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How Deutsche Telekom is ready to ride the eSIM wave

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German Mobile Network Operator, Deutsche Telekom (DT), has long been a leading exponent of embedded SIM (eSIM) technology. Running mobile operations in more than a dozen countries, the multinational operator is increasingly prioritising eSIM. “What we have done is to ...

How blockchain can unlock new monetisation opportunities for your telco business.

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Utsav Burman, Vodafone, Monique J. Morrow, Syniverse, and Shamit Bhat, GSMA, outline blockchain’s key role in the digital transformation of our industry. Distributed Ledger Technology (more commonly called blockchain) can give the telco industry its most exciting business ...

The first North American MNO to pass VoLTE interoperability test

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Congratulations to Evolve Cellular. Now their customers will have the best experience possible when voice calling on their 4G network. Since they are the first North American mobile network operator to complete and pass GSMA Interoperability Testing’s VoLTE network test. The ...

Multinational MVNO passes VoLTE interoperability test

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Truphone Limited has become the first MVNO to complete and pass five GSMA Interoperability Testing VoLTE roaming tests. This means that they have successfully demonstrated their VoLTE capabilities within Germany, the Netherlands, the USA, Hong Kong and Portugal with a ...

How eSIMs play a key part in mobile digitisation – insights from market leader, G+D

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Digitisation is at the forefront of most mobile sectors, and the SIM industry is no different. The need to save space and money, as well as increasing sustainability along the supply chain, has led to the rise of the embedded SIM (eSIM) as a viable alternative to the ...

How blockchain is streamlining roaming contract agreements for the 5G and IoT era

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As operators around the world launch 5G and IoT, their roaming departments face complex challenges. Since these technologies require multiple new agreements with existing and new roaming partners. Still, there is a smart way to deal with all this. Here, Shamit Bhat, GSMA’s ...

European operator passes Interoperability Test

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Gibtelecom has become the first mobile network operator to complete and pass GSMA’s Interoperability Testing’s VoLTE network test. This means that they have successfully demonstrated that their type 1 VoLTE network with a voice 2 network group service profile, is compatible ...

In Mobile World Live: GSMA urges cooperation to fight robocalls

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LIVE FROM MWC21 LOS ANGELES: Robocalls were a primary focus of the GSMA Fraud Summit hosted by GSMA North America head of technology Carlos Bosch. Bosch highlighted the financial toll of robocalls, noting the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) estimates these cost US ...

In Mobile World Live: Enhancing customer eSIM journeys with discovery services

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With eSIM subscriptions set to become the standard in the coming years, telecom operators are increasingly looking to ease users towards a complete digital journey. A central part of this process is the use of Root Discovery Services to allow one click subscription ...

Your guide to accelerating VoLTE Roaming, and its importance to your business

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This blog post was written by Wayne Cutler, Interoperability Solutions Director (Networks) and Product Manager for the GSMA Interoperability Testing Service. With the advent of 5G, there is an industry need to re-farm existing 2G/3G spectrum for new 5G services. This can ...

How Blockchain is evolving wholesale roaming processes

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What is it, and what difference can it make to your business? Blog author, Shamit Bhat, is our Interoperability Solutions Director and wholesale roaming and blockchain expert, responsible for GSMA Blockchain Network and Roaming Services. Today’s operators face contracting ...

The GSMA Fraud Intelligence Service now includes SMS Fraud flags

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International SMS Fraud is a significant challenge for operators, and so to have a single secure place where details of these incidents can be shared, is useful if SMS is to continue to be seen as an important, and reliable service for enterprise messaging. Now mobile ...

New VoLTE tests will boost confidence in VoLTE compatibility

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While VoLTE is now widespread and commonly deployed, a significant majority of mobile network operators are yet to launch it, and VoLTE roaming lags behind further still. At the time of writing, there are 717 LTE networks launched globally across 230 markets. Of those LTE ...

In Mobile World Live: eSIM and digital identity: insights from IDEMIA exec Matthew Cole

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PARTNER FEATURE: eSIM technology came into its own during 2020, with Apple, Google, Huawei, Motorola and Samsung all launching 5G phones with eSIM capability. Overall, the number of eSIM devices commercially available for purchase reached 110 models at the end of 2020, ...

11 ways that mobile network operators pay for telecom fraud

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This guest blog post was written by our technology partner, RoamsysNext. Together we have created the first secure global platform for roaming and interconnect fraud, bringing key data feeds into one place, with simple tools for quick and smart analysis of fraud data. So ...

On Mobileum.com, Mobileum Partners with GSMA in launch of blockchain based telecom business network

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Blockchain solution automates and transforms the wholesale roaming clearing and settlement process CUPERTINO, CA – 1 July 2021 – Mobileum Inc. (“Mobileum”), a leading global provider of analytics solutions for roaming and network services, security, risk management, testing, ...

In Mobile World Live:
GSMA, Mobileum beef up efforts against fake calls

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LIVE FROM MWC21 BARCELONA: The GSMA joined forces with software company Mobileum to develop a global system targeting prevention of fraudulent and unwanted calls, with a trial phase of the project open for industry players. As part of the move, the industry will be ...

GSMA invites telecoms industry to collaborate in trail to combat fraudulent and nuisance calls

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GSMA and Mobileum have developed new international fraud deterrent system New system will target interconnect, robocalling and other unwanted calls 29 June 2021, Barcelona: GSMA is expanding its fraud prevention service portfolio, which will enhance the telecoms industry’s ...

In Telecoms.com:
GSMA blockchain ready for roaming

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Mobile industry body the GSMA has announced that a private telecoms industry blockchain network designed to simplify wholesale roaming is ready for commercial use. The industry body has been working alongside half a dozen major international telecoms operators to research ...

Global Mobile Operators and GSMA Team up to Build Blockchain to Transform Back-Office Roaming

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Introducing GSMA eBusiness Network, a blockchain solution developed by GSMA which aims to automate the complex business processes for wholesale roaming, ensuring readiness in the 5G and IoT era 28 June 2021, London: GSMA today declares commercial readiness of the “GSMA ...


Device Information News

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

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, ...


Customer Success Stories

GSMA Device Map is giving BICS and its customers advanced insight into VIP roamers

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Monday 16 Aug 2021 | Customer Success Story | IMEI | TAC Services |

Watch Damion Rose, Product Manager at BICS, talk about how GSMA Device Map is the most complete device intelligence solution on the market.

How GSMA Device Map is helping mQuest Technologies meet operators’ needs.

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Thursday 21 Jan 2021 | Customer Success Story | GSMA Device Map | IMEI | TAC Services |

How GSMA Device Map is helping mQuest Technologies meet operators’ needs. To maximise the return on their network investments, mobile operators need their services to dovetail seamlessly with customers’ devices. To ...

An Asian Insurance company uses GSMA TAC data to grow profitably in the handset protection market

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Monday 2 Dec 2019 | Customer Success Story | TAC Services |

An Asian insurance company uses the highly-accurate GSMA TAC data to quickly and easily match the IMEI of the customer’s device to a manufacturer and model, as well as predicting which devices are costly to repair and setting pricing plans accordingly.

Cash Apoyo Efectivo uses GSMA Device Check™ to verify lost or stolen status of phones

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Wednesday 20 Nov 2019 | Customer Success Story | Fraud & Security Services | GSMA Device Check™ | IMEI |

Cash Apoyo Efectivo uses GSMA Device Check™ across its network of 140 pawnshops in Mexico to verify the lost or stolen status of pawned mobile devices.

ALTÁN Redes uses GSMA Device Map to ensure its customers get the best experience on their network

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Wednesday 16 Oct 2019 | Customer Success Story | GSMA Device Map | IMEI | TAC Services |

Mexican mobile network operator ALTAN Redes uses GSMA Device Map to check that its customers' devices are compatible with the network.

Panacea uses GSMA Device Check™ to help Mexico’s pawnshops increase profits

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Wednesday 7 Aug 2019 | Customer Success Story | Fraud & Security Services | GSMA Device Check™ | IMEI |

In Mexico, business consultancy and software developer Panacea Consulting Group is using GSMA Device Check™ to help build trust in the second-hand device market. Panacea offers a service that enables pawnshops to quickly check the ...

Hyla Mobile uses GSMA Device Check to power safe device trade-in transactions

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Tuesday 12 Dec 2017 | Customer Success Story | Fraud & Security Services | GSMA Device Check™ | IMEI |

Hyla Mobile uses GSMA Device Check to power safe device trade-in transactions