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Policy Leaders Forum Africa: A new dawn for digital policy in Africa

Mobile connectivity and digital transformation present a unique opportunity for Sub-Saharan Africa to leapfrog its development. But this requires progressive policies with supportive fiscal demands to stimulate investment, innovation, entrepreneurship and adoption. This was ...

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GSMA EMF Forum 2022 sets out the roadmap for EMF policy harmonisation

Authorities should monitor the outcomes of the World Health Organization (WHO) health risk assessment for radio signals and adopt the updated international radiofrequency electromagnetic field (RF-EMF) exposure guidelines. They should also implement the latest technical ...

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Convening to protect the mobile ecosystem

Alongside #CybersecurityAwarenessMonth, the 44th Global Privacy Forum (GPA) kicked off in Istanbul on Tuesday. The GPA brings together data privacy authorities and key stakeholders from across the globe to build consensus and provide leadership at an international level in ...

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Protecting consumers in the mobile ecosystem

In the last thirty years, the market for mobile services has grown to represent more than five billion mobile consumers globally. Mobile has changed how people connect and interact with each other and access essential services such as healthcare, education, and finance. ...

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Staying safe Online – Cyber Security Awareness Month

In many parts of the world, October is known as the Cybersecurity month. For the 10th consecutive year, the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) is partnering with the European Commission and EU Member States to mark October as #CyberSecMonth. In the USA, the ...

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Securing the mobile ecosystem

Key principles for network security and device integrity  In a new report, we highlight factors that can affect the security and integrity of the mobile ecosystem. And, importantly, how governments can help improve the protection offered to their citizens.  ...

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The GSMA congratulates Ms Doreen Bogdan Martin on her election as Secretary General of the ITU

The GSMA warmly congratulates Ms Doreen Bogdan Martin on her election as Secretary General of the ITU.

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Policy Leaders Forum APAC: Building Digital Nations

In August, as part of Mobile 360 APAC, the GSMA hosted its annual Asia Pacific Policy Leaders Forum, which brought together key stakeholders from ministries, regulatory bodies and the broader mobile ecosystem to exchange views and explore how mobile connectivity continues to ...

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Strategies for energising the data economy

The free flow of data across borders allows people to access the global range of services and permits businesses to reduce their costs and prices for customers. In the “Strategies for Energising the Data Economy” session at Ministerial Programme 2022, we brought ...

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5G opportunities and deployment disparities

The uneven deployment of 5G around the world was one of the issues discussed by panellists in the Ministerial Programme’s “State of the Industry” session, which was moderated by the GSMA’s Daniel Pataki and featured Eng. Irene Kaggwa Sewankambo (Executive Director and ...

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Ministerial Programme: Ask the regulator

One of the highlights of the Ministerial Programme at MWC Barcelona 2022 was “Ask the Regulator: Covid Learnings, New Approaches,” a panel session moderated by Ambassador David Gross (Co-Chair, Wiley Rein), featuring the heads of four national regulatory ...

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Behind the ministerial curtain at MWC Barcelona 2022

Every year, MWC Barcelona features an exclusive event-within-an-event called the Ministerial Programme where government delegations, industry regulators and representatives of international institutions converge to share their policy knowledge, to debate timely topics and to ...

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The path towards disaggregation and diversification of mobile radio access networks

A debate on the impact of open and virtualised radio access network (RAN) is currently captivating the mobile industry. As more mobile operators and governments embrace the desire to diversify the network equipment supplier ecosystem, the debate continues on the merits and ...

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Authorities should lead in addressing 5G EMF misinformation

In October this year the GSMA held its 9th EMF Forum and, for the first time, this was held virtually. A regular event in our Brussels calendar, the October 2020 forum proved an opportunity for the GSMA to review the harmonization of EMF policies, discuss the latest ...

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Unleashing 5G’s potential – Policy conditions for success

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the importance of a digitally connected infrastructure to a healthy society and economy has never been clearer. The role that 5G will play in delivering new levels of performance and efficiency, empowering new user experiences and ...

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Certainty for EU cross-border data flows hinted at in Schrems II case may be short-lived

Those breathing a sigh of relief at the Advocate General’s opinion yesterday in the Schrems II case should hold their breath. Uncertainty clouds the horizon for the Privacy Shield and global data flows. The Advocate General (AG) to the European Court of Justice delivered his ...

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5G – Exploring the safety limits and addressing the myths

5G is the next generation of mobile technology that will transform the role of mobile connectivity in society, enabling changes in the way we live and do business. With enhanced mobile broadband, which will bring better experiences for smartphone users, 5G offers a real ...

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West Africa Policy Day: Shaping telecoms policies to encourage investment and digital inclusion

There is a quote that really resonates with me: “Speak in such a way that others love to listen to you. Listen in such a way that others love to speak to you.” Applying this mantra to the GSMA’s ongoing policy dialogue with the Economic Community of West African States ...

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The Wind of Change is Blowing – Is it time for competition policy in Europe to move forward?

I was reflecting this week on what I heard at the Ministerial Programme in MWC 19 Barcelona. Platform regulation is now firmly on the radar of policy makers – and the US emphatically announced the time for self-regulation is over as it embarks on drafting a federal privacy ...

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Is the data economy self-healing, or should economic regulation be considered?

Last month I attended the ITS Europe annual conference, “Towards a digital future: Turning technology into markets?, at the University of Trento, Italy. More than 90 academics, policy practitioners and experts discussed new scholarly papers on the digital economy over two ...