Document Type: Policy Position Paper

Policy Positions – making sense of mobile spectrum

23 October 2017 |

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The main goal of governments around the world should be to get the most out of its mobile spectrum resources. To help, the GSMA develops policy positions on important topics. This page collects the most recent ones. Earlier this year, …

Spectrum policies for drones need careful consideration

13 October 2017 |

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Mobile networks can play a vital role in realising the socioeconomic benefits of drones. But these benefits can only be achieved if regulators remove barriers to using mobile connectivity. Drones, also known as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), are becoming increasingly popular. …

Intelligent transport success depends on spectrum policies

11 October 2017 |

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Mobile networks have the potential to help transform the efficiency, comfort, safety and environmental impact of road transport. But the success of mobile in Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) is dependent on a supportive regulatory framework. A new policy position paper …

Spectrum pricing – success in 10 steps

02 October 2017 |

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The main goal of governments around the world should be to get the most out of its mobile spectrum resources. To help, the GSMA has developed ten positions on the importance of fair spectrum pricing. The issue of getting spectrum …

The GSMA WRC Series – getting ready for WRC-19

To keep up with demands for higher speeds and better coverage mobile operators need more spectrum. Whether they get it or not, is in part based on decisions made at the World Radiocommunication Conference in 2019 (WRC-19). An event the …

Making the 3.5 GHz range more 5G-friendly in the U.S.

07 September 2017 |

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For operators to be able to keep up with growing data and coverage demands new spectrum for mobile broadband is needed. The 3.5 GHz IMT range has become a primary contender for underpinning the first 5G networks. Expanding and making …

The risks associated with Wholesale Open Access Networks

07 August 2017 |

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Wholesale Open Access Networks are perhaps not the solution that is claimed. The goals are often ambitious when governments want to build a single wholesale network (SWN) or a wholesale open access network (WOAN) instead of relying upon competing mobile …

5G Spectrum Policy Position

02 February 2017 |

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This paper updates the GSMA’s key 5G spectrum positions. It is available in English, French and Spanish. It focuses on the areas where governments, regulators and the mobile industry should cooperate to make 5G a success. 5G will support significantly …

Why spectrum for the Internet of Things matters

15 September 2016 |

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is a hugely important and rapidly growing market with the potential to transform the digital economy. Mobile services play an important role in the wide area IoT market and are rapidly evolving to meet an …


28 April 2016 |

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Setting Realistic Prices Will Pave the Way for Lasting Economic and Social Gains London: John Giusti, Chief Regulatory Officer, GSMA commented on the importance of adjusting the reserve prices for India’s forthcoming 700MHz spectrum auction to meet the Indian Government’s …

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