1st Future Foresight Forum

May 22, 2018


This was launched on 14 May in Amman, Jordan under the patronage of the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA). It was aimed at addressing future challenges of the ICT sector, as well as possible solutions in this regard. The opening speech …

Meet our portfolio start-ups: Twiga Foods, Kenya

May 21, 2018


This blog post was co-authored by Samuel Ajadi and Peter Ndichu. Agriculture accounts for over a quarter of Kenya’s GDP (or around half if other related sectors are included). Over 75 per cent of the country’s population makes some part …

Spectrum Roadmap Project

May 20, 2018


On 17 May, 2018, the GSMA met the National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (NTRA) in Egypt. The discussion focused on the Spectrum Roadmap Project. The advocacy win from the GSMA was based on comparing the amount of spectrum released by Egypt …

Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development

May 17, 2018


This coincided with the Transform Africa Summit in Kigali, Rwanda and was co-hosted by His Excellency President Paul Kagame and Mats Granryd, Director General of GSMA. The two-day event focused on global internet connectivity, vulnerable countries, epidemic preparedness, digital entrepreneurship …

“Challenges in the Telecommunications Sector in Jordan” Conference

May 15, 2018


This conference held on May 13 was inaugurated by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Prime Ministry Affairs Jamal Sarayreh in Jordan on 13 May. The theme of the conference was “Reality and Challenges of the Telecommunication …

The Transform Africa Summit 2018

May 11, 2018


  Mats Granryd, Director General GSMA attended the Transform Africa Summit this year in Kigali, Rwanda. Besides participating in the Broadband Commission meeting, he also took part in a panel during the summit titled: Digital Identity, Connectivity and Regulators. “Operators …

RCS MENA Roundtable

May 10, 2018


Aimed at mobile network operators looking to offer advanced messaging to their customers and take advantage of the commercial opportunities of Messaging as a Platform, the Roundtable series highlights the central role operators can play in the future of business …

CIBAFI Global Forum

May 7, 2018


On 2- 3 May 2018 the General Council of Islamic Banks and Financial Institutions (CIBAFI), the umbrella of Islamic financial institutions hosted the global forum whose theme was, “The New Face of Financial Services: Disruptions, Opportunities and the New Normals”. …

SAMENA Council Leaders’ Summit 2018

May 4, 2018


The (South Asia-Middle East-North Africa) SAMENA Telecommunications Council and Huawei, a leading global ICT solutions provider, hosted the annual Telecom Leaders’ Summit in Dubai on 3 May, 2018.  The theme of the summit was “Building the Digital Economy of the …

International Girls in ICT Day 2018

April 26, 2018


International Girls in ICT Day is an ITU initiative aiming to create a global environment that empowers and encourages girls and young women to consider careers in the growing field of ICTs, enabling both girls and technology companies to reap …

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