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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 interests, objectives and concerns but also whether it is sufficient to stay ahead of international […]

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 Officer, John Giusti. The event explored the ways in which stakeholders […]

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) technologies/systems. Following the stakeholder consultation on the European Commission’s AI Ethics Guidelines draft produced by the Commission’s High-Level Expert Group […]

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, whether the existing EU policy framework closes the gaps in consumer […]

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 EU negotiations on this important legislation. The GSMA’s Chief Regulatory Officer John Giusti commented on the regulation […]

Harmonisation of antenna deployment policies necessary for efficient 5G rollout

The 7th GSMA EMF Forum was held on 16 October 2018 at the GSMA Europe offices in Brussels. It discussed the proposed updated international radio frequency exposure guidelines, the latest scientific developments and new approaches to compliance assessments of mobile devices and network antennas with particular relevance for 5G and small cell deployments. The draft […]

Implications of C-V2X for the mobile and automotive sectors

On 9 October, GSMA Europe hosted a Mobile Meetings Series on Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X) technology and its implications for the mobile and automotive sectors. The event explored, among other aspects, the challenges posed by the Delegated Act on Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) currently being drafted by the European Commission and expected to be adopted […]

GSMA Announces European 5G Pioneer Award Open for Entry

Presented in Cooperation with the European Commission, the Award Will Recognise a Front-runner in Preparing for Commercial 5G Service Launch 5 October, Brussels: The GSMA announces that the ‘European 5G Pioneer Award’, which is part of the GSMA GLOMO Awards, is open for entry. Entries for the 2019 award will be accepted until Wednesday, 21 […]

Europe’s connected car policies may harm 5G investments

The GSMA is concerned about upcoming European legislation on communication between cars. The Commission may ring fence its ‘own’ technology for deploying C-ITS in Europe. Such a decision would harm investments in 5G networks across Europe. On 11 July, the GSMA organised a dinner on Connected Cars in Brussels, to inform around 70 stakeholders on […]

Enhancing fairness in Platform-to-Business relations

 On 20 June, GSMA Europe hosted a Mobile Meetings Series that focused on platforms and what type of EU regulatory and policy framework will best ensure the dynamic digital economy. The event explored in particular whether the European Commission’s proposed platform Regulation sets out sufficient rules to curb platforms’ anti-competitive practices. Online platforms are key […]

GSMA Signs MoU With LTE Union to Usher in 5G Era

Alex Sinclair, Chief Technology Officer, GSMA and Gulnara Hasyanova, Executive Director, LTE Union, a non-profit organization working to foster mobile network deployment within the Russian Federation have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at MWC Shanghai 2018. The agreement will see both parties work together to facilitate the implementation of future mobile networks by exchanging […]

Automotive and telecom sectors welcome comprehensive approach to advance Connected and Automated Driving, agreed today by EU member states

Gothenburg, 19 June 2018 – The European Automotive and Telecom Alliance (EATA) supports the push by EU member states to address challenges to getting connected and automated vehicles on Europe’s roads in a far-reaching, coordinated manner. Ministers from the 28 EU member states agreed today on a range of important actions to facilitate a timely […]

The rise of OTTs: user trends & policy challenges

On 6 June 2018, GSMA Europe hosted a Mobile Meetings Series on “The rise of OTTs: user trends & policy challenges”. The event focused on the policy challenges, market dynamics and fast-changing consumer trends linked to the emergence of OTTs. The telecommunications market and consumer habits are changing rapidly. As for other sectors, internet-based innovation […]

The Proposed European ePrivacy Regulation: Use cases for enabling privacy-protective innovative products and services

The GSMA and ETNO are committed to reinforcing the role of telecom operators as the “backbone of the Digital Single Market,” as noted by European Commission Vice-President Ansip. Connectivity is the lifeblood of innovation and economic growth. As telecom operators endeavour to build the networks critical to Europe’s digital future, we must consider the broader regulatory environment in the EU. We envision an […]

Europe and the mobile industry are boosting the digitalisation of the developing world

Several key events will take place this spring in Brussels to highlight the importance of digital policies for developing nations. The GSMA is very active in this field with its own Mobile for Development Programme that has been running since 2006. In April, the GSMA participated in a European Parliament hearing, organised by the EPP […]

Digital Health: lots of potential, limited progress

New technology and digitalisation are changing healthcare. Digital health has quickly become an opportunity to face the raising challenges in health sector, such as the epidemic of non-communicable and chronic diseases, the growing demand of ageing populations and the dramatically rising costs of healthcare. At the latest GSMA Europe Mobile Meetings Series entitled “Digital Health: […]

GSMA Mobile World Congress Kicks Off Today

Leading European Policymakers and Industry Experts Gather  at Ministerial Programme to Shape Future of Telecoms  26 February 2018, Barcelona: Today marks the beginning of the 2018 edition of the GSMA Mobile World Congress. Under the theme “Creating a Better Future”, this year’s Mobile World Congress, which is expected to gather more than 108,000 attendees overall, will […]

Joint Statement of DIGITALEUROPE, ETNO and the GSMA on spectrum reform for 5G

Brussels, 19.2.2018 – Cecilia Bonefeld-Dahl – Director-General of DIGITALEUROPE, Lise Fuhr – Director General of ETNO and Afke Schaart – VP and Head of Europe at the GSMA, issued the following joint statement: “It is the time for bold decisions on Europe’s 5G future. It is the time for shifting from political narratives to regulatory […]

Data economy: Building a competitive framework for the benefit of European consumers

On 1 February 2018, GSMA Europe hosted a Mobile Meetings Series on “Building a competitive framework for the benefit of European consumers”. The event focused on the challenges to the enforcement of competition policy arising from the data economy.  The intersections between competition, data protection and consumer policies are particularly significant in the digital economy […]

GSMA Voices Concerns about Current Spectrum Debate in Europe

Ahead of Trialogue Meetings Amongst European Parliament, Council and Commission, Mobile Industry Asks Legislators Not to Abandon Ambitions for 5G Roll-out in Europe 31 January 2018, Brussels: 5G has the potential to revolutionise European businesses with widespread ultra-fast connectivity and innovative new services. The industry has set ambitious plans to launch 5G by 2020, and the […]