Press Releases

New GSMA Study: Mobile Powering Economic Growth and Job Creation Across West Africa

April 16, 2019

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West Africa’s Mobile Economy Valued at More Than $50 Billion in 2018 Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire: West Africa’s mobile ecosystem generated more than $50 billion in economic value last year – equivalent to 8.7 per cent of the region’s GDP1, according …

Mobile Industry in Côte D’Ivoire Joins Forces with GSMA to Tackle Handset Theft

April 16, 2019

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Côte d’Ivoire Becomes Second Country in Africa to Launch ‘We Care’   Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire: The GSMA announced today that Côte d’Ivoire’s mobile industry has come together to support a major new initiative to guard against the use of stolen …

Global Leaders Take the Stage at MWC Shanghai 2019

April 11, 2019

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GSMA Announces Digital Leaders Programme; First Speakers; INSEAD Masterclass Programme; New Exhibitors and Partners Shanghai: The GSMA today announced the newly introduced Digital Leaders Programme, the first event speakers, Masterclass Programme and new exhibitors and partners for MWC Shanghai 2019, …

GSMA Report Reveals Pacific Islands on the Cusp of a Digital Revolution

April 7, 2019

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Choices Made by Governments and Mobile Industry Will Impact Future Generations Fiji: The GSMA today presented ‘The Mobile Economy Pacific Islands 2019’ report, at the Pacific Islands Telecommunications Association (PITA) 23rd AGM and annual conference. In the report the GSMA …

The Government of Uganda and Stakeholders Commit to Pursue Mobile-Enabled Digital Transformation

March 28, 2019

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GSMA Report Shows That By June 2018 Uganda Had Nearly 10 Million Mobile Internet Connections With Mobile Money Being the Main Driver of Financial Inclusion Kampala, Uganda: The Government of Uganda, through the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) …

GSMA response to European Commission recommendation on the approach to the security of 5G networks

March 26, 2019


The GSMA, on behalf of its European operator members, commends the Commission on its recommendation on a common EU approach to the security of 5G networks Mobile network operators place paramount importance on ensuring the security of networks at …

New GSMA Study: China’s Mobile Ecosystem Equivalent to 5.5% of China’s GDP

March 20, 2019

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China’s Mobile Industry Set to Drive Economic Growth Into the 5G Era Beijing, China. China’s mobile ecosystem added RMB5.2 trillion ($750 billion) in value to the country’s economy last year, equivalent to 5.5 per cent of China’s GDP in 20181, …

New GSMA Study: Mobile Significantly Advancing Economic and Development Goals in Tanzania

March 18, 2019

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Mobile Added $2.5 Billion in Economic Value to Tanzania Economy in 2016 Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Tanzania’s mobile industry is contributing significantly to the realisation of the country’s economic and development goals, according to a new GSMA report. The new …

GSMA Reveals First Look at “MWC Los Angeles 2019, in Partnership with CTIA”

March 13, 2019

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Show to Feature 5G-Era of Intelligent Connectivity and Entertainment from October 22-24; Participating Companies and Event Expansions Announced News Highlights: More than 22,000 attendees, over 60 percent senior-level positions, and over 1,000 companies to participate Major brands set to participate: …

GSMA and Mobile World Capital Barcelona Announce Record Attendance at YoMo Event at MWC19 Barcelona

March 8, 2019

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Almost 30,000 Students and Educators Attended Region’s Largest STEAM Event Barcelona: The GSMA and Mobile World Capital Barcelona today announced that almost 30,000 students and educators attended The Youth Mobile Festival Barcelona (YoMo Barcelona) during MWC19 Barcelona. Designed for students …

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