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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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) ...

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, ...

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 ...