Mobile Initiatives

Innovation and investment by the mobile industry continue to have an enormous impact on the lives of billions of people around the world. Mobile doesn’t just deliver connectivity, it empowers people through an ever-growing range of mobile-enabled services.

Currently there are 4.7 billion unique mobile subscribers globally, equivalent to 63 per cent of the world’s population. By 2020, almost three-quarters of the global population will have a mobile subscription, with around one billion new subscribers added over this period.

The GSMA leads several programmes in key growth areas that present significant benefits for consumers and clear opportunities for mobile operators. From supporting the development of mobile identity solutions to helping operators move to an all-IP network environment, these initiatives are laying the foundations of an increasingly connected, mobile world.

Each of the initiatives covered on the following pages has its own public policy considerations, and relates to one or more of the public policy topics presented in this handbook.

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