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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...

GSMA: WRC-19 Opens Door to Exciting New 5G Services

International Treaty Conference Identifies Spectrum to Make Innovative 5G Services a Reality for Consumers and Industry Globally 22 November 2019, London: The GSMA today welcomed the international spectrum treaty adopted by the World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 ...

El Salvador’s mobile industry aims to collaborate with Digital Agenda and achieve potential of 4G

Since taking office, President Nayib Bukele has made comments that show an understanding of the importance of digitalisation in modern societies and economies and a firm intention to drive this process in the country. To collaborate with this goal, and in the framework of ...

Latam Summit at MWC19 Los Angeles: Latin America prepares for 5G arrival and IoT deployment

The Latin America Intelligent Connectivity Summit took place during this year’s MWC Los Angeles. The session brought together analysts and representatives from the public and private sectors to examine the regional impact of the major global trends on the event agenda, ...

GSMA 2019 “MWC Los Angeles, in partnership with CTIA” reinforces its position as leading industry destination

Global Leaders from the Expanding Mobile Ecosystem Gather to Unlock Opportunities in the 5G Era of Intelligent Connectivity October 24, 2019, Los Angeles: The GSMA today reported the highlights of the 2019 MWC Los Angeles, in Partnership with CTIA, held October 22-24 at the ...

GSMA calls on Argentina’s next president to take action to spur the digital economy

The country can capitalise on the benefits of future technologies to keep pace with others in the region and accelerate recovery in production 17 October, Buenos Aires. Argentina’s digital policy over the next few years will determine whether it can become a strong player in ...

The industry welcomes Brazil’s reform of General Telecommunications Law

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has passed Law 13.879/2019, introducing significant changes to the country’s telecommunications regulatory framework. With the passing of PLC 79/2016, fixed telephony resources will be redirected to considerably expand broadband internet ...