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GSMA’S Global Mobile Awards 2009 And Mobile Innovation EMEA Tournament – Now Open For Entry

The GSMA announced that entries are invited for the 2009 Global Mobile Awards and the penultimate round of its Mobile Innovation Global Competition, both of which will be presented at the mobile industry’s biggest annual event, the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on ...

Global Mobile Broadband subscribers hit 50 million

Number of users connected to fast Mobile Broadband (HSPA) networks forecast to grow at more than 4m a month The GSMA, the global trade group for the mobile industry, today announced that the number of worldwide subscribers using Mobile Broadband (HSPA) networks has topped ...

Brazilian Operators Commit to Interoperable Personal IM Services

Collaboration will create one of the largest mobile IM communities in the world The GSMA, the global trade group for the mobile industry, today announced that eight mobile operators in Brazil are working together to launch interoperable Personal IM services nationwide. The ...

Leading Ceos To Headline At GSMA’s Mobile Asia Congress

New breed of advanced mobile services to take centre stage in Macau Leading chief executives from the mobile industry will be joined by senior executives from the financial services sector at the GSMA’s Mobile Asia Congress in Macau between November 18-20. The CEOs of ...

GSMA announces Virtual Award Tournament as part of the 2009 Mobile Innovation Global Competition

Call for entries for ‘Virtual’ round of global innovation tournament culminating on September 16 online and in Herzelia, Israel. The global trade group for the mobile industry, the GSMA has engaged with Carmel Ventures, a leading VC fund, and other industry players ...

Successful Trials Of High-Quality Packet-Switched Communications Across Mobile Networks

The GSMA, the global body for the mobile industry, has completed successful trials of voice calls based on the SIP-I protocol* between core networks supplied by Ericsson and Nokia Siemens Networks. Hosted by TeliaSonera in their Finnish and Swedish laboratories, the trials ...

GSMA Calls for Entries to the Asia Mobile Awards 2008 and Mobile Innovation APAC Tournament

New categories for ‘Mobile Money’, Mobile Internet and a ‘Green Mobile’ Award The GSMA, the global trade group for the mobile industry, today made an official call for entries to the Asia Mobile Awards 2008 and the Asia Pacific round of its Mobile ...

GSMA Responds To European Commission Proposals To Regulate Roaming Costs For Text Messaging

The GSMA, the global trade group for the mobile industry, responded to the European Commission’s announcement of proposed regulation to cap the cost of sending text, or SMS, messages across European borders. “According to our analysis, the average price of SMS ...

Future Mobile Broadband Services Jeopardised By Regulation

Network spending in decline as regulation puts further pressure on profitability Europe’s mobile industry is cutting back spending on new networks and services as a growing regulatory burden from the European Union puts profitability under pressure. To justify the imposition ...

Operators To Define Requirements For NFC Handsets

This summer, the GSMA, the global trade body for the mobile industry, plans to release a preliminary set of minimum requirements for handsets containing Near Field Communications (NFC) chipsets. Developed by mobile operators supporting the GSMA’s Pay-Buy-Mobile ...

GSMA Teams Up With European Payments Council

Alliance will accelerate deployment of mobile payment services The GSMA, the global trade body for the mobile industry, and the European Payments Council, which represents 8,000 banks in the European Union and EEA and Switzerland, are to work together to accelerate the ...

Michael O’Hara Joins GSMA As Chief Marketing Officer

The GSMA, the global trade group for the mobile industry, has announced the appointment of Michael O’Hara – former General Manager for Marketing and Industry Management for the Communications Sector at Microsoft Corporation – as its new Chief Marketing Officer ...

GSMA And NGMN Alliance Will Work Together To Steer The Future Of Mobile Broadband

      The GSMA, the global trade body for the mobile industry, and the NGMN Alliance, the group focused on the evolution to the next generation of mobile networks, have agreed to cooperate to help steer the development of mobile broadband communications to ...

Momentum Grows Behind Mobile Broadband At 850MHz

850MHz accounts for more than 40% of global HSPA connections The number of mobile broadband (HSPA) connections in the 850MHz frequency band worldwide has leapt to more than 13 million from 1.3 million one year ago thanks to rapid growth in the Americas and Australia, ...

The GSMA Calls On Europe To Seize The Digital Dividend

Spectrum harmonisation across the EU is vital to ensure affordable handsets The GSMA, the global body for the mobile industry, has called upon European policy makers to set aside around 25% of the spectrum currently used for analogue television for mobile broadband ...

EU Mobile Data Market Growing Rapidly Driven By Spread of Mobile Broadband

EU data roaming traffic growing at 75 per cent per annum Usage of mobile data services, which enable people to access the Internet, email and other multimedia on the move, is growing rapidly in the European Union as mobile broadband networks proliferate and prices fall. The ...

GSMA Announces Winners Of 2009 Mobile Innovation Global Award Competition – Americas Tournament

201 organisations from 27 countries attend inaugural Americas event The GSM Association (GSMA), the global trade association for the mobile industry, today announced the winners of the Americas leg of the 2009 Mobile Innovation Global Award Competition. The winners were ...

Africa’s Mobile Industry To Pay $71 Billion In Tax By 2012

GSMA says cutting mobile-specific taxes would boost government revenue The mobile industry will generate $71 billion in tax revenues in Sub-Saharan Africa between 2000 and 2012, but that figure would be higher still if governments removed taxes that treat mobile phones and ...

GSMA Announces Mobile Innovation Global Award Competition Top Innovators

Stellar line-up of speakers from Coca-Cola, Visa, Walt Disney and Yahoo! attend inaugural Americas event. The GSM Association (GSMA) today announced the Top Innovators for the Americas leg of the 2009 Mobile Innovation Global Award Competition, along with additional, ...

GSMA and Femto Forum Team Up To Boost In-Building Coverage

The GSMA, the global trade association for the mobile industry, and the Femto Forum, the independent industry association that supports femtocell deployment worldwide, will work together to define and develop solutions for the deployment of femtocells within mobile operator ...