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Building the Mobile Economy

The GSMA Mobile World Congress is a showcase for one of the world’s most vibrant and important industries. Already a major contributor to the global economy, over the next five years the mobile ecosystem* is on course to contribute more than US$10 trillion to global GDP. ...

Heading to Mobile World Congress?

So Mobile World Congress 2013 is nearly here – the GSMA event team, along with thousands of exhibitors and contractors, are already on site making sure this year’s event is going to be the best ever. Whether you are preparing to head to Barcelona or are already there, we ...

Video: GSMA launches Mobile Policy Handbook

One role of the GSMA is to articulate the common views of its global members on public policy and regulatory issues. Sometimes these views take the form of a ‘consultation response’, whereby the GSMA responds to a government’s outreach to industry on a particular issue. ...

Connected Women at Mobile World Congress 2013

The first GSMA Connected Women conference – Enriching the Mobile Ecosystem – took place in Brussels on the 28th and 29th of November 2012. The event saw some of the industry’s most successful women and men champion the initiative to attract more female to the mobile industry ...

Evaluating future spectrum requirements in China

“China will need some 1800MHz of spectrum by 2020 for IMT services.” This was a powerful statement made during a recent workshop held jointly by the Chinese Academy of Telecommunications Research (CATR) and the GSMA, focusing on the spectrum requirements for IMT/mobile ...

Addressing usage barriers for women in the developing world through design innovation

Resource-poor women in the developing world often, because of lack of opportunity, struggle with technical literacy. There is already a mobile phone gender gap in the developing world, where feature phones with basic voice and SMS capabilities are currently the norm. ...

GSMA Latin America Plenary 38

With more than 20 Latin American operators in attendance, representatives from seven regulatory bodies (including COFETEL and SCT from Mexico) and suppliers for the telecommunications industry, the GSMA Latin American Plenary Meeting 38 was held early in December in Mexico ...

India round-up: GSMA Director General visits Delhi

A multitude of fluttering banners on every roundabout in New Delhi welcomed delegates to FICCI’s India Telecom 2012 conference, officially opened on Thursday by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Anne Bouverot participated in a panel session which focused on “Leveraging Telecom ...

Creating a unique NFC experience at the GSMA NFC & Mobile Money Summit

The GSMA NFC & Mobile Money Summit took place in Milan at the end of October 2012 and attendees of the event were afforded some unique NFC-based experiences. Each attendee was presented with an NFC-enabled handset and encouraged to use them during the event to pay for ...