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GSMA Tech4Girls Initiative Launches Globally in support of International Girls in ICT Day

  International Girls in ICT Day aims to inspire and encourage young women to explore career opportunities in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects through a combination of talks from high-profile female industry leaders and interactive ...

The Mobile Industry Prove Themselves Champions of IoT Security

As the Internet of Things grows, anxieties over enterprise and consumer security understandably grow with it.  The basic question is a reasonable one: how can we ensure this surge in global connectivity delivers the benefits and efficiencies it so credibly promises, without ...

Getting spectrum right, sets the stage for great 5G

The first commercial 5G services are already here and the coming years will see launches all over the world. The integration of the technology into our lives and work has the potential to impact communities and economies even more than previous generations. But not all 5G ...

5G Connectivity in Rural Cities

The New Year will bring a major milestone for the mobile industry as global carriers will begin rolling out 5G service to millions of consumers. In addition to an influx of international carriers such as Telus Mobility, Entel and China Unicom, the four major U.S. carriers ...

Closing the Connectivity Gap

For over a decade, the GSMA has been working to close the digital gender gap. Our Connected Women Programme is currently helping to enable the digital and financial inclusion of millions of women around the world. Collaboration is key to the realisation of such ambitions, so ...

Cross-border data flows for a brighter future

As privacy regulators from around the world descend on Brussels this week for the 40th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners (ICDPPC), the GSMA is preparing to host a discussion on cross-border data flows. Barriers to data flows could stifle ...

UK Government Backs GSMA IoT Security Guidelines

The UK Government’s Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has this week published its IoT Security ‘Code of Practice’, which makes reference to the GSMA’s IoT Security Guidelines as an example of industry best practice. The GSMA’s guidelines outline a number of ...

Measuring mobile’s impact on sustainable development at UNGA

The GSMA was in New York last month to represent the mobile industry at the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA). Over the course of the week the GSMA participated in a wide range of activities with several high-profile partners, providing a platform for dialogue ...

How mobile big data can help eradicate one of the biggest killers of our time

Heads of state will gather in New York on 26 September this year at the UN General Assembly’s first-ever high-level meeting on how to accelerate efforts to eradicate tuberculosis (TB). The ability to use the ‘big data’ from mobile networks to identify vulnerable populations ...

Empowering the Next Generation

Gone are the days when mobile phones were viewed as the antithesis of learning. With nearly every student carrying a device at all times, what better way of delivering learning than by harnessing mobile technology and making education more stimulating, personalised and ...

Addressing Cybersecurity Challenges in the Mobile Industry

It seems that we see a never-ending wave of reports detailing the latest security breaches or denial of service (DoS) attacks; just looking at last year, 2017 was dominated by ransomware variants like WannaCry and organisations such as Equifax declaring massive data ...

Facebook, Fines and GDPR: the global implications of the GDPR

In the aftermath of the Cambridge Analytica incident, Facebook moved more than 1.5 billon user accounts out of the reach of EU data privacy regulators. Presumably worried about unnecessarily exposing themselves to the risk of incurring a hefty fine that could be levied under ...

New Research Highlights Demand for RCS Business Messaging

Global adoption of Rich Communications Services (RCS) is accelerating quickly around the world, with over 50 network launches as well as network interconnections in the Americas and Europe. Additionally, numerous brands are already launching trials of RCS Business Messaging ...

Driving forward Africa’s Digital Revolution at Mobile 360 Series – West Africa, 11-12 April 2018

According to the GSMA’s upcoming Mobile Economy West Africa 2018 report, subscriber penetration rates reached 47 per cent in West Africa, up from 28 per cent at the start of the decade. This rapid growth has meant that mobile has brought new opportunities for governments, ...

GSMA Report Details Expected Growth of 5G Across the U.S.

The launch of the first commercial 5G services in the United States is imminent, and the projected growth numbers for future 5G adoption suggests the country will be one of the world’s leading 5G nations in the coming years. The recent GSMA Intelligence report, “5G era in ...

Benefiting from a #BetterFuture: Why delivering the Sustainable Development Goals is a multi-trillion-dollar opportunity

The mobile industry is playing a pioneering role in delivering the UN Sustainable Development Goals – and unlocking new revenue opportunities along the way Last month, in an open letter to corporate bosses the world over, Larry Fink, the CEO and chairman of BlackRock, made a ...

Entering the Age of Intelligent Connectivity

This week at Mobile World Congress, two technology developments will be front and centre and they are setting the stage for our mobile future: 5G and artificial intelligence (AI). The mobile industry continues to make strong progress with 5G. Most of the 5G pioneers are ...

Consumer insights: understanding mobile engagement

Mobile technology is transforming people’s lives, and consumer behaviour is continually evolving as devices get smarter, services grow richer and societies become more connected. With mobile now reaching over 5 billion people across the world, it is becoming increasingly ...

Creating a Better Future at GSMA Innovation City

With less than a week to go, the countdown to Mobile World Congress 2018 is nearing its end. One of the most popular attractions at the event is the GSMA Innovation City, which attracted over 30,000 unique visitors last year alone. Back for 2018, the Innovation City will ...

Big Data for Social Good: Achievements one year on and looking ahead at Mobile World Congress 2018

The world today is facing some major global challenges that require innovative solutions and partnerships to be solved. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) guide us in this effort, providing the key targets to transform our world: to end the epidemics of AIDS, ...