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The future of digital identity in building a successful digital society

This is the third 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 ...

Regulation ripe for reform to unlock digital potential

This is the second 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 ...

Building upon the foundations of WRC-15 to support the future of 4G and 5G

This is the first 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 ...

GSMA Helping Russian Mobile Operators Line Up All-IP Communications Services

Our Network 2020 programme recently sent a team to Moscow to discuss how we could help Russian operators deliver interconnected all-IP communications services to their customers. We met with the country’s main operators Beeline, MegaFon, MTS and Tele2, as well as The ...

New Year, New Launches: IP Comms Gaining Momentum

At the GSMA, we work with mobile network operators from across the globe, helping them to deliver global interconnected all-IP communications services, such as such as Voice over LTE (VoLTE), Voice over WiFi (VoWiFi), Video over LTE (ViLTE) and Rich Communications (RCS), to ...

Get your application in for the Glomos

Entries for the GSMA’s Global Mobile Awards, now known as the ‘Glomos’, are closing soon! The mobile industry’s longest established awards will be held once again at the GSMA Mobile World Congress taking place 22-25 February in Barcelona. The Glomos ...

Mobile 360 – North America will explore the future of mobile

It’s already the last of our GSMA Mobile 360 series for October, and we’re now in Atlanta, Georgia for Mobile 360 – North America! The North American market is among the most advanced in the world, providing a launchpad for innovation, with a sophisticated ...

KT Corporation and NTT DOCOMO land world’s first with launch of bilateral VoLTE service

South Korea’s KT Corporation and Japan’s NTT DOCOMO have become the first network operators in the world to offer their customers a bilateral Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) roaming service. This will mean that customers of either network will have access to high quality, low-latency ...

Mobile 360 – Middle East will explore connected services in MENA region

It’s already time for our next Mobile 360 Series event: Mobile 360 – Middle East, held in Dubai from 20-21 October. Now in its third year, the 2015 edition of Mobile 360 – Middle East will focus on how mobile is becoming a platform to launch a range of connected services in ...

Get Ready for Mobile 360 – Africa

October is a busy month for the GSMA with three Mobile 360 events taking place! The first of these, Mobile 360 – Africa, will be held in Cape Town from 7-9 October with the theme of “Accelerating Social & Economic Empowerment”. The Sub-Saharan African (SSA) region has ...

More than half of the Arab States population now connected via mobile

Mobile industry to convene in Dubai in October to discuss region’s vibrant mobile ecosystem Next month, the GSMA’s ‘Mobile 360 – Middle East’ event will take place in Dubai, the third year running that the mobile industry will convene in the city to discuss the future ...

GSMA Launches New Guide to Help Operators Adopt All-IP Solutions

This week the GSMA’s Network 2020 Programme announced the launch of a new digital resource called The All-IP Business Guide that has been created to give operators the tools they need to adopt all-IP communications services regardless of where they might be on the journey. ...

GSMA Marketplace gains momentum

The GSMA Marketplace has been up and running since March this year and we wanted to bring you up to speed with everything that’s been happening behind the scenes these past few months. In case you aren’t familiar with what the Marketplace is here’s a quick reminder: it’s the ...

Russia makes Beeline for VoLTE services

Russia makes Beeline for VoLTE services The rollout of voice over LTE (VoLTE) continues unabated around the globe, with Russian network operator Beeline the latest to join the fray. Beeline, which is owned by VimpelCom, has become the first in the country to move to an ...

GSMA calls for Sub-700MHZ spectrum to be urgently allocated for mobile use in Latin America

Sebastian Cabello, Head of Latin America, GSMA Demand for mobile data in Latin America has grown so fast we’re facing a shortage of spectrum across the region. Use of mobile data is exploding. According to Cisco, mobile data traffic will grow at a CAGR of 59 per cent in the ...

GSMA Helps Global Operators Complete Voice Over LTE-Trial

The GSMA recently completed work on a comprehensive six-month trial on VoLTE roaming with six mobile network operators from across Asia, Europe and the United States. The trial included China Mobile, KPN, KT Corporation, NTT DOCOMO, SK Telecom and Verizon Wireless who formed ...

Upcoming Highlights for Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2015

It’s not long until Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2015 begins! Get ready for the biggest mobile event in Asia as we bring you keynotes from top mobile organisations; conference sessions on topics including mobile internet, security and mobile commerce; Crazy Golf, gaming ...

IP Communications Driving Enriched Consumer Calling Experiences

The GSMA has been hard at work with a number of mobile network operators and smartphone manufacturers to develop an innovative new communication service called Enriched Calling that will allow consumers to share content before, during and after calls direct from their ...

All-IP Communication Services Come of Age

GSMA Intelligence (GSMAi) recently released a report called ‘Building the case for an IP-communications future’, highlighting that the move to global interconnected IP-communication services such as Voice over LTE (VoLTE), Video over LTE (ViLTE) and Rich Communication ...

Breaking down the barriers to online learning

Now more than ever before, people are beginning to realise how technology can be used as a powerful tool to help people live more rewarding and fulfilling lives. Nevertheless, there are still challenges that need to be overcome in order to unlock its full transformational ...