Friday 1 Jul 2022 |
Increased spectrum availability is a pre-requisite for sustainable investments and increased welfare. The European mobile market has some disadvantages compared to its North American and East Asian peers, particularly in terms of ...
European Commission consultation on the proposal for a Cyber Resilience Act | GSMA Accompanying Written Response
Friday 27 May 2022 |
The GSMA welcomes the opportunity to provide input to the European Commission’s public consultation on the proposal for a Cyber Resilience Act. We generally support the initiative to introduce cyber resiliency requirements throughout ...
Thursday 2 Jun 2022 |
The GSMA wishes to raise concerns about the risk that restrictive technical conditions may cause to the premise of service neutrality as well as the risk that such approaches may breach Article 45 of the European Electronic Communications Code (EECC).
Tuesday 1 Mar 2022 |
This strategy paper analyses how the network equipment used within the telecommunications ecosystem can evolve towards a circular business model.
Thursday 24 Feb 2022 |
This playbook is intended as a practical tool to help organisations consider how to ethically design, develop and deploy AI systems.
Monday 28 Feb 2022 |
The GSMA Mobile Economy series provides the latest insights on the state of the mobile industry worldwide.
Sunday 27 Feb 2022 |
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.
Monday 8 Nov 2021 | Position Paper |
The GSMA and ETNO welcome the initiative of the European Commission to propose a Regulation on Artificial Intelligence, and notably the central role of the risk-based approach, which keeps citizens at the centre and is ...
Monday 27 Sep 2021 | Report |
The European mobile industry has been instrumental in keeping consumers and businesses connected throughout the pandemic, despite changes in data consumption patterns and demand. Actions from operators to ...
Tuesday 21 Sep 2021 |
Today connectivity is essential to accomplish many of our daily activities. Telecommunications infrastructure is the backbone for digitalisation and will power an economic recovery that is smarter, greener and more inclusive.
Thursday 6 May 2021 |
An ambitious and balanced DMA has the potential to lead the way, globally, in improving market dynamics in the field of digital services. It can create competitive and innovative markets that deliver superior results for citizens in Europe and worldwide.
Monday 26 Apr 2021 |
The GSMA and ETNO believe the DSA has the potential to restore citizens’ trust and increase consumer protection online by creating a harmonised EU legal framework applicable to all service providers offering their content, goods or services within the EU.
Wednesday 14 Apr 2021 |
The European Union (‘EU’) needs a modern, stable regulatory and tax framework to appropriately address the developments and challenges of the digital economy. We therefore consider it appropriate for the digital economy to be ...
Friday 26 Mar 2021 |
Mobile operators are partners with the governments to ensure good quality ICT infrastructure and are also trying to meet the demand from citizens and business for more data, speed, resilient networks, higher connectivity, flexibility, ...
Friday 26 Mar 2021 |
The Radio Spectrum Policy Programme is a mean to support key Union policy areas: the European Gigabit Society, the European Green Deal, New industrial strategy for Europe and Shaping Europe’s digital future. It is therefore ...
Friday 26 Mar 2021 |
The GSMA welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the next phases of the RSPG and the European Commission’s work via a response to the public consultation on the future of the RSPP program. The program must be focused on exploring ...
Thursday 11 Feb 2021 |
Open and Virtualised Radio Access Networks, An Explanatory Guide for Policymakers, provides an overview of the shift to open and virtualised RAN, and outlines a number of enablers that policymakers should consider to support the ...
Tuesday 2 Mar 2021 |
Widespread high quality connectivity will play a significant role in the response to the COVID-19 crisis, as it will ensure network stability and lay the foundations for future economic growth. Investments in widespread connectivity will help sustain jobs
Tuesday 2 Feb 2021 |
The GSMA, on behalf of its European members, presents the mobile industry's vision for 2021 and beyond in its latest report.
Monday 1 Feb 2021 |
Anonymised and aggregated data, which are being processed by telecom operators, can help better understand and predict the spread of the COVID-19, evaluate the effectiveness and the implementation of public health policies and ...
Monday 14 Dec 2020 |
A report by Coleago Consulting Ltd. The GSMA endorses the findings and conclusions of this report. 5G will bring major benefits to end users over the coming years. Starting ...
Thursday 12 Nov 2020 |
The Russia Federation expects commercial 5G networks in 10 cities with more than 1 million people by the end of next year, but the rollout could be faster and cheaper if the government adopts updated international safety guidelines for ...
Wednesday 11 Nov 2020 |
The Covid-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on the digital landscape in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) region and around the world. Mobile operators in the region have engaged with the public and private sectors on ...
Thursday 15 Oct 2020 |
The Radio Spectrum Policy Program (RSPP) has been at the core of the EU communication framework since 2012, making it instrumental for the development of 4G networks across the continent. Most of its provisions are still relevant today ...
Wednesday 14 Oct 2020 |
The experience of the last 20 years has demonstrated that demand for harmonised spectrum for mobile broadband has been growing year over year. Driven by unit price reductions that are hard to match in other sectors, usage of mobile ...
Tuesday 6 Oct 2020 |
The telecoms sector is characterised by evolving service, improved trust, and enhanced customer relationships. A result of strong competition between providers, innovation and considerable ongoing investments in networks and services, ...
Friday 2 Oct 2020 |
The threat landscape has changed dramatically since the NIS Directive came into play in 2016, and the GSMA today urged the European Commission to update and expand the directive to meet current risks and future challenges to ensure 5G ...
GSMA Views on the Review of the Electronic Identification Regulation and Potential New European Digital Identity
Thursday 1 Oct 2020 |
The GSMA, specifically representing the European Mobile Network Operators involved in Identity Services in this instance, expressly welcomes the Commission's approach to revise and expand the eIDAS Regulation. We favour a combination ...
Monday 14 Sep 2020 |
GSMA Response to the Public Consultation on the Review and Prolongation of the Current Roaming Regulation
Thursday 10 Sep 2020 |
The GSMA responded to the European Commission’s Public Consultation on the Review and Prolongation of the current Roaming Regulation.
Wednesday 9 Sep 2020 |
The GSMA & ETNO associations, which represent the vast majority of telecom operators in the European Union, welcome the opportunity to provide input to DG Competition on the possibility to introduce a New Competition Tool (NCT).
Monday 7 Sep 2020 |
We believe that the digital economy is a broad, diverse ecosystem. One in which innovation thrives through collaboration and competition, but also through shared responsibility and accountability across global value-chains.
Monday 13 Jul 2020 |
The GSMA welcomes the EC’s initiative to review the Broadband Cost Reduction Directive (BCRD), agrees that it needs to be reviewed in light of current technological, market and regulatory developments and shares its objectives.
Monday 22 Jun 2020 |
We welcome the Green Deal initiative which is an essential initiative to reduce the risks related to climate change.
Tuesday 5 May 2020 | Video |
Wednesday 8 Apr 2020 |
As COVID-19 continues to spread rapidly in many parts of the world, some governments and other agencies are making requests for data or insights held by mobile network operators (MNOs) and other companies. Data and insights from ...
Wednesday 1 Apr 2020 |
Our organizations welcome the European Commission proposal to give effect to the SAWAP provisions of the EECC to allow harmonized light deployment regimes leveraging simple criteria such as volume, emission power and compliance of SAWAP installation
Wednesday 1 Apr 2020 |
ETNO and the GSMA provide their comments below in response to the ‘Statement by the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework on BEPS on the Two-Pillar Approach to Address the Tax Challenges Arising from the Digitalisation of the Economy’. We ...
Wednesday 12 Feb 2020 |
The GSMA has submitted a response to the European Commission’s Directorate General for Competition Consultation on EU competition rules on horizontal agreements. Overall, the GSMA believes that current instruments have been so far ...
Friday 24 Jan 2020 |
The GSMA, ETNO and Cable Europe, as the voice of Europe’s leading telecom and cable operators, have been heavily invested in the debate surrounding the draft e-Privacy Regulation, since its publication in January 2017. We have ...
Friday 22 Nov 2019 |
Executive summary The GSMA is and remains fully committed to ensure the successful deployment of eCall, both now and in the future cooperating with all relevant stakeholders, including vehicle manufacturers and ...
Tuesday 1 Oct 2019 | Video |
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
Wednesday 25 Sep 2019 | Video |
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 ...
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
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
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.
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
Friday 22 Feb 2019 |
Data is the fuel for great customer experience and opportunities in the future
Monday 18 Feb 2019 |
Thursday 14 Feb 2019 |
Monday 11 Feb 2019 |
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
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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
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
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 ...
Tuesday 20 Nov 2018 | Video |
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
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
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).
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 ...
Thursday 10 Mar 2016 | Video |
Wednesday 30 Mar 2016 | Video |
Monday 14 May 2018 | Video |
Friday 15 Jun 2018 | Video |
Thursday 28 Jun 2018 | Video |
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.