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Number of Unique Mobile Subscribers in Africa Surpasses Half a Billion, Finds New GSMA Study

Mobile Ecosystem Adds More Than $150 Billion in Economic Value to African Economy Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: More than half a billion people across Africa are now subscribed to mobile services as the continent continues to migrate rapidly to mobile broadband networks, reveals ...

GSMA Mobile World Congress 2016 Certified as Carbon Neutral

Retains Guinness World Record as World’s Largest Carbon Neutral Trade Show; Catalonia Pavilion, European Commission and Mobile World Capital Barcelona Named Winners of 2016 Mobile World Congress Green Stand Awards Barcelona: The GSMA today announced that the 2016 Mobile ...

Draft BEREC guidelines not in line with the Regulation

A risk for customer choice, 5G and broadband ambitions Brussels – The electronic communication industry welcomes the opportunity to provide feedback on the Open Internet Guidelines drafted by the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC). Our ...

GSMA Announces Launch of Mobile Connect Across India

Six Leading Operators Announce Commercial Availability of Mobile Connect, Provide Mobile Authentication Services to More than 800 Million Consumers New Delhi: At a launch event held in New Delhi today, the GSMA announced that the GSMA’s Mobile Connect mobile-based ...

GSMA Calls for 4G Spectrum Roadmap in Egypt

Further Dialogue Between Government and Mobile Industry Needed Ahead of 4G Licensing London: The GSMA calls for the Egyptian authorities and the country’s mobile industry to work closely together to set a roadmap for the successful introduction of 4G services. Egypt is ...

GSMA Launches New Tool to Measure Conditions for Delivering Mobile Internet Connectivity Worldwide

GSMA Mobile Connectivity Index Supports Industry Efforts to Deliver Universal Access to the Internet London: The GSMA has launched a new online tool that measures the ability of more than 130 countries worldwide to connect offline citizens to the mobile internet. The GSMA ...

GSMA Announces Additional Speakers for Mobile 360 Series – Africa

Jumpstart Pitch Platform Participants Selected London: The GSMA today announced additional speakers participating in the 2016 Mobile 360 Series – Africa conference, which will take place 26 – 28 July at the Julius Nyerere International Convention Centre in Dar es ...

GSMA Supports European Commission’s Efforts to Accelerate 5G Development in Europe

Backed by Telecommunications and Vertical Industry Players, 5G Manifesto Lays Groundwork for Launch of Commercial 5G Services in Europe by 2020 Brussels: The GSMA announced its support of the “5G Manifesto for Timely Deployment of 5G in Europe”, which was presented at a ...

Joint Press Note: Automotive and Telecoms Sectors to Launch EU Project for Connected and Automated Driving

Brussels: Europe’s leading trade associations for the telecommunications and the automotive sectors announced today that they intend to launch a large-scale, pre-deployment project to test connected and automated driving at the EU level. The foundations of the project ...

Joint Industry Statement – Empowering Trust and Innovation by Repealing the E-Privacy Directive

Brussels: The tech and telecom industries call for the e-Privacy Directive to be repealed. We believe that simplifying and streamlining regulation will benefit consumers by ensuring they are provided with a simple, consistent and meaningful set of rules designed to protect ...

GSMA Reports Record Attendance for Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2016

More than 53,000 Attendees Visit Shanghai Event, a 33 Per Cent Increase Over 2015 Hong Kong: The GSMA today reported that more than 53,0001 unique visitors from 104 countries and territories attended the 2016 GSMA Mobile World Congress Shanghai, held 29 June – 1 July in ...

GSMA Announces Winners of the 2016 Asia Mobile Awards

Shanghai: The GSMA today announced the winners of the 2016 Asia Mobile Awards, which were presented last evening at the AMO Awards Ceremony and Dinner Reception, held at DaGuan Theatre in Pudong, Shanghai. The awards, which were hosted by popular TV personality Bai Xuxu, ...

Leading Operators Across Asia Commit to GSMA Humanitarian Connectivity Charter

KDDI, KT Corporation, NTT DOCOMO, INC and SK Telecom Become Latest Signatories of Humanitarian Connectivity Charter Shanghai: Today at Mobile World Congress Shanghai, the GSMA announced that KDDI, KT Corporation, NTT DOCOMO, INC and SK Telecom have become the most recent ...

New GSMA Report Predicts Chinese IoT Market will Exceed One Billion Connections by 2020, Underpinned by Licensed Low Power, Wide Area Market

Low Power, Wide Area Connections Driving Huge Market Growth in China; GSMA’s Mobile IoT Initiative Helping Mobile Operators to Accelerate Commercial Solutions Shanghai: China’s machine-to-machine (M2M) market will reach one billion connections by 2020, with the majority ...

Asia Pacific to Add 600 Million New Mobile Subscribers by 2020, Finds Latest GSMA Mobile Economy Study

Mobile Ecosystem Adds $1.3 Trillion in Economic Value to Asia Pacific Economy Shanghai: The number of mobile subscribers in the Asia Pacific region reached 2.5 billion at the end of last year and will grow to 3.1 billion by 2020, according to a new GSMA study published at ...

New GSMA Report Finds Global Mobile Customers Seeking Feature-Rich, IP-Based Messaging Services from Operators

New Report Highlights Growing Demand for Operator-led Advanced Communications Services Such as Pre-Calling, Instant Messaging and Real-time Video Shanghai: Global mobile subscribers are demanding richer, global and open IP-based messaging experiences from mobile network ...

GSMA Initiative to Drive Global Adoption of Universal Profile for Rich Communications Services Gains Momentum

Universal RCS Profile Backed by 57 Mobile Operators and Leading Handset Manufacturers; Service Will Deliver Enhanced Communications Experiences to Customers Globally Shanghai: The GSMA today announced that AIS, Axiata Group, Beeline, Bell Mobility, China Mobile, China ...

GSMA Welcomes 3GPP Completion of LPWA Technologies

New Standards Will Help Mobile Operators Drive Adoption of Commercial LPWA Solutions London: The GSMA welcomes the 3rd Generation Partnership Project’s (3GPP) decision to standardise three Low Power, Wide Area (LPWA) technologies in licensed spectrum in Release 13. The ...

GSMA and CTIA Partner to Create New Mobile Industry Event for the Americas

“GSMA Mobile World Congress Americas, in partnership with CTIA” to Launch in San Francisco in September 2017 London and Washington, D.C. – The GSMA and CTIA® today announced a partnership through which the two organisations will create a new mobile industry event ...

GSMA Announces New Keynote Speakers, Programmes and Events for Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2016

Executives from Alibaba, China Financial Asset Exchange, Ericsson, LeEco, Qualcomm and Volkswagen Confirmed for Keynote Programme; The MMIX Asia Summit, Graphene Summit and Exhibition Tours Debut Hong Kong: The GSMA today provided further updates on the GSMA Mobile World ...