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Avoid FOMO! Register now for GSMA MWC Barcelona 2023 – the world’s largest and most influential connectivity event

ICYMI – registration has opened for MWC Barcelona 2023 – and we cannot wait to welcome everyone to the world’s largest and most influential connectivity event. Taking place from Monday 27th February to Thursday 3rd March 2023, MWC Barcelona will bring you all the ...

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Rethinking ESG for the mobile sector

By Louise Easterbrook, CFO, GSMA Sustainability is one of the defining issues of our generation. Around the world, consumers, employees and regulators increasingly expect companies to act responsibly and add value to society. Previously considered a ‘nice to have’, ESG ...

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5G Momentum: Benefits and Opportunity of 5G-Advanced

By Alex Sinclair, CTO, GSMA The momentum behind 5G continues. Already launched in more than 70 countries and by nearly 200 operators, it now covers half of global markets and almost 1/3 of the world’s population. According to GSMA Intelligence, this trajectory is set to ...

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A new framework for Meaningful Connectivity

In a world battered by multiple crises, digital – and especially mobile – technology has proven itself to be a source of resilience, playing an essential role in advancing the UN development agenda. Our latest data shows that last year almost 300 million people started using ...

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A Decade of Mobile Money: Innovation, Growth and Sustainable Impact

By Mats Granryd, Director General, GSMA As the sun begins to set behind the hills of her village in Uganda, Fortinee walks around her clinic and starts turning on lights. A simple task, but one that she does not take for granted. Without the lights, Fortinee was forced to ...

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5G City: the population explosion and managing urban growth

By Alex Sinclair, CTO, GSMA According to the World Bank, by 2050 nearly 7 of 10 people in the world will live in cities representing extremely rapid urban growth. Naturally, this raises questions around how we manage this explosion in the urban population? The speed of ...

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Close collaboration can provide a clear flight path for 5G and avionics

Co-existence between different technologies has long been the foundation of sound management of the radio spectrum – ensuring that citizens derive the maximum benefit from this resource. Since 1865, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has been a focal point for ...

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European Telecom Sector Welcomes Landmark Progress on Digital Service Regulation

The European telecommunications industry applauds EU legislators for making progress this week on two key regulatory initiatives that have the potential to reshape the socioeconomic dynamics of digital platform ecosystems. The recent European Parliament’s vote on the Digital ...

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The GSMA Innovation Fund for Climate Resilience and Adaptation: Open now

This week, during the Science and Innovation day at COP26, the GSMA, the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) announced the launch of the GSMA Innovation Fund for Climate Resilience and ...

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Planning for 5G success in Sub-Saharan Africa

Blog attributed to GSMA’s Head of Sub Sahara Africa, Angela Wamola Spectrum planning is key to the successful rollout of mobile services. While the rollout of 5G is only growing, what happens now with spectrum policy will have a massive impact on the success of 5G and ...

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Mobile’s crucial role tackling our pandemic recovery and the climate crisis

Blog attributed to Daniel Pataki, Head of Europe, GSMA The insights from our annual Mobile Economy Europe Report, published this month, are particularly pertinent as Europe embarks on post-pandemic recovery while tackling the climate crisis. The report shows the crucial role ...

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How the rise of eSIM can grow MNO and OEM business

Customer and operator demand for eSIM has never been higher, and its growth is accelerating. Soon eSIM will be part of the mobile industry’s day-to-day business, thanks to digitisation strategies, along with the need to facilitate the use of IoT devices. Therefore, knowing ...

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GSMA and ETNO call for a more equitable and balanced approach towards taxation of the telecommunications sector under the new tax rules proposed by OECD/G20, August 2021

GSMA, ETNO and their members welcome the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework landmark agreement for taxation of the digitalizing economy. However, the industry is concerned that the current proposal fails to recognise the essential contribution of the telecommunications sector to ...

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

During the pandemic, mobile broadband, fixed wireless connections and mobile apps have become the main tools to remain operational and in contact with medical professionals, work colleagues and loved ones. The work of some role model countries can act as inspiration in parts ...

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Capacity to Power Innovation: 5G in the 6 GHz Band

Spectrum in the 6 GHz range (5925-7125 MHz) provides the bandwidth to allow affordable connectivity for a 5G society. 5G is a pillar of digital transformation. Its integration into our lives and work has the potential to impact communities and economies, and as it delivers ...

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Plan your Route to a Successful 4G/5G Rollout

Access the device intelligence you need to time network rollout and sunset accurately. With more and more people using apps and social media platforms for communication, cloud services and streaming content, cellular networks are under increasing strain. Those networks that ...

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How Successful Spectrum Awards Can Accelerate Digital Agendas Across Africa

Blog attributed to Akinwale Goodluck, Head of Africa, GSMA The benefits of mobile broadband are clear to see all across Africa. For governments that want to continue to expand coverage and maximise the benefits from connectivity, making sure there is more affordable spectrum ...

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How to Navigate the Era of Responsible Leadership in Today’s World

Fifty years ago, the economist Milton Friedman proclaimed that “there is one and only social responsibility of business – to use its resources to engage in activities designed to increase its profits.”[1]  He decried as “unwitting puppets” those executives that take ...

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The Nation of Shopkeepers Turns to Their Smartphones – Brits More Likely to Use Their Smartphones to Shop

Blog attributed to Jason Reed, Lead Analyst, Digital Consumer at GSMA Intelligence Cancelled seasonal parties, remembering face masks and hand sanitisers, nervous coughs, WFH, closed stores except for essential shopping. There are a lot good reasons to hunker down this ...

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Children’s rights in the time of COVID-19: How can mobile play its part

Today is World Children’s Day – a day designated to children’s welfare. Celebrating child rights defines who we are and what we aspire to be as a global society. It is an opportunity to take stock on what we can do, both at an individual and organisational level, ...