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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.

How temporary access to spectrum can ease congestion during the COVID-19 crisis

In the wake of the social restrictions in place to help manage the threat of COVID-19, billions of people worldwide are relying on mobile access as family interactions, socialising and work activities move online. While the world shuts down normal activities to limit the ...

Mobile industry has never been more important to world’s citizens and global economy

I would like to recognise the contributions that mobile operators around the world are making to help their communities meet the unprecedented challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Providing robust and secure connectivity to individuals, businesses and governments has ...

GSMA comments on the new Industrial Strategy, presented by the European Commission

GSMA calls to speed up the digitalisation of industrial Europe 5G must be a funding focus “The Commission’s Industrial Strategy needs 5G to succeed, and 5G needs funding to succeed,” said Afke Schaart, the GSMA’s Vice President and Head of Europe. “Achieving the ...

ICT Industry Agrees Landmark Science-Based Pathway to Reach Net Zero Emissions

ITU, GeSI, GSMA & SBTi Set Science-Based Pathway In Line With Paris Agreement The ICT industry is today taking an unprecedented step forward in tackling climate change with the release of the first-ever science-based pathway to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions ...

Telecom operators collaborate to build the Telco Edge Cloud Platform with GSMA support

Shared Approach Aims to Bring Applications Closer to End-Users and Enable the Implementation of Innovative Enterprise Services Leading operators; China Unicom, Deutsche Telekom, EE, KDDI, Orange, Singtel, SK Telecom, Telefonica and TIM have joined forces, with the support of ...

GSMA applauds European Commission Digital Strategy but challenges remain

Telco Sector Will Play Strategic Role in Europe’s Digital Roadmap The GSMA applauds the European Commission’s vision in the Digital Strategy published today, which recognises connectivity as the most fundamental aspect of digitalisation. To transform Europe into the most ...