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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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, ...

GSMA Announces Date Changes for its MWC21 Series

MWC Shanghai to Precede MWC Barcelona, MWC LA Remains as Planned 23 September 2020, London: GSMA today announced a rescheduling of its world-class MWC series for 2021. MWC21 Shanghai will now take place from 23 – 25 February 2021, and MWC21 Barcelona will now take place ...

GSMA Announces Progress on Network Equipment Security Assurance Scheme

24 August 2020, London: The GSMA today announced that the world’s leading mobile network equipment vendors, Ericsson, Huawei, Nokia and ZTE, have successfully completed an assessment of their product development and lifecycle management processes using the GSMA’s Network ...

GSMA AND WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME ACCELERATE THE USE OF MOBILE FINANCIAL SERVICES FOR HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE

6 August 2020, London: The GSMA and United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) are expanding their partnership to help the world’s most vulnerable people. Through the GSMA Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation programme, which has been funded by the UK Department for ...

4YFN to Co-locate with MWC Barcelona in 2021

28 July 2020, London: The GSMA today announced that it is moving its 4YFN event from Fira Montjuïc and co-locating it with MWC Barcelona 2021 at Fira Gran Via. Combining these two influential events signals a new era and commitment to working together to fulfil the potential ...

GSMA Outlines Details of GSMA Thrive 2020 Virtual Platform Series

Pre-registration is Open for all GSMA Thrive Events 28 July 2020, London: After the hugely successful inaugural Thrive China event, the GSMA today announced full details of the GSMA Thrive 2020 series of events. Through GSMA Thrive, the virtual convening platform gives ...

GSMA Report Shows Mobile Industry Continues Asia Pacific Region Investment to Support Economic Recovery and Growth

Mobile Industry Generates $1.6 Trillion of Economic Value to Asia Pacific London:  Asia Pacific mobile operators are to invest over $400 billion on their networks between 2020 and 2025, of which $331 billion will be spent on 5G deployments, according to the latest Asia ...

5G Stand Alone to Become Reality

GSMA Releases Guideline Document to Expedite the Deployment 5G Stand Alone Networks London: The GSMA convened pioneers in 5G to develop a guidelines document that provides technological, spectrum and regulatory support to operators in the deployment of 5G Stand Alone (5G SA) ...