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GSMA Study Reveals That The Gender Gap In Mobile Internet Use Is Shrinking, Despite The Onset Of The COVID-19 Pandemic

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South Asia led the global trend, while the gap in mobile ownership persists 17 JUNE 2021, London: A record number of women in South Asia now use mobile internet services, helping shrink the gender gap to 15% from 19% last year in low- and middle-income countries despite the ...

GSMA Reveals Virtual Event Details Welcoming a New Era of Connected Impact at MWC Barcelona

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16 June 2021, Barcelona: GSMA is gearing up to celebrate the return of MWC Barcelona and has revealed more details of its virtual offering. Building on the success and learnings of the GSMA’s first large-scale hybrid event held earlier this year in Shanghai, MWC21 heralds a ...

4YFN Moves to the Heart of MWC Putting Startups in the Centre of the Mobile Ecosystem

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Sir Ronald Cohen, the father of British venture capital among inspiring list of 150 keynote speakers 10 June 2021, Barcelona: 4YFN (Four Years From Now) 2021, the GSMA’s key innovation platform, will be in the heart of MWC Barcelona for the first time this year. Combining ...

GSMA Announces That MWC Los Angeles 2021 Will Return to California as a Live Event This October

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9 JUNE 2021, Los Angeles: The GSMA revealed details of MWCLA21, in Partnership with CTIA, which will return live and in person this October. Taking place at the Los Angeles Convention Center from October 26 – 28, the theme of this year’s event is Connected Impact. The ...

MWC2021 Launches New Initiative to Widen Access for Spanish Industry Professionals

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GSMA’s Give To and Get Back initiative provides a limited number of €21 tickets for MWC2021 and funds local Covid-19 relief efforts 04 June 2021, Barcelona: John Hoffman, CEO of GSMA Ltd., launched a new initiative, Give To and Get Back, on his recent visit to Barcelona. The ...

GSMA Reveals Global Partners for MWC21 Barcelona

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This year’s event centres on the theme of ‘”Connected Impact” 28 May 2021, London: The GSMA has today announced sponsors and partners for MWC21. The global mobile ecosystem will come together for the first time in over a year, from 28 June to 1 July, ...

The Nordic CEOs for a Sustainable Future, the Norwegian Finance Ministry, and the Oslo Stock Exchange Declare Support for the TCFD Recommendations

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The joint stance behind the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) comes as the Nordic CEOs for a Sustainable Future release a guide to help other Nordic companies begin the process of implementing the TCFD recommendations. May 21, 2021 – Today, the ...

GSMA Calls on Governments to License 6 GHz to Power 5G

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5G’s economic potential at risk as countries diverge on critical 6 GHz spectrum   17 May 2021, London: The global future of 5G is at risk if governments fail to align on licensing 6 GHz spectrum, the GSMA said today. The full speed and capabilities of 5G depend on the 6 GHz ...

MWC21 Barcelona Announces Event Highlights

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Back to business, back to Barcelona for the world’s mobile ecosystem 6 May 2021, London: The GSMA has today announced event highlights for MWC21 Barcelona. The theme of this year’s event is Connected Impact. The programme will explore how AI, 5G, Big Data, and IoT will shape ...

Over a Third of Mobile Industry Racing to Net Zero

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UN ‘Race To Zero’ Celebrates Mobile ‘Breakthrough’  Almost Two-Thirds Mobile Industry Committed to Science-Based Carbon Reduction Targets 20 April 2021, London: The global mobile industry’s race to net zero emissions is gaining pace as the UN’s Race To Zero campaign declares ...

GSMA Introduces MWC21 Travel Partner Gray Dawes

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Travel service provided at no charge to MWC21 participants travelling to Barcelona 19 April 2021, London: Today, GSMA introduces Gray Dawes Travel as MWC21 Barcelona business travel partner. The leading independent travel management company will provide on-call support and ...

Lessons from the pandemic: Planning a return to MWC Barcelona

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The last 12 months have been a learning experience for all of us. Many have suffered great hardship or made sacrifices, personally and professionally. It seems that each day brings a situation never encountered before that requires the adoption of new behaviours or to adjust ...

GSMA Announces International Travel Authorisation for MWC21 Barcelona

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Registered exhibitors and attendees to be permitted entry to Spain 7 April 2021, London: The GSMA and Ministry of the Interior of the Government of Spain have announced details of an agreement to allow all MWC21 Barcelona registrants – including exhibitors, attendees, ...

GSMA & UNDP announce an ‘Impact Partnership’ Advancing the Sustainable Development Goals at MWC Barcelona 2021

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31 March 2021, London: The GSMA and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) announced today a new partnership that will leverage MWC21 and its start-up event 4YFN to accelerate the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). MWC21 will take place in ...

GSMA Partners with Leading Medical Provider for Delivery of MWC21 Barcelona

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Partner Updates for MWC’s health and safety plan, Committed Community 24 March 2021, London: The GSMA has shared further details of its health and safety plan,  Committed Community, for MWC21 Barcelona. Committed Community was launched earlier this month, and as ...

Mobile Money Accounts Grow to 1.2 Billion in 2020

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Driven by the global pandemic, international transactions increased by 65% during 2020 24 March 2021, London: The GSMA has today published its annual ‘State of the Industry Report on Mobile Money’. It reveals a dramatic acceleration in mobile transactions during ...

GSMA Statement on Connectivity and Network Disruptions

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The GSMA is deeply concerned about the impact that government/authorities’ restrictions on connectivity and internet services are having on citizens and businesses in Myanmar. We call for the restoration of services in Myanmar, and any other country affected by service ...

GSMA ANNOUNCES TELCODR AS A MAJOR EXHIBITOR AT MWC BARCELONA 2021

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12 March 2021, London: GSMA introduces TelcoDR, the public cloud transformation specialist, as one of the largest exhibitors by floor space at MWC Barcelona 2021. TelcoDR has expanded its presence at the show with more than 6,000m2 of floorspace, making it one of the largest ...

GSMA PRESENTS HEALTH AND SAFETY PLAN FOR MWC21

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A multi-layered plan to ensure a safe environment for everyone MWC21 takes place 28 June – 1 July 2021 in Barcelona 8 March 2021, London: The GSMA has shared details of its health and safety plan for MWC21 Barcelona. The plan was developed in coordination with and approved ...

MWC Shanghai 2021 Makes a Dramatic Return With 200,000 Representatives as an International Physical & Digital Event

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4 March 2021, Hong Kong: Connected Impact was the theme of MWC Shanghai 2021 and the GSMA has just revealed that the event held in February attracted around 25,000 attendees from 114 countries and territories. In a Covid era with extensive travel restrictions, this is an ...