GSMA Europe Blog

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 […]

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: […]

The role of Mobile in the FinTech Revolution

On the 5 December 2017 GSMA Europe hosted a Mobile Meetings Series on “The role of Mobile in the FinTech Revolution”, participants discussed about how mobile technologies are supporting the FinTech revolution providing innovative, secure and accessible solutions to financial services and products. In the last decade, finance has been undergoing a quiet but definite […]

The age of drones: new digital ecosystem for connectivity and economic growth

The drone industry is emerging in every sector of the economy. Delivering services in urban areas, collecting data for a wide range of industries, infrastructure inspections, precision agriculture, transportation and logistics are just some of the possible uses of drone technology. At the latest GSMA Europe Mobile Meetings Series on “The age of drones: new […]

Industry Experts to Share Insights on Trust, Privacy and Security at GSMA Mobile 360 – Privacy & Security

Are data privacy and security your top priorities? Find out why they should be on 23-24 May, 2017 in The Hague, Netherlands. The GSMA, in cooperation with The Hague Security Delta and The Municipality of The Hague, is hosting the second annual Mobile 360 – Privacy & Security event to address the inevitable challenges that […]

The GSMA’s Views On The European Data Economy

The GSMA has responded to the European Commission’s consultation exploring emerging issues relating to the data economy, such as the free flow of data, access to and re-use of non-personal machine-generated data, as well as portability, interoperability and standards. The consultation, which is part of a wider fact-finding mission and dialogue to better understand all […]

Uneven 4G Adoption Has Implications for 5G Outlook

As operators look to shut down legacy 2G and 3G networks, slow 4G adoption could delay the refarming of spectrum, potentially stifling 5G deployment, according to new research by GSMA Intelligence.  Just 10 markets account for 80% of global 4G connections Although 4G-LTE has been deployed in 188 countries since it was first launch in […]

The GSMA Predicts Over One Billion 5G Connections By 2025

A new GSMA paper explains how 5G is moving beyond buzzwords and hype to become a reality that will reshape Europe’s society and economy in the next decade. The 5G Era will be an age of boundless connectivity for all and intelligent automation, enriching people’s lives and transforming industrial processes. 5G networks will be at […]

It Is Time to Empower Women in The Digital Sector

The latest European Commission data shows that enabling more women to enter the digital jobs market would boost the GDP of the EU by €9 billion per annum. There is still a very large gender gap in the European ICT sector, where only 30% of the seven million people working in the sector are women, […]

GSMA Breakfast Debate On Connectivity For Refugees

More than one million migrants and refugees have crossed into Europe since 2015, sparking an unprecedented crisis, as countries struggle to cope with the influx. The magnitude of this humanitarian crisis has highlighted the critical importance of connectivity for displaced people and the relative challenge for them to access mobile services during the different phases […]

GSMA organises Mobile Connect Summit

As it becomes more apparent that digital identity solutions are needed across all sectors, the mobile industry seeks can play a key role with Mobile Connect, a portfolio of mobile-based secure universal authentication, authorization and identity solutions. This Summit is a forum for all stakeholders engaged with digital identity. The event will address the current status of the […]