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GSMA letter to the European Parliament on Delegated Act C-ITS

Dear Members of the European Parliament, I am writing to you concerning the Delegated Act on C-ITS, which will be discussed at next week’s plenary session of the European Parliament. Yesterday, the Transport Committee supported the objection of MEP Riquet to the Delegated Act. I would like to urge you also to vote in favour […]

GSMA comments on AI guidelines for Europe

The GSMA welcomes the AI Ethics Guidelines published today by the European Commission. Commenting on behalf of the European mobile industry Afke Schaart, VP and Head of Europe, GSMA said: “The powerful combination of AI with 5G and The Internet of Things will transform entire industries and enable new disruptive services. Only with the right […]

GSMA-ETNO letter on safe and competitive Connected and Automated Driving in Europe

5 April 2019 On behalf of ETNO and GSMA, the two leading telecoms associations in Europe, we would like to raise our concern about the competitiveness and safety of connected and automated driving in Europe. For this reason, we would like to draw your attention to some fundamental considerations regarding safety and growth in the […]

EATA: EU should take global lead in connected and automated driving, automotive and telecoms sectors urge

Brussels, 3 April 2019 – As Europe prepares to elect a new European Parliament and appoint new Commissioners, the European Automotive and Telecoms Alliance (EATA) urges policy makers to step up efforts in order to ensure that the EU takes the global lead in connected and automated mobility. As global players launch new products and […]

Open letter from the GSMA Director General Mats Granryd

Dear Ministers, The GSMA would like to urge you to reject the Delegated Act on C-ITS, which was adopted by the Commission on 13 March and is now under scrutiny by the Council and European Parliament for the period of 2 months, until 13 May. Our industry association, which represents mobile operators worldwide, uniting more […]

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

On 19 March, GSMA Europe hosted a Mobile Meetings Series that focused on the steps taken during this term and the future of the Digital Single Market (DSM) following the elections to the European Parliament (EP) in May 2019. The event explored the development of the DSM since 2014, the remaining challenges, and finally, the […]

The European Union risks undercutting Europe’s 5G future with its Connected Car legislation

13 March 2019, Brussels: Today the European Commission made a technology choice in its Connected Car Legislation that, in the view of the GSMA, undercuts its own 5G Action Plan and jeopardises its digital competitiveness; the Commission has chosen to ignore technological innovation and choice, and instead stick with an outdated wi-fi (802.11p) technology for […]

Deutsche Telekom Wins the European 5G Pioneer Award

The GSMA and the European Commission recognize Deutsche Telekom as a front-runner in commercial 5G services 26 February 2019, Barcelona: Deutsche Telekom has been announced as the winner of the “European 5G Pioneer Award”, which is part of the GSMA GLOMO Awards. The announcement has been made during a ceremony on the second day of […]

Modernise Regulation to Deliver Europe’s Digital Future Calls GSMA

Ahead of European Parliament Elections ‘Mobile Industry Manifesto for Europe’ Provides a Roadmap to Foster 5G Innovation 26 February 2019, Barcelona: The GSMA today launched ‘The Mobile Industry Manifesto for Europe’ on behalf of its European members, highlighting its vision for Europe’s digital future. Ahead of the European Parliament elections this spring, the manifesto calls […]

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

On January 24, GSMA Europe hosted a Mobile Meetings Series discussion on the mobile industry’s perspective on Artificial Intelligence (AI). The event explored, in particular, the extent to which the European Union’s strategy on AI addresses not only the mobile industry’s interests, objectives and concerns but also whether it is sufficient to stay ahead of international […]

GSMA Winter Celebration: Gender Diversity in the Digital Era

On January 29, GSMA Europe hosted its winter reception to honour women leaders and gender diversity in the digital era. The European Commissioner for the Digital Economy and Society, Mariya Gabriel, gave a keynote speech, followed by a panel led by GSMA’s Chief Regulatory Officer, John Giusti. The event explored the ways in which stakeholders […]

The GSMA Backs the European Commission’s Draft for AI Ethics Guidelines

Ensuring Trustworthy AI Technology is Key to Maximise Benefits While Minimising Risks to Citizen’s Rights 25 January 2019, Brussels: The GSMA supports the Commission’s work to provide clear, comprehensive guidelines for trustworthy Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies/systems. Following the stakeholder consultation on the European Commission’s AI Ethics Guidelines draft produced by the Commission’s High-Level Expert Group […]

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

On 20 November, GSMA Europe hosted a Mobile Meetings Series on consumer protection in the European Union (EU). This blog provides an overview of the main issues raised during the discussion carried out under the Chatham House rule. The event explored, among other aspects, whether the existing EU policy framework closes the gaps in consumer […]

The GSMA Highlights Importance of 5G-Friendly Implementation of New Telecom Rules

Policymakers Must Ensure a Stable and Positive Regulatory Environment for European Business and Citizens to Benefit from 5G 4 December 2018, Brussels: Today Telecoms Ministers at the EU Council adopted the European Electronic Communications Code, completing the challenging EU negotiations on this important legislation. The GSMA’s Chief Regulatory Officer John Giusti commented on the regulation […]

Harmonisation of antenna deployment policies necessary for efficient 5G rollout

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 compliance assessments of mobile devices and network antennas with particular relevance for 5G and small cell deployments. The draft […]

Implications of C-V2X for the mobile and automotive sectors

On 9 October, GSMA Europe hosted a Mobile Meetings Series on Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X) technology and its implications for the mobile and automotive sectors. The event explored, among other aspects, the challenges posed by the Delegated Act on Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) currently being drafted by the European Commission and expected to be adopted […]

GSMA Announces European 5G Pioneer Award Open for Entry

Presented in Cooperation with the European Commission, the Award Will Recognise a Front-runner in Preparing for Commercial 5G Service Launch 5 October, Brussels: The GSMA announces that the ‘European 5G Pioneer Award’, which is part of the GSMA GLOMO Awards, is open for entry. Entries for the 2019 award will be accepted until Wednesday, 21 […]

Europe’s connected car policies may harm 5G investments

The GSMA is concerned about upcoming European legislation on communication between cars. The Commission may ring fence its ‘own’ technology for deploying C-ITS in Europe. Such a decision would harm investments in 5G networks across Europe. On 11 July, the GSMA organised a dinner on Connected Cars in Brussels, to inform around 70 stakeholders on […]

Enhancing fairness in Platform-to-Business relations

 On 20 June, GSMA Europe hosted a Mobile Meetings Series that focused on platforms and what type of EU regulatory and policy framework will best ensure the dynamic digital economy. The event explored in particular whether the European Commission’s proposed platform Regulation sets out sufficient rules to curb platforms’ anti-competitive practices. Online platforms are key […]

GSMA Signs MoU With LTE Union to Usher in 5G Era

Alex Sinclair, Chief Technology Officer, GSMA and Gulnara Hasyanova, Executive Director, LTE Union, a non-profit organization working to foster mobile network deployment within the Russian Federation have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at MWC Shanghai 2018. The agreement will see both parties work together to facilitate the implementation of future mobile networks by exchanging […]