18MP: 5G

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Thursday 10 May 2018 | Video |

Conversations at #MWC18MP: Creating a Better Future

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Monday 14 May 2018 | Video |

Conversations at #MWC18MP: Artificial Intelligence & Innovation

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Thursday 10 May 2018 | Video |

The rise of OTTs: user trends & policy challenges

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Monday 18 Jun 2018 | Video |

GSMA Mobile Money celebrates the International Day of Family Remittances with Alexander De Croo

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Friday 15 Jun 2018 | Video |

Enhancing fairness in Platform-to-Business relations

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Thursday 28 Jun 2018 | Video |

The Global Deployment of Cellular V2X

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Friday 20 Jul 2018 | Video |

m360 Europe 2018 – Brussels Live Stream

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Tuesday 18 Sep 2018 | Video |

Mobile Economy Europe 2018

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Tuesday 18 Sep 2018 |

This year's report highlights key developments and the outlook for the mobile industry, the contribution of the mobile ecosystem to economic growth and social development, and the role of mobile in driving consumer engagement and innovation in the region.

ETNO-GSMA Tax Policy Committee Response to European Commission proposed Directives on Digital Taxation

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Friday 15 Nov 2019 |

The ETNO-GSMA Tax Policy Committee (hereinafter The Committee) has taken this opportunity to provide its views on the EC proposals for Council Directives to introduce DST (‘the Interim Solution’) and introducing rules relating to the ...

ETNO-GSMA Tax Policy Committee Response to European Commission proposed Directives on Digital Taxation

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Friday 3 Aug 2018 | Public Consultation Response |

The ETNO-GSMA Tax Policy Committee views on the EC proposals for Council Directives to introduce DST and introducing rules relating to the corporate taxation of a significant digital presence, and would like to provide the following comments.

GSMA’s views on the European Commission’s Public Consultation on measures to further improve the effectiveness of the fight against illegal content online

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Monday 25 Jun 2018 | Public Consultation Response |

This document outlines GSMA members’ comments on the European Commission’s (the Commission) public consultation on measures to further improve the effectiveness of the fight against illegal content online.

GSMA and ETNO position in relation to the proposal for a Regulation on promoting fairness and transparency for business users of online intermediation services

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Wednesday 20 Jun 2018 |

The GSMA and ETNO welcome the European Commission’s targeted approach aimed at tackling a number of identified issues with regard to the contractual relationships between online platforms and their business customers.

GSMA Comments on the Agreement on EECC: Europe Passes Up Opportunity To Demonstrate 5G Leadership

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Wednesday 6 Jun 2018 | Public Consultation Response |

In the GSMA’s view, this agreement is a political compromise that fails to confront long term challenges for the European telecommunication sector and could hinder deployment of 5G networks in Europe

Open letter from the mobile industry on the technical conditions of the 26GHz band in Europe

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Tuesday 5 Jun 2018 | Public Consultation Response |

The arrival of 5G offers an opportunity to build on this success with the potential to power a wide variety of new services and applications.

Cable Europe, ETNO, and GSMA call on Ministers on the ePrivacy Regulation

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Wednesday 30 May 2018 | Public Consultation Response |

Cable Europe, GSMA and ETNO’s members have made implementation of the GDPR their highest priority, since the protection of customer’s personal data is at the core of our industry’s business model.

Position paper on Article 13 of the proposed Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market

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Tuesday 29 May 2018 | Public Consultation Response |

It is critical that Article 13 strikes a fair and proportionate balance between the interests of all affected parties and that its scope is strictly limited to avoid risking a detrimental effect on the larger digital economy.

Position paper on the proposal for a Directive on Representative Actions for the Protection of the Collective Interests of the Consumers

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Monday 28 May 2018 | Public Consultation Response |

ETNO and the GSMA welcome the objective to improve law enforcement and strengthening consumer protection across the EU, irrespective of the location of size of an undertaking.

Position paper on the proposal for a Directive on Better Enforcement and Modernisation of EU Consumer Protection Rules

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Monday 28 May 2018 | Public Consultation Response |

ETNO and the GSMA welcome the objectives of the proposals on “A New Deal for Consumers”, which aim at updating consumer protection standards and improving enforcement.

Net Neutrality and BEREC guidelines: ensuring compliance and innovation

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Thursday 17 May 2018 | Public Consultation Response |

Experts from Europe’s leading telecom and cable operators have analysed the BEREC Guidelines on the Open Internet Regulation (EU 2015/2120).

EU new deal for consumers: ETNO and the GSMA call for consistent standards across services in modernising consumer laws

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Wednesday 11 Apr 2018 | Public Consultation Response |

Brussels, 11 April 2018 – In today’s digital age, receiving an SMS to safely finalise an online payment, using an instant messaging app, or enjoying seamless connectivity and compelling content at home or on the go ...

Joint statement of DIGITALEUROPE, ETNO and the GSMA on the outcome of the spectrum trilogue

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Friday 9 Mar 2018 | Public Consultation Response |

Brussels, 9.3.2018 – Cecilia Bonefeld-Dahl – Director-General of DIGITALEUROPE, Lise Fuhr – Director General of ETNO and Afke Schaart – VP and Head of Europe at the GSMA, issued the following joint statement: “We know that ...

Mobile Policy Handbook 2018

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Thursday 1 Mar 2018 |

In this sixth edition of the Mobile Policy Handbook, new policy topics and industry positions have been introduced on counterfeit mobile devices, cross-border flows of data and drones. Throughout the book, the content has been refreshed with up-to-date sta

ETNO and GSMA joint position paper on Article 13 of the proposed Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market

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Tuesday 9 Jan 2018 | Public Consultation Response |

The Commission’s objective in Article 13 (the so-called ‘value gap’ provision) is to improve copyright protection through the promotion of the level playing field between content rights-holders and certain types of ...

ETNO-GSMA Tax Policy Committee Response to the European Commission Public Consultation on fair taxation of the digital economy

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Wednesday 20 Dec 2017 | Public Consultation Response |

The ETNO-GSMA Tax Policy Committee appreciates the opportunity to provide its input on the consultation on fair taxation of the digital economy and would like to provide the following comments, complementary to the answers submitted ...

GSMA Europe Response to the BEREC and RSPG Joint Report on: Facilitating mobile connectivity in “challenge areas”

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Tuesday 28 Nov 2017 | Public Consultation Response |

The GSMA welcomes the joint report by BEREC and the RSPG on facilitating mobile connectivity in challenge areas and the opportunity to provide input through this consultation. The GSMA also welcomes the toolbox approach gathered by ...

Joint GSMA-ETNO response to BEREC Consultation on Monitoring Mobile Coverage

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Wednesday 22 Nov 2017 | Joint Industry Statement |

ETNO and the GSMA, who represent the telecoms sector in Europe, welcome the opportunity to comment on BEREC’s Preliminary Report on Monitoring Mobile Coverage. We hope the following detailed comments can ...

GSMA response to the BEREC public consultation on the BEREC Work Programme for 2018

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Wednesday 22 Nov 2017 | Public Consultation Response |

The GSMA, which represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, welcomes the opportunity to comment on BEREC’s draft Work Programme for 2018. We hope the following detailed comments can serve as a constructive contribution to ...

The EECC: Recommendations to the Co-Legislators

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Thursday 16 Nov 2017 | Public Consultation Response |

European citizens, businesses and administrations rely on mobile networks to socialise, do business, provide and access information everyday in every corner of every Member State of the Union. The social ...

Open letter to the European Telecoms Ministers ahead of European Ministerial Council

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Monday 23 Oct 2017 | Public Consultation Response |

Electronic Communication Code: Urgent Action Needed to Advance European Digital Ambitions as We Enter the 5G era As you are no doubt aware, European citizens and businesses rely on ...

The Mobile Economy – Europe 2017

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Thursday 19 Oct 2017 | Public Consultation Response |

Europe is the most highly penetrated mobile region in the world. At the end of 2016, there were 456 million unique mobile subscribers in Europe, equivalent to 84% of the population. This high penetration rate means that there is little ...

GSMA Mobile 360 Series – Europe Conference Set to Debate Ambitious Reforms Needed for a Fair Regulatory Framework

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Tuesday 10 Oct 2017 | Public Consultation Response |

Brussels: The GSMA will host the annual Mobile 360 Series – Europe conference in Brussels on Tuesday, 17 October. The half-day conference gathers leaders and policymakers from the EU and public policy organisations ...

Connected cars: ready for a smooth and safe ride

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Monday 9 Oct 2017 | Public Consultation Response |

Policymakers across Europe are deliberating how best to realise the potential of self-driving cars. One key aspect is at the top of the agenda: which technology to choose for short-range communications between vehicles and with ...

European Commission proposes new rules on cybersecurity and data flows

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Monday 9 Oct 2017 | Public Consultation Response |

On 19 September, the European Commission presented its long awaited proposal on the free flow of data to enable the storage and ...

The Hutchison/Orange Merger in Austria Highlights the Positive Impact of Consolidation on Quality and Innovation

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Wednesday 27 Sep 2017 | Public Consultation Response |

Brussels: The GSMA today announced the findings of a new report, “Assessing the impact of mobile consolidation on innovation and quality – an evaluation of the Hutchison / Orange merger in ...

Tallinn Digital Summit : leading industry associations urge the European Institutions to re-evaluate the current direction of the EU Digital Single Market legislative debate

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Monday 25 Sep 2017 | Joint Industry Statement |

Joint Industry Letter Tallinn Digital Summit_25 9 2017

GSMA Urges the Commission to Adopt a Technology-Neutral Approach in Developing the EU’s Cooperative Intelligent Transport System

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Thursday 14 Sep 2017 | Public Consultation Response |

Brussels: The GSMA today urged the European Commission to keep the European market unrestricted for cellular technologies for use in connected vehicles. The EU plans to roll out a Cooperative Intelligent Transport ...

GSMA position on C-V2X in Europe September 2017

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Wednesday 13 Sep 2017 | Position Paper |

GSMA position on C-V2X in Europe September 2017

ETNO – GSMA Joint Statement: Protecting consumers while supporting innovation under the ePR

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Wednesday 21 Jun 2017 | Joint Industry Statement |

GSMA - ETNO Joint Statement on ePR 20170621

Mobile Industry Calls for Greater Ambition on Telecoms Framework Reforms

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Thursday 8 Jun 2017 | Public Consultation Response |

EU Requires a Regulatory Framework to Encourage Investment and Innovation Brussels: Ahead of tomorrow’s EU Council meeting of Telecoms Ministers to discuss amendments to the ...

Leading EU associations urge lawmakers to put 5G at the heart of telecoms reforms

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Wednesday 7 Jun 2017 | Public Consultation Response |

Joint Statement on saving Europe’s 5G ambition Brussels: Our Associations are concerned about the current legislative debate on telecoms reform. The ambitions set out in the ...

Joint Industry Statement on IoT and Innovation

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Wednesday 10 May 2017 | Public Consultation Response |

Joint Industry Statement on IoT and Innovation

GSMA’s Views on Selected Topics Relating to the European Data Economy

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Wednesday 26 Apr 2017 | Public Consultation Response |

GSMA Views on European Data Economy_April 2017

GSMA Response to the European Data Economy Consultation

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Wednesday 26 Apr 2017 | Public Consultation Response |

GSMA Response European Data Economy Consultation _ April 2017

ETNO_GSMA response to the EC Consultation on the definitive VAT system for business to business intra-EU transactions on goods

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Thursday 20 Apr 2017 | Public Consultation Response |

ETNO_GSMA response to the EC ...

Connected and automated driving EATA presents deployment roadmap, submits proposal for EU-wide project

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Monday 27 Feb 2017 | Public Consultation Response |

The European Automotive Telecom Alliance (EATA) today presented the next steps to make connected and automated driving a reality. During a roundtable discussion chaired by European Commission Vice-President Andrus Ansip and in the ...

EU Merger Regulation: The GSMA Supports Transaction Value-Based Threshold

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Monday 16 Jan 2017 | Public Consultation Response |

Mobile Operators Encourage the Commission to Carry Out a Further Consultation When Assessment Parameters Will Be Defined in More Detail Brussels: The GSMA, in its response to the ...

GSMA response to the Public Consultation on Evaluation of procedural and jurisdictional aspects of EU Merger Control

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Friday 13 Jan 2017 | Public Consultation Response |

GSMA response to the Public Consultation on ...

ETNO and GSMA about New e-Privacy Regulation: Telcos call for a customer-friendly and innovation-ready approach

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Tuesday 10 Jan 2017 | Public Consultation Response |

Brussels – Today, the European Commission has presented its Proposal for a Regulation on e-Privacy. It is intended to replace Directive 2002/58/EC and it adds to the existing General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). ETNO ...

GSMA Response to the RSPG Public consultation on the Spectrum Aspects of the Internet of Things(IoT) including M2M

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Monday 9 Jan 2017 | Public Consultation Response |

GSMA Response to the RSPG Public consultation ...

GSMA Response to the RSPG Public consultation on the Spectrum Aspects of Intelligent Transport Systems

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Monday 9 Jan 2017 | Public Consultation Response |

GSMA Response to the RSPG Public consultation on the Spectrum ...

Europe Needs a Step Change in Investment to Match Its Digital Ambitions

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Friday 2 Dec 2016 | Public Consultation Response |

GSMA Recommends Further Improvements to the Telecoms Reform Package Brussels: At today’s Telecoms Council, the GSMA called on Ministers to commit to the rapid adoption of the ...

GSMA position on the European Electronic Communications Code

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Friday 2 Dec 2016 | Position Paper |

GSMA position on the European Electronic Communications Code

Swedish Spectrum Decision Will Set Back Digitisation Progress

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Thursday 1 Dec 2016 | Public Consultation Response |

Reservation of Core Broadband Spectrum for Dedicated Public Safety Networks Will Result in Inefficient Use and Scarcity of Spectrum 1 December 2016, Brussels: The GSMA believes ...

GSMA comments on Draft BEREC Work Programme 2017

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Wednesday 2 Nov 2016 | Public Consultation Response |

GSMA comments on Draft BEREC Work Programme 2017

New GSMA Study Charts Course to Reset Competition Policy for Digital Ecosystems

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Thursday 20 Oct 2016 | Public Consultation Response |

GSMA Report Proposes New Thinking on How Competition Policy Applies to the Digital Economy Brussels: The GSMA today launched the report “Resetting Competition ...