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GSMA Appoints Laxmi Akkaraju Chief Strategy Officer

London: The GSMA today announced the appointment of Laxmi Akkaraju as Chief Strategy Officer. Ms. Akkaraju, who was most recently Senior Vice President, Global Delivery at EVRY, will join the GSMA effective 1 September and will report to GSMA Director General Mats Granryd. ...

GSMA Reports Record Attendance for Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2017

Nearly 67,500 Attendees Visit Shanghai Event, a 27 Per Cent Increase Over 2016 Hong Kong: The GSMA today reported that nearly 67,500 unique visitors1 from 104 countries and territories attended the 2017 GSMA Mobile World Congress Shanghai, held 28 June – 1 July in Shanghai. ...

GSMA Announces Additional Speakers for Mobile 360 Series – Africa

Mobile for Development Utilities Innovation Fund Launches New Call for Applications London: The GSMA today announced additional speakers participating in the 2017 Mobile 360 – Africa conference, which will take place 11 – 13 July 2017 at the Julius Nyerere International ...

GSMA Announces Winners of 2017 Asia Mobile Awards

Shanghai: The GSMA announced the winners of the 2017 Asia Mobile Awards, which were presented this evening at the AMO Awards Ceremony and Dinner Reception, held at DaGuan Theatre in Pudong, Shanghai. The awards, which were hosted by news anchor Jason He, honour achievement, ...

China and India to Account for Half of All New Mobile Subscribers Added by 2020, Finds New GSMA Study

Asia Pacific Mobile Economy Valued at $1.3 Trillion – Accounting for 5.2 Per Cent of GDP Shanghai: China and India will account for almost half of all new mobile subscribers expected to be added worldwide by the end of the decade, according to a new GSMA study. The 2017 ...

New Study From GSMA and CAICT Forecasts that China will be the World’s Largest 5G Market by 2025

China to Account for 39 Per Cent of Global 5G Market by 2025 Shanghai: Chinese operators are on track to launch commercial 5G networks by 2020 and are expected to establish China as the world’s largest 5G market by 2025, according to a new study by GSMA Intelligence and the ...

Mobile World Congress Shanghai – Final Conference Day

This is the last of three blogs looking at the Mobile World Congress Shanghai conference series. As previously discussed, the first day explores implications of advances in mobile technology and Day Two addresses the fundamentals of the digital future society. Day Three will ...

GSMA Mobile IoT Initiative Takes Off with Multiple Commercial Network Launches Around the World

AT&T, China Mobile, China Unicom, China Telecom, Deutsche Telekom, Verizon and Vodafone Launch Mobile IoT (LPWA) Networks Shanghai: The GSMA today announced that its Mobile IoT Initiative1 has taken off with the launch of multiple commercial rollouts of Low Power, Wide ...

Looking forward to Shanghai

As I write this blog, our industry has just celebrated a major milestone. Last week, we signed on our 5 billionth subscriber. 5 billion mobile subscribers – that is pretty incredible, especially when you consider that we hit the 1 billion subscriber mark just over a decade ...

New GSMA Study: Mobile Ecosystem Worth $10 Billion to Colombian Economy

Mobile Accounted for 3.8 Per Cent of GDP and 64,000 Jobs in Colombia in 2016; GSMA Proposes Regulatory Recommendations to Foster Colombian Digital Ecosystem  and Promote Innovation and Further Investment Cartagena, Colombia: Mobile technologies and services accounted for 3.8 ...

GSMA Innovation City Returns to Mobile World Congress Shanghai

Popular Exhibition Space Includes Cutting-Edge Demos Showcasing the Impact of Mobile Technology; Partners include BICS, Cubic Telecom, HID Global, Huawei, Guiyang City Government, KT Corporation, myFC, PayPal, Qvantel and SI-TECH London: The GSMA Innovation City will return ...

Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2017 – Conference Day Two

The first blog in this series looked at the conference activities on the opening day of Mobile World Congress Shanghai. This week, we examine the conference content for the second day of the conference, Thursday, 29 June. With a combination of keynote and focused summits, ...

Highlights from the second Mobile 360 – Privacy & Security event

In partnership with the City of The Hague, the GSMA held the second successful Mobile 360 – Privacy & Security event on 23-24 May, under the theme ‘Building Digital-Oriented Businesses on Trust, Security and Privacy’. The event convened speakers and attendees from across ...

Mobile industry celebrates 5 billion subscriber milestone

This month a major milestone was achieved as the GSMA Intelligence ticker flipped past 5 billion unique mobile subscribers. The milestone means that two-thirds of the global population is now connected to a mobile service – a tremendous achievement for an industry that is ...

Number of Mobile Subscribers Worldwide Hits 5 Billion

Two-Thirds of World’s Population Now Connected, According to GSMA Intelligence London: The world’s mobile industry has signed up its 5 billionth unique mobile subscriber, according to real-time data from GSMA Intelligence, the research arm of the GSMA. The 5 ...

Mobile Industry Calls for Greater Ambition on Telecoms Framework Reforms

EU Requires a Regulatory Framework to Encourage Investment and Innovation Brussels: Ahead of tomorrow’s EU Council meeting of Telecoms Ministers to discuss amendments to the draft European Electronic Communications Code, the GSMA is calling for greater ambition on ...

Mobile Technology Comes to Life for Local Consumers at Mobile World Congress Shanghai

“Experience Halls” at SNIEC Showcase Mobile Across Sports, Lifestyle, Entertainment and Learning; MWC Shanghai Exhibition Open to Consumers through Saturday, 1 July Shanghai: Visitors seeking the latest and greatest in mobile technology will get the opportunity ...

Conference at Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2017

Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2017 (MWCS17) is set to be the biggest Asia event yet. Under the theme of “The Human Element”, the event will be held from 28 June – 1 July, and is set to attract more than 65,000 attendees and 650 participating companies. The conference ...

GSMA Reveals Shortlist For 2017 Asia Mobile Awards

Leading News Anchor Jason He Confirmed as Host of AMO Awards Ceremony; GSMA Announces Leaders from China Mobile and China Unicom Will Deliver Keynotes Hong Kong: The GSMA today announced the nominees for the 2017 Asia Mobile Awards. Winners of the “AMO Awards” will be ...

GSMA Announces First Keynote Speakers For “GSMA Mobile World Congress Americas, In Partnership With CTIA”

América Móvil, Coca-Cola, IBM Watson, Jaunt, Facebook, Google, Nokia, PayPal, Sprint, UPS and Verizon Wireless Executives to Speak at Inaugural Event; Additional Exhibitors, Partner Programs and Sponsors Announced Atlanta: The GSMA announced the first confirmed speakers for ...