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Chile 6 GHz 5G decision follows global trend

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Chile’s Ministry of Transport and Telecommunications has opened the door to using 6 GHz for 5G, reversing an earlier decision to make the whole band (5925-7125 MHz) available for Wi-Fi… Read the full article on the GSMA Spectrum Blog.

Brazil multi-band auction: one of the largest in mobile history

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Government and mobile industry set the stage for 5G in assignment of 2.3 GHz, 3.5 GHz, and 26 GHz to mobile. Brazil’s recent multi-band auction was one of the largest in history and it was designed to drive a period of intense investment and competition in 5G services. ...

5G Momentum Builds, But 4G Peak is Still Expected in Latin America

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5G is Anticipated to Represent 12% of Total Connections by 2025 (86 Million); While 4G Adoption is Forecast to Rise from 55% in 2020 to 67% by the Same Year 30 November 2021, Buenos Aires: ‘The Mobile Economy Latin America 2021’, GSMA’s flagship regional report, was launched ...

GSMA calls on governments to license 6 GHz to power 5G

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5G’s economic potential at risk as countries diverge on critical 6 GHz spectrum  17 May 2021, London: The global future of 5G is at risk if governments fail to align on licensing 6 GHz spectrum, the GSMA said… Read full story.

Crunch time in Brazil ahead of 6 GHz consultation

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Wireless connectivity is a crucial part of Brazil’s infrastructure and the decisions we make about the 6 GHz band must be based on a deep understanding of the way our market works. Access to 6 GHz spectrum is a high priority for Brazilian mobile operators and will play a ...

Latin America enters the 5G era with 15 million connections expected by 2022

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5G productivity boost in the enterprise segment set to improve further the mobile industry’s contribution to the regional economy, which already accounts for 7% of GDP (USD 421 billion in 2019) 1 December, Buenos Aires: 5G becomes a reality in Latin America. The service was ...

The 3.5 GHz range and the future of 5G in Latin America

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How can governments and regulators across Latin American help start unlock the full potential 5G? Our latest report offers in-depth analysis at the 3.5 GHz range in LATAM; what the current situation is, how to overcome all challenges, and what should happen next. When done ...

Collaboration is key to beating coverage and connectivity gaps

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In the last decade mobile has connected over 2.5 billion people to the internet and mobile broadband coverage is now available to over 90 per cent of the world’s population. As impressive as that is, 600 million people still live in areas with no coverage whatsoever. A ...

La industria móvil continúa cerrando la brecha digital y acelerando su impacto global en todos los ODS, señala informe de la GSMA

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En 2019, la industria móvil aumentó el impacto en los 17 Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible por quinto año consecutivo. La conectividad móvil ha generado importantes beneficios económicos, sociales y ambientales. Para maximizar la contribución de la industria móvil a los ODS ...

GSMA announces date changes for its MWC21 Series

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MWC Shanghai to Precede MWC Barcelona, MWC LA Remains as Planned 23 September 2020, London: GSMA today announced a rescheduling of its world-class MWC series for 2021. MWC21 Shanghai will now take place from 23 – 25 February 2021, and MWC21 Barcelona will now take place ...

A balanced approach to 6 GHz is needed

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Mid-band spectrum is a vital component of universal 5G connectivity. Discussions regarding 6 GHz spectrum need to maximise its value and balance different uses: this is a priority band for mobile network operators. Amid this period of change during the pandemic, the value of ...

Adjusting mobile tax policy in light of COVID-19: How fiscal policy can keep us connected

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As countries battle with the coronavirus outbreak, governments around the world are taking unprecedented fiscal and economic measures to support their economies. Recognising the critical role of digital technologies in keeping people connected, enabling business continuity, ...

Maintaining consumer trust in the fight against COVID-19

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COVID-19 continues to fundamentally change the global landscape. Responding to this crisis situation, mobile network operators are working with stakeholders around the world –including governments, international organisations, NGOs, and academics– to ensure that mobile can ...

Eleven Regulatory Recommendations to Sustain Connectivity during the COVID-19 Crisis

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The COVID-19 pandemic is a public health crisis shared by all, requiring consumers, companies and governments to adapt to new circumstances and support efforts to contain the spread of this disease. The foremost goal is to save lives. But there are many other critical ...

Keeping everyone and everything connected: How temporary access to spectrum can ease congestion during the COVID-19 crisis

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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

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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: 5G Moves from Hype to Reality – but 4G Still King

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Global Mobile Economy Valued at $4.9 Trillion by 2025 as 5G Ramps Up London: 5G has gained significant traction over the past year and is now live in 24 markets worldwide, supported by an expanding roster of 5G devices and growing awareness among consumers. According to the ...

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

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ITU, GeSI, GSMA & SBTi Set Science-Based Pathway In Line With Paris Agreement London: 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) ...

GSMA Tech4Girls arrives in Brazil to encourage girls into STEM careers

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According to UNESCO, only 35 per cent of STEM students in higher education globally are women. Following its goal of correcting this gap and contributing towards SDG#5: Gender equality, on 4 December GSMA Latin America ran its first Tech4Girls workshop in Brazil. The event ...

GSMA Announces New Developments for MWC Barcelona 2020

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GSMA Outlines Additional Keynote Speakers, Programme and Event Updates 3 December, London: The GSMA today announced further details of MWC Barcelona 2020 activity, including additional keynote speakers, participating companies, programmes and events. MWC Barcelona will take ...