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GSMA Condemns Attacks Against Mobile Phone Masts

Health Experts Confirm No Link Between 5G and COVID-19   London: Police and counter-terrorism authorities are investigating acts of arson against mobile phone masts in the UK. The GSMA condemns these acts of violence designed to weaken our communications networks in a time ...

GSMA Europe Newsletter – April 2020

Learn about the latest GSMA Europe activities, upcoming events, recent reports and publications. Click here to read GSMA Europe Newsletter – April 2020.

How temporary access to spectrum can ease congestion during the COVID-19 crisis

In the wake of the social restrictions in place to help manage the threat of COVID-19, billions of people worldwide are relying on mobile access as family interactions, socialising and work activities move online. While the world shuts down normal activities to limit the ...

Mobile industry has never been more important to world’s citizens and global economy

I would like to recognise the contributions that mobile operators around the world are making to help their communities meet the unprecedented challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Providing robust and secure connectivity to individuals, businesses and governments has ...

GSMA comments on the new Industrial Strategy, presented by the European Commission

GSMA calls to speed up the digitalisation of industrial Europe 5G must be a funding focus “The Commission’s Industrial Strategy needs 5G to succeed, and 5G needs funding to succeed,” said Afke Schaart, the GSMA’s Vice President and Head of Europe. “Achieving the ...

ICT Industry Agrees Landmark Science-Based Pathway to Reach Net Zero Emissions

ITU, GeSI, GSMA & SBTi Set Science-Based Pathway In Line With Paris Agreement The ICT industry is today taking an unprecedented step forward in tackling climate change with the release of the first-ever science-based pathway to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions ...

Telecom operators collaborate to build the Telco Edge Cloud Platform with GSMA support

Shared Approach Aims to Bring Applications Closer to End-Users and Enable the Implementation of Innovative Enterprise Services Leading operators; China Unicom, Deutsche Telekom, EE, KDDI, Orange, Singtel, SK Telecom, Telefonica and TIM have joined forces, with the support of ...

GSMA applauds European Commission Digital Strategy but challenges remain

Telco Sector Will Play Strategic Role in Europe’s Digital Roadmap The GSMA applauds the European Commission’s vision in the Digital Strategy published today, which recognises connectivity as the most fundamental aspect of digitalisation. To transform Europe into the most ...

Mobile Market Structure and Performance in Europe: Lessons from the 4G Era

On 4 February, GSMA Europe hosted a Mobile Meetings Series (MMS) event where participants discussed the role of mobile market structure in unlocking the potential of 5G in Europe. If this process is successful, Europe stands to make productivity gains worth potentially $2.2 ...

New report Mobile market structure and performance in Europe

On 4 February, the GSMA launched new “Mobile market structure and performance in Europe” report. This study examines how European mobile markets performed during the 4G era – in particular, how different market structures affected network quality, coverage, and ...

5G, renewable energy and climate action

The climate crisis is increasing every day – and the mobile industry is taking action. The introduction of 5G networks will offer new opportunities to speed up the energy transition and reach the goals of the Paris Agreement. On 23 January, the GSMA organised the very first ...

The GSMA will work with ENISA to secure 5G networks

Complementing the 5G security toolbox, launched by the European Commission today, the GSMA has developed a security assurance scheme for network equipment, outlined a security framework and established a cyber-information hub for the telecommunications industry. The GSMA ...

GSMA Europe Newsletter – January 2020

Learn about the latest GSMA Europe activities, upcoming events, recent reports and publications.

Updated international EMF exposure guidelines apply to all 5G frequencies

The 8th GSMA EMF Forum was an opportunity to bring together over 100 invited stakeholders from across Europe and around the world to discuss the revised international radio frequency exposure guidelines, the latest scientific developments and new approaches to compliance ...

GSMA: WRC-19 opens door to exciting new 5G services

International Treaty Conference Identifies Spectrum to Make Innovative 5G Services a Reality for Consumers and Industry Globally 22 November 2019, London: The GSMA today welcomed the international spectrum treaty adopted by the World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 ...

GSMA Europe Participates at 2019 Reykjavik Global Forum for Women Leaders 

For a second year in a row, GSMA participated at the Reykjavik Global Forum for Women Leaders: the pre-eminent event for female leadership drawing around 500 internationally recognized female leaders from across governments, civil society, the private sector, academia, media ...

Joint industry statement on e-privacy regulation

EU digital leadership: telcos and cable companies call for a consistent approach to e-Privacy The European telecommunications sector puts the confidentiality of communications at the centre of its customer value proposition. A robust legal framework on privacy and data ...

Should we pay more attention to consumer attention?

Today during the 25th annual competition law and telecoms conference in Brussels, Serafino Abate, Senior Director of Competition Economics at GSMA, discussed the novel concept of using the value of consumer attention to help define digital markets – particularly ...

Head of Europe presents an Ada Award for Girls in Tech

On 16 October, Afke Schaart, VP and Head of Europe, GSMA, presented one of the Ada Awards for Girls in Tech, organised by the Digital Leadership Institute in the Google Atelier in Brussels. “Take all challenges as opportunities,” advised Ms. Mariya Gabriel, European ...

Enabling international money transfers for women: The promise of mobile money

Earlier this year, I had the privilege to participate in an International Experts Roundtable in Rome on the topic of “Women’s financial inclusion and the role of remittances”. This roundtable marked the occasion of the United Nations International Day of Family Remittances ...