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Loud and clear: operators moving the future of voice on

It won’t have escaped your attention that over the past few weeks a number of global operators have made significant announcements regarding Voice over LTE (VoLTE) deployments, particularly in Asia and North America. Operators including AT&T, NTT DOCOMO, PCCW-HKT, ...

Preventing mobile payment services from being misused to monetise child sexual abuse content

In 2008, an international group of mobile operators joined forces to create the GSMA Mobile Alliance Against Child Sexual Abuse Content. This group committed to working collectively on their shared objective of ensuring individuals or organisations wishing to consume, share ...

Reality check: new technology cannot meet growing mobile data demands alone

4G is rapidly gaining traction and the industry is already looking at the next generation of mobile technologies. But in the excitement, we risk forgetting that new technologies are only half of the mobile broadband story. A key reason why networks are faster than ever ...

Countdown to Shanghai….

In just about three weeks’ time, we will be opening the doors to over 24,000 business and consumer attendees of Mobile Asia Expo 2014 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre in China (SNIEC). Our third Mobile Asia Expo, taking place 11th-13th June, promises to be the ...

GSMA Invites London Schoolchildren To Build Mobile Apps To Mark Girls In ICT Day

This Thursday, the GSMA Connected Women team will host an interactive app building workshop to celebrate Girls in ICT Day, the ITU’s annual initiative and global effort to raise awareness on empowering and encouraging girls and young women to consider studies and careers in ...

Understanding 7 Billion: Counting Connections and People

Over at GSMA Intelligence (www.gsmaintelligence.com), we have a ticker that counts the number of global mobile connections. Last week, the ticker flipped past 7 billion, a significant milestone, and a moment we (almost) captured in this screenshot. The global population is ...

Digital Entrepreneurship in Kenya 2014

If you haven’t travelled to Africa lately, you may not be aware that a mobile evolution is occurring. Not only are more and more people owning phones and accessing mobile services, but developers are also seizing the opportunity to build businesses leveraging mobile ...

Mobile World Congress 2014 is just around the corner…..

Mobile World Congress 2014 is just around the corner and everyone is gearing up for the show. If you’re new to the event, you may be wondering how you should prepare for it. Well, don’t just take our word for it – in addition to the official tips on the Mobile World Congress ...

How Mobile Can Create a Truly Connected Continent

By Anne Bouverot, Director General, GSMA Europe is at a crossroads in mobile. The region was a pioneer and a leader in mobile and the sector continues to be a key driver for productivity and competitiveness, but it is now lagging behind other regions in the deployment of ...

The Global Mobile Awards 2014 – what makes a good award entry?

The Global Mobile Awards for 2014 – recognising innovation and excellence across the mobile industry – have now opened for online entry, with a deadline of Friday 29th November 2013. It’s at this early stage that people often ask “what makes for a good award entry?” or ...

Breaking the Mould – Connected Women in New York

There is currently a general international consensus that there is a real and growing ICT skills gap among the young, especially young women. With only 20% of women in senior positions across industries, and only 3-5% of women studying ICT related subjects, and these numbers ...

Scaling Mobile for Development: A strategic opportunity for operators with a presence in emerging markets

Across the developing world, around 40% of people now actively subscribe to mobile services, with well over 50% having access to a mobile, if not direct ownership. Mobile access in these regions has outpaced the rate at which much of the population is gaining access to basic ...

Beyond the pail – Commission confuses milk and mobile

While I fully support Commissioner Kroes’ desire to create an effective single European market for mobile services, this does not imply a single price. In a press release issued on 6 August, the Commissioner compares the different prices of domestic mobile phone calls in EU ...

GSMA Launches Smarter Apps Guidelines Website for Developers

The introduction of smartphones has transformed the way customers consume data. While many smartphone platforms offer a wide variety of embedded and downloadable applications, these have not necessarily been designed with data traffic and energy consumption in mind. This ...

Once a world leader in mobile, Europe has lost its edge

In the first quarter of 2013, European mobile revenues fell by 8.8 per cent year on year, making it the worst quarter on record. Since the beginning of the decade, European mobile service revenues have shrunk each quarter. As the European Commission deliberates about how to ...

Three weeks until Mobile Asia Expo 2013

The countdown is on – the 2013 GSMA Mobile Asia Expo is only three weeks away. With an expected 20,000 visitors, this year’s event will develop many of the features of the inaugural 2012 event with its visionary conference programme and outstanding business/lifestyle expo, ...

Cycling for diabetes – the mHealth Grand Tour

The mHealth Grand Tour is a cycle ride with a difference. Going from Brussels to Barcelona in just 13 days, it is 2,100km long with more than 22,000 meters of climbs. However, it isn’t just a bike ride – it is also the opportunity to help demonstrate innovative ...

Infographics: Mobile Economy 2013 and others

Those of you who were at Mobile World Congress 2013 and picked up the Mobile World Daily magazine with each day’s hottest news may have seen some of the great infographics that were created to accompany some of the articles. These infographics were so popular that ...

The GSMA Ministerial Programme at Mobile World Congress 2013

In 2013, the Ministerial Programme attracted more than 600 government and regulatory representatives from 143 delegations, including 69 government ministers and 85 regulatory authority heads, as well as 60 representatives from international institutions. More than 500 senior ...

Richer, Safer, Simpler Apps

Wouldn’t it be great if you could register with a new mobile app or service just by tapping a button or two? It won’t be long before many mobile subscribers will be able to do just that. After downloading an app, their operator will offer to register them ...