Blogs

Operators – Plan your route to a successful 4G/5G rollout

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With GSMA Device Map, provided by DeviceAtlas, you can access the rich device intelligence you need for advanced network planning and fast, accurate analytics. Time network rollout and sunset accurately with the right data With more and more people using apps and social ...

Operators – here’s how to reduce customer churn right now

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In the last few years, more competition and lower switching costs have led to an increase in customer churn for Mobile Network Operators. Therefore, the drive to provide efficient services with a smaller price tag has been at the forefront of most strategies. Although this ...

From 2G to 5G: Achieving network optimisation with GSMA Device Map

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Consumer behaviour is ever-changing and difficult to predict, with the effects of Covid-19 restrictions making this more evident than ever. People are spending increased time accessing the internet via their mobile devices, consuming more data, using apps to stream content, ...

Combat Insurance Fraud with the GSMA Device Registry

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  For organisations in the device insurance sector, the cost of device crime and fraud is significant. As devices have become increasingly expensive, more users than ever are taking out mobile insurance; this rise has led to an increase in fraudulent insurance claims. ...

Helping network operators generate future revenue in ViLTE

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According to this study by Juniper, mobile operator voice revenue may drop by 2024 as subscribers continue to use free OTT services, which can reach 4.5 billion users. However, the research also predicts that an improved 4G network coverage and a growing number of capable ...

Flagging stolen devices to protect your business against crime and fraud

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There are criminals who seek to gain from the trade of stolen mobile devices, feeding an illegal market of devices obtained through pick pocketing, street crime and fraud.  Policymakers in many countries are concerned about the incidence of mobile device theft, particularly ...

Colour list terminology change

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The GSMA is in the process of updating all terminology relating to device blacklisting and whitelisting. We believe use of language is an important reflection of our values and realise that these terms, whilst historic, are not consistent with our commitment to eradicate ...

GSMA Network Settings Exchange for the 5G era

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Cellular networks are in a greater state of change today than at any time in their history – and this brings considerable challenges to operators seeking to maximise service reliability, and minimise disruption to user experience. Increasing sophistication in mobile ...

News Flash: South Korea Launches First GSMA ‘We Care’ Initiative in Asia, Tackling International Device Crime

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South Korea’s mobile operators are acting to protect consumers against lost or stolen mobile devices as part of a major new GSMA initiative in the country. The launch of the GSMA’s We Care in South Korea sees local operators SKT, KT and LG Uplus share information on lost and ...

Device Identity and the Future of Mobile Phone Insurance

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The insurance industry has seen significant innovation over the last few years, as the disruptive effects of new technologies have started to play out. The explosion in business and consumer connectivity has brought with it enormous opportunities in the field of InsurTech. ...

GSMA Launches World’s First Network Settings Hub

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GSMA launches new service to help operators easily share their device network settings information with manufacturers around the world. Open-market mobile devices have become increasingly more popular as consumers opt to purchase directly from manufacturers, indirect ...

News Flash: New IoT Properties for GSMA Device Map

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Mobile network operators and their partners are seeking greater clarity concerning the IoT devices on their networks. To help with this challenge, three new properties have been added to GSMA Device Map, bringing a further layer of intelligence to help MNOs get closer to ...

Maintaining a Robust Device Identity System: Introducing the GSMA TAC and IMEI Integrity Framework

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Among the GSMA’s many roles is that of sole global arbiter for device identity among mobile devices, which it carries out by overseeing the TAC Allocation system. Every mobile device with a 3GPP transceiver – which includes not only cellular phones but modems, IoT devices, ...

Combatting Device Crime in Latin America through IMEI Blacklisting

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In Latin America there are 52 operators from 18 countries who participate in the GSMA IMEI blacklisting service. Watch Lucas Gallitto from the GSMA Latam team on the important role that operators can play in helping to combat device crime both at a national and global level.

From Deterring Crime to Improving User Experience: the Importance of Device Identity

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As identical as they may be otherwise, every mobile device on earth can be distinguished by an International Mobile Equipment Identity, or IMEI number. All devices with a 3GPP transceiver – smartphones, dongles, modems, wearables, IoT devices and more – are required to bear ...

BICS Helps Solve Roaming Headaches

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For all its pleasures, travel can present plenty of challenges too. Over the years, mobile network operators have found ways of working together to help minimise the impact of travel on their users. Where once going abroad could easily mean being unable to use your mobile ...

Taking the Fight Against Device Crime to all Corners of the Globe

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Mobile devices continue to play an ever more central role in our lives, providing the means by which we conduct many of our most important and personal daily affairs. Because of this, the prevention of their theft has become vital. The mobile industry has a natural interest, ...

News Flash: One million devices checked by Stolen Phone Checker in the U.S.

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The U.S. wireless industry association, CTIA, has announced that Stolen Phone Checker, which is powered by GSMA Device Check, has been used to verify the status of one million wireless devices since its launch in May 2017. GSMA Device Check is the world’s most accurate ...