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GSMA attends AREGNET Workshop on IoT & M2M

October 4, 2018

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This was hosted by the Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (TRA) in Manama, Bahrain on 1 October 2018. The workshop preceded the AREGNET meeting organized in association with the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and was aimed at introducing insight on new industry …

Digital Inclusion Week for the Arab States

September 30, 2018

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This event was held on 23-28 September 2018 and organized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). It build on the success of the earlier ITU-UNESCO Regional Information Communication Technology (ICT) …

GSMA speaks at the 1ST Inter-Regional Smart Agriculture Forum (ISAF)

September 29, 2018

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Ammar Hamadien, Head of Strategic Engagement MENA, Government and Regulatory Affairs spoke during the 1st Inter-Regional Smart Agriculture Forum held on the 24-26 September in Khartoum, Republic of Sudan. The ISAF initiative is a platform gathering all potential stakeholders within …

3rd ATU Preparatory Meeting for WRC-19 (APM19-3)

September 24, 2018

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The GSMA was in attendance at the 3rd African Telecommunications Union (ATU) Preparatory Meeting (APM-3) for World Radiocommunication Conferences 2019 (WRC-19), in Cairo, Egypt, from 17-21 September 2018. The objectives of the APM19-3 meeting were: Noting of ITU-R progress and …

GSMA lectures at Shoman Arab Bank Foundation

September 21, 2018

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Jawad Abbassi, Head of Middle East and North Africa region spoke at the Shoman Arab Bank Foundation on 17 September 2018. He gave a one-hour talk that focused on mobile operators and the role of Mobile IoT in developing smart …

GSMA represents at ITU Telecom World, Durban

September 15, 2018

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This was held on 10-13 September in Durban, South Africa. Akinwale Goodluck, Head of Sub-Saharan Africa and Jean-Francois le Bihan, Public Policy Director, Sub-Saharan Africa, Government and Regulatory Affairs represented the GSMA at the event. Mr. Goodluck delivered a presentation …

GSMA participates in the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation Spectrum Management Forum 2018

September 15, 2018

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This forum was held at Intercontinental Hotel, Mauritius in Port Louis, Mauritius from the 4 – 6 September 2018. It was aimed at building the capacity of stakeholders in managing spectrum from planning and assigning to utilising and recovery as …

New taxes on mobile money and social media usage in Uganda

September 4, 2018

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In July 2018, the Government of Uganda introduced two new excise tax specifically targeted at mobile services – a 1% excise tax on all Mobile Money transactions, and a UGX200 (or approx. $0.05) per user per day of access on …

Annual CEO Roundtable

August 5, 2018

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In July, the fifth edition of Mobile 360 Africa took place under the theme of ‘Forging a Better Future for African Citizens’ which focused on two key drivers of digital adoption: the people and the technology. We hosted our annual …

Kigali hosts GSMA’s M360 Africa 2018

July 31, 2018

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For the first time ever, this year on 17-19 July Mobile 360 – Africa took place in Kigali, Rwanda – a country sculpting a strong national identity around harnessing the collective power of the youth – and convened over 840 …

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