COVID-19
Industry updates and guidance

The mobile industry has never been more important to the world’s citizens and economy. Our role at the GSMA is to unlock the power of connectivity so that people, industry and society thrive, and we will continue to play a leading role in supporting and amplifying the vital work our industry is doing at this time.

See how the mobile ecosystem is tackling COVID-19 on Mobile World Live.

See COVID-19 updates specific to low- and middle-income countries here.

 

 

Latest Updates

Maintaining consumer trust in the fight against COVID-19

COVID-19 continues to fundamentally change the global landscape. Responding to this crisis situation, mobile network operators are working with stakeholders around the world – including governments, international organisations, NGOs, and academics – to ensure that mobile can ...

Eleven Regulatory Recommendations to Sustain Connectivity During the COVID-19 Crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic is a public health crisis shared by all, requiring consumers, companies and governments to adapt to new circumstances and support efforts to contain the spread of this disease. The foremost goal is to save lives. But there are many other critical ...

GSMA Condemns Attacks Against Mobile Phone Masts

Health Experts Confirm No Link Between 5G and COVID-19   London: Police and counter-terrorism authorities are investigating acts of arson against mobile phone masts in the UK. The GSMA condemns these acts of violence designed to weaken our communications networks in a time ...

Keeping North America Connected During COVID-19

More than ever, reliable connectivity is a necessity. In the wake of COVID-19, people across North America are socially distancing and bringing their work home. Essential workers, including telecom workers who are managing networks, are on the front-lines working around the ...

Keeping the world connected: Development challenges in times of COVID-19

The role of mobile technology in these trying times has never been more pivotal. Mobile technology is serving as a connectivity tool and a comfort tool, bridging the physical communication gaps between individuals and their families, friends and colleagues. The mobile ...

Keeping everyone and everything connected: How temporary access to spectrum can ease congestion during the COVID-19 crisis

In the wake of the social restrictions in place to help manage the threat of COVID-19, billions of people worldwide are relying on mobile access as family interactions, socialising and work activities move online. While the world shuts down normal activities to limit the ...