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Mobile Asia Congress Makes Headlines Around The World

The GSMA’s Mobile Asia Congress drew more than 7,500 visitors to Macau last week, making it Asia’s largest annual mobile communications event, said the GSM Association today. With more than 200 journalists covering the event, the Congress sparked media headlines ...

WRC Takes Important Step Towards Closing the Digital Divide

The consensus achieved by the International Telecommunication Union at the World Radiocommunication Conference in Geneva is an important step towards closing the digital divide between those with access to broadband and those without, according to the GSMA, the global trade ...

GSMA Establishes An Industry Alliance Against Child Sexual Abuse Content

The GSMA, the global trade association for mobile operators, will establish a mobile industry-wide alliance to combat mobile services being misused to access content involving child sexual abuse. The vast majority of child sexual abuse content is currently accessed through ...

Personal Instant Messaging Services Go Live in Asia

Personal Instant Messaging services are now commercially available in India and Malaysia, enabling mobile users to exchange instant messages with friends and colleagues on other networks. In Malaysia, customers of DiGi Telecommunications and Maxis can now send each other ...

Operators to Launch NFC-Based Mobile Payment Services

Major step towards a global interoperable mobile payments system Over the next several months, 12 mobile operators will run trials of contactless mobile payment services in Australia, France, Ireland, Korea, Malaysia, Norway, The Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Turkey and ...

GSMA Research Reveals Addressable Market of 70 Million PC Buyers Interested in Notebooks With Built-In Mobile Broadband

GSMA announces competition for mid-tier mobile broadband enabled notebook PCs The global trade association for the mobile industry, the GSM Association (GSMA), and Microsoft Corp. today published the results of the first-ever consumer study into mobile broadband computing ...

GSM Association Announces Asia Awards Winners

Mobile awards winners announced in Asia’s entertainment capital – Macau The GSM Association (GSMA), the global trade association for mobile operators, today announced the winners of the Asia Mobile Awards 2007, as well as the category winners and the overall ...

GSMA Announces Asia Awards Nominees

Winners to be announced at the Mobile Asia Congress in Macau The GSM Association (GSMA), the global trade association for mobile operators, has today announced a shortlist of 25 nominees for its inaugural Asia Mobile Awards 2007, plus eight finalists in the Asia Mobile ...

Mobile Operators Plan $50 Billion Investment to Blanket Africa With Telecoms and Internet Access

At the Connect Africa summit, the GSM Association announced that the mobile industry plans to invest more than $50 billion* in sub-Saharan Africa over the next five years to provide more than 90% of the population with mobile coverage. The investment will be used to extend ...

New Spectrum For Mobile Would Help Close Digital Divide

GSMA calls on World Radiocommunication Conference to reserve spectrum for mobile broadband The GSM Association, the global trade association for mobile operators, has called on the World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC), which begins in Geneva today, to identify ...

Microsoft And Visa To Headline GSMA Mobile Innovation Summit

Experts from operators, vendors and VCs to grill mobile innovatorsSteve Zimba, the Managing Director of Microsoft’s Worldwide Communications Business, and Patrick Gauthier, the Senior Vice President of Innovation for Visa International, will be the keynote speakers at ...

Western Union And GSMA To Create New Global Mobile Money Transfer Service

The GSM Association (GSMA), a global trade association representing over 700 GSM mobile phone operators, and The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU), a global leader in money-transfer services, today announced an agreement to facilitate the development of cross-border mobile ...

GSMA’s Global Mobile Awards 2008 – Now Open for Entry

The GSMA’s Global Mobile Awards enter their 13th year with an official call for entry to the 2008 programme today. The awards deadline is 30th November 2007. Recognising best in class mobile services for consumers such as mobile entertainment, including gaming, music, ...

Broadband Sweeps Through The Mobile World

Millions of mobile users access broadband services via HSPA The number of mobile users with access to broadband services is increasing rapidly as operators upgrade their 3G networks with HSPA* technology and roll out an array of advanced 3G handsets. Operators in Asia, ...

Mobile To Connect Refugees To Vital Services

GSMA, UNHCR, MTN and Ericsson to bring mobile services to refugee camps The GSMA, the global trade association for mobile operators, is to lead a programme to connect refugee camps in northern Uganda to mobile networks to support family reunification, education, healthcare, ...

Leading CEOs to Debate Industry’s Future at GSMA’s Mobile Asia Congress

Macau to host Asia’s most influential mobile executives An unprecedented gathering of leading operator CEOs* will debate the future of the mobile industry at the GSMA’s Mobile Asia Congress at the new Venetian Macau Resort on November 12-15. The chief executives ...

Global Mobile Communication is 20 years old

Twenty years ago tomorrow, an historic agreement was signed in Copenhagen by 15 telecommunications operators from 13 countries* that led to the development of the Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM), and a mobile communications industry that today serves more than ...

GSMA Speeds Up The Transfer Of Roaming Call Records

The GSMA is recommending that its 700 operator members adopt a new, much more efficient approach to exchanging roaming call records by October 1st, 2008. Working with leading operators and vendors, the GSMA has specified the commercial and technical elements of a globally ...

Telecoms Reform In Bangladesh Would Yield Major Benefits

GSMA calls for urgent overhaul of international gateway and spectrum policies Bangladesh’s telecommunications regulation needs wide-ranging reforms if the world’s seventh most populous country is to realise the full social and economic benefits that flow from the ...

Asia’s Entertainment Capital Macau To Host New Asia Mobile Awards

The GSMA today launched the Asia Mobile Awards 2007, a new awards programme for companies across the mobile value chain that serve users in the Asia region with compelling mobile content, products and services. Categories include Mobile Entertainment, Mobile Advertising, ...