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GSMA CALLS ON THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION TO ADOPT A LONG-TERM VISION FOR THE FUTURE OF THE UHF SPECTRUM

Spectrum Policy Must Encourage Investment in World-Leading Mobile Networks London: Anne Bouverot, Director General, GSMA commented on today’s release of a report to the European Commission on the future use of the UHF spectrum band (470-790MHz). Pascal Lamy, President of ...

GSMA CALLS FOR RE-EVALUATION AND REDUCTION OF MOBILE-SPECIFIC TAXATION ACROSS SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA

400 Million USD of Sub-Saharan Africa’s Universal Service Funds Have Yet to be Dispersed; Surtax on International Incoming Traffic Found to Distort Price Competition and Negatively Impact Businesses and Consumers London: The GSMA today called upon governments in Sub-Saharan ...

GSMA ANNOUNCES FIRST SPEAKERS FOR MOBILE 360 SERIES-AFRICA

Mobile 360-Africa Registration Now Open London: The GSMA today announced the first keynote speakers for the Mobile 360 Series-Africa conference, including executives from organisations such as the Alliance for Affordable Internet, Econet Zimbabwe, Facebook, inVenture, Lumos, ...

GSMA COLLABORATES WITH UNICEF ON CHILD ONLINE PROTECTION IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN

Mobile Operators Commit to Support and Promote Children´s Rights London – The GSMA today announced its collaboration with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to promote industry guidelines to safeguard children online1 in Latin America and the Caribbean. The ...

GSMA ANNOUNCES STRONG SPEAKER LINE-UP FOR MOBILE 360 SERIES-MIDDLE EAST

Etisalat, Ooredoo, STC and Huawei Sign Up As Main Sponsors London: The GSMA today announced the first keynote speakers for the Mobile 360 Series-Middle East conference taking place on the 13-14 October in Dubai. The GSMA also announced a number of event sponsors including ...

GSMA WELCOMES OUTCOME OF ITU MEETING TO SUPPORT NEW SPECTRUM BANDS FOR MOBILE BROADBAND

London: Tom Phillips, Chief Regulatory Officer, GSMA, offered the following statement regarding the outcome of the International Telecommunication Union’s (ITU) Joint Task Group meeting in Geneva: “At a critical ITU meeting in Geneva yesterday, governments across ...

GSMA ANNOUNCES FIRST SPEAKERS FOR MOBILE 360 SERIES-NORTH AMERICA

AT&T Joins as Platinum Sponsor for Inaugural Event; Third Annual Global GSMA Connected Women Conference to Be Held in Conjunction with Mobile 360-North America London: The GSMA today announced the first keynote speakers for the Mobile 360 Series-North America conference, ...

GSMA WORKS WITH MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY TO SUPPORT DEVELOPMENT OF MOBILE SECTOR IN MYANMAR

Myanmar: The GSMA today reinforced its commitment to support Myanmar’s burgeoning mobile sector by hosting a workshop with the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) on “Mobile Communications as an Agent of Inclusion and Change”. This ...

GSMA MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS ACHIEVES CARBON NEUTRAL CERTIFICATION

Barcelona: The GSMA today announced that the 2014 Mobile World Congress has officially been certified as carbon neutral, making it the world’s largest conference and exhibition to have achieved this important designation. AENOR (Asociación Española de Normalización y ...

TELECOMS OPERATORS CALL FOR FRESH AND PROGRESSIVE ICT PUBLIC POLICY TO BOOST ECONOMY, JOBS AND SOCIAL WELFARE IN EUROPE

TELECOMS OPERATORS CALL FOR FRESH AND PROGRESSIVE ICT PUBLIC POLICY TO BOOST ECONOMY, JOBS AND SOCIAL WELFARE IN EUROPE 9 July 2014, Venice: At this week’s Digital Venice 2014, the GSMA and leading European telecoms operators presented a statement to Matteo Renzi, ...

GSMA COMMENTS ON EU DECISION TO APPROVE TELEFÓNICA/E-PLUS MERGER

London: Following today’s decision by the European Union’s antitrust authorities to clear the merger of Telefónica with E-Plus in Germany, Anne Bouverot, Director General, GSMA comments: “Consolidation will benefit EU consumers and businesses and it is ...

GSMA ANNOUNCES MHEALTH PARTNERSHIP ACROSS SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA

Inter-Industry Partnership to Connect Mobile and Health Industries, With a Focus on Maternal and Child Health in a Region With Over 15 Million Pregnant Woman Johannesburg: The GSMA today announced that its Mobile for Development mHealth programme has launched a new ...

GSMA SETS NEW RECORDS FOR MOBILE ASIA EXPO 2014

Attendance Increases 29 Per Cent Over the 2013 Event London: The GSMA today reported that more than 26,000* unique visitors from 93 countries and territories attended the 2014 Mobile Asia Expo, held 11-13 June in Shanghai. The three-day conference and exhibition attracted ...

CONSULT HYPERION AND THE GSMA PUBLISH REPORT CONTRASTING HCE AND SIM SECURE ELEMENT APPROACHES TO NFC PAYMENTS

Balanced Analysis Provides Important Guidance For Financial Institutions Shanghai: Digital payments experts Consult Hyperion, in conjunction with the GSMA, today published a guide to help banks and mobile operators understand the Host Card Emulation (HCE) and SIM Secure ...

LEADING SRI LANKAN MOBILE OPERATORS LAUNCH GSMA MOBILE CONNECT TRIAL

GSMA Mobile Connect Provides Users Consistent and Interoperable Approach to Managing Account Authentication; Major SIM Technology Providers Voice Support for Mobile Connect Shanghai: The GSMA today announced that leading Sri Lankan operators Dialog Axiata and Mobitel will ...

GSMA COLLABORATES WITH INTERAMERICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK IN ESTABLISHING BROADBAND TRAINING CENTRE FOR LATIN AMERICA

Designed to Strengthen the Region’s Institutional Capacity in ICT, Focusing Specifically on Broadband Development London: The GSMA announced that it is collaborating with the InterAmerican Development Bank (IDB) in the development of The Centre for Advanced Studies in ...

GSMA AND MULTIMEDIA UNIVERSITY OF MALAYSIA TO ESTABLISH GRADUATE PROGRAMME ON COMMUNICATIONS POLICY AND REGULATION

Masters Programme Will Focus on Contemporary Regulation Theory and Practices, Business and Technology Trends in Communications Sector Shanghai: The GSMA and the Multimedia University of Malaysia (MMU) today announced an agreement through which the two organisations will ...

CHINA LEADS GLOBAL CONNECTED LIVING MARKET WITH OVER 50 MILLION M2M CONNECTIONS, FINDS NEW GSMA REPORT

China Accounts for 27 Per Cent of Total Global M2M Connections; Close Co-operation Between Mobile Operators and Government Driving China’s M2M Leadership    Shanghai: China is the global leader in the adoption of M2M technology with over 50 million connections or more ...

ASIA PACIFIC IS HOME TO HALF THE WORLD’S MOBILE SUBSCRIBERS SAYS NEW GSMA STUDY

Mobile Ecosystem Fuelling GDP Growth Across Asia Pacific as Operators Invest in Mobile Broadband; Half a Billion Chinese Users Accessing the Internet via Mobile 9 June 2014, Shanghai: The GSMA today issued the latest report in its Mobile Economy series, which reveals that ...

GSMA CALLS FOR BROADER, MORE AMBITIOUS REFORM TO MODERNISE TELECOMS REGULATION AND DRIVE GROWTH IN EUROPE

GSMA Comments on Progress Report Presented Today to Ministers on the Draft Telecoms Single Market Regulation Brussels: Following today’s Telecoms Council meeting, the GSMA calls on Member States and the new European Parliament to urge the European Commission to ...