Spectrum Resources

In this section you can find reports, position papers, videos and other types of resources from the GSMA’s spectrum team.

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The 3 GHz range in the 5G era

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Monday 18 Nov 2019 |

More globally harmonised 3 GHz spectrum would speed up 5G’s introduction; improve performance; and boost 5G's socio-economic benefits.

WRC-19: Addressing 5G and EMF

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Friday 8 Nov 2019 | 1-6 GHz | 26 GHz | 28 GHz | Above 6 GHz | All Regional Groups | Below 1 GHz |

The mmWave frequencies being discussed for 5G are used today by the mobile and satellite industries for other purposes, they have been extensively researched and are covered by international safety guidelines.

WRC-19: RCC lunchtime seminar on mmWave spectrum for 5G

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Tuesday 5 Nov 2019 |

“As the RCC region’s mobile industry continues to grow, 5G is expected to play an important role in the future. In particular, mmWave 5G can impact a variety of industries in the economy, including manufacturing and healthcare.” ...

WRC-19: CEPT lunchtime seminar on mmWave spectrum for 5G

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Monday 4 Nov 2019 |

“There is a unique opportunity at WRC-19 for regulators to give Europe the tools needed to be a global leader in the development of 5G, in order to transform the region’s economy and society and take advantage of the limitless ...

WRC-19: CITEL lunchtime seminar on mmWave spectrum for 5G

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Friday 1 Nov 2019 |

“As CITEL countries launch 5G throughout 2020 and 2021, mmWave can provide the capacity to satisfy growing data demand. But the potential of mmWave 5G depends on the decisions taken by governments at WRC-19” (Brett Tarnutzer, Head ...

WRC-19: ASMG lunchtime seminar on mmWave spectrum for 5G

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Thursday 31 Oct 2019 |

“The Arab Spectrum Management Group has already positioned itself as a 5G leader. And its full support for the identification of mmWave spectrum at WRC-19 will help it build on that momentum.” (Mats Granryd, Director General, ...

WRC-19: APT lunchtime seminar on mmWave spectrum for 5G

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Wednesday 30 Oct 2019 |

“LG Uplus in Korea was seeing 1.3 GB of data a day per subscriber in the early days of its 5G launch. These huge numbers show the capacity needs of consumers and businesses. This must be supported by mmWaves sooner rather than ...

WRC-19: ATU lunchtime seminar on mmWave spectrum for 5G

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Tuesday 29 Oct 2019 |

“5G brings new capabilities for mobile networks to contribute to and enable economic growth in Sub-Saharan region. This includes low-latency, data-intensive applications that can make sea ports and mining safer and more efficient.” ...

mmWave 5G success sets the stage for big benefits

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Thursday 24 Oct 2019 | Above 6 GHz | Global | Research Report |

Commercial 5G services are already here and the coming years will see launches all over the world. A new report looks for the first time at the socio-economic impact of millimetre wave (mmWave) 5G across industries and continents.

26 GHz and 28 GHz are both needed for 5G

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Thursday 24 Oct 2019 | 26 GHz | 28 GHz | Above 6 GHz | APT | ASMG | ATU | CEPT | CITEL | English | French | Global | Infographics | RCC | Resources | Spanish |

The introduction of 5G pioneers a new level of mobile performance with ultra-high speeds and low latencies. What makes this possible is millimetre wave spectrum. In this range, 26 GHz and 28 GHz have emerged as two of the most important bands.

Mobile and the power of spectrum

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Wednesday 11 Sep 2019 | 1-6 GHz | Above 6 GHz | All Regional Groups | Below 1 GHz |

No one has done more with their spectrum to deliver a better future for everyone than the mobile industry. It has consistently demonstrated its potential to generate economic value and social benefit for individuals and societies ...

Operators call for governments to secure 5G’s future at WRC-19

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Wednesday 11 Sep 2019 | Above 6 GHz | All Regional Groups |

The GSMA Board, on behalf of the global mobile industry, has called on governments to support the identification of spectrum for mobile at WRC-19 in an open letter sent to ministers and heads of regulatory authorities in nearly 170 countries.

A roadmap for C-band (3.3-3.8 GHz) in ASEAN

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Thursday 15 Aug 2019 | C-band |

The C-band is a core 5G band and with a growing mobile ecosystem to support, the pressure is on to release this spectrum. The report details the current uses, recommendations on a process from planning the release to implementation and ...

5G spectrum positions offer a roadmap for regulators

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Friday 26 Jul 2019 | 1-6 GHz | 26 GHz | 28 GHz | 3.4 GHz | 700 MHz | Above 6 GHz | APT | ASMG | ATU | Below 1 GHz | CEPT | CITEL | Global | Policy Position Paper | RCC |

The GSMA’s key 5G spectrum positions focus on the areas where governments, regulators and the mobile industry should cooperate to make this next-generation network technology a success.

Effective spectrum management needs technology neutral licences

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Friday 14 Jun 2019 | All Regional Groups | Research Report | Spectrum licensing | Spectrum management | Spectrum policy |

A new report from the GSMA entitled “The Benefits of Technology Neutral Spectrum Licences” takes an in-depth look at this important topic. Technology neutrality lets operators replace for example GSM with 4G and soon 5G in a ...

Successful spectrum auctions are key to high-quality connectivity

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Thursday 9 May 2019 | 1-6 GHz | Above 6 GHz | All Regional Groups | Below 1 GHz | Global | Spectrum auction |

To help governments and regulators guarantee affordable, high-quality mobile connectivity from spectrum auctions, the GSMA has published a set of ten ‘Auction Best Practice’ positions.

CPM19-2: RCC lunchtime seminar on mmWave spectrum for 5G

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Tuesday 26 Feb 2019 | Above 6 GHz | RCC |

“5G is set to bring many benefits to the digital economies of the region, with $6.7billion GDP impact and nearly one quarter of all 5G services on mmWaves by 2034.” (Konstantin Savin, Senior Manager, Market Engagement, the ...

CPM19-2: CEPT lunchtime seminar on mmWave spectrum for 5G

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Monday 25 Feb 2019 |

[vid] “Our vision - A future multi-purpose network that could be used for many versatile applications.” (Mats Öhman, Senior Spectrum Manager, Telia Company) “We are delivering the ITU’s vision for IMT 2020, all over ...

CPM19-2: CITEL lunchtime seminar on mmWave spectrum for 5G

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Monday 25 Feb 2019 |

“In field testing, we recently observed wireless speeds surpassing 1.5 Gbps and in other trials we saw RAN latency rates at 9-12 milliseconds. We supported hundreds of simultaneous connected users on a wi-fi system supported by a ...

CPM19-2: ASMG lunchtime seminar on mmWave spectrum for 5G

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Saturday 23 Feb 2019 | Above 6 GHz | ASMG |

“If data is the new oil, the vision of IMT-2020 (5G) is our refinery. To do this we need different spectrum ranges for 5G and it is crucial to build on mid-band spectrum in the 3 GHz range with ...

CPM19-2: ATU lunchtime seminar on mmWave spectrum for 5G

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Thursday 21 Feb 2019 | Above 6 GHz | ATU | Resources |

“Sub-Saharan Africa is expected to deliver $5.2 billion in GDP as a result of mmWave 5G.” (Luciana Camargos, Senior Director, Future Spectrum, the GSMA) “Our commercial 5G launch in Africa was ...

CPM19-2: APT lunchtime seminar on mmWave spectrum for 5G

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Thursday 21 Feb 2019 | Above 6 GHz | APT |

“The devil is in the details. The right conditions for mmWave spectrum are needed to make the most of 5G.” (Peng Zhao, Senior Director, Spectrum, the GSMA) “Smartphones for mmWave 5G will be ...

Why AI 1.13 at WRC-19 is important for 5G

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Tuesday 27 Feb 2018 | Video |

The 5G work at WRC-19, centred around Agenda Item 1.13 (AI 1.13), will look at IMT spectrum in frequencies between 24.25 and 86 GHz. The result will directly impact 5G performance. Read more about WRC-19

Finland’s Anne-Catherine Berner on WRC-19

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Tuesday 27 Feb 2018 | Video |

Finland's Anne Catherine Berner talks about WRC-19 and the importance of widely harmonised spectrum for 5G.

5G Spectrum Harmonisation at MWC Barcelona 2018

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Tuesday 27 Feb 2018 | 1-6 GHz | Above 6 GHz | Below 1 GHz | Video |

Representatives for the GSMA, Telefonica, the FCC, Sudan, Ericsson and the ITU highlight the importance of harmonisation and access to more spectrum for 5G to become a success. Read more about WRC-19

Mobile backhaul options – Spectrum analysis and recommendations

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Friday 2 Nov 2018 | APT | ASMG | ATU | CEPT | CITEL | English | Global | RCC | Research Report |

The future of mobile broadband services relies on a variety of high performing and cost-effective mobile backhaul options.

The GSMA WRC Series – getting ready for WRC-19

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Tuesday 6 Nov 2018 | 26 GHz | 28 GHz | 5G | Above 6 GHz | Agenda Item 1.13 | APT | ASMG | ATU | C-band | CEPT | CITEL | English | French | Global | Infographics | L-band | Policy Position Paper | RCC | Research Report | Resources | Spanish | Sub 700 MHz | White Paper | 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).

How 700 MHz can help Indonesia become a digital economy giant

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Thursday 27 Sep 2018 | 1800 MHz | 3G | 4G | 700 MHz | 900 MHz | APT | Below 1 GHz | Digital dividend | Economic benefits | English | Indonesia | Research Report | Spectrum allocations | Spectrum licensing | Uncategorized |

Since the start of the century, the mobile sector in Indonesia has experienced years of growth and development. But for the country to take the next step, vital spectrum must be allocated, in particular 700 MHz.

5G spectrum guide – everything you need to know

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Tuesday 6 Nov 2018 | 1-6 GHz | 26 GHz | 28 GHz | 3.4 GHz | 3.5 GHz | 5G | Above 6 GHz | APT | ASMG | ATU | C-band | CEPT | CITEL | English | French | Global | Infographics | ITU | Policy Position Paper | RCC | Research Report | Spanish | Uncategorized | WRC-19 |

To help navigate spectrum needs for next-generation mobile networks, this 5G spectrum guide collects reports, infographics and positions from the GSMA.

Securing the digital dividend across the entire ASEAN

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Sunday 12 Aug 2018 | 4G | 700 MHz | APT | Below 1 GHz | Best practice | Brunei Darussalam | Cambodia | Case Studies | Digital dividend | English | Indonesia | Lao Peoples Democratic Republic | Malaysia | Myanmar | Philippines | Research Report | Singapore | Spectrum licensing | Thailand | Uncategorized | Viet Nam |

In the ASEAN region significant work remains to be done to secure the benefits of the ‘digital dividend’ in the 700 MHz band. But improved rural and indoor coverage...

Spectrum sharing needs careful planning to get right

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Monday 5 Aug 2019 | APT | ASMG | ATU | CEPT | CITEL | Global | Policy Position Paper | RCC |

To help keep up with continued rise in data traffic, spectrum sharing can play a complementary role. But it is essential to consider which bands suit sharing and select the right sharing framework.

Developing countries are hard hit by high spectrum prices

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Tuesday 17 Jul 2018 | APT | ASMG | ATU | CEPT | CITEL | English | Global | RCC | Research Report | Spectrum auction | Spectrum licensing | Spectrum management | Spectrum planning | Spectrum policy | Spectrum pricing | Uncategorized |

Research from GSMA Intelligence shows spectrum prices are much higher in developing countries than in developed countries.

Supportive policy environment key to 5G success in China

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Wednesday 27 Jun 2018 | APT | China | English | Mandarin | Research Report | Uncategorized |

To realise the full potential of 5G in China and elsewhere a more supportive policy environment is key. This would empower mobile operators to work with other sectors on more innovative services, according to a new report.

A closer look at 5G progress and policies in the US

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Monday 26 Mar 2018 | 28 GHz | 5G | Above 6 GHz | CITEL | English | Research Report | Spectrum licensing | Spectrum management | Spectrum policy | Uncategorized | United States |

This report from GSMA Intelligence explores the current landscape and the future outlook for 5G in the US. It focuses on network deployment, spectrum, use cases, and policy and regulation.

Spectrum pricing in Latin America deserves more attention

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Thursday 15 Feb 2018 | APT | Best practice | English | Global | Portugese | Research Report | Resources | Spanish | Spectrum allocations | Spectrum auction | Spectrum licensing | Spectrum management | Spectrum policy | Spectrum pricing |

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 GSMA attends Latin American conference on spectrum management

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Monday 23 Oct 2017 | 1-6 GHz | 26 GHz | 3.5 GHz | 5G | 700 MHz | Below 1 GHz | C-band | CITEL | Colombia | Digital dividend | English | Event Presentation | Resources | Sub 700 MHz | WRC-19 |

In the beginning of September, the GSMA attended the 4th Annual Latin America Spectrum Management Conference in Bogota, Colombia.

Policy Positions – making sense of mobile spectrum

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Monday 23 Oct 2017 | 1-6 GHz | 1.4-1.5 GHz | 26 GHz | 28 GHz | 3.4 GHz | 3.5 GHz | 5G | Above 6 GHz | APT | ASMG | ATU | C-band | CEPT | CITEL | Digital dividend | English | French | Global | IoT | Policy Position Paper | RCC | Resources | Spanish | Spectrum allocations | Spectrum harmonisation | Spectrum licensing | Spectrum management | Spectrum planning | Spectrum policy | Spectrum pricing | Sub 700 MHz | WRC-19 |

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.

Spectrum for drones need careful consideration

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Friday 13 Oct 2017 | APT | ASMG | ATU | CEPT | CITEL | Drones | English | French | Global | Policy Position Paper | RCC | Resources | Spanish | Spectrum management | Spectrum policy | Unmanned aerial vehicles |

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.

Intelligent transport success depends on spectrum policies

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Wednesday 11 Oct 2017 | APT | ASMG | ATU | CEPT | CITEL | English | French | Global | Intelligent transport systems | Policy Position Paper | RCC | Resources | Spanish | Spectrum management | Spectrum policy |

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.

Lessons from European spectrum pricing

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Wednesday 4 Oct 2017 | Austria | Belgium | Bulgaria | CEPT | Denmark | English | Estonia | Finland | France | Germany | Greece | Hungary | Italy | Latvia | Luxembourg | Netherlands | Norway | Poland | Portugal | Research Report | Resources | Romania | Spain | Spectrum auction | Spectrum licensing | Spectrum management | Spectrum planning | Spectrum pricing | Sweden | Switzerland | United Kingdom |

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.

Spectrum pricing – success in 10 steps

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Monday 2 Oct 2017 | APT | ASMG | ATU | CEPT | CITEL | English | French | Global | Policy Position Paper | RCC | Resources | Spanish | Spectrum allocations | Spectrum auction | Spectrum licensing | Spectrum management | Spectrum policy | Spectrum pricing |

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.

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

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Thursday 7 Sep 2017 | 1-6 GHz | 3.4 GHz | 3.5 GHz | C-band | CITEL | English | Policy Position Paper | Spectrum allocations | Spectrum harmonisation | Spectrum licensing | Spectrum management | Uncategorized | United States |

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.

Improving rural connectivity in Southeast Asia

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Wednesday 23 Aug 2017 | 700 MHz | APT | Below 1 GHz | Brunei Darussalam | Cameroon | Digital dividend | English | Event Presentation | Lao Peoples Democratic Republic | Malaysia | Mobile broadband | Myanmar | Philippines | Research Report | Singapore | Spectrum licensing | Spectrum management | Spectrum planning | Spectrum policy | Uncategorized | Viet Nam |

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.

The risks associated with Wholesale Open Access Networks

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Monday 7 Aug 2017 | APT | ASMG | ATU | Case Studies | CEPT | CITEL | English | French | Mexico | Mobile broadband | Policy Position Paper | RCC | Russian Federation | Rwanda | South Africa | Spanish | Spectrum allocations | Spectrum licensing | Spectrum management | Uncategorized |

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).

MWC Shanghai event highlights 5G collaboration

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Thursday 20 Jul 2017 | 1-6 GHz | 26 GHz | 3.4 GHz | 5G | APT | C-band | China | English | Event Presentation | Japan | Korea Republic Of | Mandarin | Mobile broadband | Singapore | Spectrum allocations | Uncategorized | WRC-19 |

For the second year running, the GSMA’s spectrum team organised the “5G Spectrum and Policy Forum” at MWC Shanghai. This year it attracted almost 150 people, underscoring 5G momentum in Asia.

Policies for 5G and the Gigabit Society

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Tuesday 20 Jun 2017 | 5G | Austria | Belgium | Bulgaria | CEPT | Croatia | Czech Republic | Denmark | English | France | Germany | Greece | Guidelines | Ireland | Liechtenstein | Lithuania | Luxembourg | Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic Of | Moldova, Republic Of | Monaco | Netherlands | Norway | Poland | Portugal | Romania | Russian Federation | Slovakia | Slovenia | Spain | Spectrum allocations | Spectrum auction | Spectrum licensing | Spectrum management | Spectrum planning | Spectrum policy | Sweden | Turkey | Uncategorized | United Kingdom |

Europe is at a crossroads. With 5G comes an opportunity to empower citizens and businesses using widespread ultra-fast connectivity.

Mobile spectrum handbooks – everything you need to know

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Monday 24 Apr 2017 | APT | ASMG | ATU | CEPT | CITEL | English | Global | RCC | Spectrum allocations | Spectrum auction | Spectrum licensing | Spectrum management | Uncategorized | White Paper |

To help anyone interested learn about mobile spectrum, the GSMA has produced the "Spectrum Primer Series". It includes two spectrum handbooks and a dictionary.

An Introduction to the WRC process

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Friday 24 Feb 2017 | 1-6 GHz | 26 GHz | Above 6 GHz | APT | ASMG | ATU | Below 1 GHz | CEPT | CITEL | Digital dividend | English | Global | RCC | Spectrum allocations | Uncategorized | White Paper | WRC | WRC-15 | WRC-19 |

This booklet helps people with no previous knowledge understand the WRC process. WRCs (World Radiocommunication Conferences)  take place every three or four years.

Effective spectrum pricing helps boost mobile services

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Wednesday 11 Sep 2019 | 1-6 GHz | 1.4-1.5 GHz | 1700 MHz | 1800 MHz | 1900 MHz | 2100 MHz | 2500 MHz | 26 GHz | 2600 MHz | 28 GHz | 3.4 GHz | 700 MHz | 800 MHz | 900 MHz | Above 6 GHz | APT | ASMG | ATU | AWS | Below 1 GHz | C-band | CEPT | CITEL | Digital dividend | English | Global | L-band | RCC | Research Report | Spanish | Spectrum allocations | Spectrum auction | Spectrum licensing | Spectrum pricing | Uncategorized |

Effective spectrum pricing helps boost mobile services. The GSMA’s spectrum team has along with GSMA Intelligence and NERA Economic Consulting done extensive analysis.

The Digital Migration Process in Kenya

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Thursday 2 Feb 2017 | 700 MHz | 800 MHz | 900 MHz | APT | ATU | Below 1 GHz | Case Studies | CITEL | English | French | Global | RCC | Uncategorized |

This case study takes an in-depth look at the digital television migration in Kenya. It is useful to other countries where similar migration processes are ongoing or in the planning stages.

Digital migration experience in Kenya helps inspire others

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Thursday 2 Feb 2017 | ATU | English | Press Releases | Spectrum allocations | Spectrum licensing | Spectrum management | Spectrum planning | Spectrum policy | Uncategorized |

The GSMA today launched a new report. It is called “Digital Migration Process in Kenya” and highlights the valuable lessons that can be learned from the country’s experience...

GSMA Reveals Economic Impact of Mobile in Bangladesh

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Wednesday 18 Jan 2017 | 700 MHz | APT | Bangladesh | Below 1 GHz | English | Press Releases | Research Report | Spectrum licensing | Spectrum management | Spectrum policy | Spectrum pricing | Uncategorized |

Dhaka - The GSMA today revealed the positive impact of mobile in Bangladesh. It also highlights the potential for even further growth and innovation.

Best practice in mobile spectrum licensing

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Wednesday 16 Nov 2016 | APT | ASMG | ATU | CEPT | CITEL | English | French | Global | RCC | Research Report | Spanish | Spectrum allocations | Spectrum licensing | Spectrum management | Spectrum planning | Spectrum policy | Spectrum pricing | Uncategorized |

Effective spectrum licensing is critical to support the investment required to further expand mobile access. It is needed to meet the rapid increase...

Why spectrum for the Internet of Things matters

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Thursday 15 Sep 2016 | 1800 MHz | 5G | 700 MHz | 800 MHz | 900 MHz | APT | ASMG | ATU | Below 1 GHz | CEPT | CITEL | Digital dividend | English | Global | Intelligent transport systems | IoT | Policy Position Paper | RCC | Spectrum harmonisation | Spectrum licensing | Spectrum planning | Sub 700 MHz | Uncategorized |

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...

5G: tech and telecom industries support initiatives to put EU in the lead

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Friday 22 Jul 2016 | English | Press Releases | Uncategorized |

The technology and telecoms industries are leading the work on the development and future launch of 5G networks and services. For this reason...

GSMA Calls for 4G Spectrum Roadmap in Egypt

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Monday 18 Jul 2016 | Egypt | English | Press Releases | Uncategorized |

The GSMA calls for the Egyptian authorities and the country’s mobile industry to work closely together to set a roadmap for the successful introduction of 4G services. Egypt is planning to move forward on licensing spectrum to support 4G in the coming week

GSMA Supports European Commission’s Efforts to Accelerate 5G Development in Europe

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Thursday 7 Jul 2016 | English | Global | Press Releases | Uncategorized |

The GSMA announced its support of the “5G Manifesto for Timely Deployment of 5G in Europe”, which was presented at a meeting today between Commissioner Oettinger and CEOs from across the telecommunications and applications industries.

GSMA Welcomes 3GPP Completion of LPWA Technologies

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Thursday 23 Jun 2016 | English | Global | Press Releases | Uncategorized |

The GSMA welcomes the 3rd Generation Partnership Project’s (3GPP) decision to standardise three Low Power, Wide Area (LPWA) technologies in licensed spectrum in Release 13.

GSMA Outlines Seven Steps to Achieving European Leadership in Mobile

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Tuesday 31 May 2016 | English | Global | Press Releases | Uncategorized |

The GSMA today outlined seven policy steps necessary for Europe to regain a leading position in mobile. Demand for mobile data continues to rise across the continent, especially with the growth in 4G.

GSMA Comments on the European Council Conclusions on the Decision for the Use of the 470-790Mhz Spectrum Band

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Thursday 26 May 2016 | 700 MHz | Below 1 GHz | English | Global | Press Releases | Uncategorized |

The GSMA welcomes the European Council’s proactive and rapid adoption of its General Approach for the European Commission proposal “Decision on the use of the 470-790MHz spectrum band in the Union proposal”.

GSMA Urges India’s Telecom Commission to Reduce Spectrum Auction Reserve Prices

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Thursday 28 Apr 2016 | 700 MHz | APT | Australia | Below 1 GHz | English | India | Policy Position Paper | Press Releases | Reserve prices | Senegal | Spectrum management | Spectrum pricing | Usage charges |

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...

Socio-economic benefits of greater spectrum policy harmonisation in the EU

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Tuesday 1 Dec 2015 | Austria | Belgium | Bulgaria | Case Studies | CEPT | Czech Republic | Denmark | English | Estonia | Finland | France | Greece | Hungary | Ireland | Italy | Latvia | Liechtenstein | Lithuania | Luxembourg | Netherlands | Norway | Poland | Romania | Russian Federation | Spain | Sweden | Switzerland |

This report presents research conducted by the management consultancy Arthur D Little and the GSMA that examines how differences in spectrum policy across EU Member States impact the availability and take-up of mobile broadband services...

GSMA Commends Allocation of Additional Spectrum for Mobile Broadband at WRC-15

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Friday 27 Nov 2015 | 1-6 GHz | 1.4-1.5 GHz | 3.4 GHz | 700 MHz | APT | ASMG | ATU | Below 1 GHz | CEPT | CITEL | Global | Policy Position Paper | Press Releases | RCC | Spectrum management |

27 November 2015, Geneva: John Giusti, Chief Regulatory Officer, GSMA, commented on the outcome of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) World Radiocommunication Conference 2015 (WRC-15)

NEW GSMA STUDY EMPHASISES IMPORTANCE OF DIGITAL COMMERCE, ACCESS AND PAYMENTS FOR GROWTH IN PAKISTAN

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Tuesday 24 Nov 2015 | APT | Case Studies | Pakistan | Press Releases |

Mobile Operators, Payment System Enablers and Government Partnerships Play Significant Roles in Developing Pakistan's Digital Society

GSMA URGES GOVERNMENTS TO SUPPORT CO-PRIMARY ALLOCATION OF SUB-700MHZ SPECTRUM FOR BROADCAST AND MOBILE AT WRC-15

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Wednesday 18 Nov 2015 | APT | ASMG | ATU | CEPT | CITEL | Consultation Response | English | Global | RCC | Sub 700 MHz |

London: John Giusti, Chief Regulatory Officer, GSMA, reiterates the benefits of agreeing a co-primary allocation for mobile and broadcast in the sub-700MHz spectrum band at this month’s World Radiocommunication ...

NEW GSMA REPORT REVEALS ECONOMIC BENEFITS OF C-BAND SPECTRUM FOR MOBILE BROADBAND

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Tuesday 3 Nov 2015 | Press Releases | Research Report |

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 ...

GSMA URGES GOVERNMENTS TO SECURE FUTURE OF MOBILE INTERNET AT WRC-15

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Tuesday 10 Dec 2019 | Press Releases |

Urgent Action Needed to Allocate Spectrum for Mobile or Risk Capacity Crunch Geneva: The GSMA marked the start of the World Radiocommunication Conference 2015 (WRC-15) by calling on ...

GSMA WELCOMES MULTI-COUNTRY SUPPORT FOR SUB-700MHZ SPECTRUM FOR MOBILE BROADBAND AT WRC-15

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Tuesday 10 Dec 2019 | Press Releases |

London: John Giusti, Chief Regulatory Officer, GSMA, commented on the submission of multi-country proposals in support of spectrum for mobile to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), in advance of the World ...

NEW GSMA REPORT REVEALS GLOBAL ECONOMIC BENEFITS OF AN L-BAND MOBILE ALLOCATION

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Thursday 29 Oct 2015 | Press Releases | Research Report |

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 ...

World Radio Conference 2015 Q&A: the ITU’s perspective

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Tuesday 27 Oct 2015 |

The World Radiocommunication Conference in Geneva in November 2015 will provide a rare opportunity for governments from around the world to agree new international spectrum allocations for the mobile service.

GSMA WELCOMES BALTIC GOVERNMENTS’ COMMITMENT TO HARMONISING SECOND DIGITAL DIVIDEND FOR MOBILE BROADBAND

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Tuesday 10 Dec 2019 | Press Releases |

London: John Giusti, Deputy Chief Regulatory Officer, GSMA, commented on the outcome of the Baltic Sea Summit regarding the Second Digital Dividend (700MHz band), which took place in Helsinki today: “The GSMA ...

An Assessment of the Growth of the Broadcast Market in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Sunday 27 Sep 2015 |

This report provides an outline assessment of the growth of the broadcast market in sub-Saharan Africa and its implications for spectrum allocation.

GSMA WELCOMES EUROPEAN SUPPORT FOR MOBILE BROADBAND GROWTH BUT URGES FURTHER ACTION

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Monday 21 Sep 2015 | Albania | Andorra | Angola | Austria | Azerbaijan | Azerbijan | Belarus | Belgium | Bosnia And Herzegovina | Bulgaria | C-band | CEPT | Consultation Response | Croatia | Cyprus | Czech Republic | Denmark | Estonia | Finland | France | Georgia | Germany | Greece | Holy See (vatican City State) | Holy See (Vatican) | Hungary | Iceland | Ireland | Italy | L-band | Latvia | Liechtenstein | Lithuania | Luxembourg | Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic Of | Malta | Moldova, Republic Of | Monaco | Netherlands | Norway | Poland | Press Releases | Romania | Russian Federation | San Marino | Slovakia | Slovenia | Spain | Sub 700 MHz | Sweden | Switzerland | Turkey | Ukraine | United Kingdom | WRC-15 |

European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administrations (CEPT) Supports Important Spectrum for Mobile But Should Demonstrate Greater Flexibility Ahead of WRC-15 London: John ...

GSMA URGES ARAB STATES TO MAINTAIN FLEXIBILITY IN SUPPORT OF MOBILE BROADBAND GROWTH

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Thursday 3 Sep 2015 | ASMG | C-band | L-band | Policy Position Paper | Sub 700 MHz |

Limited Spectrum Made Available for Mobile by Arab Spectrum Management Group Ahead of WRC-15 London: John Giusti, Deputy Chief Regulatory Officer, GSMA, commented on the outcome of the ...

GSMA SAYS MOBILE BROADBAND GROWTH IS KEY FOR THE AMERICAS

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Tuesday 10 Dec 2019 | Press Releases |

Inter-American Telecommunication Commission (CITEL) Demonstrates Commitment to Spectrum for Mobile Ahead of WRC-15 London: John Giusti, Deputy Chief Regulatory Officer, GSMA, commented ...

GSMA REPORT CALLS FOR UHF SPECTRUM IN ARAB STATES TO BE CO-ALLOCATED FOR BROADCAST TV AND MOBILE

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Tuesday 10 Dec 2019 | Press Releases |

London: The GSMA has published a new report finding that terrestrial digital television broadcasting in the Arab States does not need an exclusive allocation of the UHF spectrum band (470-694MHz). The ...

GSMA DISAPPOINTED BY LACK OF PROGRESS MADE BY ASIA-PACIFIC TELECOMMUNITY AHEAD OF WRC-15

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Tuesday 10 Dec 2019 | Press Releases |

Future of Asia’s Digital Economy at Risk London: John Giusti, Deputy Chief Regulatory Officer, ...

Terrestrial broadcasting and spectrum use in the Arab States

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Tuesday 4 Aug 2015 | ASMG | English | Sub 700 MHz |

This study examines the spectrum required to support the digital terrestrial broadcasting in the Arab States and demonstrates the importance of the Arab Spectrum Management Group (ASMG) countries developing a joint position...

GSMA WELCOMES AFRICAN SUPPORT FOR MOBILE BROADBAND GROWTH

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Tuesday 10 Dec 2019 | Press Releases |

African Telecommunications Union Takes Important Step Towards WRC-15 London: John Giusti, Deputy Chief Regulatory Officer, GSMA, commented on the outcome of the final meeting of the ...

The Socio-Economic Impact of Allocating Spectrum for Mobile Broadband Services in Vietnam

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Tuesday 21 Jul 2015 | APT | English | Viet Nam |

This research was conducted jointly by The Faculty of Electronics & Telecommunications, VNU University of Engineering & Technology, Vietnam National University, Hanoi...

GSMA URGES EUROPE TO SUPPORT TIMELY RELEASE OF 700MHZ AND REVIEW OF SUB-700MHZ SPECTRUM FOR MOBILE BROADBAND USAGE

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Tuesday 10 Dec 2019 | Press Releases |

London: Anne Bouverot, Director General of the GSMA, today commented on the release of the European Commission’s (EC) summary of the results of the Lamy Report public consultation: "Consumer ...

NEW GSMA STUDY FINDS THAILAND CAN INCREASE GDP BY US $23 BILLION BY 2020 THROUGH EFFECTIVE MOBILE BROADBAND POLICY

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Tuesday 10 Dec 2019 | Press Releases |

Supportive Policies Can Expedite Delivery of Socio-Economic Benefits of Mobile Broadband and Help Achieve Thailand’s Digital Economy Plan 6 May 2015, Bangkok: The GSMA today issued a new ...

Building Thailand’s Digital Economy and Society Report

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Tuesday 5 May 2015 | 4G | APT | English | Mobile broadband | Research Report | Resources | Spectrum policy | Thailand |

Analysys Mason was appointed by the GSM Association (GSMA) to examine developments in the mobile broadband market in Thailand and the socio-economic benefits associated with these developments.

FLEXIBLE USE OF UHF BAND IS ESSENTIAL FOR FUTURE OF EUROPEAN MOBILE BROADBAND AND BROADCASTING, SAYS GSMA

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Tuesday 10 Dec 2019 | Press Releases |

London: Anne Bouverot, Director General of the GSMA, today offered the following statement following the conclusion of the Lamy Report public consultation, urging the European Commission to embrace flexibility for ...

GSMA WELCOMES SOUTH AFRICA’S MOVE TO FOSTER DIGITAL INCLUSION AND ECONOMIC GROWTH THROUGH MOBILE

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Tuesday 10 Dec 2019 | Press Releases |

Government of South Africa Adopts Harmonised Channel Plans for Digital Dividend Spectrum London: Following the publication of the South African Government’s Final Radio Frequency ...

GSMA CALLS ON INDIAN GOVERNMENT TO FOSTER MOBILE INVESTMENT

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Tuesday 10 Dec 2019 | Press Releases |

Modi’s ‘Digital India’ Can Only Be Realised through a Certain, Trusted Regulatory Environment London: Tom Phillips, Chief Regulatory Officer, GSMA comments on the conclusion of the ...

GOVERNMENT OF RWANDA AND GSMA ANNOUNCE COLLABORATION AGREEMENT TO ACCELERATE ECONOMIC GROWTH AND DIGITAL INCLUSION THROUGH MOBILE BROADBAND

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Tuesday 10 Dec 2019 | Press Releases |

Partnership Features Initiatives in Institutional Capacity Building and Cooperation in Developing National Broadband Strategies Kigali: The Rwandan Ministry of Youth and ICT and the ...

The economic benefits of a C-band mobile broadband identification in Africa at WRC-15

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Friday 23 Jan 2015 | ATU | Resources | Spectrum allocations | WRC-15 |

Consumer demand for mobile data has rapidly increased in the last decade, and continues to rise. World data traffic doubled between 2012 and 2013.

GSMA WARNS OF CONSEQUENCES OF HIGH RESERVE PRICES IN INDIA’S FORTHCOMING SPECTRUM AUCTION

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Tuesday 10 Dec 2019 | Press Releases |

London: Tom Phillips, Chief Regulatory Officer, GSMA, offered the following statement on the Telecom Commission’s decision to increase reserve prices for India’s upcoming 2100MHz spectrum auction: "The GSMA is ...

Best Practice in Licence Renewals Report. Jan 2015

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Thursday 8 Jan 2015 | Best practice | Resources | Spectrum licensing |

Mobile broadband has grown to 2.3 billion subscriptions globally in just over a decade. On current rates more than half the world’s population will have a mobile broadband subscription by 2018.

Wireless Backhaul Spectrum Policy Recommendations & Analysis Report

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Tuesday 2 Dec 2014 | Backhaul | English | LTE | Research Report | Resources |

Mobile operators have always needed backhaul solutions to carry initially voice traffic, followed by text messages and then mobile data. The advent of LTE is expected to place even greater challenges on the mobile operators...

DIGITAL SWITCHOVER SIGNALS GROWTH FOR KENYA, SAYS GSMA

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Tuesday 10 Dec 2019 | Press Releases |

2 December 2014, London: Tom Phillips, Chief Regulatory Officer, GSMA, offered the following statement regarding confirmation of the schedule for migrating from analogue to digital terrestrial television in ...

Social and economic benefits of using the lower portion of the UHF band for IMT in Latin America

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Monday 24 Nov 2014 |

This report from Telecom Advisory Services LLC assesses the socio-economic benefits of using the lower portion of the UHF band for IMT-based mobile broadband in Latin America.

Today, tomorrow and the future – managing data demand in Asia Pacific

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Wednesday 19 Nov 2014 | APT |

This report, carried out by Analysys Mason on behalf of the GSM Association (GSMA) and Huawei, examines the developments in the mobile broadband market in the Asia–Pacific region and estimates their socio-economic benefits.

The Cost of Spectrum Auction Distortions

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Wednesday 19 Nov 2014 | Research Report | Resources | Spectrum allocations | Spectrum pricing |

This report is an analysis of The Cost of Spectrum Auction Distortions : Review of spectrum auction policies and economic assessment of the impact of inefficient outcomes.

NEW STUDY FINDS MORE SPECTRUM FOR MOBILE BROADBAND IS VITAL TO BOOST ECONOMIC GROWTH IN ASIA PACIFIC

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Wednesday 19 Nov 2014 | 1-6 GHz | 1.4-1.5 GHz | APT | Australia | C-band | China | English | India | Korea Republic Of | L-band | Press Releases | Research Report | Singapore | Sub 700 MHz |

London – Increased broadband connections in Asia Pacific will generate US $1.2 trillion of GDP growth and create up to 35 million new jobs by 20201, according to a new report from the GSMA, “Today, Tomorrow ...

Allocation of L-band in Latin America (English and Spanish versions)

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Monday 3 Nov 2014 | APT | Economic benefits | Research Report | Resources | Spectrum allocations |

Overview of use of L-band in LatAm and the economic impact associated with allocating to mobile (GDP, jobs and govt tax revenues)

GSMA SUPPORTS TRAI RECOMMENDATIONS FOR INDIA’S FORTHCOMING SPECTRUM AUCTION

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Tuesday 10 Dec 2019 | Press Releases |

London: Tom Phillips, Chief Regulatory Officer, GSMA, offered the following statement regarding the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s (TRAI) recommendations on India’s upcoming spectrum auction: “Next year’s ...

GSMA REPORT HIGHLIGHTS KEY ROLE OF MOBILE BROADBAND IN EGYPT

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Tuesday 10 Dec 2019 | Press Releases | Research Report |

With the Right Incentives, Investment in Mobile Broadband Could Boost GDP by EGP 310 billion (US $43 billion) and Create 1.2 Million New Jobs London: At a roundtable of industry and government leaders this ...

The Economic and Social Impact of Mobile Broadband in Egypt

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Monday 29 Sep 2014 | ATU | Egypt | English |

The Egyptian telecommunications industry has seen rapid growth over the past ten years, driven by the uptake of mobiles. Mobile penetration now exceeds 100%, and over half of those with mobiles use them to access the Internet in some way.