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Safety of 5G Mobile Networks

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Monday 15 Jul 2019 | 2019 | 5G | EMF and Health | Global |

Safety of 5G Mobile Networks addresses safety questions that have arisen in respect to 5G, confirms adherence to applicable public health guidelines, and provides an overview of a new 5G network and the smart antenna technologies employed.

Reforming mobile sector taxation in Zambia

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Saturday 1 Dec 2018 | 2018 | Research & Reports | Sub-Saharan Africa | Taxation |

Mobile telephone services are playing an increasingly important role in supporting economic growth and social inclusion across the world. Mobile penetration, and specifically 3G and 4G penetration, enhances digital connectivity by expanding internet and br

Smart Data Privacy Laws

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Monday 24 Jun 2019 | 2019 | Global | Privacy | Research & Reports |

Sensing the huge opportunity of digital transformation, governments are keen to establish a regulatory environment that supports data-driven economic growth while strengthening trust in technology. Many countries are therefore considering data privacy laws

GSMA Advance Overview Leaflet

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Tuesday 21 May 2019 | Brochure | Capacity Building and Training |

Download the GSMA Advance leaflet and discover more information about the GSMA Advance Training Programme, which provides in-depth training on mobile policy and regulation.

Digital ECOWAS: Pathways to investment, innovation and inclusion

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Tuesday 16 Apr 2019 | 2019 | Digital Inclusion | New Regulatory Frameworks | Research & Reports | Sub-Saharan Africa |

While the number of mobile internet users in West Africa is continually increasing, three quarters of the population remain unconnected and are classified as digitally excluded. By removing unnecessary obstacles that may reside in regulatory frameworks...

Reforming mobile sector taxation in Pakistan

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Tuesday 19 Mar 2019 | 2019 | Asia Pacific and Greater China | Research & Reports | Taxation |

Mobile telephone services are playing an increasingly important role in supporting economic growth and social inclusion across the world. Mobile penetration, and specifically 3G and 4G penetration, enhances digital connectivity by expanding internet and br

Reforming mobile sector taxation in Madagascar

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Tuesday 19 Mar 2019 | 2019 | Research & Reports | Sub-Saharan Africa | Taxation |

Mobile telephone services are playing an increasingly important role in supporting economic growth and social inclusion across the world. Mobile penetration, and specifically 3G and 4G penetration, enhances digital connectivity by expanding internet and

The Making of a Digital City: Pathways to Success

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Monday 25 Feb 2019 | 2019 | 5G | Global | Research & Reports |

This report presents recommendations for accelerating the digitalisation of cities. It lists the challenges that have limited progress to date, breaks down specific roadblocks and puts forth a strategy for moving forward. In conclusion it presents the step

Rethinking mobile taxation to improve connectivity

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Tuesday 19 Feb 2019 | 2019 | Global | Research & Reports | Taxation |

It is well recognised that the mobile sector makes a positive economic contribution. Taxation of the sector, however, is not always aligned with best practices, impacting the development of global digital economies.

Spotlight on Nigeria: Delivering a Digital Future

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Tuesday 27 Nov 2018 | 2018 | 5G | Digital Inclusion | New Regulatory Frameworks | Research & Reports | Sub-Saharan Africa |

The report details key policy recommendations to support mobile’s role in advancing Nigeria’s digital economy.

Policies for a Digital Europe

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Reforming mobile sector taxation in Argentina

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Monday 20 Nov 2017 | 2017 | Latin America & the Caribbean | Research & Reports | Taxation |

Mobile telephone services play an increasingly important role in supporting and delivering development, economic growth and social inclusion. In Argentina, 2G connectivity is ubiquitous but the country has not ...

Keys to the Modernisation of Digital Ecosystem Regulation in Chile

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Monday 13 Nov 2017 | 2017 | Latin America & the Caribbean | New Regulatory Frameworks |

The technological progress resulting from digitalisation has generated tremendous benefits for consumers around the world. Primarily leveraged by mobile, access to digital content is becoming universal. 3 key characteristics are driving this progress.

Modernising the Digital Ecosystem in Colombia

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Thursday 22 Dec 2016 | 2016 | Latin America & the Caribbean | New Regulatory Frameworks |

The technological progress resulting from digitalisation has generated tremendous benefits for consumers around the world. Three key characteristics of the new digital ecosystem are driving this progress in Colombia.

Modernising the Digital Ecosystem in Brazil

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Wednesday 23 Nov 2016 | 2016 | Latin America & the Caribbean | New Regulatory Frameworks |

The opportunities that connectivity can provide, driven primarily by mobile access, will impact all our lives. It is key that governments plan for and shape a regulatory environment where business can thrive, mobile can take full advantage of the opportuni

Taxing mobile connectivity in Latin America

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Saturday 17 Jun 2017 | 2017 | Latin America & the Caribbean | Research & Reports | Taxation |

This report explains how taxes levied on mobile services in Latin America exacerbates affordability issues, especially for those on lowest incomes. It also explores how, in a challenging investment environment, high taxes can restrict ...

Signal Inhibitor Solutions: Use of jammers in prisons

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Friday 7 Dec 2018 | 2018 | Mobile Security | Research & Reports |

The use of mobile communication devices smuggled into prisons is one of the main drivers for implementing technical solutions to block, restrict or inhibit mobile communications signals. One of these solutions is the use of mobile signal inhibitors....

Reforming mobile sector taxation in Ecuador

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Tuesday 13 Nov 2018 | 2018 | Latin America & the Caribbean | Research & Reports | Taxation |

Mobile telephone services are playing an increasingly important role in supporting economic growth and social inclusion across the world. Mobile penetration, and specifically 3G and 4G penetration, enhances digital connectivity by ...

Reforming mobile sector taxation in Uzbekistan

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Wednesday 24 Oct 2018 | 2018 | Europe | Research & Reports | Taxation |

Mobile telephone services are playing an increasingly important role in supporting economic growth and social inclusion across the world. Mobile penetration, and specifically 3G and 4G penetration, enhances digital connectivity by ...

Data Privacy at Ministerial Programme

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Monday 22 Oct 2018 | 2018 | Data Protection | Global | Privacy | Video |

The GSMA's Mobile World Congress (MWC) is the largest mobile event in the world. It will return to Barcelona Spain on 25-28 February 2019. Every year, the Ministerial Programme forms an integral part of MWC.  It brings together ...

Reforming mobile sector taxation in Tunisia

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Thursday 20 Sep 2018 | 2018 | Middle East and North Africa | Research & Reports | Taxation |

Mobile telephone services are playing an increasingly important role in supporting economic growth and social inclusion across the world. Mobile penetration, and specifically 3G and 4G penetration, enhances digital connectivity by ...

Cross-Border Data Flows: Realising benefits and removing barriers

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Wednesday 5 Sep 2018 | 2018 | Cross-Border Data Flows | Data Protection | Global | Privacy | Research & Reports |

This report describes the benefits of cross-border data flows for individuals, businesses and governments, and explores the damaging impact of data localisation measures – requiring that certain types of data remain in country or be stored on local servers

Regional Privacy Frameworks and Cross-Border Data Flows

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Wednesday 5 Sep 2018 | 2018 | Asia Pacific and Greater China | Cross-Border Data Flows | Data Protection | Privacy | Research & Reports |

According to McKinsey research, international data flows have increased global GDP by 10.1 per cent over the past decade. Both ASEAN and APEC have officially recognised in their privacy frameworks the vital contribution that ...

Reforming mobile sector taxation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Tuesday 24 Jul 2018 | 2018 | Research & Reports | Sub-Saharan Africa | Taxation |

Mobile telephone services are playing an increasingly important role in supporting economic growth and social inclusion in emerging economies. Mobile penetration and affordability enhance digital connectivity by expanding internet and ...

Reforming mobile sector taxation in Sri Lanka

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Wednesday 4 Jul 2018 | 2018 | Asia Pacific and Greater China | Research & Reports | Taxation |

Mobile telephone services are playing an increasingly important role in supporting economic growth and social inclusion in the developing world. Mobile penetration and affordability enhance digital connectivity by expanding internet ...

The Data Value Chain

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Friday 22 Jun 2018 | Competition Policy | Research & Reports |

The purpose of this report is to understand the data value chain in terms of the activities and business  models involved in collecting and monetising data. The report additionally considers the role that mobile network operators ...

Assessing the impact of market structure on innovation and quality in Central America

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Thursday 10 May 2018 | 2018 | Competition Policy | Latin America & the Caribbean | Research & Reports |

Central America is lagging behind in mobile broadband deployment and adoption, putting the region’s future economic development at risk. While 4G networks are available to 35% of the population in Central America, 4G still only ...

The Proposed European ePrivacy Regulation: Use cases

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Thursday 26 Apr 2018 | 2018 | Europe | Policy Position | Privacy |

The GSMA is committed to reinforcing the role of mobile operators as the “backbone of the Digital Single Market,” as noted by European Commission Vice-President Ansip. Connectivity is the lifeblood of innovation and economic ...

Taxing mobile connectivity in Asia Pacific

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Wednesday 25 Apr 2018 | Research & Reports | Taxation |

Our latest research explores mobile taxation frameworks across Asia Pacific and examines how these frameworks impact digital inclusion and socioeconomic development. We focus on the affordability and investment barriers, investigate ...

Reforming mobile sector taxation in Guinea: Unlocking socio-economic gains from mobile connectivity

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Monday 16 Apr 2018 | 2018 | Research & Reports | Sub-Saharan Africa | Taxation |

Mobile telephone services are playing an increasingly important role in supporting economic growth and social inclusion in emerging economies. Mobile penetration and affordability enhance digital connectivity by expanding internet and ...

Taxation in Bangladesh: Enhancing mobile connectivity across Bangladesh through a more efficient tax system

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Thursday 29 Mar 2018 | 2018 | Asia Pacific and Greater China | Research & Reports | Taxation |

Mobile telephone services are playing an increasingly important role in supporting economic growth and social inclusion in the developing world. Mobile penetration and affordability enhance digital connectivity by expanding internet ...

The 5G era in the US

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Monday 26 Mar 2018 | 2018 | 5G | Research & Reports |

GSMA Intelligence is today publishing its latest research on 5G focusing on the US. Following progress led by both the mobile industry and government agencies, the US will launch early 5G commercial services later in 2018. All four ...

Delivering the Digital Revolution

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Thursday 22 Feb 2018 | 2018 | New Regulatory Frameworks | Research & Reports |

Our latest report “Delivering the Digital Revolution: Will Mobile Infrastructure Keep Up with Rising Demand?” focuses on the future mobile broadband needs of the world’s “megacities”. The report warns that a significant gap between ...

Capacity Building Course Catalogue

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Tuesday 8 Jan 2019 | Brochure | Capacity Building and Training | Global |

The GSMA Capacity Building programme’s in-depth courses highlight real-world examples of policy and regulatory best practice, and are designed specifically to help policymakers and regulators tackle today’s most pressing issues. Our ...

Taxing mobile connectivity in Sub-Saharan Africa: A review of mobile sector taxation and its impact on digital inclusion

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Saturday 7 Oct 2017 | 2017 | Research & Reports | Sub-Saharan Africa | Taxation |

This report provides an overview of the tax and fee regime applied to mobile services and its impact on affordability and investment in Sub-Saharan Africa. It explores how mobile sector taxation can raise the affordability barrier in ...

5G, the IoT and Wearable Devices: What do the new uses of wireless technologies mean for radio frequency exposure?

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Tuesday 15 Oct 2019 | EMF and Health | EMF and Mobile Devices | EMF and Mobile Networks | Research & Reports |

Increased mobile connectivity will transform society, enabling changes in the way we live and do business, through new applications of wireless technology such as Fifth Generation (5G) mobile technology; the Internet of Things (IoT), also known as machin

Cross-Border Data Flows Enable the Digital Economy: An overview

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Monday 25 Sep 2017 | 2017 | Cross-Border Data Flows | Data Protection | Global | Policy Position | Privacy |

The free flow of data across borders is essential for the digital economy, yet many governments place restrictions on the movement of data internationally. Some of these restrictions may be unnecessary and can stifle innovation, ...

Mobile Communications and Health

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Saturday 19 Aug 2017 | 2014 | Brochure | EMF and Health | EMF and Mobile Devices | EMF and Mobile Networks | EMF Science | Global |

Mobile phones and other wireless technologies have become an integral part of everyday life. But does using a mobile phone regularly, or living near a base station, have any implications for our health? Much of the public concern ...

An evaluation of the Hutchison/ Orange merger in Austria

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Friday 28 Jul 2017 | Research & Reports |

Assessing the impact of a merger – or predicting the impact of a merger – follows competition law and relies on economic practice. Competition authorities strive for consistency of approach, with assessments generally based on an ...

Delivering mobile connectivity in MENA: A review of mobile sector taxation and licence extension

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Friday 7 Jul 2017 | 2017 | Middle East and North Africa | Research & Reports | Taxation |

The report provides an overview of the tax and fee regime applied to mobile services in seven MENA countries: Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, Jordan, Turkey and Saudi Arabia, covering key general taxes, such as VAT and corporation ...

Risk Communication Guide for Mobile Phones and Base Stations

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Saturday 1 Jul 2017 | EMF and Health | EMF and Mobile Devices | EMF and Mobile Networks | EMF Science | Global | Guidelines |

The GSMA and the MWF produced the Risk Communication Guide for Mobile Phones and Base Stations to provide practical guidance and support on good risk communications practice for people working in the mobile industry, especially those ...

Digital Inclusion and Mobile Sector Taxation in El Salvador

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Tuesday 18 Apr 2017 | 2017 | Latin America & the Caribbean | Research & Reports | Taxation |

In 2016, around 80% of the population subscribed to mobile services, but growth in mobile penetration has slowed recently, leaving one in five Salvadorans still unconnected and over two thirds of subscribers yet to benefit from mobile ...

Safety, privacy and security across the mobile ecosystem

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Friday 24 Feb 2017 | Child Online Protection | Mobile Security | Privacy | Research & Reports |

This report seeks to explain the major issues and challenges around safety, privacy and security in the mobile world, highlighting the complexities and trade-offs and demonstrating the industry initiatives and actions which are already ...

Mobile Privacy and Big Data Analytics

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Friday 24 Feb 2017 | Internet of Things | Privacy | Research & Reports |

Big data analytics can have a significant impact on societal aims such as the UN Sustainable Development Goals and has the potential to deliver more effective health outcomes, better environmental management, increased opportunities ...

Embracing the Digital Revolution: Policies for Building the Digital Economy

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Wednesday 22 Feb 2017 | Digital Economy | Global | New Regulatory Frameworks | Research & Reports |

The GSMA’s 2017 report Embracing the Digital Revolution: Policies for Building the Digital Economy examines the impact of digital technologies globally and calls on government to use progressive policies to drive their ...

Internet Safety Guides

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Monday 6 Feb 2017 | Child Online Protection | Children and Mobile Technology | Guidelines | mYouth |

Growing numbers of young people are leading digital lives, and when they encounter problems in their digital lives, many will reach out to child helplines for support and guidance. CHI and GSMA have harnessed learnings from their ...

Digital inclusion and mobile sector taxation in Niger

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Wednesday 4 Jan 2017 | 2017 | Research & Reports | Sub-Saharan Africa | Taxation |

The mobile sector is a key contributor to Niger’s economy. Mobile unique subscriber penetration has grown from 3% in 2006 to 24% in 2016. There are around 5 million Nigeriens with access to mobile telephony now. Despite over 81% of ...

Competition Policy in the Digital Age: Case Studies from Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa

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Wednesday 14 Dec 2016 | 2016 | Asia Pacific and Greater China | Case Study | Region | Sub-Saharan Africa | Type | Year |

Published as a companion resource to the GSMA Competition Policy Handbook, the Case Studies provide an in-depth evaluation of digital markets in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.  The study explores the challenges and opportunities brought ...

Country Overview: Pakistan – A Digital Future

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Saturday 10 Dec 2016 | 2016 | Asia Pacific and Greater China | Digital Inclusion | Research & Reports | Taxation |

Pakistan’s emerging mobile industry has connected approximately 90 million people, representing 47% of the country’s population. This is one of the lowest penetration rates in South Asia which, coupled with a low mobile broadband ...

Policy recommendations to enable small cell deployments

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Thursday 8 Dec 2016 | 2016 | EMF and Health | EMF and Mobile Networks | Global | Policy Position | Research & Reports |

Growing demand for mobile network connectivity is driving the evolution of mobile networks. One approach to facilitating connectivity is the use of small cells. The new GSMA booklet Improving wireless connectivity through small ...

Digital inclusion and mobile sector taxation in Chad

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Sunday 4 Dec 2016 | 2016 | Research & Reports | Taxation |

The mobile sector is a key contributor to Chad’s economy. In 2015, mobile services generated market revenues of US$ 300 million (XAF 117 billion), which corresponded to 2.7% of Chadian GDP. PDF Downloads:

Digital inclusion and mobile sector taxation in Colombia

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Friday 4 Nov 2016 | 2016 | Research & Reports | Taxation |

Mobile services today connect over 33 million people in Colombia, positioning the country as the fourth largest mobile market in Latin America. By contributing US$5.7 billion to the country’s economy, almost two per cent of GDP, mobile ...

Keys to the modernisation of digital ecosystem regulation in Argentina

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Tuesday 25 Oct 2016 | Latin America & the Caribbean | New Regulatory Frameworks | Policy Position |

To enable further investment in connectivity for a thriving digital economy in Argentina, mobile sector regulation needs to be reformed to reflect the dynamic digital landscape. This document outlines areas where we believe regulatory reform will provide..

Resetting competition policy frameworks for the digital ecosystem

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Thursday 20 Oct 2016 | 2016 | Competition Policy | Global | New Regulatory Frameworks | Research & Reports |

Working with Competition Economists Group, the GSMA has published a detailed report that assesses how governments and regulatory authorities can update competition and regulatory frameworks to realise the full potential of the digital ...

Children’s use of mobile phones – An international comparison 2015

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Thursday 20 Oct 2016 | 2016 | Global | mYouth | Research & Reports |

'Children’s use of mobile phones – An international comparison 2015' provides a detailed comparison of children’s mobile phone and internet usage across four countries: Bahrain, Honduras, Japan and the Philippines. This is the ...

GSMA and CHI Workshop on Online Safety for Children (May 2016 Highlight Video)

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Thursday 18 Aug 2016 | 2016 | Child Online Protection | Children and Mobile Technology | Global | mYouth | Video |

On 20 May 2016, the GSMA and Child Helpline International (CHI) hosted a multistakeholder workshop at the GSMA's London office, focusing on promoting the safe and responsible use of digital services by children and young people. ...

Unlocking Rural Coverage: Enablers for commercially sustainable mobile network expansion

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Friday 22 Jul 2016 | 2016 | Digital Inclusion | Global | Research & Reports | Rural Network Coverage |

Closing the mobile coverage gap is not a technical challenge. It is primarily an economic challenge. Uncovered populations typically live in rural locations with low population densities, low per capita income levels and weak or ...

Digital inclusion and mobile sector taxation 2016

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Friday 8 Jul 2016 | 2016 | Digital Inclusion | Global | Research & Reports | State of the Industry and Trends | Taxation |

The GSMA and Deloitte have partnered over a number of years to examine the role of taxation policies in promoting mobile industry growth and ultimately digital inclusion, especially in developing countries where sector-specific ...

Hotlines: Responding to reports of illegal online content

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Friday 1 Jul 2016 | 2016 | Child Online Protection | Children and Mobile Technology | Global | Guidelines | Mobile Alliance |

The GSMA’s Mobile Alliance Against Child Sexual Abuse Content was founded by an international group of mobile operators within the GSMA to obstruct the use of the mobile environment by individuals or organisations wishing to consume or ...

Mobile Connectivity Index Launch Report

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Friday 24 Jun 2016 | 2016 | Digital Inclusion | Global | Research & Reports | Rural Network Coverage | State of the Industry and Trends | Taxation |

This launch report explains the purpose and methodology of the Mobile Connectivity Index, which measures the barriers and enablers to mobile internet adoption across 134 countries. For each country, the index provides a detailed ...

Digital inclusion and mobile sector taxation in Brazil

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Friday 17 Jun 2016 | 2016 | Digital Inclusion | Latin America & the Caribbean | Research & Reports | Taxation |

Mobile services in Brazil connect 70% of the population and deliver widespread socio-economic benefits. However, a number of barriers remain to connect the 65 million people in Brazil that still lack access to mobile services. ...

Creating the Conditions for 5G Leadership: Seven policy actions for a new telecoms framework in Europe

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Tuesday 31 May 2016 | 2016 | 5G | Competition Policy | Europe | New Regulatory Frameworks | Policy Position |

As the European Union moves towards the Digital Single Market and the European Commission reviews the Telecoms Framework, policymakers have an opportunity to position Europe at the forefront of the global digital economy through ...

Capacity Building Programme Video

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Friday 27 May 2016 | 2016 | Capacity Building and Training | Global | Video |

The GSMA Capacity Building programme delivers high-quality training and resources to policymakers and regulators. To learn more about our programme and what makes our training different, watch our programme video:

The Internet Value Chain: A study on the economics of the internet

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Tuesday 17 May 2016 | 2016 | Competition Policy | Digital Economy | Global | Mobile Apps | New Regulatory Frameworks | Research & Reports | State of the Industry and Trends |

The Internet Value Chain’, examines the market structure, economic drivers and financial performance of the global internet economy and its respective segments. Developed by A.T. Kearney for ...

Notice and Takedown: Company policies and practices to remove online child sexual abuse material

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Sunday 1 May 2016 | 2016 | Child Online Protection | Children and Mobile Technology | Global | Mobile Alliance | Research & Reports |

The GSMA’s Mobile Alliance Against Child Sexual Abuse Content was founded by an international group of mobile operators within the GSMA to obstruct the use of the mobile environment by individuals or organisations wishing to consume or ...

Digital inclusion and mobile sector taxation in Honduras

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Tuesday 19 Apr 2016 | 2016 | Digital Inclusion | Latin America & the Caribbean | Research & Reports | Taxation |

The mobile sector in Honduras has grown rapidly and today it reached 5.4 million users, or 66% of the population. However, barriers remain to the affordability of mobile services especially for the bottom of the pyramid. By affecting ...

Digital inclusion and mobile sector taxation in Tunisia

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Tuesday 19 Apr 2016 | 2016 | Digital Inclusion | Middle East and North Africa | Research & Reports | Taxation |

Mobile services in Tunisia connect over 6.6 million people, equivalent to 58% of the population, and deliver widespread social and economic benefits to the country. However, the sector is subject to high mobile specific taxation, ...

Mobile Money Regulatory Guide

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Monday 11 Apr 2016 | 2016 | Global | Guidelines | Mobile Money |

The Mobile Money Regulatory Guide helps mobile money providers, policymakers, regulators, donors, and other industry stakeholders to understand key mobile money policy issues through the eyes of both regulators and mobile money ...

Mandatory registration of prepaid SIM cards

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Friday 8 Apr 2016 | 2013 | 2016 | Digital Identity | Global | Research & Reports | SIM Registration |

A number of countries have mandated the registration of prepaid SIM cards – a policy that requires mobile operators to check and record their customers’ identity documents before selling/activating their prepaid SIM cards. The GSMA ...

Digital inclusion and mobile sector taxation in Europe: The experience in Hungary

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Wednesday 23 Mar 2016 | 2016 | Digital Inclusion | Europe | Research & Reports | Taxation |

Hungary is lagging behind the rest of the EU in the development of the digital economy and society. It has the lowest mobile penetration levels among members and only 26% of Hungarians have access to mobile internet. The mobile sector ...

A new regulatory framework for the digital ecosystem

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Thursday 11 Feb 2016 | 2016 | Competition Policy | Global | New Regulatory Frameworks | Research & Reports |

The GSMA’s 2016 report, A new regulatory framework for the digital ecosystem, takes a hard look at how current regulation is coping with today’s dynamic digital economy. The conclusions make for ...

Mobile Privacy Principles

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Friday 5 Feb 2016 | 2016 | Data Protection | Global | Guidelines | Mobile Apps | Privacy |

In January 2011, the GSMA published a set of universal Mobile Privacy Principles that describe the way in which mobile consumers’ privacy should be respected and protected when consumers use mobile applications and services that ...

Closing the coverage gap: Digital inclusion in Latin America

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Friday 18 Dec 2015 | 2015 | Digital Inclusion | Latin America & the Caribbean | Research & Reports | Rural Network Coverage | State of the Industry and Trends |

GSMA Intelligence published this report on mobile broadband network coverage in Latin America. Produced in collaboration with the GSMA’s Latin America and Connected Society teams, this is the first in a series of reports focused on ...

Digital inclusion and mobile sector taxation in India

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Tuesday 1 Dec 2015 | 2015 | Asia Pacific and Greater China | Digital Inclusion | Research & Reports | Taxation |

The mobile market in India is the second largest in the world, connecting over 480 million people, equivalent to 38% of the population. Mobile services deliver widespread social and economic benefits to the country and mobile will play ...

eWaste in Latin America: Statistical analysis and policy recommendations

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Tuesday 24 Nov 2015 | 2015 | Environmental Sustainability | Latin America & the Caribbean | Research & Reports |

In 2014, Latin America produced 9 per cent of the world’s electronic waste1 (e-waste), the equivalent of 3,900 kilo tonnes2 (kt), according to a new report from the GSMA and United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of ...

The GSMA’s Work with Child Helpline International to Protect Children’s Rights: 2015 year in review

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Friday 20 Nov 2015 | 2015 | Brochure | Child Online Protection | Children and Mobile Technology | Global | mYouth |

On 20 November 2014, on the 25th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the GSMA signed a memorandum of understanding with Child Helpline International (CHI) to work together to protect young people and promote ...

Child Helplines and Mobile Operators: Working together to protect children’s rights (A practical guide)

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Friday 20 Nov 2015 | 2015 | Brochure | Child Online Protection | Children and Mobile Technology | Global | Guidelines | mYouth |

On 20 November 2014, on the 25th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the GSMA signed a memorandum of understanding with Child Helpline International (CHI) to work together to protect young people and promote ...

Mobile Money Regulation and Policies in Paraguay: Vision, market dynamics and industry perspectives

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Thursday 12 Nov 2015 | 2015 | Latin America & the Caribbean | Mobile Money | Research & Reports |

This publication traces the different stages of mobile money regulation in Paraguay, from its inception to the design and implementation of an enabling regulatory model, showing that by creating such regulation and nurturing new ...

Digital inclusion and mobile sector taxation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Sunday 1 Nov 2015 | 2015 | Digital Inclusion | Research & Reports | Sub-Saharan Africa | Taxation |

Mobile services in the DRC connect over 22 million people, equivalent to 31% of the population, and deliver widespread social and economic benefits to the country. However, the sector is subject to high mobile specific taxation, ...

Competition Policy in the Digital Age: A practical handbook

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Tuesday 27 Oct 2015 | 2015 | Competition Policy | Global | Handbook | New Regulatory Frameworks |

Growing digitalisation changes the communications sector. Competition policy and lawmakers are debating how law and policy should be applied to the new business models. Meanwhile, competition authorities and regulators need to apply the ...

Digital Inclusion and the Role of Mobile in Nigeria

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Friday 9 Oct 2015 | 2015 | Digital Inclusion | Research & Reports | Sub-Saharan Africa | Taxation |

Today mobile services connect over 83 million people in Nigeria, equivalent to 45% of the population, and deliver widespread social and economic benefits. With fixed line penetration only at 0.2%, mobile is best placed to extend access ...

Capacity Building Partnership Models

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Thursday 1 Oct 2015 | 2015 | Brochure | Capacity Building and Training | Global |

Our Capacity Building partnership activities take a variety of forms but are mainly delivered through four partnership models which include working with academic institutions, financial organisations, international training ...

Digital inclusion and mobile sector taxation in Mexico

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Monday 14 Sep 2015 | 2015 | Digital Inclusion | Latin America & the Caribbean | Research & Reports | Taxation |

Mobile services in Mexico connect over 47 million people, equivalent to 38% of the population, and deliver widespread social and economic benefits to the country. Mobile broadband has the potential to further support the growth of the ...

Rural Coverage: Strategies for Sustainability

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Monday 6 Jul 2015 | 2015 | Case Study | Digital Inclusion | Global | Research & Reports | Rural Network Coverage |

This series of country-level case studies, published by GSMA Intelligence in collaboration with the GSMA’s Digital Inclusion programme, demonstrates the approaches being deployed by mobile operators and others to address rural coverage ...

Digital inclusion and mobile sector taxation 2015

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Tuesday 23 Jun 2015 | 2015 | Digital Inclusion | Global | Research & Reports | State of the Industry and Trends | Taxation |

Over the past 10 years, the GSMA has partnered with Deloitte to examine the role of taxation policies in promoting mobile industry growth and ultimately digital inclusion, especially in developing countries where sector-specific ...

Smart meters: Compliance with radio frequency exposure standards

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Wednesday 10 Jun 2015 | 2015 | Brochure | EMF and Health | EMF and Mobile Devices | EMF Policy | Global |

This brochure has been designed to answer questions you may have about compliance of smart meters with radio frequency exposure standards and whether there is a risk to health. Smart meters use low ...

Closing the Coverage Gap: A view from Asia

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Thursday 4 Jun 2015 | 2015 | Asia Pacific and Greater China | Digital Inclusion | Research & Reports | Rural Network Coverage | State of the Industry and Trends |

Affordability and network coverage are the two largest barriers to driving mobile internet access among non-adopters. In this report we focus on network coverage. Globally, 90% of the world’s population is covered by 2G networks and ...

mYouth: Programme overview

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Monday 1 Jun 2015 | 2015 | Brochure | Child Online Protection | Children and Mobile Technology | Global | mYouth |

Mobile technology offers young people many new ways to learn, engage and communicate. As an industry, we must work to promote these opportunities while also developing strategies to protect young people and encourage them to use mobile ...

Assessing the case for in-country mobile consolidation

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Tuesday 26 May 2015 | 2015 | Competition Policy | Europe | Research & Reports |

There have been a number of recent mobile mergers and proposed mergers across Europe involving a reduction in the number of mobile network operators in each market from 4 to 3. This has happened amid intense debates about the merits of ...

Digital inclusion and mobile sector taxation in Jordan

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Friday 1 May 2015 | 2015 | Digital Inclusion | Middle East and North Africa | Research & Reports | Taxation |

Since the launch of the first mobile telecommunication network in Jordan in 1995, the market has grown rapidly. Today 70% of the population in Jordan has at least one mobile subscription and over 2 million people have access to the ...

GSMA Workshop with Child Helpline International (Video)

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Friday 1 May 2015 | 2015 | Child Online Protection | Children and Mobile Technology | Global | mYouth | Video |

In May 2015, the GSMA and CHI co-hosted a workshop for mobile operators and the child helpline community in the GSMA London offices. The workshop enabled the mobile community to better understand the workings and needs of child ...

Small cells and health

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Wednesday 1 Apr 2015 | 2015 | Brochure | EMF and Health | EMF and Mobile Networks | EMF Science | Global |

This brochure has been designed to answer questions you may have about small cells. We have all read or heard about concerns raised from time to time regarding the safe use of radio waves and wireless communications ...

Digital inclusion and mobile sector taxation in Bangladesh

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Sunday 1 Mar 2015 | 2015 | Asia Pacific and Greater China | Digital Inclusion | Research & Reports | Taxation |

Since the award of the first licence in 1989, the mobile sector in Bangladesh has enabled 66 million Bangladeshis to gain access to transformative mobile technologies, including the mobile internet. The increase in mobile access has ...

Mobile Policy Case Studies

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Sunday 1 Mar 2015 | 2015 | Capacity Building and Training | Case Study | Digital Economy | Digital Identity | EMF and Health | Environmental Sustainability | Global | Handbook | Mobile Alliance | Mobile Money | SIM Registration | Taxation | Universal Service Funds |

A companion to the GSMA Mobile Policy Handbook, this is a collection of brief, incisive case studies about regulatory policy, public-private collaboration and industry initiatives that align with government objectives. These real-world ...

Digital inclusion and mobile sector taxation in Ghana

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Friday 27 Feb 2015 | 2015 | Digital Inclusion | Research & Reports | Sub-Saharan Africa | Taxation |

In the last decade, the mobile sector in Ghana has enabled 12.6 million Ghanaians, about 50% of the population, to access the benefits of mobile communications. This increase in access is bringing wide-ranging benefits to the Ghanaian ...

Assessing the case for in-country mobile consolidation in emerging markets

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Thursday 26 Feb 2015 | 2015 | Competition Policy | Global | Research & Reports |

This study, commissioned by the GSMA and authored by Frontier Economics, considers the question of, under what circumstances, a reduction in the number of mobile operators in an emerging market might benefit consumers and how, ...

Benefits of network competition and complementary policies to promote mobile broadband coverage

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Monday 16 Feb 2015 | 2015 | Digital Inclusion | Global | Research & Reports | Rural Network Coverage |

Frontier Economics was commissioned by the GSMA to conduct this study on the merits and potential barriers of promoting mobile broadband coverage under the network competition model. PDF Downloads:

Digital inclusion and mobile sector taxation in Pakistan 2015 study

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Sunday 1 Feb 2015 | 2015 | Digital Inclusion | Research & Reports | Taxation |

Today, mobile networks support essential services that boost productivity and drive economic growth for the 60 million Pakistanis that have access to them. In parallel, 120 million of their fellow citizens remain unconnected. ...

Digital inclusion and mobile sector taxation in Tanzania

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Sunday 1 Feb 2015 | 2015 | Digital Inclusion | Research & Reports | Sub-Saharan Africa | Taxation |

The number of Tanzanians with access to mobile telephony has more than tripled since 2007, and now over 17 million Tanzanians, 34% of the population, have a mobile phone. This increase in access is delivering wide-ranging benefits in ...