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Data Protection & Privacy – GSMA Industry Position

To realise the opportunities that the IoT offers, it is important that consumers trust the companies who are delivering IoT services and collecting data about them. The GSMA and its members believe that consumer confidence and trust can only be fully achieved when users feel ...

Automotive telecoms dialogue for connected and automated driving

An automotive- telecom industry working paper setting out the opportunity and the context of connected car Download

Securing the benefits of industry digitalisation

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

Remote SIM Provisioning for M2M

GSMA Embedded SIM is a vital enabler for Machine to Machine (M2M) connections including the simple and seamless mobile connection of all types of connected machines. In the M2M market the SIM may not easily be changed via physical access to the device or may be used in an ...

GSMA Response to US Dept of Commerce Consultation on IoT

GSMA response to NTIA consultation/US Department of commerce consultation on IoT, contains high level position on a wide variety of horizontal GSMA positions on IoT. Download

Maximising Effectiveness of Smart City Policies

This paper is intended for planners and decision makers in central and local government who are involved in smart city initiatives. It aims to summarise best practice in the planning, funding and implementation of smart city applications so that their benefits can be more ...

Maximising the Smart Cities Opportunity: Recommendations for Asia-Pacific policymakers

Asian cities are facing pressing and complex challenges: reducing pollution and mitigating the consequences of climate change, efficiently managing economic resources, and improving the quality of life of citizens. This report identifies seven key recommendations for ...

Mobile IoT Initiative

To support the further growth and development of the Internet of Things (the IoT) the mobile industry is developing and standardising a new class of GSM technologies. LPWA networks will support devices requiring low mobility, low power consumption, long range, low cost and ...

Policy and Regulation for the Internet of Things – GSMA Industry Position

Governments will realise significant social and economic benefits through the growth of IoT services by ensuring policies and regulations are relevant, flexible, balanced and technology neutral. Download

Taxation in Internet of Things – GSMA Industry Position

Governments should reduce or remove mobile-specific taxes because the resulting social impact and long-term positive impact on GDP, and hence tax revenues, will outweigh any short-term contributions to governments’ budgets. Download

Security & the IoT – GSMA industry position

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

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

Connecting Vehicles Today and in the 5G Era with C-V2X

“Backed by a strong and diverse ecosystem of suppliers, C-V2X is commercially available and poised for widespread deployment in both vehicles and roadside infrastructure. Extensive testing and trials have demonstrated that C-V2X is consistently more reliable than alternative ...

GSMA Response to the BEREC Numbering Consultation

This is the GSMA response to BEREC (Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications) public consultation on numbering assignments procedures and hopes the following comments can serve as a constructive contribution to BEREC’s work. BEREC is looking to provide ...

IoT’s Contribution to Economic Growth

IoT significantly increases productivity: by as much as 0.2% of GDP already, and growing. Over half of these benefits are enjoyed by manufacturing businesses, making it the sector currently with the largest opportunity from using IoT. The potential gains for businesses in ...

Protecting Privacy and Data in the Internet of Things

The rapid growth of the Internet of Things creates substantial opportunities for users to benefit from services which are based on data acquisition and storage, analytics and machine learning. It is clear that a responsible approach must be taken by service designers to ...

Making smart cities and IoT a reality in Latin America: a quick guide for decision-makers

The Internet of Things brings about an enormous opportunity for Latin America. The total revenue opportunity for the region by 2023 is USD 33 billion, according to GSMA Intelligence. However, the overall impact on GDP is likely to be a lot more substantial. For Brazil alone, ...

Assessing regulatory requirements of privacy management for members offering IoT services using personal data

The document aim is to documenting and assessing regulatory requirements for GSMA members offering IoT services utilizing personal data. It looks into the privacy regulatory requirements in some key jurisdictions likely to influence other regulatory regimes around the world: ...

GSMA -5GAA-ETNO Letter to EU Transport and Communication Ministers

A tech neutral framework is key for connected cars to develop in Europe.  

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

The GSMA and ETNO urge policymakers to consider the impact of the ePrivacy Regulation (ePR) on both existing and future products and services that are critical to Europe’s digital growth, including the Internet of Things (IoT) and 5G. This document highlights use cases ...

GSMA response to DG MOVE Public consultation on Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems

In this response to DG MOVE consultation, the GSMA urges the European Commission to adopt a technology-neutral approach in developing the EU’s Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS). This will make Europe’s roads safer and smarter. Download

GSMA position on numbering & addressing

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 position on GSMA position on shared Mobile Network Code (MNC)

MNC numbering allocation policies enabling the use of shared MNC should be carefully assessed in light of their implementation costs, and their technical and logistical complexities. The GSMA believes that its specification for remote provisioning of Embedded SIMs is more ...

GSMA Position the EU cybersecurity Act

GSMA position on the EU cybersecurity act Download

GSMA response to Joint Authorities Rulemaking Unmanned Systems (JARUS) consultation

Recommendations for Unmanned aerial Systems operations cat A and B.  This consultation presents the industry regulatory position on drones Download

The Role of Mobile in the Drone Ecosystem

The recent Mobile Meetings Series event “The age of drones: new digital ecosystem for connectivity and economic growth” gathered key EU stakeholders to discuss the future, the regulatory challenges, the essential requirements for civil drones and the importance of mobile ...

GSMA response to OFCA Hong Kong

GSMA position on the HK regulator proposal to modify the spectrum licensing regime in relation to the provision of IoT services Download

Safer and Smarter Driving: the Rollout of Cellular V2X Services in Europe

The GSMA calls upon European legislators to keep future decisions on the vehicle-to-vehicle communications technology neutral. Connected vehicles and Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) are nurtured in a fast-evolving technology environment. The mobile industry ...

GSMA Regulatory Position on Drones

This consultation response explains the benefits of cellular connectivity in more detail before identifying potential barriers to cellular connectivity that regulators should be aware of. Much technical work is happening in the drone ecosystem. In the last part of this ...

GSMA eCall Response

GSMA position on ecall numbering submitted during CEPT consultation. Download

Safety, Privacy and Security across the mobile ecosystem

This report explains the major issues around Safety, Privacy and Security across the mobile ecosystem, including highlighting where there are opportunities to do more.  Cross-Border data flows are covered on page 36-37. View Now

Mobile Policy Handbook – Consumer Protection Section

GSMA is committed to working with stakeholders to ensure that restrictions to cross data transfer are minimised, while safe-guarding personal data and privacy of individuals. This is covered within GSMA’s Mobile Policy Handbook, which is updated yearly. To see the position, ...

Supporting Mobile IoT adoption through service and technology neutral regulatory frameworks

NB-IoT Is one of the three technologies part of the ‘Mobile IoT’. It is a narrowband radio technology capable of addressing the connectivity requirements of IoT devices in most licensed spectrum bands. It can be deployed in three modes: in-band, standalone and guard-band in ...

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 ...

Consulta publica sobre internet de las cosas

GSMA response to the public consultation from ENACOM (Argentinian telecom regulator) on the IoT (In Spanish). This response highlights the significant potential socio-economic benefits that the IoT can generate and the key differences from traditional voice and data ...

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 ...

Soluceos para cidades inteligentes

A presentation (In Portuguese) describing cellular IoT implementation in the field of smart cities. Download

Internet das Coisas Mercado, Solucoes e desafios

A presentation(in Portuguese) describing the IoT opportunity, the market, the challenges and peculiarities of IoT in Latin America Download

Unleashing the Power of Global IoT Data

The technology we use in our lives constantly generates data. With 90% of the world’s data having been produced over the last two years, there is an exciting opportunity to create  next generation IoT solutions. In this short video, discover how the GSMA plans to realise the ...

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

GSMA Public Policy Position – Spectrum for the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a hugely important and rapidly growing market with the potential to transform the digital economy. Mobile services play an important role in the wide area IoT market and are rapidly evolving to meet an growing array of different requirements – ...

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 ...

An introduction to IoT Privacy – Building trust in the IoT

This presentation provides an introduction to key considerations on Mobile and IoT privacy, and introduces key privacy challenges in the Consumer IoT space. Download

Autorità per le garanzie nelle comunicazioni (AGCOM)- M2M consultation

Consultation document on machine-to-machine communication (in Italian). Download

Body of European Regulators of Electronic Communications (BEREC) engagements

EU green paper GSMA response

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

Roadmap Through the IoT Knowledgebase

Find out how to navigate the IoT Knowledgebase for Policy and Regulation.   Download

Ministerial programme – Leadership workshop on the IoT (Brazil)

Two presentations from high level government officials of Korea and Brazil on the IoT from the Ministerial Programme at Mobile World Congress 2016. Download

MWC-PWC keynote presentation

Keynote speech from Mohammad Chowdry for PWC highlighting the potential social and economic benefits that IoT can generate. Download

GSMA Intelligence – Cellular M2M forecasts 2010-2020

The research shows that at the current rate of trajectory, global cellular M2M connections will reach 974 million by 2020, growing at 26% per year (CAGR) in the period between 2014 and 2020. The research look into CAGR for different regions and countries in there world and ...

GSMA Public Policy Position – 5G Spectrum

This paper updates the GSMA’s key 5G spectrum positions. It is available in English, French and Spanish, and focuses on the areas where governments, regulators and the mobile industry should cooperate to make 5G a success. Download (English) Download (French) Download (Spanish)

Keys to the Smart City

How mobile operators are playing a crucial role in the development of smart cities By harnessing the ongoing expansion in wireless connectivity, the Internet of Things (IoT) is delivering affordable, scalable, secure and proven services and technologies that can address ...

PTS report on numbering

The focus of this study is the expected shortage of MNC resources and possible solutions, in particular the possible mixed use of 2 and 3 digit MNCs under Sweden’s mobile country code (MCC) 240. The study has been carried out by Cybercom on behalf of the Swedish Post and ...

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

Spectrum for Internet of Things Needs to be Carefully Considered

One of the key building blocks for the Internet of Things is access to spectrum under the right terms and conditions. Find out what this means in detail in this blog. Download

IoT Business Models

Slide showing how IoT business models are different from traditional telecom services. Download

What’s unique about the IoT?

This document takes a look at the differences between IoT and traditional services, as well as key policy and regulatory principles. Download

IoT will bring substantial socio-economic benefits

This slide provides an overview of the socio-economic benefits that IoT will bring (source: PwC estimates) Download

Market Sizing: MENA, APAC and Latin America

These slides provide an overview on the market sizing of MENA, APAC and Latin America regions. (Source: Analysis Mason) Download

IoT Opportunities and Impacts

Introductory two page document providing GSMA’s definition of IoT, statistics and descriptions of four examples of IoT services. Download

Remote SIM Provisioning Update

A presentation on Remote SIM provisioning, its key attributes, its level of take up in the operator and automotive community, as well as GSMA positions on the ability to switch in M2M. 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 ...

GSMA IoT Device connection efficiency guidelines

In IoT scenarios IoT Device firmware and software play a significant part in determining the overall performance and behaviour of the IoT Service on the mobile network. With no human intervention to fall back upon, the mechanisms that manage recovery from IoT Service failure ...

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 ...

Embedded EUICC: the path to standards

A presentation from ETSI on the EUICC technology evolution and potential describing work ETSI has done on this area up to March 2016 when it was presented at CEPT event (Mainz, Germany) Download  

IoT Security Guidelines Overview

The mobile telecommunications industry, which the GSMA represents, has a long history of providing secure products and services to their customers, and would like to share their security expertise with IoT service providers. The GSMA has therefore created this set of ...

IoT Security Guidelines for Network Operators

The mobile telecommunications industry, which the GSMA represents, has a long history of providing secure products and services to their customers, and would like to share their security expertise with IoT service providers. The GSMA has therefore created this set of ...

IoT Security Guidelines for Endpoint Ecosystems

The mobile telecommunications industry, which the GSMA represents, has a long history of providing secure products and services to their customers, and would like to share their security expertise with IoT service providers. The GSMA has therefore created this set of ...

IoT Security Guidelines for Service Ecosystems

The mobile telecommunications industry, which the GSMA represents, has a long history of providing secure products and services to their customers, and would like to share their security expertise with IoT service providers. The GSMA has therefore created this set 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

Connected car emerging trends and market predictions

A presentation (delivered at GSMA Connected Car Forum in January 2016) covering i) key analyst predictions on the connected car industry, ii) how the connected car will transform smart cities, iii) Automotive Cyber Security, iv) Autonomous Driving and v) CES developments in ...

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

GSMA response to BEREC

GSMA response to the draft BEREC Report for public consultation on enabling the Internet of Things. Download

Cisco – The rise of M2M devices

Cisco presentation at the 3rd BEREC stakeholder forum, providing useful information on the impact of IoT in various countries as well as statistics on the market sizes of IoT and cellular IoT. 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 ...

How to grow M2M in Brazil: Reforming taxation and enacting forward looking policies

A slide set from Tech polis showing the impact of recent tax policies on M2M in Brazil. Download

IBPT GSMA response

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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 ...

Bundesnetzagentur (BNetzA)

The German regulator BnetzA consulted on numbering. The consultation among others looks into aspects relevant to IoT: shared use of IMSI resources, extraterritorial use of numbers Download

An Overview of American IoT Markets, Submission to CITEL

Policy Recommendation on IoT. The description should be: CITEL’s recommendation to its member states to incentivise greater adoption of IoT/M2M Services in the CITEL member States. Download

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

IoT ‘Privacy By Design’ decision tree

This powerpoint presentation details GSMA’s IoT Privacy by Design Decision Tree: six areas of core privacy principles that all companies dealing with consumers’ data should consider before launching a service or product. Download

PwC Report: Realising the Benefits of Mobile-Enabled IoT Solutions

A PWC study sizing the social and economic benefits that IoT will generate, explaining the key differences between traditional telecoms and IoT, and the need for relevant, flexible, balanced and technology neutral regulatory policies. Download

Italian Privacy authority

Public consultation on IoT and data privacy (in Italian). Download

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

MWC16 Ministerial Programme – Leadership workshop on the IoT – Jaguar Land Rover

Presentation delivered by Dr. Mike Bell, Global Connected Car Director, Jaguar Land Rover, at the Ministerial Programme, Mobile World Congress 2016. Cross-sector collaboration between mobile and automotive sectors to build connected cars of the future. Download

IoT Data Protection and Privacy

To realise the opportunities that the IoT offers, it is important that consumers trust the companies who are delivering IoT services and collecting data about them. The GSMA and its members believe that consumer confidence and trust can only be fully achieved when users feel ...

Brazilian Government M2M SIM card tax reduction

In late 2014, the Brazilian government passed a regulation significantly reducing the SIM card tax on M2M devices, providing a stimulus for operators to develop services such as smart metering, car tracking or remote health monitoring. The decree cuts two fees in the ...

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 ...

Belgian Institute for Postal services and Telecommunications (IBPT) – Numbering

The Belgian regulatory body consulted on the numbering plan and proposed approaches potentially impacting IoT deployments. Download

GSMA position for periodic technical inspections

The GSMA proposed approach to periodic technical inspections, recommended options include the reservation of fixed numbers for test calls or capturing all calls coming from the vehicle and routing to a dedicated device for testing. GSMA position for periodic technical ...

Belgian Institute for Postal services and Telecommunications (IBPT)

In this paper the ECC recommends that: • “A country should refuse the assignment of E.164 numbers belonging to its numbering plan to be used outside of its territory on a permanent basis • A country should not allow the use of E.164 numbers belonging to another country’s ...

eCall: GSMA position for lifecycle management

eCall users operate network resources – eCall devices lifetime may be up to 18 years there is a need to identify and end-of-life event/trigger to free up resources and identify which SIM are active and which are not. Proposed approaches are described within this ...

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 ...

Cybercom Group study for PTS

The focus of this study is the expected shortage of MNC resources and possible solutions, in particular the possible mixed use of 2 and 3 digit MNCs under Sweden’s mobile country code (MCC) 240. The study has been carried out by Cybercom on behalf of the Swedish Post and ...

ECC report 212 (April 2014) – Evolution in the Use of E.212 Mobile Network Codes

ECC report on the use of IMSI resources for machine-to-machine communication. Download

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

Mobile Privacy: Consumer research insights and considerations for policymakers

The growth in mobile broadband connections has been fuelled by higher speed networks and more advanced technologies. Additionally, the proliferation of new apps and services are allowing people to connect with each other, devices and other ‘smart’ objects (such as cars, home ...

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  

Extra territorial use of numbering resources: (April 2013)-ECC/CEPT report 194

In this paper the ECC recommends that: • A country should refuse the assignment of E.164 numbers belonging to its numbering plan to be used outside of its territory on a permanent basis. • A country should not allow the use of E.164 numbers belonging to another country’s ...

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 ...

Autorité de régulation des communications électroniques et des postes (ARCEP)

French regulatory authority consultation on numbering resources. Download

ECC recommendation – Extra territorial use of E.164

ECC recommendation on the extra territorial use of numbering resources. Download

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

GSMA and PA Consulting’s Positions on Policy and regulation

Healthcare policies and regulation are often cited as key barriers to bringing mobile health services to market. This paper examines how these issues are driven by factors specific to the  healthcare environment and goes on to identify themes that would support the ...

Privacy Design Guidelines for Mobile Application Development

These guidelines adopt a Privacy by Design approach and are intended to help ensure that mobile applications are developed in ways that respect and protect the privacy of users and their personal information. 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 ...

GSMA Mobile Privacy Principles

In January 2011, the GSMA published a set of universal Mobile Privacy Principles that describe the way in which mobile consumers’ privacy should be respected and protected when consumers use mobile applications and services that access, collect and use personal information. ...

ECC Report 153, Numbering and Addressing In Machine-To-Machine (M2M) Communications, Nov 2010

This report is the ECC ruling on numbering for machine-to-machine communication. Among others key issues, the report makes some recommendations: “(…) 3. Four numbering options were discovered for M2M applications: A) Existing mobile number ranges, B) A new number range, C) ...

Bundesnetzagentur (BNetzA) – Numbering

The German regulator BnetzA consulted on numbering. The consultation among others looks into aspects relevant to IoT: shared use of IMSI resources, extraterritorial use of numbers. Download