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Enabling e-commerce in Central Africa

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Thursday 15 Jul 2021 | 2021 | Research & Reports | Sub-Saharan Africa |

The digital economy in ECCAS is expanding rapidly, driven by strong adoption of mobile services. Overall mobile subscriber penetration in the sub-region grew from just 18% at the start of the last decade to 42% by the end of 2019, while the number of mobil

Accelerating mobile internet adoption: Policy considerations to bridge the digital divide in low- and middle-income countries

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Tuesday 11 May 2021 | 2021 | Global | Research & Reports |

This report responds to the need to accelerate mobile internet adoption and use, which is the biggest challenge in bridging the digital divide. The report sets out a wide range of policy considerations and proposes a comprehensive framework for action to h

Accelerating digital transformation in Bangladesh 2021

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Thursday 6 May 2021 | 2021 | Asia Pacific and Greater China | Research & Reports | Taxation |

Globally, more than 5 billion people are using mobile technology to access life-enhancing services such as digital health services, e-government platforms and digital education services. Mobile connectivity is an important driver of economic growth across

Tanzania: Driving social and economic value through mobile-sector tax reform 2021

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Tuesday 6 Apr 2021 | 2021 | Sub-Saharan Africa | Taxation |

Globally, more than 5 billion people are using mobile technology to access life-enhancing services such as financial services, e-government platforms and digital health services. Mobile is an important driver of economic growth across all sectors. In Afric

Open and Virtualised Radio Access Networks: An Explanatory Guide for Policymakers

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Thursday 11 Feb 2021 | 2021 | Digital Infrastructure | Global | Research & Reports |

Open and Virtualised Radio Access Networks, An Explanatory Guide, provides an overview of the shift to open and virtualised RAN, and outlines a number of enablers that policymakers should consider to support the deployment of mix-and-match elements of open

Cross-Border Data Flows: The impact of data localisation on IoT

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Monday 18 Jan 2021 | 2021 | Cross-Border Data Flows | Global | Research & Reports |

The Internet of Things (IoT) transforms business, energises communities and empowers individuals. It can also benefit countries through increased productivity, employment, exports, energy efficiency and GDP. To enable these technologies and unlock their po

Adopting International RF-EMF Exposure Guidelines: Benefits for 5G Network Deployment in Russia

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Thursday 12 Nov 2020 | 2020 | 5G | EMF and Mobile Networks | Europe |

The Russia Federation expects commercial 5G networks in 10 cities with more than 1 million people by the end of next year, but the rollout could be faster and cheaper if the government adopts updated international safety guidelines for radio spectrum, acco

EMF Exposure Guidelines

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Wednesday 14 Oct 2020 | 2020 | EMF and Health | Global | Guidelines |

This document explains the key features of the updated international guidelines for exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMFs) developed by the International Commission for Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) and published in March

Digitalising person-to-government payments

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Thursday 1 Oct 2020 | 2020 | Digital Government | Global | Mobile Money | Research & Reports |

Mobile technology plays a key role in the digital transformation of governments, enabling efficient delivery of government services and improved access for citizens and businesses. Digitalisation makes government services and payments more convenient and e

Mobile taxation in Ukraine: Proposals for reform to unlock economic value 2020

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Thursday 24 Sep 2020 | 2020 | Europe | Research & Reports | Taxation |

Mobile telephone services are playing an increasingly important role in supporting economic growth and social inclusion globally. Growth in mobile penetration can enhance digital connectivity by expanding internet and broadband access, which in turn facili

Mobile taxation in Brazil: Supporting digital transformation 2020

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Wednesday 9 Dec 2020 | 2020 | Latin America & the Caribbean | Research & Reports | Taxation |

Mobile telephone services are playing an increasingly important role globally in supporting economic growth and social inclusion. Growth in mobile penetration can enhance digital connectivity by expanding internet and broadband access, which in turn facili

5G and Data Privacy

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Monday 27 Jul 2020 | 2020 | 5G | Global | Privacy |

5G is rolling out around the world and promises to provide seamless connectivity to support diverse innovations such as smart homes, driverless cars, industrial automation, 3D films and augmented reality. 5G will enable billions of ...

5G, EMF Exposure and Safety

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Wednesday 3 Jun 2020 | 2020 | 5G | EMF and Health | EMF and Mobile Networks | Global |

Policies for a #BetterFuture

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5G, EMF Exposure and Safety

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Thursday 14 May 2020 | 2020 | 5G | Brochure | EMF and Health | Global |

The debate on health concerns related to Electromagnetic Field (EMF) exposure has been ongoing through every generation of mobile technology. The adoption of 5G and new features such as the use of millimetre wave (mmWave) spectrum and small cells has resul

Mobile taxation studies: Methodology documentation EY

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Wednesday 29 Apr 2020 | 2020 | Global | Taxation |

The GSMA and EY have prepared a series of studies of taxation and regulatory fees faced by the mobile sector in a number of countries. In each case, the analysis undertaken assesses the impact of proposed mobile sector tax and ...

COVID-19 Privacy Guidelines

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Monday 6 Apr 2020 | 2020 | Global | Guidelines | Privacy |

As COVID-19 continues to spread rapidly in many parts of the world, some governments and other agencies are making requests for data or insights held by mobile network operators (MNOs) and other companies.

Realising 5G’s full potential: Setting policies for success

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Monday 30 Mar 2020 | 2020 | 5G | Global | Research & Reports |

The path to realising the full vision of 5G requires new thinking by industry and governments. Failure to act on 5G will hold us from unlocking more than $2 trillion of economic value by 2035. Previous GSMA studies have highlighted the regulatory levers to

Competition policy in the digital age: Latin America and the Caribbean

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Friday 20 Mar 2020 | 2020 | Competition Policy | Latin America & the Caribbean | Research & Reports |

This practical guide provides thought-leading insights into how competition policy is applied in Latin America as growing digitalisation changes the communications sector in this region, including:

Mobile taxation in Kenya: Accelerating digital development 2020

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Monday 23 Mar 2020 | 2020 | Research & Reports | Sub-Saharan Africa | Taxation |

Mobile telephone services are playing an increasingly important role in supporting economic growth and social inclusion globally. Growth in mobile penetration can enhance digital connectivity by expanding internet and broadband access, which in turn facili

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Mobile market structure and performance in Europe

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Thursday 23 Jan 2020 | 2020 | Competition Policy | Europe | Research & Reports |

This study examines how European mobile markets performed during the 4G era – in particular, how different market structures affected network quality, coverage, and investment. We also consider how market structures and market ...

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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.

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

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 2019

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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 2019

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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 2019

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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 2017

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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 2017

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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 2018

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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 2018

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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 ...

Reforming mobile sector taxation in Tunisia 2018

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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 2018

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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 2018

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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 ...

Reforming mobile sector taxation in Zambia 2018

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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, enhance digital connectivity by expanding internet and br

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 2018

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Wednesday 25 Apr 2018 | 2018 | Latin America & the Caribbean | Research & Reports | Taxation |

The positive contribution of the mobile sector to the economy is well recognised. However, the tax treatment of the sector is not always aligned with best-practice principles of taxation and can affect the levels of development of digital societies across

Reforming mobile sector taxation in Guinea 2018

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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 ...

Reforming mobile sector taxation in Bangladesh 2018

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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 ...

The GSMA Data Privacy Survey

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Tuesday 3 Oct 2017 | 2017 | Asia Pacific and Greater China | Cross-Border Data Flows | Data Protection |

From May-July 2017, in collaboration with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the GSMA surveyed Member States to gain a clear picture on the implementation of national data privacy laws. At the same time the GSMA ...

Taxing mobile connectivity in Sub-Saharan Africa: A review of mobile sector taxation and its impact on digital inclusion 2017

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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 2017

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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 2017

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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 ...

Mobile taxation survey: A methodology note Deloitte

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Wednesday 1 Feb 2017 | 2017 | Global | Taxation |

The GSMA and Deloitte have prepared a series of studies of taxation and regulatory fees faced by the mobile sector in a number of countries. In each case, the analysis undertaken assesses the impact of proposed mobile sector tax and regulatory fee reforms

Digital inclusion and mobile sector taxation in Niger 2017

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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 2016

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

Despite over 78% of Chadians living in rural areas, the country’s two leading operators, Tigo and Airtel, have each brought 2G coverage to 85% of the population. Mobile penetration has grown from 140,000 unique subscribers in 2006 to over 4 million in 2016

Digital inclusion and mobile sector taxation in Colombia 2016

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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 ...

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 2016

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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 ...

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 2016

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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 2016

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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 2016

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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 2015

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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 ...