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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 ...

Connected Women – Accelerating the Rise of the Female Digital Economy

Two weeks ago, Atlanta hosted the 3rd annual global Connected Women event, titled ‘Accelerating the Rise of the Female Digital Economy’. The event attracted a host of speakers from different industries to discuss a wide range of subject areas including the digital skills ...

Dubai to Host Second GSMA Mobile 360-Series Middle East

In less than a weeks’ time the Dubai World Trade Center will play host to the GSMA’s Mobile 360-Series Middle East conference for the second year running. Held on October 13th and 14th, the event is designed to appeal to the specific interests of mobile operators and other ...

Driving M2M: AT&T becomes one of the first global operators to offer an M2M solution based on the GSMA Embedded SIM specification

Last week, US telecoms operator AT&T announced the arrival of its ‘’Single SIM solution’’ making it the first operator in the world to announce the use of a global SIM designed according to the GSMA Embedded SIM specification. So what’s the significance of this ...

Long Term Revolution: VoLTE Comes of Age

We first discussed the speed of operator Voice over Long Term Evolution (VoLTE) deployments back in June when there seemed to be a never-ending parade of news outlining operator commitments and plans. Three months on and we are starting to see some real traction in the ...

New iPhone the latest chapter in the smartphone success story as attention turns to emerging markets

The unveiling of the latest generation of iPhones this week – the ‘iPhone 6’ and the larger-screen ‘iPhone 6 Plus’ – come (roughly) 20 years after the launch of the first-ever commercially available smartphone. The IBM Simon was no iPhone. It cost $900, weighed the same as ...

Welcome to Mobile 360……

It’s not long until the 2nd annual GSMA Mobile 360 Series of events kicks off in September! We’re excited to bring you four interesting and thought-provoking conferences, each emphasising critical opportunities and challenges in mobile, on a regional basis – over the ...

NTT DOCOMO offers software programmable embedded SIM

In June 2014, Japanese mobile operator NTT DOCOMO announced the first embedded Subscription Identity Module (SIM) in Japan. The embedded SIM is software programmable and can register phone numbers and mobile data in the form of subscriber identities of mobile ...

GSMA: Key Steps to Best Practice in Digital Commerce

Many of the world’s mobile operators are exploring, testing or launching services that support digital commerce, such as mobile payments, retail loyalty and couponing, and transport ticketing. While many of these services are still in their formative stages, there have been ...

Continued momentum of digital commerce in 2014

A thriving digital commerce market is a key pillar of the digital economy. With the increased use of smartphones and tablets, digital commerce has become an important focus for banks, merchants, transport operators and other vertical markets. Digital commerce has progressed ...

Mobile Asia Expo through Google Glass

Basketball acrobats, fashion runways, a Chinese pop sensation and George, a connected canine crowd pleaser. These were some of the highlights at this year’s Mobile Asia Expo (MAE) and were all captured using Google Glass. GSMA Marketing Manager Kelly Hoang used the wearable ...

Another successful show in Shanghai

Last week in Shanghai, over the course of three days, more than 26,000 people from 93 countries and territories took part in the GSMA Mobile Asia Expo. Offering a range of new experiences for both the business and consumer attendee alike, the 2014 edition was the GSMA’s ...

Digital commerce continues to grow in China

With this year’s GSMA Mobile Asia Expo hosted in Shanghai for the third time in 2014, it is a perfect opportunity to explore what is happening in the country’s digital commerce sector. The statistics about internet use in China continue to impress — there’s already ...