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Conference at Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2017

Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2017 (MWCS17) is set to be the biggest Asia event yet. Under the theme of “The Human Element”, the event will be held from 28 June – 1 July, and is set to attract more than 65,000 attendees and 650 participating companies. The conference ...

GSMA Device Check powers CTIA’s Stolen Phone Checker

CTIA, the U.S wireless industry association, recently announced the launch of a new service called Stolen Phone Checker (www.stolenphonechecker.org) that helps consumers, businesses and law enforcement agencies check the status and authenticity of used or second-hand mobile ...

World Telecommunication Day: Celebrating Mobile and the SDGs

Today marks the 48th annual World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD). Established by the United Nations to recognise the creation of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), WTISD celebrates the power of telecommunication and ICT and its monumental ...

Mobile 360 – Privacy & Security: Exploring the global importance of digital privacy & security

For the second year running, the GSMA will host its Mobile 360 Series – Privacy & Security event in The Hague (23 – 24 May). Building on the success of the inaugural event, this year’s Mobile 360 – Privacy & Security is designed to bring the industry together ...

New GSMA study highlights West Africa’s rapidly growing Mobile Economy

Half of all citizens across West Africa are now mobile subscribers and millions more are forecast to sign up to mobile services by the end of the decade, according to a new GSMA study. The 15 markets that make up the West Africa region (highlighted) are the subject of the ...

The first GSMA Mobile 360 – West Africa event

In West Africa, mobile is increasingly becoming critical for millions to access life enhancing services and solutions. With 175 million unique subscribers – accounting for 320 million mobile connections – West Africa is one of the fastest growing mobile markets ...

New Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone pre-installs RCS messaging based on GSMA Universal Profile

The new Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone will include in-built Rich Communications Services (RCS) capabilities based on the GSMA Universal Profile for Advanced Messaging out of the box, providing consumers with richer messaging experiences as well as access to features including ...

Highlights from Mobile World Congress 2017: Another record-breaking year

The 2017 edition of Mobile World Congress was once again a resounding success, attracting a record 108,000 visitors from 208 countries and territories worldwide. The event hosted more than 2,300 exhibitors featuring some of the most high-profile names in the mobile industry ...

Drones, Phones and Automobiles: How to reap the benefits of innovative technology AND foster trust

The civilian drone market is taking off. Drones could revolutionise current services, open up new ones and even improve people’s quality of life, but will consumers have to give up a little privacy to reap these benefits or can good privacy practices help enable innovation ...

GSMA Industry Programmes at Mobile World Congress 2017

The countdown to Mobile World Congress 2017 is nearing its end, with just one week to go before the event kicks off on 27 February.  Whilst exhibitors and attendees wait in anticipation for the mobile industry’s leading event, the GSMA prepares to showcase the latest ...

Planning your visit to Mobile World Congress 2017

The GSMA will once again convene the global mobile industry at Mobile World Congress 2017 taking place in Barcelona from 27 February – 2 March. This year’s theme is ‘The Next Element,’ and the annual industry showcase will highlight just how elemental mobile has become in ...

Convergence of digital identity policies will enable next-generation services

That the future of public services is digital is becoming increasingly apparent in Europe and internationally. Italy, for example, has launched its nationwide Public System for Digital Identity Management, or SPID, which facilitates access to e-government and public services ...

Making the most of spectrum resources benefits everyone

How to best assign licenses for mobile spectrum can seem like a tricky business. But getting it right will lead to big benefits for both consumers and the economy. To help, the GSMA’s Spectrum team has published a report entitled “Best practice in mobile spectrum licensing” ...

Growth of GSMA Mobile 360 Series in 2016

In 2016, the GSMA Mobile 360 Series took the conversation to key markets across the globe while facilitating engagement and networking among attendees. This year, the GSMA added two new events to the Mobile 360 Series – one dedicated to issues surrounding Privacy & ...

GSMA UNIVERSAL PROFILE FOR ADVANCED MESSAGING NOW AVAILABLE

We first announced that we were working to develop a Universal Profile for Advanced Messaging back in February at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Now, just 10 months later, we have published the first release of the Universal Profile for Advanced Messaging, which will ...

There are lessons to be learnt from India’s 700 MHz auction

Some good can hopefully come of the failed sale of 700 MHz spectrum licenses from the latest multi-band auction in India. For regulators around the world planning to auction digital dividend spectrum, and indeed for India who is likely to reauction it, it serves as a great ...

GSMA Marketplace at the Forefront of the Changing Procurement Industry

A number of recent independent studies from financial advisory firm Deloitte, procurement specialists Zycus, and the GSMA have highlighted that the procurement industry is turning its attention towards the use of digital platforms to help connect buyers and sellers on a ...

Pro-Technology Framework Key to Development of the Internet of Things

A growing Internet of Things (IoT) will provide an array of significant socio-economic benefits to citizens and businesses around the world. The ability to connect everything from a washing machine to a street light will create numerous efficiencies, as well as give people ...

Spotlight on Innovation at GSMA Mobile 360 Series – Latin America

Whilst the mobile industry globally is already talking about 5G, much of the focus and reality in Latin America today revolves around driving innovation and services over LTE data networks. In fact, a recent GSMA Latin America study found that 10% of the population in the ...

GSMA Launches Self-Assessment Security Scheme For IoT Devices

Earlier this year, the Connected Living programme released the GSMA IoT Security Guidelines to promote the secure development and deployment of services in the growing Internet of Things (IoT) market. They were developed in consultation with the mobile industry with the aim ...