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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Fostering Innovation in the IoT

This is the fourth 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 ...

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 ...