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Driving Digital Transformation for Women and Girls through Mobile: Unlocking the Potential of Small States

The 2019 Sustainable Development Goals Report from the United Nations Secretary General points to the fact none of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can be achieved unless SDG5 (Gender Equality) is achieved first. A significant part of achieving gender parity is ...

Digital Declaration signatories: companies’ response to COVID-19

It’s being said a lot: we are living in unprecedented times. It is precisely when we face the unknown, or a new endeavour, the need for leadership emerges stronger than ever. This is now particularly true in the digital age, given the key role technology is playing in ...

A message from the GSMA Leadership Team on the mobile industry during COVID-19

Hear from the GSMA Leadership Team on how the mobile industry is supporting emerging technology, protecting privacy, connecting businesses and keeping us together, while apart.

Joint Statement of the UNI Europa ICTS and the Telecom Industry Representatives: Attacks against telecom employees must stop now

Brussels, 19 May 2020 – The European trade union federation representing telecom workers, UNI Europa ICTS, and the Associations representing the telecoms industry, ETNO and the GSMA, have joined forces to call for swift institutional action to stop attacks against telecom ...

The Role of AI for Impact in the Fight against COVID-19

It is difficult to overstate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on families, industries, and governments across the globe. The disease has caused widespread illness and enormous disruption to many aspects of modern life. As the physical economy became disrupted, digital and ...

5G: A Backbone for Europe’s Economic Recovery

One of the biggest strengths of the GSMA – our ability to convene 110,000 people from 90 countries for the annual MWC in Barcelona – suddenly became a challenge in the face of a fast-moving new virus, COVID-19. We were forced to cancel the trade show on 12 February, when ...

Adjusting mobile tax policy in light of COVID-19: How fiscal policy can keep us connected

As countries battle with the coronavirus outbreak, governments around the world are taking unprecedented fiscal and economic measures to support their economies. Recognising the critical role of digital technologies in keeping people connected, enabling business continuity, ...

The Mobile Industry: Keeping us connected during COVID-19

Mobile operators are working around the clock; strengthening their networks, connecting the unconnected and supporting all of us during COVID-19.

COVID-19 Crisis Response: Digital Development Joint Action Plan and Call for Action

Agreed by the World Bank, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the GSMA and the World Economic Forum (WEF) this Joint Action Plan aims to serve as a best practice for governments and regulators during the COVID-19 crisis. The Joint Action Plan includes a call to ...

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 ...

COVID-19: Mobile Cyber Security & Fraud Threat Observations and Incidents

This report has been prepared by members of the GSMA Fraud and Security Group (FASG) management team which comprises the various subject domain sub-group leaders and global region leaders, together with the security leadership in the GSMA staff team.

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 ...

A message from the GSMA Leadership Team during COVID-19

A message of thanks from the GSMA Leadership Team to mobile operators and key workers during the current global pandemic.

GSMA and Host City Parties Extend MWC Barcelona Agreement

World’s Premier Mobile and Vertical Ecosystem Event Extended Through MWC2024 London: The GSMA today announced an agreement to extend MWC Barcelona through to 2024. In light of the current Covid-19 pandemic, the GSMA and the Host City Parties have been working through the ...

GSMA Opens Innovation Fund for Mobile Internet Adoption and Digital Inclusion

GSMA Calls for Applications to Develop Digital Access Solutions in Africa and Asia London: the GSMA today opened applications for the Innovation Fund for Mobile Internet Adoption and Digital Inclusion. The Innovation Fund aims to increase mobile internet adoption and usage ...

Keeping Everyone and Everything Connected in Europe: European Mobile Network Operators respond to COVID-19 pandemic

The breakout of novel coronavirus in Europe has paralysed the lives of many European citizens and businesses. As Europe and the world move to adjust to the new norms of the daily life, the importance of connectivity has never been clearer than it is today. Now more than ever ...

Do biological viruses affect digital security?

We are living in times of global uncertainty with un-precedented levels of disruption to daily routine, travel, social interaction and business due to the Coronavirus (Covid-19).   Many countries have in place travel restrictions not just at national borders but also within ...

Mobile Industry Response to COVID-19 in China

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused significant disruptions globally, affecting people’s lives, their health and safety, as well as severely interrupting business activities. The impacts are also felt far and wide across the mobile industry as 2020 was shaped to be a critical ...

Maintaining consumer trust in the fight against COVID-19

COVID-19 continues to fundamentally change the global landscape. Responding to this crisis situation, mobile network operators are working with stakeholders around the world – including governments, international organisations, NGOs, and academics – to ensure that mobile can ...

Eleven Regulatory Recommendations to Sustain Connectivity During the COVID-19 Crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic is a public health crisis shared by all, requiring consumers, companies and governments to adapt to new circumstances and support efforts to contain the spread of this disease. The foremost goal is to save lives. But there are many other critical ...