Document Type: Research report

5G spectrum guide – everything you need to know

To help navigate spectrum needs for next-generation mobile networks, this 5G spectrum guide collects reports, infographics and positions from the GSMA. Trials are already showing what great potential 5G networks have. But significant amounts of widely harmonised spectrum is a …

Focus on spectrum pricing in Latin America

15 February 2018 |

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The GSMA has published “Effective Spectrum Pricing in Latin America”.  This report takes a closer look at spectrum policies in Latin America. How they are impacting the delivery of mobile services to consumers and businesses in the region. The report is …

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 …

Spectrum pricing in Latin America needs more attention

13 February 2018 |

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This blog post was written by Lucas Gallitto, Public Policy Director at GSMA Latin America Latin America is poised to be one of the fastest growing regions during the next couple of years, with tens of millions of new subscribers and …

Lessons from European spectrum pricing

04 October 2017 |

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The GSMA’s “Effective Spectrum Pricing in Europe” report highlights good and bad practice by policymakers. For governments that want to help deliver affordable, high quality mobile broadband services there are valuable lessons. This report on European spectrum pricing follows the global study …

Improving rural connectivity in Southeast Asia

23 August 2017 |

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Closing the digital divide is a high priority for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). It is key to the association’s plan to provide affordable rural connectivity. Mobile broadband has grown significantly in the past few years. In part, …

Effective spectrum pricing helps boost mobile services

22 February 2017 |

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The GSMA has published ‘Effective Spectrum Pricing’, a research report on spectrum pricing, including the impact on consumers. NERA Economic Consulting helped develop the report. It links high spectrum prices to more expensive, lower quality mobile broadband services. The report …

GSMA Reveals Economic Impact of Mobile in Bangladesh

18 January 2017 |

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Dhaka – The GSMA today revealed the positive impact of mobile in Bangladesh. It also highlights the potential for even further growth and innovation. According to GSMA Intelligence, mobile technologies and services generated 6.2 per cent of the country’s GDP …


03 November 2015 |

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US$440 Million Would be Generated in London and Shenzhen Alone Hong Kong – The use of additional C-band spectrum for mobile broadband in London and Shenzhen alone will generate an additional US$440 million (€400 million) of economic benefit whilst protecting …


29 October 2015 |

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Opportunity for Asia Pacific to Align With Rest of World to Create Globally Harmonised Band London: The GSMA has published a new report outlining the global socio-economic benefits that could be realised with the identification of L-band spectrum (1350-1400MHz/1427-1518MHz) for …

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