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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 ...

Welcome to the Contactless Future

It has been a little while coming, but mobile near field communication (NFC) is about go mainstream. Here at the GSMA Mobile World Congress, this easy-to-use contactless technology is everywhere: You may have already loaded a virtual NFC badge and ID on to your handset and ...

Insight in to the Mobile Economy report

The Mobile Economy 2013 report was launched last week at Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona. Providing a comprehensive overview of the mobile industry today, the report also outlines the key opportunities and challenges for the industry over the next five years. With ...

How Mobile Connectivity is Changing the World

In the fight against malaria, TB, HIV and perinatal conditions, greater use of mobile connectivity could save more than one million lives in sub-Saharan Africa over the next five years. In Europe, the U.S. and other developed countries, mobile healthcare solutions could ...

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 ...