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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 ...

Exploring the GSMA Innovation City

Anyone who has attended Mobile World Congress (MWC) over the last two years will know that the GSMA Connected City has been the place to experience the very latest in cutting-edge mobile technology. We first hosted the exhibit five years ago and it’s expanded every year in ...

GSMA helps IoT market with best practice guidelines

Late last year, the GSMA Connected Living programme announced the availability of the ‘IoT Device Connection Efficiency Guidelines’, which received the backing of 13 global network operators as well as a number of ecosystem partners. The Guidelines were designed to help ...

Looking forward in the mobile industry

The GSMA’s Global Mobile Awards are this year celebrating 20 years of extraordinary innovation in the digital communications industry and we are marking this landmark by looking to the future, and with two special new awards: the “Young Mobile Innovator of the Year” and ...

Digital Inclusion and the Mobile Internet Revolution

Mobile phones are the most popular and widespread form of personal technology on the planet, with 3.6 billion unique mobile subscribers and 7.2 billion connections globally1. Mobile communications profoundly impacts every facet of society, from helping people communicate ...

AT&T and Verizon Wireless get themselves connected

Interconnecting networks between mobile operators offers many benefits to customers such as interoperable VoLTE (voice over LTE) calls with HD Voice quality as well as interoperable Rich Communications Services (RCS). It works by using all-IP (Internet Protocol) technology, ...

Unlocking relevant Web content for the next 4 billion people

Globally, 4 billion people remain unconnected from the web, 90% of whom are in the developing world. At the same time, we are currently undergoing a rapid shift from feature phones to smartphones, even in the world’s less economically developed regions. Towards the end of ...

Mobile sector faces spectrum shortfall

Governments have 12 months to secure the future of the mobile internet. In November 2015, a global UN treaty conference – the World Radiocommunication Conference – will decide whether to allocate more of an invisible national asset, so it can be used by the mobile internet. ...

Beecham Research Confirms GSMA Embedded SIM Specification Will Help Growth of M2M Industry

At Mobile 360-Middle East held last week in Dubai, the GSMA released a new independent report written by technology research firm Beecham Research. The report ‘Benefits Analysis of the GSMA Embedded SIM Specification on the Mobile M2M Industry’ highlights how immediate ...