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Competition Dynamics in Mobile Markets in Europe

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The mobile telecommunications market in Europe is undergoing a significant phase of investment in 5G networks. As articulated in the European Commission’s 5G Action Plan and the EU Digital Decade, the key objective is uninterrupted 5G broadband coverage for all urban areas ...

GSMA Europe Newsletter – November 2022

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Click here to read the latest updates about the GSMA Europe activities in the region.

European Spectrum Policy for the Digital Decade

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The EU’s Digital Decade envisages full 5G or 5G equivalent coverage by 2030, which means ensuring digital inclusion for all European citizens and businesses no matter where they are. The important question is how do we deliver on that vision? Meeting the 2030 targets ...

GSMA restates importance of fair contribution to European Infrastructure investment

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The GSMA strongly believes that the future of Europe’s digital economy requires action to ensure that those Big Tech players, driving large and increasing traffic volumes over European networks, make a fair contribution to infrastructure investment. The publication of ...

The future of 5G connectivity in Europe

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The GSMA Mobile Economy Europe 2022 report, launched in October 2022, revealed that policy action is needed for EU to achieve Digital Decade goals. The report predicts that by 2025, the average adoption of 5G across Europe will hit 44%, with the UK and Germany expected to ...

GSMA report demonstrates policy action is needed for EU to achieve Digital Decade goals

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Economic contribution of mobile continues to expand, but market dynamics are impeding European 5G progress. 5th October 2022, Brussels: Mobile technologies and services contributed Eur757 billion to European GDP in 2021, but Europe’s ambitious Digital Decade goals remain ...

GSMA Statement on the Global Network Investment Demands Faced by Mobile Operators

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Mobile is one of the greatest technology success stories of all time, making a significant socio-economic contribution to every country. Robust and resilient digital infrastructure is in every country’s national interest. The volume of data crossing telecoms networks is ...

GSMA Europe Newsletter – September 2022

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Click here to read the latest updates about the GSMA Europe activities in the region.

Joint EU and National Telecom Sector Statement on “Fair Contribution”

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Brussels, 18 July 2022 – EU and national associations AOMR (RO), APMS (CZ), AssoTelecomunicazioni (IT), ATI (BG), DigitalES (SP), ETNO (EU), Fédération Française des Télécoms (FR), GSMA Europe (EU) and and *Internetoffensive Österreich (Austria)* released the following Joint ...

Joint Statement by EU and Ukrainian Operators to Help Refugees from Ukraine Stay Connected – Extended

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Update: In July 2022, the European Commission asked European and Ukrainian mobile operators to extend the Joint Statement on connectivity to support Ukrainian refugees. Under the renewed three-month commitment, signatories will continue to voluntarily and bilaterally lower ...

Telecom Industry Applauds EU Institutions for New Platform Rulebooks

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The European telecommunications industry welcomes the European Parliament’s adoption of the Digital Services Act (DSA) and the Digital Markets Act (DMA), resulting from the co-legislators’ provisional agreements earlier this year. Today’s vote confirms Europe’ political ...

The GSMA warmly congratulates the Czech Government on assuming the Presidency of the Council of the European Union

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This Presidency will play a critical role in advancing a number of initiatives that will be key to delivering the ambitious vision of the EU Digital Decade, whilst shaping the future of Europe’s digital economy, society and sovereignty. The mobile industry welcomes the ...

The GSMA Summer Reception – Key Highlights

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On 15 June, the GSMA invited its members, EU institutions representatives, telecom attaches, and the broader EU stakeholders to the Summer Reception. The evening was an occasion for the industry peers and EU policymakers to meet face to face and exchange views on the ...

In moments of crisis, mobile connectivity is a lifeline

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Watch the Ukraine support message by the GSMA, recorded for the Digital Assembly 2022. 

How can the Mobile Industry help Europe meet its ambitious climate goals?

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During the EU Green Week 2022, the GSMA hosted a #GSMAconnected series event “How the Mobile Industry can help Europe reach its ambitious climate goals?”. Vesa Terävä, Head of Unit, European Green Deal, European Commission, gave opening remarks and highlighted the progress, ...

The Internet Value Chain Report Launch Event – Key highlights

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The GSMA 2022 Internet Value Chain Report, launched in May 2022, revealed that market imbalances between network operators and online services providers may put global growth prospects at risk across multiple sectors of the internet-based economy. The study highlighted ...

GSMA Europe Newsletter – May 2022

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Learn about our latest activities, news and events. Click here to read GSMA Europe Newsletter – May 2022.

Mid-band 5G spectrum crucial to economic growth in Europe

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 Spectrum assignment can be a powerful driver of industrial development and economic growth over the next decade. The GSMA’s latest data – an analysis of the direct monetary impact of mid-band 5G – shows, for the first time, the potential socio-economic benefits at ...

GSMA Policy Note on the EU Digital Identity Framework (eIDAS)

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The GSMA, specifically representing the European Mobile Network Operators involved in identity services in this instance, warmly welcomes the European Commission’s initiative to revise and expand the eIDAS Regulation into the EUID framework. It is encouraging to see that the ...

Ukraine Support Actions by the European Mobile Operators | Interactive Map

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This map shows voluntary measures European mobile network operators (MNOs) are implementing to provide communications assistance to the people affected by the war in Ukraine. It was developed using data from Cullen International (Table 1 and Table 2). For more information ...