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Seventy Million More Africans Now Connected To GSM Networks

GSM coverage extended by an area the size of France in just 12 months The GSMA, the global trade body for the mobile industry, announced today that the number of mobile connections in Africa has risen 70 million in the past 12 months to 282 million. Mobile operators have ...

GSMA Honours Egypt with Government Leadership Award

The GSMA, the global trade body for the mobile industry, has awarded its prestigious Government Leadership Award 2008 to Egypt. The award exists to recognise exceptional work by governments in the fields of mobile communications policy and regulation. Egypt was chosen ...

GSMA publishes Near Field Communications (NFC) technical guidelines white paper

The GSM Association (GSMA) has today published the first in a series of ‘Technical Guidelines’ white papers on mobile NFC (Near Field Communication) services, providing the consolidated views of mobile operators as input to support the standardisation of NFC ...

GSMA Calls On Thailand To Issue New 3G Licences

The GSMA, the global trade association for the mobile industry, urged the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) of Thailand to license the 2100MHz spectrum band for 3G services by August 2008. The rollout of 3G, enhanced by HSPA*, will greatly improve the availability ...

Industry Leaders Headline GSMA Mobile Innovation Marketplace – Americas

The GSM Association (GSMA) announced the headline speakers for the Mobile Innovation Marketplace – Americas, which is being held in Atlanta, Georgia, June 3 – 4, 2008. Ralph de la Vega, President & CEO, AT&T Mobility; Michael Joseph, CEO, Safaricom, the ...

3 Billion GSM Connections On The Mobile Planet – Reports The GSMA

The GSMA, the global trade group for the mobile industry, today announced that total connections to GSM mobile communications networks have now passed the 3 Billion mark globally. The third billion landmark has been reached just four years after the GSM industry surpassed ...

India needs to rethink its universal service policy

GSMA calls for market forces to be allowed to bring down cost of mobile The GSM Association, the global trade association for the mobile industry, has called on the Indian government to cut in half the 5% levy on telecom operators’ gross adjusted revenues, which is channeled ...

HSPA Mobile Broadband overtakes fixed broadband in Indonesia

The GSM Association, the global trade association for the mobile industry, announced that the number of Mobile Broadband (HSPA*) connections in Indonesia has surpassed the number of fixed broadband connections. At the end of 2007 – just one year after the launch of HSPA in ...

CEOs Of Leading Mobile Phone Operators Join GSMA Board

The chief executives of MTS of Russia, SK Telecom of Korea, Telstra of Australia, Telecom Italia and Zain, which operates in 22 countries, have all joined the board of the GSM Association, the global trade association for the mobile industry. Leonid A. Melamed of MTS, ...

Industry Leaders To Gather In Cairo For Mobile Money Summit

New GSMA event to focus on convergence of financial and mobile services Naguib Sawiris, CEO of Orascom Telecom, Christina Gold, CEO of Western Union, Hans Wijayasuriya, Group CEO of Dialog Telekom, Rizza Maniego-Eala, President of Globe Telecom’s G-Xchange, and Dr. Tarek ...

EU Mobile Industry Ensures Children Can Access Content Safely

GSM Europe framework being implemented in all 27 countries of the EU Mobile operators serving 550 million customers in the European Union are putting in place safeguards to ensure that children can safely access content on mobile phones as part of a programme coordinated by ...

Global Mobile Broadband Connections Increase Tenfold Over The Past Year

Momentum gathers pace as 166 Mobile Broadband (HSPA) networks are now live in 73 countries The GSM Association (GSMA), the global trade association for the mobile industry, today announced that there are now more than 32 million Mobile Broadband (HSPA*) connections worldwide ...

The World of Mobile Innovation is Heading to Atlanta

GSMA to showcase the best in mobile innovation at the Mobile Innovation Marketplace – Americas in Atlanta in June 2008 The GSM Association (GSMA), the global trade association for the mobile industry and the organisation responsible for the Mobile World Congress, the ...

Zain, Ericsson and the GSMA to save lives on Lake Victoria by extending mobile coverage

The 200,000 fisherman that work on Lake Victoria will soon have the opportunity to use mobile phones to call for help if they get into trouble on the world’s second largest inland lake. Pan-Africa mobile operator Celtel, a subsidiary of Zain, and Ericsson, in an initiative ...

Completion of Core Mobile NFC Standard to Spark New Services

ETSI decision adds a key piece to the Mobile NFC jigsaw puzzle The GSMA is pleased that the European Telecommunications Standards Institute has adopted the technical standards governing Mobile Near Field Communications (NFC) services supported by the Association and its ...

Voice Messages to Cross Networks in Pakistan

Mobile phone users can send voice messages instead of SMS Telenor Pakistan and Ufone Pakistan are set to launch the world’s first interoperable voice messaging, or voice SMS, services in 2008 following successful voice messaging trials towards the end of last year. The ...

Mobile World Congress Breaks New Ground

More than 55,000 visitors* attended the world’s premier mobile event, the GSMA’s Mobile World Congress, in Barcelona to do business and debate the future of the mobile phone industry, making this year’s event the largest yet. The three-day conference, which featured ...

GSMA Announces 13th Annual Global Mobile Award Winners

The 13th Annual GSMA Global Mobile Awards proved lucky for some, as the winners were announced last night at a glittering gala dinner in Barcelona, hosted by international comedian Graham Norton. It was an evening full of stars and surprises, with a special guest appearance ...

GSMA To Pilot A Carrier ENUM Service For Mobile Operators

NRS will make it easy to access a rich suite of communications services 13th February 2008, Barcelona, Spain: The GSM Association (GSMA), the global trade association for mobile operators, is preparing to pilot a service that will simplify the transmission of instant ...

GSMA and IMGA Collaborate to Drive Mobile Gaming Innovation at the Mobile World Congress

GSMA’s Global Mobile Awards and International Mobile Gaming Awards Align to Promote Mobile Gaming Sector 15th January 2008, London: The GSM Association (GSMA) and the International Mobile Gaming Awards (IMGA) today announced an agreement to join forces at this ...