Press Releases

GSMA Announces Additional Keynotes, Programs and Participating Companies for 2017 “GSMA Mobile World Congress Americas, in Partnership with CTIA”

July 19, 2017

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Leaders from AT&T, Federal Communications Commission, Mighty Networks, Pandorabotsand UnityConfirmed to Keynote Atlanta: The GSMA provided further updates for the upcoming Mobile World Congress Americas, including several recently confirmed keynote speakers, new programs and events, and additional exhibitors and partners. …

Open letter from the CEOs of the European Mobile Operators

July 17, 2017

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Tallinn: Mobile is a pivotal industry contributing to Europe’s economy and enabling an increasing range of adjacent sectors and innovative services. As leaders of the mobile industry in Europe and ahead of your Informal Ministerial Meeting on the 18th of …

Sub-Saharan Africa Driving Global Market for Mobile Money

July 12, 2017

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140 Mobile Money Schemes Deployed in 39 Sub-Saharan Countries Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: Sub-Saharan Africa accounts for more than half of all mobile money deployments worldwide and is pioneering a range of new mobile money use cases, according to new …

We Care Peru: Mobile Operators Join Forces to Work on Disaster Response

July 11, 2017

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Bitel, Claro, Entel and Telefónica Movistar Support United Nations Sustainable Development Goals by Signing the GSMA Humanitarian Connectivity Charter to Assist Communities, Consumers and Humanitarian Institutions in Emergencies and Crises Lima: The mobile industry in Peru today launched the “We …

GSMA Announces New Developments in Mobile for Development Programme Initiatives

July 11, 2017

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GSMA Announces New Connected Women Commitments, Additional Signatories for Humanitarian Connectivity Charter, Launch of Mobile for Energy Access Initiative and Successful First African Rural Roaming Project Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: At Mobile 360 – Africa, the GSMA today announced several …

GSMA Report Highlights Impact of Taxation on Mobile Connectivity in Sub-Saharan Africa

July 11, 2017

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Reducing Excessive Mobile Sector-Specific Taxation Would Promote Connectivity, Economic Growth, Investment and Fiscal Stability in The Region Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: The GSMA today announced findings from its latest report, ‘Taxing Mobile Connectivity in Sub-Saharan Africa: A review of mobile …

Sub-Saharan Africa to Surpass Half a Billion Mobile Subscribers by End of Decade, Finds New GSMA Study

July 11, 2017

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Sub-Saharan’s Mobile Economy Valued at $110 Billion – 7.7 Per Cent of GDP Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: More than half a billion people across Sub-Saharan Africa will be subscribed to a mobile service by the end of a decade, according …

Governments in the MENA Region should Champion Taxation Reforms for Greater Mobile Connectivity, Says New GSMA Report

July 10, 2017

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Reducing Excessive Mobile Sector-Specific Taxation Would Bring Economic Benefit to Consumers, Businesses and Governments London: The GSMA today announced that seven MENA countries, Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Turkey, could improve access to mobile connectivity by reforming …

GSMA Appoints Laxmi Akkaraju Chief Strategy Officer

July 6, 2017

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London: The GSMA today announced the appointment of Laxmi Akkaraju as Chief Strategy Officer. Ms. Akkaraju, who was most recently Senior Vice President, Global Delivery at EVRY, will join the GSMA effective 1 September and will report to GSMA Director …

GSMA Reports Record Attendance for Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2017

July 4, 2017

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Nearly 67,500 Attendees Visit Shanghai Event, a 27 Per Cent Increase Over 2016 Hong Kong: The GSMA today reported that nearly 67,500 unique visitors1 from 104 countries and territories attended the 2017 GSMA Mobile World Congress Shanghai, held 28 June …

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