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Broadband tariffs in Latin America and the Caribbean: Benchmarking and trends

Hernan Galperin, University of San Andrés (Argentina). Supply characteristics are a key indicator of the broadband Internet access market performance. The price, quality, existing contracting options and other characteristics of the supply are also an important determiner of ...

Aicent IPX’s Vision

Mobile and Fixed Network operators are evolving towards IP infrastructures with the advent of 4G, IMS and NGNs. The interconnect medium between these networks and the applications provisioned on top of the network infrastructure are all converged on IP protocols. Aicent IPX ...

Wireless Intelligence: 3G comes of age in the Americas

3G connections reached 100M by year end; local operators to add 4M 3G subs per month in 2012 Rapid adoption of 3G services is driving mobile connections and revenue growth in the Americas region, according to the latest Wireless Intelligence data. The number of 3G ...

Children in a mobile world: International Research Project

To gain a better understanding of how children and young people  use their mobile phones across the world, the GSMA is collaborating on a multi-year research project with the Mobile Society Research Institute (MSRI), the research subsidiary of NTT DoCoMo. The ...

GSMA Announces that Latin America will Achieve 750 Million Mobile Connections by 2015 with Mobile Broadband Driving Momentum

Allocation of Digital Dividend Spectrum and More Effective Regulatory Framework Needed to Further Extend Mobile Connectivity Across the Region 2 February 2012, Buenos Aires, Argentina The GSMA today announced that by 2015, Latin America is expected to have more than 750 ...

Mobile and Privacy

The convergence of the mobile and web industries, combined with the growth of smartphones and innovative applications and services, is bringing significant benefits to consumers and society. These welcomed developments are also reshaping the online privacy landscape, leading ...

From smooth sailing to stormy seas: International SMS enters a turbulent phase

Participants in the international SMS business are having to trim their sails and secure their lines as changing market dynamics are creating quite a storm.  Through the rise of substitute technologies, certain pockets of the market have seen national SMS volumes fall ...

Children’s use of mobile phones

  Understanding use of mobile by young people The GSMA and NTT docomo’s Mobile Society Research Institute have partnered on an on-going research project to investigate children’s use of mobile services around the world. To enable year-on-year comparisons, standard questions ...

GSMA LA Plenary Meeting #36

Annual closing with a great attendance of operators and suppliers in El Salvador More than 130 executives including representatives from more than 30 operators of the region, regulators and more than 20 suppliers of the industry met from December 6 to 8 in Sonsonate, El ...

Content is King

Content. This innocuous word is the central point around which a technological evolution is taking place. Consumers devour data at an ever increasing rate and innovation is rushing to keep up – providing, disseminating, managing and securing it as effectively and ...

Orga Systems real-time billing solutions

The hurtling competitiveness of the cellular phone industry serves as an excellent example of the ultra complexity that is central to the charging and billing processes for telecommunications, utility, finance and other industries in today’s global world. Consider that ...

Good results in the GSMA Regulatory & Spectrum Week in Colombia

The GSMA Regulatory & Spectrum Week in Armenia, Colombia was carried out on 19-22 September at ITU GSR/GILF meeting. The first day had a GSMA LA Regulatory & Fraud working group meeting, where there were representatives of 15 mobile operators from 9 countries of the ...

LTE in Latin America and the Caribbean

LTE, or Long Term Evolution, is the next step in the technical evolution of 2G/3G networks supported by all major players in the industry. LTE offers the capacity and the speed to handle a rapid increase in data traffic with close to 5 billion mobile broadband subscriptions ...

Allocating Digital Dividend Spectrum for Mobile Broadband Could Contribute up to $15 Billion to the Latin American Economy

Today, at the International Telecommunications Union’s (ITU) 11th Global Symposium for Regulators in Armenia, Colombia, the GSMA and AHCIET announced that allocating ‘digital dividend’ spectrum in the 700 MHz band for the deployment of mobile services could ...

Mobile Money Study in Paraguay

The Team of Mobile Money for the unbanked of the GSMA visited Paraguay to understand how this country has emerged as the regional leader of mobile money and examined what lessons can be extended to other Latin American countries. As a result, they published the ...

The furor of the Mobile Broadband in Argentina and the need for spectrum

  “The Mobile Broadband is helping to reduce the digital divide by improving access to the Internet in Argentina”, said Sebastian Cabello, Director of GSMA Latin America at the Communications, Internet and Technology Congress and Exhibition (TICs 2011) held ...

Successful GSMA LA conference in Jamaica confirms the interest in Roaming in the region

As many of our members were able to verify in Montego Bay on August 16-17, Roaming issues are of great interest and concern for our Latin American operators. The GSMA LA Roaming Conference and BARG Meeting brought together a large number of operators and suppliers not just ...

Opportunities and challenges for mobile broadband in Ecuador

‘Just as mobile voice brought universal access to voice communications, mobile broadband has the potential to provide global internet access,’ said Sebastian Cabello, Director of GSMA Latin America. Supported by the Escuela Politecnica Nacional, the seminar ...

GSMA LA Plenary Meeting # 35: Hot agenda and great attendance

The first GSMA LA plenary meeting of 2011 held in Rio de Janeiro on 4th and 5th of May had large attendance. More than 150 delegates, including representatives of 19 operators companies of the region and a significant presence of industry suppliers participated in meetings ...

Digital Dividend for Mobile: Bringing Broadband to All

The mobile industry is seeking an allocation of at least 100MHz of Digital Dividend spectrum in all regions, awarded on a harmonised basis. With such an allocation, the vision of mobile broadband everywhere can be transformed into a reality. In the developed world, ...