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Coming up: conference on renewable energy and 5G

Climate and digital policies are at the very top of the European agenda. The new Commission has set out highly ambitious targets, to become the first carbon-neutral continent by 2050 and to regain Europe’s digital sovereignty. These two topics are closely interlinked. ...

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 ...

Joint Industry Statement on the ePrivacy Regulation

EU telecoms and cable sectors uphold confidentiality of communications, ask for promoting European innovation and competitiveness Brussels, 10 October 2019 – The GSMA, ETNO and Cable Europe look forward to working with the new College of European Commissioners to advance the ...

A European investment climate to support 5G roll-out

On 27 September, GSMA Europe hosted a Mobile Meetings Series focusing on the establishment of an attractive investment climate for Europe to ensure a fast and smooth roll-out of 5G. This blog provides an overview of the main issues raised during the discussion carried out ...

C-V2X, the Future of Connected Transport, is Live Today

The promise of connected vehicles is enormous: they stand to improve traffic safety and efficiency, reduce air pollution, and improve quality of life for millions of people. Vehicle to Everything (V2X) technology is set to save 1,000 lives per year in the US alone, for ...

GSMA and 5GAA Sign Cooperation Agreement to Boost Deployment of Connected Cars and Safer Roads

Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything Solutions Will Reduce Road Fatalities and Pollution. September 10, 2019, Brussels: Accelerating the deployment of connected cars, the GSMA and the 5G Automotive Association (5GAA) today signed a three-year cooperation agreement. The global ...

Nordic CEOS For a Sustainable Future Seek to Collaborate with Nordic Governments on Climate Action and Diversity in the Workplace

Nordic CEO Group Meets with Region’s Prime Ministers to Accelerate Sustainability Action Reykjavik, Iceland: The Nordic CEOs for a Sustainable Future, an alliance of the leaders of the Nordic region’s leading businesses, met today with the Prime Ministers of the five Nordic ...

Towards a competitive spectrum mix for Europe

On 18 June, GSMA Europe hosted a Mobile Meetings Series focusing on the challenges and opportunities of spectrum allocation and management in Europe, and the role played by the mobile industry therein. This blog provides an overview of the main issues raised during the ...

EU Member States reject connected cars legislation after telecoms lobby

The GSMA applauds the decision of EU Member States to reject draft connected cars legislation. The Delegated Act C-ITS would have locked in an ageing radio technology to connect cars and infrastructure with each other, thereby making it more difficult for advanced cellular ...

GSMA endorses Recommendations to better inform consumers about their rights online – Statement

Today, the European business community presents its voluntary tool –  Recommendations for a better presentation of information – to better inform consumers when they are shopping online. The aim is to help companies finding good ways to present their information ...

GSMA statement on the rejection of the Delegated Act C-ITS

Mats Granryd, Director General of the GSMA, said : “Europe just got back in the connected car race against the US and China. Thousands of lives on the roads and thousands of jobs in our factories will be saved with this cutting edge technology. Europeans will also save ...

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

Open Letter to the Council Brussels, 24 June 2019 – 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...