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Global Mobile Tax Review 2011

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Author: Deloitte. This tax base includes differences in taxation regimes across countries and regions of the world and countries which tax mobile telephony over and above other goods and services. Such mobile specific taxation has been linked to the adoption of mobile ...

The 2.6GHz Spectrum Band: An Opportunity for Global Mobile Broadband

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It is particularly important that governments allocate 190MHz in the 2.6GHz frequency band for mobile broadband services. As well as offering a major increase in capacity, the 2.6GHz band has the potential to be used for mobile broadband services worldwide, providing ...

Public Policy Position on License Renewal

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The cost of renewal of spectrum usage rights should be based on principles of achieving the most economically efficient outcome, rather than short term revenue maximization for governments. The greatest value to society stemming from the use of mobile bands is generated by ...

Anti-Regulatory Practices (BY PASS)

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Practices such as BY PASSING networks or Alteration of the ANI of origin of the call traffic entering a mobile network, affect both mobile operators as well as general public interest. In first place, carrying out those practices prevents mobile operators from charging the ...

Public Policy Position on Change of Use of Spectrum

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The GSMA support a more technology neutral approach to the use of all the existing mobile bands. Governments should allow deployment of mobile technologies that can technically co-exist within the international regionally harmonised mobile bands. Governments should lift ...

Public Policy Position on Spectrum Trading

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All countries should have a regulatory framework that enables operators to engage in voluntary spectrum trading. All types of spectrum trading, including trading of a spectrum usage right, trading of parts of a spectrum usage right and trades in terms of hiring contract ...

Position paper for Latin America on Digital Dividend/UHF band plans

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At the World Radio Conference in 2007, the band 698 to 806 MHz was identified for IMT (International Mobile Telecommunications) in ITU Region 2 (which covers the Americas). However the exact band plan to be used was not specified at WRC07. There are significant benefits from ...

Position Paper for Latin America on The Open Internet and Net Neutrality

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The GSMA supports an open internet that enables customers to access the content, applications and services of their choice, in ways that provide them with the best possible experiences and services. Competition is the key to ensure that consumers and business customers have ...

The heavy tax burden to Telecommunications in Brazil and the Minister Bernardo´s opinion

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The tax burden in Brazil to Telecommunications is one of the highest in the world. The Communications Minister, Paulo Bernardo, recently acknowledged this fact in a newspaper interview. We reproduce below an editorial of the “O Estado de São Paulo” newspaper, ...

IDB Report: how to make broadband more accessible and affordable in Latin America and the Caribbean

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GSMA Latin America participated in the development of this report in which companies, academic institutions and international agencies propose paths to narrow the digital divide News Release of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Broadband is expanding rapidly in Latin ...

Final CITEL Resolution on Handset Theft

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The Administration of Colombia invites the other administrations taking part in the work of PCC.II to take steps at the regional level that help restrict the operation of mobile terminal devices stolen in any country of the region, creating a regional front to implement ...

GSMA Input to CITEL on Handset Theft

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GSMA is willing to engage and dialogue with regulators, manufacturers and network operators to find solutions to the handset theft problem that can be universally applied. It is important that any measures to combat handset theft must be effective, efficient and cost ...

IMEI Database Overview

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The GSM Association maintains a unique system known as the IMEI Database (IMEI DB). The IMEI DB is a global central database containing basic information on serial number (IMEI) ranges of millions of GSM and 3G devices (e.g. mobile phones, laptop data cards) that are in use ...

Economic Benefits of the Digital Dividend for Latin America (Exec Summary)

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GSMA LA with President Juan Manuel Santos supporting the licensing of 225 MHz for the mobile industry in Colombia

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GSMA Latin America was special guest at the International 4G Forum in Bogota organized by the National Spectrum Agency (ANE) and the Ministry of Information Technologies and Communications of Colombia, in order to “socialize the spectrum auction process for fourth ...

Mobile Phone Theft in Latin-America: The example of Costa Rica and the need of coordination among operators

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Advised technically by the GSMA and within the framework of SUTEL, Costa Rica became the first country in Latin-America to connect all of its operator networks to the GSMA’s IMEI Database to share stolen mobile phone data. ICE, Movistar, and Claro as well as Tuyo Movil and ...

Benefícios Econômicos do Dividendo Digital para a América Latina (Resumo Executivo)

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Observatório Latino-Americano da Mobilidade (Full Report)

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Observatório Latino-Americano da Mobilidade (Resumo Executivo)

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Observatorio Movil de America Latina (Reporte Completo)

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