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GSMA reveals fears over mobile privacy are holding back the growth of mobile apps in Latin America

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The GSMA today announced research exploring the impact of privacy concerns on the adoption of mobile apps and services in Latin America. The study of 4,500 mobile users across Brazil, Colombia and Mexico shows that...

Telecom Personal adopts GSMA Spam Reporting Service to identify spammers and protect subscribers

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The GSMA today announced that Argentinean mobile operator Telecom Personal has launched the GSMA Spam Reporting Service, powered by Cloudmark, a system that will help it to proactively address messaging threats...

Wireless Intelligence: Slowing revenue growth prompts LatAm operators to look beyond voice

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Mobile operator revenue in Latin America reached $107 billion in 2012, growing 9% year-on-year, placing it as the second-fastest growing region globally (behind Asia). Latin America represents around 10% of global...

Universal Service Fund Study

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This report examines 64 Universal Service Funds, how they are currently meeting their objectives and what mobile’s role is in delivering universal service and access. It concludes that most funds are not achieving their stated goal of widening access to telecommunication ...

Disaster Response: Guidelines for Establishing Effective Collaboration between Mobile Network Operators and Government Agencies

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This landscape document will specifically examine relations between the operators and the public sector, including governments from both developing and developed nations, international bodies and regional authorities. These actors should leverage the expertise of the private ...

Latin American Summit at the MWC 2013: Creating consensus to drive the next wave of investments in mobile broadband

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Held in Barcelona, Spain, the Mobile World Conference boasted a strong show from Latin America. The Latin American Regional Summit 2013 (part of GSMA’s Ministerial Programme)...

Smarter Roaming With Smarter Controls

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People love their smart mobile devices and especially love the multitude of applications including those that keep them connected to the social world. As mobile subscribers become more nomadic, increasingly traveling beyond their home networks, the need to seamlessly...

Ericsson Mobility Report Shows Rapid Smartphone Uptake and Doubling of Mobile Data Traffic

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Approximately 40 percent of all phones sold in Q3 2012 were smartphones and the growth of smartphone data traffic is expected to exceed the overall average Mobile data traffic doubled between Q3 2011 and Q3 2012, and is expected to grow 12 times between 2012 and 2018, driven ...

Latin America seeks safety in numbers

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By Oscar Miranda, Regional Vice President Sales, CALA Region As communication networks expand and smartphone usage increases, fraud and security threats intensify. Many operators are facing losses of almost six per cent of their annual aggregated revenue through fraud and ...

Latin America moves towards region-wide allocation of Digital Dividend spectrum for mobile on a harmonized basis

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Brazilian and Chilean decisions add to list of countries that have secured this key spectrum for mobile broadband. Allocating the 700MHz band, known as the Digital Dividend, for mobile broadband presents a great opportunity to achieve universal access to broadband services ...

Wireless Intelligence: Smartphone subsidies driving mobile broadband growth in Latin America

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Mobile broadband connections in Latin America (Caribbean, Central and South America) are forecast to top 150 million this quarter, accounting for about one in five of the region’s mobile subscriptions. We expect the figure to reach close to 200 million by year-end, by which ...

Latin America Regional Summit 2013

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Leveraging the New Mobile Horizon – Connecting Latin America through Mobile As we approach MWC13 in which our region will continue increasing its profile. The Ministerial Programme will support us with the “Latin America Regional Summit 2013: Leveraging the New Mobile ...

GSMA LA Plenary Meeting 38: Latin America’s Mobile-Industry Leaders Met in Mexico to Consider Challenges Ahead

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With representatives from more than twenty Latin American operators, seven regulatory bodies (including COFETEL and SCT from Mexico) and suppliers for the telecommunications industry, the GSMA Latin American Plenary Meeting 38 was held in Mexico City. The meeting was ...

GSMA and AHCIET studies highlight how lowering taxation on telecoms could benefit Latin American economy

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High Taxes Hinder Economic Growth and Take-up of 3G Mobile Broadband Services Today the GSMA and AHCIET released findings from respective reports ‘Mobile Telephony and Taxation in Latin America’ and ‘Taxation and Telecommunications in Latin America’, both undertaken by ...

Mobile Identity: GSMA to support Latin American operators in unlocking new global opportunity

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As a growing percentage of the world’s population makes greater use of online and digital services, the ability to verify and authenticate users in a secure and convenient manner is becoming an increasingly critical issue for businesses and governments alike. Identity theft ...

Lleida.net exports its certification model to international operators

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By: Sisco Sapena, CEO Lleida.net Lleida.net has been working for over six years in the SMS and MMS messaging market. Thanks to the work and efforts of the Lleida.net team over the years, we have received international recognition and consolidated operations in a number of ...

GSMA Shines Spotlight on Latin American Mobile Market

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World’s Leading Operators Convene in Rio for GSMA Board Meeting; GSMA Chairman Franco Bernabè Discusses Key Industry Drivers and Initiatives. The GSMA held its most recent Board meeting in Rio, bringing together leaders from 25 of the world’s largest mobile operators to ...

GSMA report places mobile at the heart of Brazil´s transformation

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New Brazil Mobile Observatory Reveals How Increasing Mobile Connectivity, Innovative Mobile Services and World Cup and Olympics Opportunities Will Boost Brazilian Economy and Society. Today the GSMA released its first comprehensive assessment of Brazil’s mobile sector, ...

GSMA LA Roaming Week: Roaming experts summit in Panama

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High level executives from operators and suppliers of the mobile industry from Latin America and the Caribbean met on September 17 to 21 in the city of Panama for the GSMA LA Roaming Week. the meeting, organized by GSMA Latin America, was essential for the regional ...

Mexican Telecom Regulator recommendation to adopt APT band plan in 700MHz and its implications for Latin America

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Yesterday, Mexican telecoms regulator COFETEL (Federal Commission of Telecommunications) commissioners unanimously decided to adopt the APT (Asia-Pacific Telecomunity) band plan for the 700MHz band for mobile services. This decision is a very relevant milestone for the whole ...