Mobile Policy Handbook:
An insider's guide to the issues

With mobile service reaching over 95 per cent of the global population and mobile internet access spreading fast, the digital revolution is empowering citizens and reshaping society all over the world. Policymakers and regulators create the conditions that can attract telecoms investment, encourage innovation and strengthen digital trust and the GSMA believes that a country’s citizens benefit most when the private and public sectors work together in a spirit of openness and trust.

This is why we are committed to supporting governments and regulators in their efforts to introduce pro-investment telecommunications policies. The Mobile Policy Handbook: An Insider’s Guide to the Issues is part of the GSMA’s efforts to promote such collaboration. A unique resource that assembles a range of policy topics and mobile industry positions and initiatives under one cover, it acts as a signpost to regulatory best practice.

As the global trade association of mobile operators, the GSMA conducts and commissions research on policy trends and challenges in the fast-moving mobile communications market. This handbook draws on the association’s unique insight into the mobile sector and presents it in a practical way for those who want to explore the issues and unleash the value of mobile technology in their own market.

In this sixth edition of the Mobile Policy Handbook, new policy topics and industry positions have been introduced on counterfeit mobile devices, cross-border flows of data and drones. Throughout the book, the content has been refreshed with up-to-date statistics, new resources and industry insights.

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