Category Archives: Press Release

GSMA and AIC Encourage Greater Engagement Among RCEP Countries to Enable a Truly Pan-Asian Digital Economy

October 18, 2017

RCEP Expected to Play Critical Role in Enabling Positive Policy Development in Digital Economy, Promoting Digital Trade and Investments Hong Kong: The GSMA and the Asia Internet Coalition (AIC) today urged the participating countries of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership …

GSMA Study: 5G to Account for a Third of Europe’s Mobile Market by 2025

October 17, 2017

GSMA Calls For Fresh Regulatory Approach to Deliver Europe’s Gigabit Society Brussels: More than 30 per cent of Europe’s mobile connections will be running on 5G networks by 2025, according to a new GSMA study. The 2017 Europe edition of …

GSMA Statement on Status of Mobile World Congress 2018

October 13, 2017

London: The GSMA today offered the following comment on the status of Mobile World Congress 2018: The GSMA has an agreement in place with the Barcelona City Partners making Barcelona the Mobile World Capital and host city of the GSMA …

GSMA Mobile 360 Series – Europe Conference Set to Debate Ambitious Reforms Needed for a Fair Regulatory Framework

October 10, 2017

Brussels: The GSMA will host the annual Mobile 360 Series – Europe conference in Brussels on Tuesday, 17 October. The half-day conference gathers leaders and policymakers from the EU and public policy organisations from across Europe to explore the key …

GSMA Mobile Connectivity Index Highlights United Arab Emirates As Mobile Internet Leader

October 9, 2017

Latest GSMA Mobile Connectivity Index Tracks Global Progress on Mobile Internet Adoption  Dubai: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has increased its overall score on the GSMA Mobile Connectivity Index by five points over the last two years, according to new …

Middle East Mobile Operators Will Be 5G Early Adopters, According To New GSMA Report

Adoption of Mobile Across Diverse Region Driving Innovative New Services, Generating Employment and Connecting the Unconnected Dubai: The GSMA today published a new report, titled The Mobile Economy: Middle East and North Africa 2017, highlighting that operators in the Middle …

Leading CEOs From Across the Digital Ecosystem Confirmed to Speak at GSMA Mobile 360 – Latin America

October 3, 2017

Executives from Claro, Digicel, Ericsson, Microsoft, Millicom, Nokia and Telefónica to Take the Stage at the Regional Event in Colombia London: The GSMA today provided further details on the upcoming 2017 Mobile 360 Series – Latin America conference, which will …

GSMA Announces New Speakers for Mobile 360 Series – Middle East and North Africa

October 2, 2017

Fifth Edition of Regional Industry Event to Cover Impact of Mobile Across Diverse Market Dubai: The GSMA today announced new speakers for its Mobile 360 Series – Middle East and North Africa (MENA) conference taking place on 9-10 October in Dubai, …

GSMA Announces First Keynote Speakers for Mobile World Congress 2018

Alongside Keynote Programme, GSMA Announces New Exhibitors, Sponsors London: The GSMA today announced that executives from Bharti Enterprises, BT Group, Ericsson, NTT DOCOMO, Red Hat, Telenor Group and Vodafone Group are among the first keynote speakers confirmed for the 2018 …

The Hutchison/Orange Merger in Austria Highlights the Positive Impact of Consolidation on Quality and Innovation

September 27, 2017

Brussels: The GSMA today announced the findings of a new report, “Assessing the impact of mobile consolidation on innovation and quality – an evaluation of the Hutchison / Orange merger in Austria”. This research provides evidence of the positive impact …

GSMA We Care Ecuador: Mobile Operators Join Forces to Work on Natural Disaster Response and Tackle Handset Theft

September 26, 2017

National Telecommunication Corporation (CNT EP), Claro and Telefónica Movistar support United Nations Sustainable Development Goals through We Care Initiative. Quito, Ecuador: Ecuador’s mobile industry today launched the “We Care Ecuador” campaign, an initiative of the GSMA in Latin America to …

Mats Granryd, Mobile Industry Leader and Sustainability Champion, Joins The B Team

September 20, 2017

New York: The B Team announced today that Mats Granryd, Director General of the GSMA and a strong proponent of sustainability who spearheaded efforts to mobilize the mobile industry’s commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), will join co-founders Richard …

GSMA Announces New Developments in Big Data for Social Good Initiative

September 19, 2017

Megafon, Safaricom and Telenet Join Initiative; New Advisory Panel to Accelerate Development of Holistic Big Data for Social Good Framework New York: At the United Nations General Assembly Week, the GSMA today announced new developments in its Big Data for …

New GSMA Report Highlights Mobile Industry Progress in Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

September 18, 2017

Industry Increases Impact Across All 17 SDGs, with Greatest Improvement in SDGs 3 (Good Health and Well-being), 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities) and 13 (Climate Action) New York: At the United Nations General Assembly Week, the GSMA today published the …

GSMA Announces More Than 21,000 Attendees Visited Inaugural “Mobile World Congress Americas, in Partnership with CTIA”

September 15, 2017

More Than 55 Per Cent of Attendees Held Senior-Level Positions, Including Over 2,400 CEOs San Francisco: The GSMA today reported that more than 21,000 unique visitors from 110 countries and territories attended the 2017 Mobile World Congress Americas, held September …

GSMA Urges the Commission to Adopt a Technology-Neutral Approach in Developing the EU’s Cooperative Intelligent Transport System

September 14, 2017

Brussels: The GSMA today urged the European Commission to keep the European market unrestricted for cellular technologies for use in connected vehicles. The EU plans to roll out a Cooperative Intelligent Transport System (C-ITS) in 2019 and intends to make …

GSMA and Mobile World Capital Barcelona Announce Return of YoMo to Mobile World Congress 2018

20,000 Students and Educators From Catalonia and Spain to Attend Spain’s Largest STEAM Event Barcelona: The GSMA and the Mobile World Capital Barcelona today announced that The Youth Mobile Festival Barcelona (YoMo Barcelona) will return to Mobile World Congress 2018 …

Smartphones Fuelling Mobile Ecosystem Growth in Latin America

September 13, 2017

New GSMA Data Sees Smartphones Accounting For 60 Per Cent of Market; Brazil, Mexico and Argentina Driving 4G Adoption  San Francisco: Smartphones now account for six out of ten mobile connections in Latin America, helping to fuel a surge in …

New GSMA Study Highlights Key Trends Shaping the Future of Mobile

September 12, 2017

2017 Global Mobile Trends Report Focuses on Subscriber Growth, Network Evolution and Industry Convergence San Francisco: The GSMA today published its second annual ‘Global Mobile Trends’ report, which provides exclusive data and analysis on the key trends shaping the future …

GSMA and FC Barcelona Establish Multi-Year Mobile Innovation Partnership

San Francisco and Barcelona: At Mobile World Congress Americas, the GSMA and FC Barcelona today announced that they have signed a three-year agreement through which the two organisations will collaborate on a range of technology initiatives in Barcelona and around …

North America Region a World Leader in 4G and Smartphone Adoption, According to New GSMA Report

North America’s Mobile Ecosystem To Be Worth $1 Trillion to Regional Economy by 2020 San Francisco: North America leads the world in 4G and smartphone adoption and is expected to migrate rapidly to 5G networks and services, according to a …

GSMA Launches the “Case For Change”

Showcases Positive Impact of Mobile on Individuals, Economies, Societies San Francisco: At Mobile World Congress Americas, the GSMA today launched a new global campaign to draw attention to the significant impact that mobile technology is having on the lives of …

Global Brands Embrace RCS Messaging Based on the GSMA Universal Profile

Multiple Global Brands Including 1-800 CONTACTS, BMW Seattle, ReplyBuy and Detroit Pistons, MGM Resorts, Multiplus, Subway and Walgreens Showcasing RCS Business Messaging Services; RCS Gaining Momentum With Over 50 Operator Launches Worldwide San Francisco: The GSMA today announced that multiple …

GSMA Announces 2018 Global Mobile Awards Open for Entry

September 7, 2017

2018 Glomo Awards Feature Revamped Categories to Reflect Industry Evolution London: The GSMA today announced that the 2018 Global Mobile Awards (Glomo Awards) are now open for entry. The Glomo Awards honour the greatest achievements and innovations across the mobile …

GSMA Announces Launch of Disaster Response Innovation Fund

GSMA Calls for Applications to Develop Services to Improve Communications for Humanitarian Crises London: The GSMA today announced the launch of its Disaster Response Innovation Fund to spur development of mobile technology solutions to assist and empower people and communities …

GSMA Highlights US$1.8 Trillion IoT Revenue Opportunity for Mobile Network Operators

September 6, 2017

Mobile IoT Initiative Supporting Commercial LPWA Network Deployments; 15 Mobile IoT Networks Now Live Worldwide London: The GSMA today announced that mobile network operators are set to benefit from an estimated US$1.8 trillion Internet of Things (IoT) revenue opportunity by …

GSMA Announces First Speakers for Mobile 360 Series – Middle East and North Africa

Mobile-Focused Event Brings Industry Leaders Together to Debate Key Issues in Region London: The GSMA today announced the first speakers for its Mobile 360 Series – Middle East and North Africa (MENA) conference taking place 9-10 October in Dubai, United Arab …

GSMA Announces Additional Updates for 2017 “GSMA Mobile World Congress Americas, in Partnership with CTIA”

August 29, 2017

Executives from Ericsson, Essential, Ford Motor Company, Mozilla Foundation, Qualcomm Technologies and San Francisco 49ers Confirmed as Speakers; PayPal, Sprint Sponsoring San Francisco Event Atlanta: The GSMA released new details for the quickly approaching inaugural Mobile World Congress Americas, including …

GSMA Mobile 360 – Latin America will Showcase Mobile Ecosystem Innovation Across the Region

August 28, 2017

Held in Bogotá, the Regional Event Will Convene Technology Industry Experts and Policymakers to Discuss Key Drivers for Innovation. London: The GSMA today outlined the first details of the 2017 Mobile 360 Series – Latin America conference, which will take …

New GSMA Report Highlights Risks Of Implementing Wholesale Open Access Networks

August 8, 2017

Wholesale Network Model Has Yet to Fulfill Its Promise, While Network Competition Has a Proven Track Record in Delivering Sustainable Growth and Unprecedented Innovation London: The GSMA today announced the findings of a new report, “Wholesale Open Access Networks”, which …

GSMA Announces First Details for Mobile World Congress 2018

July 25, 2017

2018 Edition Expected to Attract More Than 108,000 Attendees, 2,300 Exhibitors London: The GSMA today announced the first details of the 2018 Mobile World Congress, including exhibitors, sponsors, programmes and activities taking place at the annual mobile industry event. Under …

GSMA Announces Additional Keynotes, Programs and Participating Companies for 2017 “GSMA Mobile World Congress Americas, in Partnership with CTIA”

July 19, 2017

Leaders from AT&T, Federal Communications Commission, Mighty Networks, Pandorabotsand UnityConfirmed to Keynote Atlanta: The GSMA provided further updates for the upcoming Mobile World Congress Americas, including several recently confirmed keynote speakers, new programs and events, and additional exhibitors and partners. …

Open letter from the CEOs of the European Mobile Operators

July 17, 2017

Tallinn: Mobile is a pivotal industry contributing to Europe’s economy and enabling an increasing range of adjacent sectors and innovative services. As leaders of the mobile industry in Europe and ahead of your Informal Ministerial Meeting on the 18th of …

Sub-Saharan Africa Driving Global Market for Mobile Money

July 12, 2017

140 Mobile Money Schemes Deployed in 39 Sub-Saharan Countries Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: Sub-Saharan Africa accounts for more than half of all mobile money deployments worldwide and is pioneering a range of new mobile money use cases, according to new …

We Care Peru: Mobile Operators Join Forces to Work on Disaster Response

July 11, 2017

Bitel, Claro, Entel and Telefónica Movistar Support United Nations Sustainable Development Goals by Signing the GSMA Humanitarian Connectivity Charter to Assist Communities, Consumers and Humanitarian Institutions in Emergencies and Crises Lima: The mobile industry in Peru today launched the “We …

GSMA Announces New Developments in Mobile for Development Programme Initiatives

GSMA Announces New Connected Women Commitments, Additional Signatories for Humanitarian Connectivity Charter, Launch of Mobile for Energy Access Initiative and Successful First African Rural Roaming Project Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: At Mobile 360 – Africa, the GSMA today announced several …

GSMA Report Highlights Impact of Taxation on Mobile Connectivity in Sub-Saharan Africa

Reducing Excessive Mobile Sector-Specific Taxation Would Promote Connectivity, Economic Growth, Investment and Fiscal Stability in The Region Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: The GSMA today announced findings from its latest report, ‘Taxing Mobile Connectivity in Sub-Saharan Africa: A review of mobile …

Sub-Saharan Africa to Surpass Half a Billion Mobile Subscribers by End of Decade, Finds New GSMA Study

Sub-Saharan’s Mobile Economy Valued at $110 Billion – 7.7 Per Cent of GDP Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: More than half a billion people across Sub-Saharan Africa will be subscribed to a mobile service by the end of a decade, according …

Governments in the MENA Region should Champion Taxation Reforms for Greater Mobile Connectivity, Says New GSMA Report

July 10, 2017

Reducing Excessive Mobile Sector-Specific Taxation Would Bring Economic Benefit to Consumers, Businesses and Governments London: The GSMA today announced that seven MENA countries, Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Turkey, could improve access to mobile connectivity by reforming …

GSMA Appoints Laxmi Akkaraju Chief Strategy Officer

July 6, 2017

London: The GSMA today announced the appointment of Laxmi Akkaraju as Chief Strategy Officer. Ms. Akkaraju, who was most recently Senior Vice President, Global Delivery at EVRY, will join the GSMA effective 1 September and will report to GSMA Director …

GSMA Reports Record Attendance for Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2017

July 4, 2017

Nearly 67,500 Attendees Visit Shanghai Event, a 27 Per Cent Increase Over 2016 Hong Kong: The GSMA today reported that nearly 67,500 unique visitors1 from 104 countries and territories attended the 2017 GSMA Mobile World Congress Shanghai, held 28 June …

GSMA Announces Additional Speakers for Mobile 360 Series – Africa

June 29, 2017

Mobile for Development Utilities Innovation Fund Launches New Call for Applications London: The GSMA today announced additional speakers participating in the 2017 Mobile 360 – Africa conference, which will take place 11 – 13 July 2017 at the Julius Nyerere International …

GSMA Announces Winners of 2017 Asia Mobile Awards

June 28, 2017

Shanghai: The GSMA announced the winners of the 2017 Asia Mobile Awards, which were presented this evening at the AMO Awards Ceremony and Dinner Reception, held at DaGuan Theatre in Pudong, Shanghai. The awards, which were hosted by news anchor …

China and India to Account for Half of All New Mobile Subscribers Added by 2020, Finds New GSMA Study

Asia Pacific Mobile Economy Valued at $1.3 Trillion – Accounting for 5.2 Per Cent of GDP Shanghai: China and India will account for almost half of all new mobile subscribers expected to be added worldwide by the end of the …

New Study From GSMA and CAICT Forecasts that China will be the World’s Largest 5G Market by 2025

China to Account for 39 Per Cent of Global 5G Market by 2025 Shanghai: Chinese operators are on track to launch commercial 5G networks by 2020 and are expected to establish China as the world’s largest 5G market by 2025, …

GSMA Mobile IoT Initiative Takes Off with Multiple Commercial Network Launches Around the World

June 26, 2017

AT&T, China Mobile, China Unicom, China Telecom, Deutsche Telekom, Verizon and Vodafone Launch Mobile IoT (LPWA) Networks Shanghai: The GSMA today announced that its Mobile IoT Initiative1 has taken off with the launch of multiple commercial rollouts of Low Power, …

New GSMA Study: Mobile Ecosystem Worth $10 Billion to Colombian Economy

June 20, 2017

Mobile Accounted for 3.8 Per Cent of GDP and 64,000 Jobs in Colombia in 2016; GSMA Proposes Regulatory Recommendations to Foster Colombian Digital Ecosystem  and Promote Innovation and Further Investment Cartagena, Colombia: Mobile technologies and services accounted for 3.8 per …

GSMA Innovation City Returns to Mobile World Congress Shanghai

June 19, 2017

Popular Exhibition Space Includes Cutting-Edge Demos Showcasing the Impact of Mobile Technology; Partners include BICS, Cubic Telecom, HID Global, Huawei, Guiyang City Government, KT Corporation, myFC, PayPal, Qvantel and SI-TECH London: The GSMA Innovation City will return to Mobile World …

Number of Mobile Subscribers Worldwide Hits 5 Billion

June 13, 2017

Two-Thirds of World’s Population Now Connected, According to GSMA Intelligence London: The world’s mobile industry has signed up its 5 billionth unique mobile subscriber, according to real-time data from GSMA Intelligence, the research arm of the GSMA. The 5 billion …

Mobile Industry Calls for Greater Ambition on Telecoms Framework Reforms

June 8, 2017

EU Requires a Regulatory Framework to Encourage Investment and Innovation Brussels: Ahead of tomorrow’s EU Council meeting of Telecoms Ministers to discuss amendments to the draft European Electronic Communications Code, the GSMA is calling for greater ambition on telecoms framework …

Mobile Technology Comes to Life for Local Consumers at Mobile World Congress Shanghai

June 5, 2017

“Experience Halls” at SNIEC Showcase Mobile Across Sports, Lifestyle, Entertainment and Learning; MWC Shanghai Exhibition Open to Consumers through Saturday, 1 July Shanghai: Visitors seeking the latest and greatest in mobile technology will get the opportunity to try out the …

GSMA Reveals Shortlist For 2017 Asia Mobile Awards

June 1, 2017

Leading News Anchor Jason He Confirmed as Host of AMO Awards Ceremony; GSMA Announces Leaders from China Mobile and China Unicom Will Deliver Keynotes Hong Kong: The GSMA today announced the nominees for the 2017 Asia Mobile Awards. Winners of …

GSMA Announces First Keynote Speakers For “GSMA Mobile World Congress Americas, In Partnership With CTIA”

May 31, 2017

América Móvil, Coca-Cola, IBM Watson, Jaunt, Facebook, Google, Nokia, PayPal, Sprint, UPS and Verizon Wireless Executives to Speak at Inaugural Event; Additional Exhibitors, Partner Programs and Sponsors Announced Atlanta: The GSMA announced the first confirmed speakers for the Mobile World …

GSMA Announces Speakers for Mobile 360 Series – Africa 2017

May 25, 2017

Mobile 360-Africa Registration Now Open London: The GSMA today announced the first speakers for the 2017 Mobile 360 – Africa conference, which will take place 11 – 13 July 2017 at the Julius Nyerere International Convention Centre, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. …

GSMA Urges for Lower Spectrum Prices in Bangladesh for Affordable Mobile Broadband Networks

May 11, 2017

High Government Fees Challenge Mobile Operators’ Ability to Roll Out Services Dhaka: The GSMA today expressed concerns about the Bangladesh Government’s plan to impose higher fees for 4G licensing ahead of the next round of spectrum auctions. The decision would …

GSMA Outlines New Developments for Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2017

May 9, 2017

GSMA Announces Summit Speakers, Key Exhibition Feature Areas, and New Exhibitors, Partners and Sponsors Hong Kong: The GSMA today highlighted new developments for the 2017 GSMA Mobile World Congress Shanghai, which will be held 28 June – 1 July 2017 …

GSMA Puts Spotlight on Mobile for Girls in ICT Day

April 27, 2017

Events in London and Barcelona Showcase Learning and Careers in Technology London: The GSMA today celebrated the annual ITU Girls in ICT Day with students from The Bridge Academy in Hackney, highlighting the exciting learning and career opportunities in science, …

We Care Chile: Mobile Operators Launch Campaign for Disaster Preparedness and Response

April 20, 2017

Claro, Entel and Movistar Sign the GSMA Humanitarian Connectivity Charter to Enhance Coordination and Standardise Preparedness and Response Before, During and After a Natural Disaster Santiago, Chile: The GSMA today announced that mobile operators Claro, Entel and Movistar became the …

GSMA Announces Additional Speakers for Mobile 360 – Privacy & Security

Industry Experts from AIOTI, CaixaBank, City of The Hague, Deutsche Telekom, KPN and Vodafone to Share Insights on Trust, Privacy and Security London: The GSMA today announced additional speakers for the 2017 Mobile 360 – Privacy & Security conference taking …

GSMA Provides New Details for Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2017

April 6, 2017

GSMA Announces First Keynote Speakers, Continues Partnership with Shanghai Digital Information Festival and Announces New Exhibitors and Sponsors Hong Kong: The GSMA today offered new details for the 2017 GSMA Mobile World Congress Shanghai, which will be held 28 June …

GSMA Announces Speakers for Mobile 360 Series – West Africa

March 28, 2017

Côte d’Ivoire Programme Features Executives from Organisations including African Development Bank, Airtel, Esoko, Etisalat, IFC and Orange London: The GSMA today announced the first speakers for the 2017 Mobile 360 Series – West Africa conference, which will take place 27 …

GSMA Comment on India Mobile Congress

March 6, 2017

Contrary to media reports, the GSMA is not collaborating with COAI in the development of the India Mobile Congress scheduled to take place in September. The GSMA produces industry-leading events such as Mobile World Congress, Mobile World Congress Shanghai, Mobile …

Record-Breaking Year for GSMA Mobile World Congress as 108,000 Attend Industry’s Premier Event

March 2, 2017

Mobile World Congress 2017 Sees 7 Per Cent Increase in Visitors Barcelona: The 2017 edition of Mobile World Congress attracted a record 108,000 visitors*, an increase of 7 per cent over the previous year, the GSMA reported today as the …

GSMA Congratulates Winners of the 2017 Global Mobile Awards

Barcelona: The GSMA today congratulates all winners of the 2017 Glomo Awards. Glomo Award hosts, TV presenters Suzi Perry and Ortis Deley, announced the awards during a series of ceremonies and Mobile World Live TV presentations throughout the week at …

4G Connections in Latin America More Than Doubled in a Year, Reveals New GSMA Intelligence Data

March 1, 2017

Latin America 4G Connections Surpass 100 Million in 2016 and 4G Set to Account for Nearly 40 Per Cent of Market by 2020; 5G Will Begin Roll-Out in Region by 2020 Barcelona: The number of 4G connections in Latin America …

Latest GSMA Report Highlights Success of Mobile Money with Over Half a Billion Accounts Worldwide

February 28, 2017

277 Live Mobile Money Services Available in 92 Countries; GSMA Launches Mobile Money Developer Portal Barcelona: The GSMA today unveiled its sixth ‘State of the Industry Report on Mobile Money’, offering a current snapshot of the mobile money landscape and …

GSMA Launches Inaugural Humanitarian Connectivity Charter Annual Report

UNHCR Becomes Latest Supporter of the Humanitarian Connectivity Charter, Joining 108 Mobile Operators and Six Humanitarian and Technical Partners Barcelona: The GSMA today launched the first Humanitarian Connectivity Charter Annual Report, highlighting efforts by mobile network operator (MNO) signatories to …

Connected and automated driving EATA presents deployment roadmap, submits proposal for EU-wide project

February 27, 2017

The European Automotive Telecom Alliance (EATA) today presented the next steps to make connected and automated driving a reality. During a roundtable discussion chaired by European Commission Vice-President Andrus Ansip and in the presence of Commissioner Günther H. Oettinger, the …

United Nations Foundation and GSMA Team Up to Support Data for Good

Partnership will leverage and build upon existing efforts around use of data to achieve Sustainable Development Goals Barcelona – The United Nations Foundation and the GSMA announced a partnership today at Mobile World Congress that leverages their shared objective to unlock …

Asiacell, Deutsche Telekom, Turkcell, Vodafone and Zain Named as Joint Recipients of 2017 GSMA Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Mobile Industry

Five Operator Groups Recognised for Exceptional Efforts in Supporting Syrian Refugees Barcelona: At Mobile World Congress today, the GSMA announced that Asiacell, Deutsche Telekom, Turkcell, Vodafone and Zain are the winners of the GSMA’s “Outstanding Contribution to the Mobile Industry …

Number of Global Mobile Subscribers to Surpass Five Billion this Year, Finds New GSMA Study

Mobile Ecosystem Accounted for 4.4 Per Cent of Global GDP in 2016 Barcelona: The number of unique mobile subscribers around the world will surpass 5 billion later this year, according to a new GSMA study. The 2017 global edition of …

New GSMA Report Sets Out Industry Vision for the 5G Era

Study Predicts More Than A Billion 5G Connections By 2025; GSMA Showcases 5G Future at Mobile World Congress Barcelona: At Mobile World Congress today, the GSMA published a report outlining the mobile industry’s collective vision and expectations for the 5G …

New GSMA Report Highlights Messaging as a Platform Opportunity

Platform Gives Consumers Access to Range of Brands and Services London: The GSMA today issued a new report titled, ‘Messaging as a Platform – The Operator Opportunity,’ that outlines how operators can play a central role in the future of …

GSMA Launches Big Data for Social Good Initiative

Backed by 16 Operators Accounting for 2 Billion Connections in Over 100 Countries; Pilots Set to Launch in June 2017 in Bangladesh, Brazil, India, Myanmar and Thailand Barcelona: Today at Mobile World Congress, the GSMA launched the “Big Data for …

GSA and GSMA Announce Agreement to Collaborate on Spectrum for 5G Networks

February 23, 2017

London – The Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA) and the GSMA today announced an agreement that will help pave the way for the development of 5G mobile broadband networks globally. Through this cooperation framework, the two organisations will share and …

GSMA Urges Policymakers to Advance the Digital Economy in New Report

February 22, 2017

To Realise Success in the Face of Rapid Technology Advances, Governments Should Act Urgently on a Broad Set of Policy Enablers London — The GSMA today launched a new report that encourages governments to pursue policies that incentivise investment and …

GSMA Report Shows High Spectrum Prices Threaten High Quality, Affordable Mobile Broadband Services

London – The GSMA today published ‘Effective Spectrum Pricing’, a research report on spectrum pricing, including the impact on consumers. The study, developed in collaboration with NERA Economic Consulting, links high spectrum prices to more expensive, lower quality mobile broadband …

The Internet of the Seas Sets Sail

February 21, 2017

LPWA Helping to Track Wildlife and Provide Data on Climate Change; University of St Andrews Developing New Smart Tags to Track Seals Using NB-IoT Technology London: The University of St Andrews Sea Mammal Research Unit (SMRU) is developing smart telemetry …

Almost Half of Mobile Users Still Only Talking and Texting, Finds New GSMA Mobile Engagement Study

February 15, 2017

GSMA Intelligence Launches Annual Study To Measure Global Mobile Engagement London: Almost half of mobile phone users worldwide still only use their devices to make voice calls and send SMS, according to new consumer research by GSMA Intelligence. The new …

GSMA Launches IoT Big Data Directory to Support Growth of Innovative New IoT Solutions

New Service Makes Harmonised Data from Multiple Sources Available to Developers London: The GSMA today announced the launch of the ‘IoT Big Data API Directory’ that will make harmonised data sets from multiple sources worldwide available to developers and third …

GSMA Announces Expanded 2017 Mobile 360 Event Series

February 14, 2017

Growing Series Includes Mobile 360 Series – West Africa and Mobile 360 Series – North Asia; GSMA Confirms First Speakers for Mobile 360 Series – Privacy & Security Event London: The GSMA today announced the schedule and locations for the …

GSMA Launches 2017 Mobile World Congress Americas, in Partnership with CTIA

February 8, 2017

Inaugural Americas Event Set to Attract 30,000 Attendees and 1,000 Exhibitors Atlanta: The GSMA today announced the first details of the 2017 GSMA Mobile World Congress Americas, in partnership with CTIA, including confirmed exhibitors, partners, programmes and activities taking place …

GSMA Calls on Policymakers to Look to the Digital Migration Experience in Kenya

February 2, 2017

London – The GSMA today launched a new report, “Digital Migration Process in Kenya”, to highlight the valuable lessons that can be derived from the country’s experience with its digital switchover in the last 10 years. The report provides useful …

GSMA Outlines New Developments for 2017 Mobile World Congress

February 1, 2017

GSMA Announces 16 New Keynote Speakers for Conference, Along with Additional Programmes and Participating Companies Barcelona: The GSMA today provided further updates on the 2017 Mobile World Congress, announcing newly confirmed keynote speakers for the conference, as well as additional …

Low Power Wide Area Networks to Lead IoT Connections by 2022

GSMA’s Mobile IoT Initiative Helping to Accelerate Availability of Commercial Solutions; Mobile World Congress 2017 to Showcase Latest Innovations in LPWA London: The GSMA today announced that Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) connections are set to exceed 2G, 3G and …

The GSMA Innovation City Takes Centre Stage at Mobile World Congress 2017

Innovation City Offers Immersive Experiences from Companies Including AT&T, Cisco Jasper, Huawei, KT Corporation, Sierra Wireless and UNLIMIT by Reliance Communications Barcelona: The GSMA Innovation City returns to Mobile World Congress, once again inviting visitors to explore a city-like environment …

GSMA Announces Nominees for 2017 Glomo Awards

January 26, 2017

London: The GSMA today announced the nominees for the Global Mobile Awards 2017. Winners of the awards will be presented throughout Mobile World Congress, which takes place 27 February – 2 March in Barcelona. The full list of nominees can …

GSMA Announces New Details for Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2017

January 19, 2017

GSMA Announces Entries Open for 2017 Asia Mobile Awards; Offers Details of Expanded Conference Programme Hong Kong: The GSMA today provided updates for the 2017 GSMA Mobile World Congress Shanghai to be held from Wednesday, 28 June through Saturday, 1 …

GSMA Reveals Economic Impact of Mobile in Bangladesh

January 18, 2017

Dhaka – The GSMA today revealed the positive impact of mobile on the Bangladeshi economy and the potential for even further growth and innovation. According to GSMA Intelligence, mobile technologies and services generated 6.2 per cent of the country’s GDP …

ETNO and GSMA about New e-Privacy Regulation: Telcos call for a customer-friendly and innovation-ready approach

January 10, 2017

Brussels – Today, the European Commission has presented its Proposal for a Regulation on e-Privacy. It is intended to replace Directive 2002/58/EC and it adds to the existing General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). ETNO and GSMA Europe recognise the European …

GSMA Celebrates 4G Launch in Egypt and Commends the Government’s Commitment to Release More Spectrum in 2017

Launch of 4G Services Marks an Important Milestone for Egypt’s Economy and Society London: The GSMA welcomes the successful launch of 4G services by mobile operators in Egypt, and believes that Egypt’s leadership in 4G will serve as catalyst for …

Europe Needs a Step Change in Investment to Match Its Digital Ambitions

December 2, 2016

GSMA Recommends Further Improvements to the Telecoms Reform Package Brussels: At today’s Telecoms Council, the GSMA called on Ministers to commit to the rapid adoption of the telecoms regulatory framework reforms that will drive investment and create an inclusive “Gigabit …

GSMA Provides New Details for 2017 Mobile World Congress

November 30, 2016

GSMA Announces New Keynote Speakers, Participating Companies and Programme Updates for Barcelona Event London: The GSMA today provided an update on the 2017 Mobile World Congress, unveiling newly confirmed keynote speakers for the conference and additional participating companies and programmes. …

GSMA Launches Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2017

November 22, 2016

More than 65,000 Attendees, 650 Participating Companies Expected for the 2017 Event Hong Kong: The GSMA today announced the first details of the 2017 GSMA Mobile World Congress Shanghai, including confirmed exhibitors and sponsors, as well as a range of …

New GSMA Report Analyzes How Reforming Mobile Sector Taxation Can Promote Investment and Drive Digital Inclusion in Colombia

November 15, 2016

With Realigned Tax Structure, Colombian Government Can Boost Mobile Connectivity, Increase Productivity, and Generate Economic Growth and Employment. Bogota: Excessive tax burdens on the mobile sector create an affordability barrier for Colombians wanting to use mobile services, according to a …

GSMA Calls on Governments to Collaborate on a Global Spectrum Plan to Deliver Ultra-Fast 5G

November 14, 2016

Governments Must Agree on Sufficient Harmonised Spectrum to Enable the Fastest 5G Speeds, Affordable Devices, International Roaming without Cross-Border Interference London: The GSMA today called on governments and regulators around the world to commit to supporting the needs of 5G …

GSMA Welcomes First Launch of Universal Profile for Advanced Messaging

November 4, 2016

Sprint Becomes First Operator to Launch Service with Google; GSMA’s Universal Profile Now Backed by 58 Global Operators and Manufacturers London: The GSMA welcomes today’s announcement by Google and mobile operator Sprint that Sprint has become first to partner with …

GSMA Research Shows Mobile Money is Significantly Reducing the Cost of Sending International Remittances

November 2, 2016

By Reducing Migrant Remittance Costs, Mobile Money is Directly Contributing to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 10 London: The GSMA today issued a report entitled, ‘Driving a Price Revolution: Mobile Money in International Remittances’ that looks at the impact …

Mobile Industry to Add $1 Trillion in Value to North American Economy by 2020, Finds New GSMA Study

November 1, 2016

North American Mobile Ecosystem Unlocking Value in IoT, M2M and 5G Atlanta: North America’s mobile industry will be worth almost $1 trillion a year to the region’s economy by 2020, according to a new GSMA study. The new report, ‘The …

GSMA Elects New Board Members and Elects Sunil Bharti Mittal as Chair

October 27, 2016

GSMA Names 26-Member Board to Serve from January 2017 through December 2018; Mittal Leads GSMA Board Delegation in Meeting with Indian Prime Minister Modi New Delhi: The GSMA today announced that it has elected new members of the GSMA Board …

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