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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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GSMA VoLTE Project Sees First Roll-Out in China

In a recent blog, we discussed how the GSMA’s Network 2020 programme was working with China’s mobile network operators, China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom, to negotiate the technological barriers preventing the deployment of advanced all-IP communications including ...

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South Africans deserve better mobile broadband now

The South African regulator ICASA and the country’s Department of Telecommunications need to get over their differences, and move forward with an auction that promises to improve mobile broadband speeds and coverage. Last month there was finally some good news from South ...

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New GSMA VoLTE Specification Removes Market Fragmentation

Voice over LTE (VoLTE) is one of the foundational next-generation communications services that global operators are providing to their customers, along with Video over LTE (ViLTE), Voice over Wi-Fi (VoWiFi) and Rich Communications Services (RCS). All of these are underpinned ...

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Highlights from Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2016 – the biggest mobile event in Asia

Last week saw the return of Mobile World Congress Shanghai, with more than 53,000 unique visitors from 104 countries and territories attending the 2016 event, making it the largest Mobile World Congress Shanghai yet. Mobile World Congress Shanghai hosted nearly 550 ...

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The need for 700 MHz spectrum can’t be underestimated

Why is 700 MHz so important? The answer is simple: most people getting connected during the next couple of years live in rural areas, and this band’s technical characteristics to support better coverage of these wide open spaces. The work to make the internet available to ...

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Highlights from GSMA’s Mobile 360 – Privacy & Security conference

Earlier this month saw the GSMA’s first Mobile 360 – Privacy & Security event take place in The Hague, Netherlands, highlighting some of the issues affecting businesses as they become more digitised. The Hague has been developing a strong ecosystem in digital security ...

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Mandatory ‘real name’ registration by prepaid SIM card users: Considerations for policymakers

Mandatory registration of prepaid SIM cards is a policy that a number of governments have adopted in recent years. It requires consumers to provide proof of identity in order to activate a prepaid mobile SIM card. The primary justification for this policy is that having a ...

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GSMA supports Russia operators in move to IP communications

You may remember a recent blogpost highlighting our ongoing work with Russia’s mobile network operators MegaFon, MTS, Tele2 and VimpelCom (Beeline), as well as the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation. We created a dedicated working group to ...

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Why Privacy & Security?

Mobile technology is without doubt heavily embedded in our lives – both personally and within the working environment. As organisations continue to build mobile in to their business models, the dual challenge of security and privacy becomes increasingly important. Digital ...

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Spectrum for Internet of Things needs to be carefully considered

The Internet of Things (IoT) has huge potential to improve the way we live and work, but this promise isn’t going to be automatically fulfilled. It will take a concerted effort from the whole telecoms industry to make it come true. One of the key building blocks is access to ...

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Hunt for spectrum underlines importance of 5G

5G networks promise plenty of great new features, but one of the critical issues in making the next-generation technology a high-speed reality is the need for more spectrum. This was underlined recently at Mobile World Congress 2016 – when polled, thirty-seven per cent ...

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An embedded SIM can make your smart watch smarter

Wearables have been given a boost with a new SIM specification that could pave the way to a wave of new connected devices joining the mobile network. Remote SIM Provisioning (RSP) enables operators to remotely manage the SIM embedded in a connected device to allow access to ...

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Connecting the unconnected: Unlocking human potential through the power of the mobile internet

This is the final post in a six-part blog series discussing the key topics of GSMA Ministerial Programme 2016. This prestigious event, held alongside Mobile World Congress, provides a unique platform for the world’s most influential telecommunications leaders to unite and ...

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GSMA working with China’s Mobile Operators to facilitate VoLTE interoperability

The GSMA’s Network 2020 programme is helping mobile network operators deliver global interconnected all-IP communications services, such as VoLTE, ViLTE, VoWiFi and RCS, to consumers. We recently started working closely with China’s mobile operators, China Mobile, China ...

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New Report Looks to Future of Digital Procurement

The GSMA Marketplace is the only dedicated digital commerce platform for the mobile industry and was created to help buyers and sellers in the telecoms industry do business together more easily all year round. Procurement in many cases is a business built on existing ...

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Mobile technology is life-changing, but women are being left behind

This is the fifth in a six-part blog series discussing the key topics of GSMA Ministerial Programme 2016. This prestigious event, held alongside Mobile World Congress, provides a unique platform for the world’s most influential telecommunications leaders to unite and discuss ...