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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) ...

GSMA Transitions Remaining Mobile 360 Series in 2020 to Virtual Events

London: today the GSMA announced that for the balance of 2020, all remaining Mobile 360 2020 conferences will transition to a virtual series of events. Unfortunately, due to the global circumstances it is impossible to host in-person events. Health and safety remain our top ...

GSMA Statement on MWC Los Angeles 2020 from John Hoffman, CEO GSMA Limited

Los Angeles:  Since the first edition of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the GSMA has convened the industry, governments, ministers, policymakers, operators and industry leaders across the broader ecosystem. Our expansion to other cities around the world is our ...

GSMA Launches ‘GSMA Thrive’ Virtual Convening Platform

GSMA Thrive China First Event in Virtual Series London: the GSMA today announced the launch of the GSMA Thrive series, with the inaugural GSMA Thrive China event taking place 30 June – 2 July at www.mwcshanghai.com/gsmathrive. A virtual industry convening platform, GSMA ...

Stephanie Lynch-Habib Makes Capacity Magazine’s Power 100

GSMA CMO Hailed as ‘a driving force for the entire telecommunications industry’ London: GSMA Chief Marketing Officer, Stephanie Lynch-Habib, has been named one of Capacity Magazine’s Power 100 in its second annual ranking of the wholesale telecommunications industry’s ...

GSMA and O-RAN Alliance Collaborate on Opening up 5G Networks

Collaboration Aims to Accelerate Industry-Wide Consensus on the Adoption of Open, Interoperable Interfaces and Radio Access Network Virtualisation London: The GSMA and O-RAN ALLIANCE have joined forces to accelerate the adoption of Open Radio Access Network (RAN) products ...

COVID-19 Network Traffic Surge Isn’t Impacting Environment Confirm Telecom Operators

More Energy Efficient Networks and Renewable Energy Usage are Negating Negative Environmental Impacts   London: The energy consumption and carbon emissions of telecoms networks have remained mostly unchanged in recent weeks, despite significant increases in network traffic ...

The World Bank, WEF, GSMA and ITU Mobilized in the Fight Against COVID-19

Partners discussed a set of concrete actions to help governments and private sector cope with the pandemic. WASHINGTON —During a high-level dialogue, Finance and ICT ministers, ICT regulators, CEOs of telecom and technology companies from around the world discussed an ...

GSMA Statement on MWC Shanghai 2020

17 April 2020, Shanghai: In light of current government guidance1, the global concern regarding the coronavirus outbreak, travel restrictions and other circumstances, the GSMA has cancelled MWC Shanghai 2020. The GSMA has been in regular contact with stakeholders, and sought ...