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GSMA Heralds a New Era Of Connected Impact as MWC Shanghai Returns as a Hybrid Event

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China continues its rapid uptake of 5G with 200m additional connections in the last year 23 February, Shanghai: GSMA is celebrating a return to in-person events with the launch of MWC Shanghai 2021, which opens today. This first-of-its-kind experience combines unique ...

MWC Shanghai 2021 Launches Dedicated Virtual Portal Bringing Together an In-Person and Online Audience

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A HYBRID EVENT FOR OUR NEW NORMAL   18 February, Shanghai: GSMA has announced that MWC Shanghai 2021 will be the first large-scale hybrid event of its kind, ensuring that people worldwide can enjoy one of the most anticipated events in months, in-person or virtually. ...

GSMA Reveals Shortlist for 2021 Asia Mobile Awards

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5 February 2021, Shanghai: The GSMA announced this week the shortlist of nominees for the 2021 Asia Mobile Awards (AMO Awards). The AMO Awards celebrate the leading-edge mobile devices and pioneering leadership that continue to drive the region’s innovative ...

GSMA Intelligence Shares ‘Global Mobile Trends 2021’

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Navigating Covid-19 and Beyond: Trends and Updates for Global Mobile Markets 15 December 2020, London: GSMA Intelligence has published its annual “Global Mobile Trends” research report, sharing insights for the global mobile industry following the Covid-19 pandemic. The ...

GSMA Announces MWC Shanghai is Back for 2021

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MWC Shanghai 2021 runs from 23 to 25 February exploring how technology and connectivity can lead the global recovery 15 December 2020, Beijing: The GSMA has announced initial details of MWC Shanghai, making a grand return as a physical experience for 2021. Scheduled for 23 ...

GSMA Wins WEPs Award

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11th December 2020, London: The GSMA was honoured to receive the 2020 G7-EU Women’s Empowerment Principles Award in the Best Network Category this week, at a high-level forum hosted by UN Women. The award was appointed by a Youth Jury of young women who judged the GSMA ...

GSMA Launches Framework to Improve Digital Inclusion for Persons with Disabilities

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3rd December 2020, London: To mark the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the GSMA is launching the ‘Principles for Driving the Digital Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities’.  The Principles aim to further inspire the mobile industry to help close the mobile ...

Latin America Enters the 5G Era with 15 million Connections Expected by 2022

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5G productivity boost in the enterprise segment set to improve further the mobile industry’s contribution to the regional economy, which already accounts for 7% of GDP (USD 421 billion in 2019) 1 December, Buenos Aires: 5G becomes a reality in Latin America. The service was ...

GSMA Board Re-Elects Chair and Elects New Deputy Chair

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Orange’s Stéphane Richard Continues as GSMA Board Chair; Verizon’s Rima Qureshi Elected Deputy Chair; Both to Serve from January 2021 through December 2022   23 November 2020, London: The GSMA Board has re-elected the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Orange Group, ...

GSMA Elects New Board Members

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GSMA Names 26-Member Board to Serve from January 2021 through December 2022 16 November 2020, London: The GSMA has elected new members of the GSMA Board of Directors for the two years from January 2021 through December 2022. The GSMA Board comprises the world’s largest ...

Achieving Russia’s 5G Goals

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Restrictive Radio Frequency Limits Should be Aligned with International Guidelines 12 November 2020, Moscow: 5G, the next generation of communications technology, is expected to account for almost 20% of connections in the Russia Federation by 2025 according to GSMA ...

Mobile Operators Set to Invest $25bn in Infrastructure Across the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) Region

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Mobile technologies and services contributed $137b to region’s GDP in 2019 11 November 2020, London: The latest GSMA Intelligence report, ‘Mobile Economy Russia & CIS 2020’, forecasts that there will be 52 million 5G connections across the region by 2025, representing a ...

GSMA Signs Digital Development Agreements with Malaysia, Pakistan, Pacific Islands Telecommunications Association

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Announcements made at Thrive Asia Pacific; event registrations are open 3 November 2020, London: To help foster and accelerate digital nation opportunities, the GSMA has signed three memorandum of understanding agreements with the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporate (MDEC), ...

Asia Pacific Digital Leaders Meet Online at Thrive Asia Pacific to Discuss Digital Transformation for the Region

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GSMA Intelligence research shows a whole-of-government approach practiced by Asia Pacific countries is advancing their progress to fully fledged digital societies Registrations are open for Thrive Asia Pacific 2 November 2020, London: Asia Pacific’s digital business leaders ...

5G to Account for Half of North America’s Mobile Connections by 2025

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Mobile’s contribution to the North American economy reached $1tn in 2019 27 October 2020, Los Angeles:  5G will account for more than half of total mobile connections in North America, according to the latest ‘Mobile Economy North America 2020’ report from GSMA Intelligence. ...

Thrive North America Convenes Mobile Industry Leaders with Focus on Connected Recovery for the COVID-19 Era

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Speaker line-up includes CEOs from mobile operators, carriers as well as L.A. business leaders and national policymakers Registrations are open for GSMA’s virtual event 22 October 2020, Los Angeles:  The Covid-19 pandemic has compressed several years’ economic digitisation ...

GSMA and BMZ Announce New Partnership to Drive Digital Innovation for Sustainable Development

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29th September 2020, London: The GSMA and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) have recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding to bring together their expertise in leveraging digital technologies to drive sustainable development. The ...

GSMA to Host MWC Africa in Kigali During 2021

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News announced during GSMA Thrive Africa virtual conference Nearly half a billion people subscribe to mobile services in Sub-Saharan Africa 29 September 2020, London: GSMA has announced it will host MWC Africa in Kigali, Rwanda in 2021, bringing the leading global event ...

Driving the Digital Revolution: Collaboration is Key to Closing Coverage and Connectivity Gaps

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28 September 2020, London: Over the last decade, mobile has connected more than 2.5 billion people to the internet, with mobile broadband coverage reaching in excess of 90% of the world’s population. Despite this rapid expansion of mobile internet infrastructure, there is ...

Mobile Industry Continues to Close the Digital Divide Accelerating Global Impact Across All SDGs, Says GSMA Report

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In 2019, the mobile industry increased impact across all 17 of the Sustainable Development Goals for the 5th year in a row Mobile connectivity has driven significant economic, social and environmental gains To maximise the mobile industry’s contribution to the SDGs by 2030, ...