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GSMA ELECTS NEW BOARD MEMBERS AND RE-ELECTS JON FREDRIK BAKSAAS AS CHAIR

GSMA ELECTS NEW BOARD MEMBERS AND RE-ELECTS JON FREDRIK BAKSAAS AS CHAIR GSMA Names 26-Member Board to Serve from January 2015 through December 2016 London: The GSMA today announced that it has elected new members of the GSMA Board for the two-year period from January 2015 ...

GSMA STATEMENT ON THE INTERCEPT ARTICLE

“How the NSA Hacks Cellphone Networks Worldwide” London: The GSMA provided the following statement addressing a recent article appearing in The Intercept. “The GSMA is aware of the recent article in The Intercept entitled “How the NSA Hacks ...

NEW GSMA REPORT HIGHLIGHTS BENEFITS OF MOBILE MERGERS

Consolidation Can Boost Investment in Next-Generation Infrastructure and Deliver Long-Term Consumer Gains Brussels – More focus on investment incentives, less reliance on existing pricing analysis and careful consideration of remedies are essential when assessing mobile ...

GSMA PUBLISHES NEW REPORT OUTLINING 5G FUTURE

Study Explores Technical Requirements, Use Cases and Implications for Ecosystem Brussels: The GSMA has released a major new report at the GSMA Mobile 360-Europe event being held in Brussels today, outlining its perspectives on the development of 5G. The new GSMA Intelligence ...

NEW GSMA STUDY SEES 4G UNDERPINNING EUROPE’S MOBILE RECOVERY

More Than Half of European Mobile Connections Running 4G by 2020; Industry Contributing to European Economic Recovery and Digital Future as Network Investments Accelerate Brussels: Europe’s rapid migration to 4G services and devices is helping to stimulate a recovery in the ...

GSMA ANNOUNCES NEW KEYNOTE SPEAKERS FOR MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS 2015

Executives from ARM, Ericsson, Micromax, Qualcomm and SAP Added to 2015 Keynote Programme; Registration for 2015 Mobile World Congress Is Now Open London: The GSMA today announced that executives from ARM, Ericsson, Micromax, Qualcomm Incorporated and SAP will be delivering ...

DIGITAL SWITCHOVER SIGNALS GROWTH FOR KENYA, SAYS GSMA

London: Tom Phillips, Chief Regulatory Officer, GSMA, offered the following statement regarding confirmation of the schedule for migrating from analogue to digital terrestrial television in Kenya: “The GSMA congratulates the Government of Kenya and the Communications ...

GSMA CALLS FOR REFORM OF TELECOMS REGULATION TO SPUR VITAL GROWTH IN EUROPE

Brussels: Tom Phillips, Chief Regulatory Officer, GSMA, offered the following statement regarding the Telecoms Ministers’ meeting on the Telecoms Single Market package in Brussels today: “Today’s rejection by the Council of Ministers of large sections of the Telecoms Single ...

GSMA RESPONDS TO UK GOVERNMENT’S PROPOSALS ON NATIONAL ROAMING

London: Tom Phillips, Chief Regulatory Officer, GSMA, offered the following statement in response to the UK Government’s consultation “Tackling Partial Not-Spots in Mobile Phone Coverage”: “The GSMA believes there are alternative solutions for tackling the issue of partial ...

NEW GSMA STUDY HIGHLIGHTS MOBILE BROADBAND AND SMARTPHONE MOMENTUM IN LATIN AMERICA

Latin America Operators to Invest a Further US$193B to Support Mobile Data Demand; Mobile Industry Accounted for 4.1 Per Cent of Regional GDP in 2013 Quito, Ecuador: The mobile markets of Latin America are seeing accelerating smartphone adoption and a rapid migration to ...

AN OPEN LETTER TO MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SHRI RAVI SHANKAR PRASAD – SPECTRUM SHORTAGE THREATENS “DIGITAL INDIA” VISION

An open letter Honourable Minister, Mobile technology is the primary means of communications for many of India’s citizens and mobile broadband is expected to be critical in bridging the digital divide for those who are yet to be connected. The mobile industry is ready to ...

GSMA JOINS FORCES WITH CHILD HELPLINE INTERNATIONAL TO PROMOTE CHILD PROTECTION WORLDWIDE

London: The GSMA has marked the 25th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC)1 by forming a partnership with Child Helpline International (CHI) to protect young people and safeguard their right to be heard. The GSMA and CHI have signed an ...

GSMA LAUNCHES MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS SHANGHAI 2015

GSMA Rebrands Asia Event Under Mobile World Congress Banner, Providing Leading Global Showcase for Industry Players, Enterprises, Brands and Tech-Savvy Consumers Shanghai: The GSMA today announced the first details of the 2015 Mobile World Congress Shanghai, which will be ...

NEW STUDY FINDS MORE SPECTRUM FOR MOBILE BROADBAND IS VITAL TO BOOST ECONOMIC GROWTH IN ASIA PACIFIC

London – Increased broadband connections in Asia Pacific will generate US $1.2 trillion of GDP growth and create up to 35 million new jobs by 20201, according to a new report from the GSMA, “Today, Tomorrow and the Future – Managing Data Demand in Asia Pacific”, ...

GSMA Open Letter to President Obama on Net Neutrality

An open letter The President The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, DC 20500 Dear Mr. President, We, the network operators, remain strong advocates of an open Internet. In recent years, we have made enormous investments to build the infrastructure that ...

HALF OF THE WORLD’S POPULATION CONNECTED TO THE MOBILE INTERNET BY 2020, ACCORDING TO NEW GSMA FIGURES

An Additional 1.6 Billion Mobile Internet Subscribers Forecast by 2020; GSMA Publishes Digital Inclusion Report Highlighting Efforts to Connect ‘Offline’ Populations Cape Town: Half of the world’s population will be using mobile devices to access the ...

GSMA INTRODUCES CODE OF CONDUCT FOR MOBILE MONEY PROVIDERS

Airtel, Avea, Axiata, Etisalat, Millicom, MTN, Ooredoo, Orange, Telenor, Vodafone and Zain Are First to Sign Up to New Code Cape Town: The GSMA today launched a Code of Conduct for Mobile Money Providers, outlining a series of common business principles to enable the ...

NEW GSMA REPORT FORECASTS HALF A BILLION MOBILE SUBSCRIBERS IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA BY 2020

Almost Half Of Citizens In World’s Fastest-Growing Mobile Region Forecast To Be Mobile Subscribers By 2020; Mobile Industry Contributing 5.4 Per Cent To Regional GDP   Cape Town: The number of unique mobile subscribers in Sub-Saharan Africa will pass the half billion ...

ITU, GSMA AND INTERNET SOCIETY UNITE IN FIGHT AGAINST EBOLA

Busan, South Korea: At the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference in Busan, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the GSMA and the Internet Society (ISOC), announced that they are joining forces to fight against Ebola. The three organizations will bring together the ...

GSMA LAUNCHES CONSUMER PROTECTION CAMPAIGNS WITH GOVERNMENTS AND OPERATORS IN COSTA RICA AND EL SALVADOR

GSMA Expands Reach and Scope of “We Care” Programme in Latin America London: The GSMA today announced that it has launched a series of initiatives designed to protect mobile users in Costa Rica and El Salvador, working in collaboration with national governments and mobile ...