Category Archives: Press Release

New GSMA Study: China’s Mobile Ecosystem Equivalent to 5.5% of China’s GDP

March 20, 2019

China’s Mobile Industry Set to Drive Economic Growth Into the 5G Era Beijing, China. China’s mobile ecosystem added RMB5.2 trillion ($750 billion) in value to the country’s economy last year, equivalent to 5.5 per cent of China’s GDP in 20181, …

New GSMA Study: Mobile Significantly Advancing Economic and Development Goals in Tanzania

March 18, 2019

Mobile Added $2.5 Billion in Economic Value to Tanzania Economy in 2016 Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Tanzania’s mobile industry is contributing significantly to the realisation of the country’s economic and development goals, according to a new GSMA report. The new …

GSMA Reveals First Look at “MWC Los Angeles 2019, in Partnership with CTIA”

March 13, 2019

Show to Feature 5G-Era of Intelligent Connectivity and Entertainment from October 22-24; Participating Companies and Event Expansions Announced News Highlights: More than 22,000 attendees, over 60 percent senior-level positions, and over 1,000 companies to participate Major brands set to participate: …

GSMA and Mobile World Capital Barcelona Announce Record Attendance at YoMo Event at MWC19 Barcelona

March 8, 2019

Almost 30,000 Students and Educators Attended Region’s Largest STEAM Event Barcelona: The GSMA and Mobile World Capital Barcelona today announced that almost 30,000 students and educators attended The Youth Mobile Festival Barcelona (YoMo Barcelona) during MWC19 Barcelona. Designed for students …

GSMA Announces Speakers for Mobile 360 Series – West Africa

March 5, 2019

GSMA Provides Further Details on Global Mobile 360 Series of Events London: The GSMA today announced the first speakers for the 2019 Mobile 360 Series – West Africa conference, which will take place 16-17 April at the Radisson Blu Abidjan …

GSMA Wraps Up Hugely Successful MWC19 Barcelona

March 1, 2019

Annual Mobile Event Attracted Over 7,900 CEOs; Attendees from Across the World Convene in Barcelona to Shape the Future of Mobile; 5G Front and Centre Stage Barcelona: The GSMA today reported that more than 109,000* visitors from 198 countries and …

GSMA Announces Nanolock Security as the 2019 4YFN Barcelona Startup of the Year

February 28, 2019

4YFN Startup Event Draws Record-Breaking 23,000 attendees and over 760 participating companies Barcelona: The GSMA announced Nanolock Security as the winner of the 4YFN (Four Years From Now) Barcelona Startup of the Year Award at the close of the 4FYN …

China Driving eSIM Adoption Says New GSMA Report

February 27, 2019

Consumer Electronics and Internet of Things Sectors Implementing Technology in New Products; Over 90 Mobile Companies Supporting GSMA eSIM Specifications for Consumer Devices Worldwide Barcelona: The GSMA today announced the release of a new report highlighting the significant progress made …

GSMA Announces Winners of the 2019 GLOMO Awards

February 26, 2019

Barcelona: The GSMA announced winners of the 2019 GLOMO Awards at MWC19 Barcelona which were presented by TV and radio presenter, Remel London and BBC Africa Business Editor and presenter, Larry Madowo. The GLOMOs showcase those companies and individuals that …

Modernise Regulation to Deliver Europe’s Digital Future Calls GSMA

Ahead of European Parliament Elections ‘Mobile Industry Manifesto for Europe’ Provides a Roadmap to Foster 5G Innovation Barcelona: The GSMA today launched ‘The Mobile Industry Manifesto for Europe’ on behalf of its European members, highlighting its vision for Europe’s digital …

GSMA Report Highlights 20 Per Cent Annual Increase in Mobile Money Accounts to More Than 866 Million Worldwide

Mobile Money Industry Processed US$1.3 Billion in Transactions Per Day in 2018 Barcelona: The GSMA today unveiled its eighth annual ‘State of the Industry Report on Mobile Money’, offering a current snapshot of the mobile money landscape and highlighting the …

Turkcell CEO Named as Winner of 2019 GSMA Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Mobile Industry

February 25, 2019

Barcelona: At MWC19 today, the GSMA announced that Kaan Terzioğlu, CEO of Turkcell, was selected as the winner of the GSMA’s ‘Outstanding Contribution to the Mobile Industry Award’ for 2019. This prestigious award recognises individuals, companies and organisations that have …

New GSMA Study: 5G to Account for 15% of Global Mobile Industry by 2025 as 5G Network Launches Accelerate

 Mobile Economy Valued at $3.9 trillion as 5G Ushers in Era of Intelligent Connectivity Barcelona: 5G is on track to account for 15 per cent of global mobile connections by 2025, as the number of 5G network launches and compatible …

New GSMA Report Highlights Global Role of Intelligent Connectivity

February 21, 2019

Combination of 5G, AI, Big Data and IoT Will Positively Impact Multiple Sectors; 5G Connections to Reach 1.4 Billion by 2025  Barcelona: The GSMA today issued a new report, ‘Intelligent Connectivity: How the Combination of 5G, AI, Big Data and …

Low Power Mobile IoT Networks Now Available from All Leading IoT Operators Worldwide

94 Mobile IoT Networks Available Worldwide Covering All Major IoT Markets; Thousands of Developers Are Building Trusted IoT Solutions Barcelona: The GSMA today announced that Mobile IoT or Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) networks are now globally available in licensed …

GSMA Study Reveals 250 Million More Women Became Mobile Owners in Low- and Middle-Income Countries Since 2014

February 20, 2019

Closing the Mobile Gender Gap in These Markets Represents a $140 Billion Commercial Opportunity for the Mobile Industry Over the Next 5 Years London: A new GSMA study reveals that 80 per cent of women in low- and middle-income countries …

GSMA Innovation City Returns to MWC19 Showcasing Intelligent Connectivity

February 5, 2019

Immersive Exhibition Space Demonstrates How the Fusion of 5G, IoT, AI and Smart Platforms Will Create a Better Future; Includes Interactive Experiences from Google, Huawei, KT Corporation, Sierra Wireless and Turkcell/Lifecell Digital Barcelona: The GSMA Innovation City will return to …

GSMA Announces New Growth Companies to the ‘GSMA 100’

February 4, 2019

Industry Selects 18 New Companies Focused on Key Innovation Priorities Including 5G, AI, Data Analytics, Consumer Experience, the Internet of Things and Cybersecurity London: The GSMA has named 18 new companies to the ‘GSMA 100’, a global innovation discovery initiative …

GSMA Announces 2019 Asia Mobile Awards Open for Entry

January 29, 2019

Spanning Six Categories, 2019 AMOs Reflect Developments Across the Broad Mobile Ecosystem Hong Kong: The GSMA today announced that the Asia Mobile Awards (AMO Awards) at MWC19 Shanghai are open for entry. Judged by a panel of leading independent industry …

Finalists Battle for ‘Start-up of the Year’ at 4 Years from Now at GSMA’s MWC19

January 25, 2019

Start-ups from France, Israel, Spain and the United States Selected for Final of 4 Years From Now (4YFN) Awards 2019 Barcelona, Spain: The 4YFN Awards will return to MWC19 once more, celebrating the most innovative and visionary start-ups from around …

GSMA: Forty CEOs Back Launch of Digital Declaration at Davos

January 24, 2019

Declaration Unites CEOs Committed to Responsible Leadership in the Digital Era Davos, Switzerland: The GSMA today launched the ‘Digital Declaration’ at the World Economic Forum in Davos. The declaration captures key principles that serve as a guide to acting ethically …

GSMA Announces Nominees for 2019 GLOMO Awards

January 23, 2019

London: The GSMA today announced the nominees for the Global Mobile Awards 2019 (GLOMO Awards). Winners of the awards will be presented throughout MWC19 Barcelona, which takes place 25 – 28 February. The full list of nominees can be found …

Anticipation Builds as MWC19 Barcelona Approaches

January 21, 2019

GSMA Announces Additional Keynote Speakers, Programme and Event Updates London: The GSMA today announced final updates for MWC19 Barcelona (formerly Mobile World Congress), including additional keynote speakers, participating companies, programmes and events. Taking place 25-28 February 2019, with events being …

New GSMA Intelligence Research Reveals Consumer Views on 5G and the Future of Devices

January 8, 2019

What to expect from the 5G era? Faster speeds and 5G smartphones? – Yes, Innovative Services and AR/VR? – Maybe Las Vegas: GSMA Intelligence, the research and consulting arm of the GSMA, has published the initial results of its latest …

Arab Nations Make the Right Moves for 5G Leadership, Says GSMA

December 20, 2018

Arab Spectrum Management Group Announces Plans to Release Vital Spectrum in 3.3 to 3.8 GHz Range for Use by Mobile Broadband Dubai: The GSMA today welcomed the decision by the Arab Spectrum Management Group (ASMG) to release the use of …

GSMA’s Programme ‘Tech4girls’ Wins 2018 Corporate Citizen of the Americas Award from the Organization of American

December 13, 2018

The Trust for the Americas, Affiliated with the OAS, Recognized Tech4Girls for Promoting Economic Opportunities and Skills Development for Girls and Women Washington, D.C.: The Trust for the Americas has selected GSMA as a winner of the 2018 Corporate Citizen …

Mobile Industry Could Generate $565 Billion in Additional Global GDP by Unlocking the Right 5G Spectrum: GSMA Study

December 12, 2018

mmWave 5G Will Power Innovation for Consumers and Businesses, and be Responsible for 25 Per Cent of Overall GDP Growth from 5G London: Unlocking spectrum for the mobile industry to deliver innovative 5G services across different industry sectors could add …

GSMA to Celebrate 2019 Mobile 360 Series – Latin America in Mexico

December 7, 2018

América Móvil To Be Host Sponsor; GSMA Reveals Details for 2019 Event as It Closes Highly Successful Mobile 360 – Latin America 2018 in Buenos Aires Buenos Aires: The GSMA today announced the location and themes for the 2019 GSMA …

First GSMA Mobile Money Certification Achieved in Latin America

December 5, 2018

Tigo Paraguay Becomes First Certified Mobile Money Provider in the Region; Number of Customers Enjoying Certified Services Grows to 114 Million Globally Buenos Aires: At Mobile 360 – Latin America being held in Buenos Aires, the GSMA announced that Tigo …

GSMA: Argentina’s Mobile Operators Announce Commitment to Transparency in Personal Data Use

December 4, 2018

As Part of the GSMA’s “We Care” Campaign, Claro, Movistar and Personal Have Defined Best Practices to Inform Consumers About How Their Personal Information Is Used Buenos Aires. Argentina’s mobile operators today signed a pledge to give customers greater transparency …

4G to Become the Dominant Mobile Technology in Latin America by the End of the Year, Finds New GSMA Report

Latin America’s Mobile Ecosystem Added $280 Billion to Region’s Economy Last Year, Fuelled by Surge in Smartphone Adoption, Data Usage and Investment in Network Infrastructure Buenos Aires: 4G is set to overtake 3G as the prevailing technology in Latin America …

GSMA’s Mats Granryd Appointed to UN Task Force on Digital Financing of the Sustainable Development Goals

New UN Task Force to Focus on Digital Financing to Advance SDGs   London: GSMA Director General Mats Granryd has been appointed as a member of a new United Nations Task Force dedicated to harnessing the potential of technology and …

GSMA Highlights Policy Reforms to Lift Nigeria’s Economy

November 29, 2018

Potential to Get 55 Per Cent of Population Connected by 2025, Unlocking Economic Growth, Jobs and Opportunities for Social Development Abuja, Nigeria: Modernising regulation and policy reform will be crucial to boosting Nigeria’s digital economy and accelerating internet access for …

GSMA Announces First Details for MWC19 Shanghai

MWC19 Shanghai Expected to Attract More Than 60,000 Attendees from Over 110 Countries and Territories; 550 Leading Companies to Showcase Latest Innovations Hong Kong: The GSMA today announced the first details of MWC19 Shanghai (formerly Mobile World Congress Shanghai), including …

Mobile 360 Series – Latin America to Showcase Transformational Technologies Across the Region

November 27, 2018

Highlights of Upcoming Event Include First Live Blockchain Call in the Region and 4YFN Startup Zone Buenos Aires: The GSMA today announced further developments for its Mobile 360 Series – Latin America conference taking place on 4-6 December in Buenos …

GSMA: Ignoring Concerns from Mobile Industry Over German Spectrum Award Threatens Country’s 5G Future

November 26, 2018

Unreasonable License Conditions in Upcoming Spectrum Award Could Poison 5G Network Investment London: The GSMA today raised concerns that the proposed terms of the upcoming 5G spectrum award in Germany from the Federal Network Agency contain unreasonable and unrealistic license …

Mobile Operators Across Middle East Set for Global 5G Leadership, According to New GSMA

GCC Operators Set for Commercial 5G Launches in 2019; Supportive Regulatory Environment and Availability of Spectrum Key to Driving 5G Adoption Across Region Dubai: The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Arab States1 are set to be global leaders in the deployment …

GSMA Launches New Industry-Wide Initiative to Support Development of Operator Edge Cloud AR/VR

November 21, 2018

Multiple Operators, Vendors and Content Providers to Collaborate to Accelerate Deployment of Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality Technology London: The GSMA today announced the launch of a new industry-wide initiative called The GSMA Cloud AR/VR Forum that will focus on the development of …

First GSMA We Care Initiative Launches in Kenya, Focusing on Online Child Protection

November 20, 2018

Kenya’s Mobile Industry Collaborating with Government to Keep Children Safe Online Nairobi: Kenya’s mobile operators, regulator and government have come together to support a major GSMA initiative aimed at ensuring a safe online environment for children and young citizens in …

GSMA Announces New Speakers for Mobile 360 Series – MENA

November 19, 2018

Mobile Industry-Focused Event to Highlight Impact of New Technologies Such as Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and 5G on the Region London: The GSMA today announced a number of additional high-profile speakers for its Mobile 360 Series – MENA (Middle East and North …

GSMA Welcomes Germany’s 5G Spectrum Award, but Cautions Against Unnecessary Conditions

November 15, 2018

License Conditions in Upcoming Award Could Hinder 5G’s Promise for Consumers and Businesses London: The GSMA today welcomed the German government’s decision to release the entire 3.4 to 3.8 GHz band (C-Band), essential for the future development of 5G services …

Mobile 360 Series – Latin America to Address Key Innovation Trends Transforming Lives and Industries Across the Region

November 14, 2018

Mobile Leaders, Tech Experts and Policymakers Will Convene in Buenos Aires to Discuss Applications of 5G, IoT and AI, and their Expected Impact on Businesses and Society Buenos Aires: For the first time, the GSMA will hold its Mobile 360 …

GSMA Announces New Developments for MWC19 Barcelona

EY, Ford, Rakuten, Royole and Volkswagen Among Newly Confirmed Exhibitors; Registration for MWC19 Barcelona Now Open London: The GSMA today announced further details for MWC19 Barcelona (formerly Mobile World Congress), including additional keynote speakers, participating companies, programmes and events. Taking …

GSMA Report: Tax Reform in Ecuador’s Mobile Sector Could Boost Economy

November 13, 2018

Changes to Mobile Sector Taxation Could Help Ecuador Increase its GDP and Connect its Digitally Excluded Faster Quito, Ecuador: Tax reforms in the mobile sector in Ecuador would significantly benefit the wider economy and promote social inclusion, according to a …

GSMA Elects New Board Members and Announces Orange Chairman and CEO Stéphane Richard as Chair

November 12, 2018

GSMA Names 26-Member Board to Serve from January 2019 through December 2020 London: The GSMA today announced that it has elected new members of the GSMA Board for the two-year period from January 2019 through December 2020. The GSMA Board …

GSMA Expands Regional Office in New Delhi to Support Growing India Mobile Market

November 6, 2018

New Delhi: The GSMA today announced that it has expanded its regional office in New Delhi with its relocation to Connaught Place, one of the largest financial and commercial centres in the city. The new office was inaugurated at a …

GSMA: 5G at Risk if Mobile Operators Don’t Get Access to the Right Spectrum

With One Year to Go to the World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 (WRC-19), GSMA Calls for Governments to Support Mobile Industry Spectrum Needs London: The successful rollout of ultra-fast 5G services relies on timely access to the right amount and type …

Nordic CEOs join forces for a sustainable future

October 31, 2018

(Oslo, 31 October 2018) Today, a group of Nordic-based CEOs announced a joint initiative to speed up the realisation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Representatives from the group presented their shared ambitions to Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg …

Leading Mobile Operators Join GSMA Partnership Programme to Create the Largest IoT Community in Asia Pacific

October 30, 2018

14 Operators Across Asia Pacific Region Join GSMA APAC IoT Partnership Programme to Accelerate the Internet of Things; Asia Pacific Expected to Reach 11 Billion IoT Connections by 2025   Hong Kong: The GSMA today announced that fourteen mobile operators across …

Russia to Rapidly Scale 5G Following Launch of First 5G Networks in 2020, Finds New GSMA Study

5G Networks Set to Provide Coverage to 80 Per Cent of Russia’s Population by 2025 Moscow: Russia is set to become a “fast follower” 5G nation on the global stage, with 5G networks forecast to provide coverage to more than …

GSMA Announces First Speakers for Mobile 360 Series – MENA

October 24, 2018

Annual Mobile Event Convenes Industry Experts and Government and Regulatory Officials to Debate Key Issues in Region London: The GSMA today announced the first speakers for its Mobile 360 Series – MENA (Middle East and North Africa) conference taking place on …

GSMA Supports the W20 Call to Action for G20 Leaders to Ensure Women’s Digital Inclusion

October 10, 2018

GSMA’s Call to Address Gender Gap in Internet Access and Use Included in W20 Final Communiqué; B20 also Highlighted Equality as Crucial for Digital Economy Buenos Aires: After a year-long international dialogue process, Women 20 (W20), the official engagement group …

GSMA Launches Innovation Fund for Rural Connectivity

October 8, 2018

GSMA Calls for Applications to Develop Solutions to Improve Rural Connectivity in Ghana and Uganda   London: The GSMA today launched a new Innovation Fund for Rural Connectivity, aimed at expanding digital inclusion through innovative new technology solutions for connecting …

GSMA Report: Assigning Vital Spectrum for Mobile will Boost Indonesia’s Economy

September 28, 2018

New Report Estimates that Assigning 700 MHz to Mobile Broadband Would Deliver $11 billion (IDR161 trillion) in Economic Benefits over 10 Years Jakarta: Indonesia is poised to become a digital powerhouse in Southeast Asia. However, this can only be fully …

GSMA Announces Speakers for Mobile 360 – Russia & CIS 2018

September 27, 2018

Programme Features Executives from Organisations including Cisco, Huawei, Kazakhtelecom, Megafon, MTS, Qualcomm and Turkcell; Registration Now Open London: The GSMA today announced the first speakers for the 2018 Mobile 360 – Russia & CIS conference, which will take place 30-31 …

W20 Summit: GSMA Culminates Year-Long Agenda on Digital Inclusion for Women

September 26, 2018

Engagement Group of G20 to Present Recommendations to Ensure Economic Development of Women; As Topic Chair on Digital Inclusion, GSMA Taking Active Role at W20 Buenos Aires: On October 1-3, Buenos Aires will host the Women 20 (W20) International Summit, …

Mobile Industry Accelerating Delivery of Sustainable Development Goals, According to Latest GSMA Report

September 25, 2018

Third Edition of Mobile Industry Impact Report Verifies Sector’s Progress Against All 17 SDGs New York: The global mobile industry is demonstrating significant and measurable impact in contributing to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and is strengthening its commitment …

GSMA Reveals First Details for MWC19 Barcelona

GSMA Rebrands Annual Barcelona Convention, Reflecting Evolution of Communications Beyond Mobile; Citi, HTC, Vimeo, Vodafone Among Keynotes London: The GSMA today announced the first details of MWC19 Barcelona (formerly Mobile World Congress), including keynote speakers, prominent participating companies, programmes and …

GSMA to Showcase Mobile’s Increasing Impact on Sustainable Development During UN General Assembly Week

September 24, 2018

Mobile Industry Leaders to Engage in High-Level Dialogue with the UN, Governments and Other Private Sector Players to Advance Transformative Impact of Mobile New York: The GSMA will represent the global mobile industry at the 73rd session of the UN …

5G to Power Economic Growth in Europe, Finds GSMA Study

September 18, 2018

Europe’s Mobile Economy to Be Worth EUR720 Billion by 2022 – But Further Regulatory Reform Is Required to Fulfil Region’s Full Potential Brussels: Europe’s mobile ecosystem is forecast to account for more than 4 per cent of the region’s GDP …

GSMA Celebrates Successful 2018 “Mobile World Congress Americas, in Partnership with CTIA” in Los Angeles

September 17, 2018

First LA Edition Showcased Convergence of Mobile with Content, Media and Entertainment Los Angeles: The GSMA today reported the highlights of the 2018 Mobile World Congress Americas, which was held September 12-14 at the Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC). Over …

Digital Agenda for Brazil 2019-2022: Contribution of the GSMA to the Program of Government of the Next President

September 14, 2018

GSMA Submitted Recommendations to Brazil’s Presidential Candidates to Connect 60 Million Unconnected Citizens and Maximize Benefits of Digital Economy Los Angeles: To contribute to the government program of the candidates for the Presidency of the Republic, the GSMA prepared the …

GSMA: Mobile and Video Convergence Opens Opportunities for New Local Content Creation and Distribution in Latin America

As Smartphone Usage Continues to Grow, the Rise of Mobile Media Transforms the Digital Ecosystem, Fueling Innovation and Developing New Value Chains across the Region Los Angeles: According to the GSMA’s latest Global Mobile Trends report, published at Mobile World …

USA and Canada to Lead Global Migration to 5G Finds GSMA Study

September 12, 2018

North America’s Mobile Ecosystem Contribution to GDP to Increase 32 Per Cent Over Next Four Years to Reach $1.1 Trillion by 2022 Los Angeles: Almost half of all mobile connections in North America are forecast to be running on 5G …

New GSMA Report Highlights How 5G, Artificial Intelligence and IoT will Transform the Americas

Impacting Multiple Sectors, Intelligent Connectivity Set to Transform Region; Americas to Have 260 Million 5G Connections by 2025 Los Angeles: At the 2018 Mobile World Congress Americas, the GSMA today issued a new report, ‘Intelligent Connectivity: How the Combination of …

From ‘Mobile Only’ Internet to Content Strategies: New GSMA Study Identifies the ‘Megatrends’ Shaping Mobile Industry

September 11, 2018

New Report Provides Insights on Consumer Trends, Network Evolution and More Los Angeles: GSMA Intelligence published its third annual ‘Global Mobile Trends’ report today, providing a wealth of data and insight on the direction of the global communications industry over …

Latin American Media & Convergent Services Summit to Explore the Emerging Intersection Between Mobile and Video

September 6, 2018

Sector Leaders Will Analyze Business Opportunities and Challenges in the Region at the Summit Held at "GSMA Mobile World Congress Americas 2018, in partnership with CTIA" Buenos Aires: In just one week, telecommunications executives, media leaders and startup entrepreneurs will …

GSMA Announces 2019 Global Mobile Awards Open for Entry

New Categories and Awards Introduced to Reflect New Developments in Ever-Expanding Mobile Ecosystem London: The GSMA today announced that the 2019 Global Mobile Awards (GLOMO Awards) are now open for entry. The GLOMO Awards honour the greatest achievements and innovations …

GSMA Announces YoMo Festival at 2018 “GSMA Mobile World Congress Americas, in Partnership with CTIA”

September 5, 2018

Designed to Inspire Young People to Pursue Education and Careers in STEAM; Event Set to Draw More than 6,000 Students and Educators from Across Los Angeles Atlanta: The GSMA today announced the launch of the Youth Mobile Festival (YoMo), an …

GSMA Launches “GSMA 100” Initiative to Advance Next Generation of Connectivity and Digital Services

Identifies Growth-Stage Companies Focusing on Key Areas Including 5G, AI, Consumer Experience, Data Analytics, IoT, Media and Entertainment and Security London: The GSMA today launched the “GSMA 100”, a global innovation discovery initiative designed to identify and advance the next …

GSMA: Free Flow of Data Across Borders Essential for Asia’s Digital Economies

Opportunity to Expand Global Trade and Increase GDP by Harmonising Data Privacy Frameworks Across the Region Bangkok: Governments in Asia can expand the region’s digital economy and unlock further socio-economic benefits for their citizens by removing unnecessary restrictions on the …

Mobile, Content, Media and Entertainment Industries Set to Convene in LA for 2018 “GSMA Mobile World Congress Americas, in Partnership with CTIA”

August 28, 2018

Speakers from Hulu, IdeaLab, Pandora, Vice International and WURL Confirmed for Conference; GSMA Announces Additional Details on Exhibition, Events and Partner Programs Atlanta: With two weeks left until the 2018 Mobile World Congress Americas, the GSMA announced further details on …

Paraguay’s Mobile Operators, Conatel and GSMA Unite to Tackle Handset Theft

August 8, 2018

Through GSMA Latin America “We Care” Campaign, Claro, Personal, Tigo and Vox Will Exchange Stolen Device Information, Allowing Users to Check if their Device Has Been Reported as Lost or Stolen Asunción: Paraguay’s mobile operators and the GSMA (global association …

GSMA Announces Latest Event Updates for 2018 “Mobile World Congress Americas, in Partnership with CTIA”

July 26, 2018

Executives from AEG, AT&T Mobility & Entertainment, Boingo Wireless, T-Mobile US and Verizon Wireless to Keynote; Additional Exhibitors, Sponsors, Partners and Programs Confirmed  Atlanta: The GSMA today announced several additions to the Mobile World Congress Americas event line-up, including new …

GSMA Report: Future Economic Welfare of Millions Depends on Mobile Sector Taxation Reform in Democratic Republic of the Congo

July 24, 2018

Mobile Sector-Specific Taxation in DRC is Amongst the Highest in Africa, Holding Back Mobile Adoption and Potential GDP Growth Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo: The GSMA today announced the findings of its latest report, ‘Reforming mobile sector taxation in …

More Than Half of Sub-Saharan Africa to be Connected to Mobile by 2025, Finds New GSMA Study

July 17, 2018

Mobile Ecosystem To Add $150 Billion to Regional Economy by 2022 Kigali, Rwanda: More than half the population of Sub-Saharan Africa will be subscribed to a mobile service by 2025, according to the latest edition of the GSMA’s Mobile Economy …

GSMA Finds That Consumers in Developing Countries are Hard Hit by High Spectrum Prices

Latest GSMA Mobile Connectivity Index Highlights that 4 Billion People Are Still Offline;  Policy Decisions on Spectrum Remain a Key Obstacle to Digital Inclusion Kigali, Rwanda – Better spectrum pricing policies are needed in developing countries to improve the economic and …

GSMA Announces Additional Speakers for Mobile 360 Series – Africa 2018

July 5, 2018

Executives from Airtel Rwanda, Google, Millicom Tanzania and Smart Africa Confirmed to Speak at Kigali Conference London: The GSMA today announced additional speakers participating in the Mobile 360 – Africa conference, which will take place 17-19 July 2018 at the …

Attendance at GSMA Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2018 Tops 60,000 Visitors

July 2, 2018

Business-to-Business Attendance Surges 14 Per Cent over 2017 Event; Nearly 8,800 Additional Consumer Attendees Participated at Migu Health and Fitness Festival Hong Kong: The GSMA today reported that more than 60,000 unique visitors1 from 112 countries and territories attended the …

GSMA Announces Winners of 2018 Asia Mobile Awards

June 28, 2018

Shanghai: The GSMA announced the winners of the 2018 Asia Mobile Awards (AMO Awards), which were presented in series of ceremonies at Mobile World Congress Shanghai this week. The awards honour achievement, excellence and innovation in mobile communications across the …

GSMA: Global Mobile Operators Commit to Common Approach to IoT Security

June 27, 2018

AT&T, China Mobile, China Telecom, China Unicom, Deutsche Telekom, Etisalat, KDDI, LG Uplus, Orange, Telefónica, Telenor Group, Telia, Turkcell, Vodafone Group and Zain Agree to Adopt GSMA IoT Security Guidelines Shanghai: The GSMA today announced that global mobile operators including …

GSMA: The Right Policy Incentives will Help Realise 5G Opportunity in China’s Enterprise Sectors

To Deliver Full Potential of 5G, Governments Encouraged to Support New Policies to Incentivise Industry Collaboration; China Expected to be the Largest 5G Market by 2025 Shanghai: For China to realise the full potential of 5G, it needs to create …

GSMA: Asia Set to Become World’s Largest 5G Region by 2025

Key Asia Markets Prepare to Launch Region’s First 5G Networks Beginning Next Year Shanghai: Asia Pacific is on track to become the world’s largest 5G region by 2025, led by pioneering 5G markets such as Australia, China, Japan and South …

Greater China Set to Dominate Global Industrial IoT Market, Says New GSMA Report

Government Backing 5G, AI and Data Analytics to Transform Industrial Sector; GSMA Intelligence Forecasts 13.8 billion IIoT Connections Worldwide by 2025, with China Accounting for One-Third of Global Market London: The GSMA today issued a new report, ‘The Industrial IoT …

Mobile Technology Key to Protecting Environment and Tackling Climate Change in Latin America, Finds New GSMA/IDB Study

June 26, 2018

New Report Highlights ICT Sector as Catalyst for Low-Carbon Revolution Buenos Aires: Mobile will be one of the key technologies to tackle climate change and help develop smart solutions to ensure responsible economic growth across Latin America, according to a …

GSMA: Digital Identity Pivotal to Growth of Asia Pacific Economies

June 20, 2018

Mobile Operators and Regulators Have Critical Roles in Delivering Digital Identity to Advance Asia Pacific’s Digital Societies Hong Kong: The GSMA today released a report, ‘Digital identities: advancing digital societies in Asia Pacific’, which highlights the roles that mobile operators …

Countdown to GSMA Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2018 is on

June 14, 2018

GSMA Puts Final Touches on Seventh Edition of Shanghai Event; Announces Additional Speakers, Developments in Exhibition and Partner Programmes Hong Kong: With two weeks until Mobile World Congress Shanghai opens, the GSMA provided a final update on the event, including …

GSMA Comments on the Agreement on European Electronic Communications Code:

June 6, 2018

Europe Passes Up Opportunity To Demonstrate 5G Leadership Brussels: The European Commission, Parliament and Council have reached a political agreement on the European Electronic Communications Code (EECC). In the GSMA’s view, this agreement is a political compromise that fails to …

GSMA and W20 Announce Call to Action to Close Digital Gender Gap Ahead of G20 Summit

New Recommendations Call On G20 Member States to Promote Digital Inclusion for Women London: As part of its role within the W20 (Women 20) group1, the GSMA has backed a series of recommendations to promote digital inclusion for women to …

GSMA Reveals First Keynote Speakers for 2018 “GSMA Mobile World Congress Americas, in Partnership with CTIA”

June 5, 2018

Executives from HBO, Nokia, Samsung, Sprint and the LA Department of Transportation to Keynote; Sponsors, Additional Participating Companies, Exhibitors and Programs Announced Atlanta: The GSMA announced the first confirmed speakers for the second Mobile World Congress Americas taking place September …

GSMA Announces Completion of First European NB-IoT Roaming Trial

June 4, 2018

Deutsche Telekom and Vodafone Group Complete Successful NB-IoT Roaming Trial in Europe; 51 Licensed Commercial Low Power Wide Area Networks Now in Service London: The GSMA today announced that mobile operators Deutsche Telekom and Vodafone Group have successfully completed the …

New GSMA Study: Operators Must Look Beyond Connectivity to Increase Share of $1.1 Trillion IoT Revenue Opportunity

May 30, 2018

GSMA Intelligence Releases Global IoT Connections and Revenue Forecasts London: The global Internet of Things (IoT) market1 will be worth $1.1 trillion in revenue by 2025 as market value shifts from connectivity to platforms, applications and services, according to new …

GSMA Reveals Shortlist for 2018 Asia Mobile Awards

Hong Kong: The GSMA today announced the nominees for the 2018 Asia Mobile Awards. Winners of the “AMO Awards” will be honoured in presentations during the Mobile World Congress Shanghai conference, as well as an AMO Awards cocktail. Mobile World …

GSMA Announces Speakers for Mobile 360 Series – Africa 2018

May 29, 2018

2018 Edition Features Innovation Showcase and #BetterFuture Stage; Mobile 360 – Africa Registration Now Open London: The GSMA today announced the first speakers for the 2018 Mobile 360 – Africa conference, which will take place 17-19 July 2018 at the …

GSMA Announces New Events and Programmes Taking Place at Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2018

May 24, 2018

Hong Kong: The GSMA today provided further details on the array of events and programmes that will be available to attendees at the 2018 GSMA Mobile World Congress Shanghai, including partner and co-located events; GSMA Forums, Seminars and Workshops; and …

GSMA Welcomes GDPR but Raises Concerns About Inconsistencies in European Privacy Regulations

May 22, 2018

London: The GSMA, which represents the interests of nearly 800 mobile operators worldwide, who collectively serve more than 5 billion customers globally, welcomes the protection brought to consumers by Europe’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). However, while this new …

GSMA We Care Mexico: Mobile Industry will Collaborate to Close the Digital Gender Gap

May 15, 2018

AT&T, Telcel and Telefónica Movistar Commit to Work Together for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Girls and Women with Support of GSMA and ANATEL Mexico City: Building on the success of the “We Care” campaign in Mexico, the region’s operators, …

New GSMA Report Highlights Integral Role of Mobile IoT Networks in 5G Future

Global Operators Including AT&T, Deutsche Telekom, KDDI, Orange and Vodafone Launching Mobile IoT Networks as Key Step in 5G Strategy; 3GPP to Complete Release 15 with NB-IoT and LTE-M as 5G Standards London: The GSMA today issued a new report, …

GSMA: Central America’s Mobile Economy is being Left Behind

May 10, 2018

Urgent Policy Reforms Needed to Deliver the Latest Generation of Mobile Broadband Services; Only 5 Per Cent of Central American Population Connected to 4G Panama City, Panama: Countries in Central America are lagging behind in deployment and adoption of mobile …

GSMA We Care Panama: Mobile Operators Join Forces to Address Disaster Response and Gender Equality

Claro, Digicel and Telefónica Movistar Support UN Sustainable Development Goals with Launch of We Care with GSMA Panama City, Panama: The Panamanian mobile industry today launched a series of initiatives under the We Care campaign, supported by the GSMA in …

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