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Securing the benefits of industry digitalisation

A report from KPMG and Hogan Lovells for Vodafone on the role of IoT Download

E.164 – regulatory exceptions for IoT connected services – GSMA

Some requirements commonly associated with E.164 number use are irrelevant to IoT connected devices and should not apply. Regulators should link requirements to the nature of the service offered independently of the chosen numbering range. Download

GSMA Contribution to MCTIC Brazil on IoT (in Portuguese)

GSMA response to the  Brazilian Ministry of Science, technology, innovation and communication consultation on the Internet of Things. The set of questions and answers presented covers a wide range of IoT  policy and regulatory subjects from Spectrum to international ...

Broadband Commission Digitalization Scorecard report

A report from an international organization created by UNESCO and ITU to identify which policies and regulations can help advance digitalization. Download

Enabling Europe to be the Future Leader in IoT and Innovation

Joint industry statement on IoT and innovation Download

GSMA Response European Data Economy Consultation

This is the GSMA response to the European Commission’s public consultation on Building a European data economy. The consultation EC Staff Working Document. The results of the consultation will feed into the Commission’s possible future initiative on the European Data ...

GSMA Response to Indian regulator consultation on IoT

GSMA response to TRAI india touches on the various apects of IoT that TRAI has been enquiring on Spectrum, Roaming, Numbering and addressing. Download

Webinar Recording: Supporting Policy & Regulatory Frameworks

This webinar explores the significant socioeconomic impact the IoT will have on citizens, businesses and governments in the Americas and worldwide. North America has seen significant growth in the number of IoT connections over recent years. This is set to continue ...

Digital Healthcare Interoperability Report

To realise the projected healthcare benefits of Digital Health solutions, interoperability is required at foundational, structural and, most importantly, semantic levels. This enables the secure, reliable and consistent exchange of data between devices, applications and ...

EU green paper GSMA response

October 2014: GSMA’s response to the EU commission Green paper on mHealth Download

IoT trends in the Americas and considerations on the importance of National IoT plans

GSMA presentation given to CITEL event PCC in Lima on the 15th August 2016. Download

Network Radio Frequency Exposure Limits

The status of the effective radiofrequency exposure limits for the public applicable to mobile network antenna sites and similar infrastructure is displayed on this global map. Download

Digital Health: A Call for Government Leadership and Cooperation between ICT and Health

The Broadband Commission Working Group on Digital Health released a report early 2017, co-chaired by Nokia and the Novartis Foundation with Commissioners including GSMA, and external health experts. The report advocates for governments to take action on national digital ...

International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP)

The International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) provides scientific advice and guidance on the health and environmental effects of non-ionizing radiation (NIR) to protect people and the environment. The ICNIRP guidelines for EMF are the basis of ...

Ofcom consultation – summary of responses

Ofcom consultation summary of responses, which identifies their next steps in IoT will be in four areas: • Data privacy and consumer literacy • Network resilience and security • Availability of spectrum for IoT • Telephone numbers/address management   Download

Ofcom consultation

Ofcom consultation which identifies their next steps in IoT will be in four areas: • Data privacy and consumer literacy • Network resilience and security • Availability of spectrum for IoT • Telephone numbers/address management Download

ITU (International Telecommunication Union) EMF (Electromagnetic Fields) guide

The ITU (International Telecommunication Union) EMF (Electromagnetic Fields) Guide & Mobile App is available in 6 languages and provides information and education resources on Electromagnetic Fields suitable for all communities, stakeholders and governments. It is ...

The World Health Organization International EMF Project

The World Health Organisation (WHO) International EMF Project has been established to assess health and environmental effects of exposure to static and time varying electric and magnetic fields in the frequency range 0-300 GHz. Download

Radiofrequency exposure limits for devices

The status of the effective radiofrequency exposure limits for the public, applicable to mobile devices, is displayed on this global map Download

Global Growth and Americas’ Trends

A presentation reporting IoT growth by region as well as future trends for North and South America. Download

Small Cells and Health

This brochure has been designed to answer questions you may have about small cells. We have all read or heard about concerns raised from time to time regarding the safe use of radio waves and wireless communications equipment. The wireless industry takes these concerns ...

ICT2015 presentation mHealth and 5G

Afke Schaart presentation at ICT 2015 conference – 5G for health. Download

IDA workshop November 2015 – Presentation Slides

This presentation explains global business, operational and regulatory trends for M2M. These were presented at a workshop hosted by Singapore Regulator IDA which took place 19 November 2015.   Download

BEREC report: Enable the IoT

Body of European Telecom Regulators consultation paper on IoT. Looking into policy and regulatory aspects relevant to the Internet of Things: Numbering, Security, Privacy, deployment models and definitions. A useful reference for telecom regulatory bodies. Download

Epic Tour Tests Mobile Health report

The 2015 mHealth Grand Tour from Brussels to Geneva was a field trial on an international cross-border scale. More than 23 cyclists with Type 1 diabetes were among over 100 riders from 22 nations to take part in the 1,500 kilometer route incorporating more than 22,000 meters ...

mHealth UAE Case Study

This case study explores the GSMA’s successful engagement with mobile operators and policymakers in the GCC, resulting in increased awareness and interest in incorporating mHealth into their strategic roadmaps. It also explains how the GSMA coordinated a January 2014 ...

The GSMA mHealth Grand Tour Case Study

The 2013 GSMA mHealth Grand Tour was an epic 2,100km bike ride from Brussels to Barcelona that demonstrates how mobile health solutions can help people diabetes better manage their condition. This case study examines the lessons learnt from the 2013 Grand Tour; providing ...

The Role of Mobile Operators in IoT (webinar slides)

Webinar highlights:  Operators discuss the roll out of exciting new IoT initiatives and call for light and flexible approach. Featuring experts from Ooredoo, Telecom Italia, Telefonica, Telenor and the GSMA. Download webinar slides

MWC16: Ministerial programme – Leadership workshop on the IoT in Korea

A presentation from a high level Korean government official on the role of IoT and related policies in his country. Download

India M2M Roadmap: Avaliable Market Consultations on IoT

In January 2015, the Indian Department of Telecommunications (DOT) published a first draft of the National Telecom M2M Roadmap. The document provides a comprehensive introduction to the M2M ecosystem and describes DOT’s preliminary views on IoT policy and regulatory issues ...

ANE event – The socio-economic benefits of IoT

A presentation quantifying the socio-economic benefits of IoT with a focus on Latin America Download

EU Green Paper

October 2014: The EU commission Green paper on mHealth Document coming soon  

Mobile Learning Policy Handbook

This handbook is intended to support informed decision making by K-12 education policy makers around the world. It is also applicable to, and may be of use to, all education sectors including both formal and non-formal education. The guidance and recommendations in the ...

LTE Technology and Health – Radio Frequency of LTE Devices

This report examines the requirements for compliance with human exposure standards for electromagnetic fields (EMFs) that may affect the use of embedded modules based on the GSM family of technologies generally operating at frequencies in the range 700 MHz to 3.5 GHz. Download

UNESCO Mobile Learning Guidelines

This set of guidelines seeks to help policy-makers better understand what mobile learning is and how its unique benefits can be leveraged to advance progress towards Education for All. Developed in consultation with experts in over twenty countries, the guidelines below have ...

Mobile health for diabetes care – A call to action (GSMA, Continua et al)

This paper aims to raise awareness of the diabetes epidemic in Europe and to highlight key challenges and opportunities in addressing the burden of diabetes. Download

PWC socio-economic impact mHealth, Brazil and Mexico

This document is an assessment report of the socio-economic impact of Mhealth for Brazil and Mexico. Download

PWC socio-economic impact mHealth, European Union

This document is an assessment report of the socio-economic impact of Mhealth for the European Union. Download  

Joint statement of the Healthcare coalition on Data Protection

This document is a Joint Statement of the Healthcare Coalition on Data Protection detailing the benefits of data processing in healthcare and medical sciences while protecting patients’ personal data. Download  

Global views on potential of mobile health solutions to address chronic disease challenges

In this white paper, we discuss some of the results from a large multi-country end user survey of HCPs, patients with chronic disease (diabetes and cardiovascular disease) and general wellness consumers (adults with a high level of interest in health and wellness who do not ...

Transforming learning through mEducation

A study providing a mobile learning product landscape and sizing the market opportunity, as well as identifying a number of recommendations for mobile operators willing to invest in education and addressing the market. Download

Video: Transforming healthcare with embedded mobile

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GSMA safeguarding, security and privacy in mobile education report

The purpose of this paper is to inform and assist in the specific context of safeguarding, security and privacy. Download

Understanding medical device regulation for mHealth – A guide for mobile operators

This document serves as a guide to the GSMA and its members on the evolving realm of medical device regulation as it applies to mobile healthcare.  It also provides a more detailed overview of the regulatory landscape of mobile health in US and EU, and their implications ...

GSMA Medical device regulation: mHealth policy and position

This document serves as a set of policy and position statements to guide interested parties in this dynamic evolving environment of mobile healthcare regulation. Download  

Policy and Regulation for Innovation in Mobile Health

This sixteen page report examines the policy-related and regulatory barriers that must be overcome to allow mobile solutions to improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of care. Download

Embedded Modules: Compliance and Compatibility

This report examines the requirements for compliance with human exposure standards for electromagnetic fields (EMFs) that may affect the use of embedded modules based on the GSM family of technologies generally operating at frequencies in the range 700 MHz to 3.5 GHz Download

Mobile Health, Who Pays?

Whilst mobile health has huge potential to improve healthcare delivery and provide revenue for service providers, achieving broad uptake and monetizing this potential has proved difficult to achieve. This forty-four page report seeks to shed light on this critical issue and ...