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The GSMA Welcomes and Strongly Supports the European Commission Recommendation on Connectivity

Good News for 5G in Europe The European Commission published the Digital Decade package, including a Connectivity Recommendation that should accelerate the deployment of 5G. The Commission pressed Member States to take “simple and realistic measures” to assign 5G spectrum ...

ICT Sector: Carbon-Neutral by 2030?

On 8 September, GSMA Europe hosted a virtual Mobile Meetings Series focused on the ICT industry’s role in helping Europe achieve its climate neutrality objective by 2030. The debate addressed the priorities for the sector’s decarbonisation strategy, which include measures to ...

GSMA’s Views on the European Democracy Action Plan

Europe’s telecoms industry recommends the European Commission urgently fix systemic weaknesses in internet governance and responsibility and restore public trust by updating the European Democracy Action Plan. Disinformation has had dangerous consequences for the telecoms ...

An Updated Competition Framework to Address the Challenges of the Digital Economy

In the recent years, the advent of the digital economy has brought additional challenges for competition authorities and companies in their competition law and economic assessments. There is a consensus that there is a need to review and update the current framework and to ...

A Telecoms Industry View on the Digital Services Act

In this digital age, the future of our democracies, societies and economies depends on digital ecosystems that are open, fair, competitive, and respectful of the rule of law. The adoption of digital technology brings the promise of addressing some of the biggest challenges ...

GSMA Europe Newsletter – September 2020

Learn about the latest GSMA Europe activities, upcoming events, recent reports and publications. GSMA Europe Newsletter – September 2020.

The Role of the Telecoms Sector in Accelerating the European Recovery

Joint statement by the GSMA and ETNO The European telecommunications industry stands ready to work with EU institutions, national governments and the broader stakeholders’ community to lift the Continent out of this recession. As the German Presidency of the EU takes over, ...

GSMA Position Paper on the European Green Deal

We welcome the Green Deal initiative which is an essential initiative to reduce the risks related to climate change. A Green Recovery. In the light of the current COVID-19 crisis, we welcome the willingness of the European Commission to enshrine the Green Deal in the ...

GSMA Europe Newsletter – June 2020

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

COVID-19: Digital Contact Tracing Applications

As the world works around the clock and across many fronts to combat COVID-19, the mobile industry is playing a critical role. Mobile network operators (MNOs) are providing robust and secure connectivity for individuals, business continuity and government response. To ...

5G: Empowering Recovery and Fighting Misinformation in Europe

On 3 June, the GSMA, alongside ETNO, hosted an online event on 5G: Empowering Recovery and Fighting Misinformation, garnering over 700 registered participants. Moderated by GSMA’s Maria Sotiriou and ETNO’s Paolo Grassia, the event gathered the views of the European ...

Joint Business Statement on the Proposal on Representative Actions (Collective Redress)

RUSHING COLLECTIVE REDRESS WILL NOT GET IT RIGHT As the representatives of Europe’s business community, we wish to caution EU Member State governments and the European Parliament against rushing to conclude trilogue discussions on the representative actions proposal and urge ...

COVID-19 Network Traffic Surge Isn’t Impacting Environment Confirm Telecom Operators

More Energy Efficient Networks and Renewable Energy Usage are Negating Negative Environmental Impacts   The energy consumption and carbon emissions of telecoms networks have remained mostly unchanged in recent weeks, despite significant increases in network traffic as a ...

Joint Statement of the UNI Europa ICTS and the Telecom Industry Representatives: Attacks against telecom employees must stop now

Brussels, 19 May 2020 – The European trade union federation representing telecom workers, UNI Europa ICTS, and the Associations representing the telecoms industry, ETNO and the GSMA, have joined forces to call for swift institutional action to stop attacks against telecom ...

GSMA Europe Newsletter – May 2020

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

5G: A Backbone for Europe’s Economic Recovery

Published in Our World Magazine on 6 May, 2020 One of the biggest strengths of the GSMA – our ability to convene 110,000 people from 90 countries for the annual MWC Barcelona – suddenly became a challenge in the face of a fast-moving new virus, COVID-19. We were forced to ...

The World Bank, WEF, GSMA and ITU Mobilized in the Fight Against COVID-19

Partners discussed a set of concrete actions to help governments and private sector cope with the pandemic. WASHINGTON —During a high-level dialogue, Finance and ICT ministers, ICT regulators, CEOs of telecom and technology companies from around the world discussed an ...

Keeping Everyone and Everything Connected in Europe: European Mobile Network Operators respond to COVID-19 pandemic

The breakout of novel coronavirus in Europe has paralysed the lives of many European citizens and businesses. As Europe and the world move to adjust to the new norms of the daily life, the importance of connectivity has never been clearer than it is today. Now more than ever ...

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.