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

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Thursday 16 Apr 2015 | 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 7 Apr 2015 | 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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Friday 27 Mar 2015 | 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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Thursday 5 Feb 2015 | 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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Thursday 22 Jan 2015 | 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 2 Dec 2014 | 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 21 Oct 2014 | 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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Thursday 2 Oct 2014 | 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.

Digital Dividend Q&A: Laying the Foundations for Expanded Mobile Service

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Saturday 13 Sep 2014 |

The GSMA spoke with François Rancy, director of the ITU Radiocommunication Bureau and a leading authority in international spectrum planning...

GSMA CALLS ON THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION TO ADOPT A LONG-TERM VISION FOR THE FUTURE OF THE UHF SPECTRUM

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Monday 1 Sep 2014 | CEPT | English | Press Releases | Research Report | Sub 700 MHz |

Spectrum Policy Must Encourage Investment in World-Leading Mobile Networks London: Anne Bouverot, Director General, GSMA commented on today’s release of a report to the European Commission on the future use ...

GSMA WELCOMES OUTCOME OF ITU MEETING TO SUPPORT NEW SPECTRUM BANDS FOR MOBILE BROADBAND

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Friday 1 Aug 2014 | Press Releases |

London: Tom Phillips, Chief Regulatory Officer, GSMA, offered the following statement regarding the outcome of the International Telecommunication Union’s (ITU) Joint Task Group meeting in Geneva: “At a critical ITU ...

GSMA WORKS WITH MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY TO SUPPORT DEVELOPMENT OF MOBILE SECTOR IN MYANMAR

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Wednesday 16 Jul 2014 | Press Releases |

Myanmar: The GSMA today reinforced its commitment to support Myanmar’s burgeoning mobile sector by hosting a workshop with the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) on “Mobile Communications as ...

GSMA Recommended Band Plan for Digital Dividend 2 in ITU Region 1

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Thursday 22 May 2014 |

This position paper sets out the recommended band plan for the 700MHz frequency band in Europe (including Russia), the Middle East and Africa.

GSMA CALLS FOR CLARITY ON FORTHCOMING SPECTRUM AUCTION OF 700MHZ DIGITAL DIVIDEND BAND FOR MOBILE IN BRAZIL

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Thursday 22 May 2014 | Press Releases |

London: Tom Phillips, Chief Regulatory Officer, GSMA, offered the following statement regarding rules for the forthcoming Brazilian spectrum auction of the 700MHz Digital Dividend band for mobile broadband and the ...

GSMA WELCOMES ARGENTINE GOVERNMENT’S DECISION TO LICENSE 210MHZ OF SPECTRUM FOR 4G SERVICES

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Thursday 15 May 2014 | Press Releases |

Multiband Auction Will Allow Mobile Operators to Unleash Investments Necessary to Deploy 4G Networks and Improve Quality of Existing 2G and 3G Services Buenos Aires: The GSMA welcomes ...

Spectrum Handbook Series

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Monday 3 Mar 2014 | English | Guidelines | Resources |

These handbooks provide a general introduction to mobile spectrum, how it is managed and the challenge posed by rapidly growing data usage.

NEW GSMA REPORT REVEALS HOW SPECTRUM LICENCE UNCERTAINTY JEOPARDISES MOBILE SERVICES IN LATIN AMERICA

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Wednesday 19 Feb 2014 | Press Releases |

Greater Certainty and Longevity for Spectrum Licensing is Vital for Ongoing Investment in Mobile Networks Across the Region London: The GSMA today released findings of a new report, “Licence Renewal in ...

NEW GSMA REPORT REVEALS HOW SPECTRUM LICENCE UNCERTAINTY JEOPARDISES MOBILE SERVICES IN LATIN AMERICA

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Wednesday 19 Feb 2014 | Press Releases |

Greater Certainty and Longevity for Spectrum Licensing is Vital for Ongoing Investment in Mobile Networks Across the Region London: The GSMA today released findings of a new report, “Licence Renewal in ...

GSMA REPORT REVEALS LICENSED SPECTRUM FOR MOBILE OFFERS BEST POSSIBLE ECONOMIC BENEFIT

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Tuesday 11 Feb 2014 | Press Releases |

Spectrum Sharing Agreements for Mobile Broadband Should Not Replace the Need for Exclusive Spectrum Licensing London: The GSMA today issued a new report indicating that shared spectrum ...

The Benefits of Digital Broadcasting

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Wednesday 5 Feb 2014 | Resources |

There has been considerable discussion of the benefits of changing use of UHF spectrum for mobile (i.e. the digital dividend) but discussion of the benefits for broadcasters from the transition to digital technology...

Ofcom’s Proposed Increase in Annual Licence Fees for 900MHz and 1800MHz Spectrum Threatens UK 4G Roll-Out, Says GSMA

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Thursday 23 Jan 2014 | Press Releases |

London: Tom Phillips, Chief Regulatory Officer, GSMA, offered the following statement regarding Ofcom’s proposal to increase annual licence fees for the 900MHz and 1800MHz spectrum bands in the UK: “The GSMA is ...

NEW GSMA REPORT DEMONSTRATES THAT LTE AND TELEVISION SERVICES CAN COEXIST IN BRAZIL

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Friday 17 Jan 2014 | Press Releases |

NEW GSMA REPORT DEMONSTRATES THAT LTE AND TELEVISION SERVICES CAN COEXIST IN BRAZIL Study Outlines Mitigation Options Between LTE and ISDB-T Systems ...

GSMA REPORT REVEALS FULL SCOPE OF MOBILE’S IMPACT ON LATIN AMERICA’S ECONOMIES

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Tuesday 19 Nov 2013 | Press Releases |

A Transparent and Predictable Regulatory Environment is Needed to Support Future Investment and Innovation in the Region Lima, Peru: Ahead of today’s GSMA Latin America1 ...

GSMA COMMENTS ON TELECOM COMMISSION’S RECOMMENDATIONS ON SPECTRUM PRICING

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Tuesday 12 Nov 2013 | Press Releases |

London: Anne Bouverot, Director General, GSMA, offered the following statement regarding the Telecom Commission's decision to increase the proposed auction prices by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) by ...

NEW GSMA REPORT SHOWS SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA LEADS THE WORLD IN MOBILE GROWTH AND IMPACT

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Monday 11 Nov 2013 | 700 MHz | 800 MHz | ATU | Below 1 GHz | English | Press Releases | Research Report |

But a Supportive and Predictable Policy Environment Is the Key to Realising the Longer-Term Potential of the Mobile Sector in the Region Cape Town: The GSMA today published its latest ...

GSMA COMMENTS ON DECISION BY BRAZILIAN REGULATOR TO ALLOCATE THE DIGITAL DIVIDEND TO MOBILE AND TO ADOPT APT 700MHZ BAND PLAN

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Friday 1 Nov 2013 | Press Releases |

London: Tom Phillips, Chief Regulatory Officer, GSMA, offered the following statement regarding Brazil’s decision to allocate the digital dividend to mobile and to adopt the Asia Pacific (APT) 700MHz band plan: “The ...

Olacabs have changed the shape of urban transportation in India, all through a mobile platform. How does technology really enable this ?

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Tuesday 22 Oct 2013 | Case Studies | Video |

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An interview with a rural farmer in India on how agricultural services via mobile have increased productivity

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Tuesday 22 Oct 2013 | Case Studies | Video |

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Increasing the quality of the education delivered to communities in India will have significant impact on the economy in years to come, but how do mobile enabled education platforms really impact learning?

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Tuesday 22 Oct 2013 | Case Studies | Video |

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With over 200 million downloads a year, Hungama is India’s leading digital entertainment storefront. Where do they see the future of mobile for India?

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Tuesday 22 Oct 2013 | Case Studies | Video |

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Dr. Shashi Tharoor

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Tuesday 22 Oct 2013 | Case Studies | Video |

Dr. Shashi Tharoor is the Indian Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Member of Parliament (MP), and a UN Broadband Commissioner. In this video, he talks about the socio-economic impact and importance of mobile connection ...

MOBILE INDUSTRY PROMOTES SOCIO-ECONOMIC BENEFITS OF EMERGING SPECTRUM BAND

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Monday 23 Sep 2013 | Press Releases |

APT700 Spectrum Band Could Make Mobile Broadband Accessible and Affordable for More Than Two Billion People 23 September, London: Telstra, in association with the GSMA and GSA, today ...

Securing the Digital Dividend for Mobile Broadband

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Thursday 11 Jul 2013 | Resources |

The Digital Dividend refers to the spectrum made available for alternative uses when analogue television broadcasting is converted to digital, which is more spectrum-efficient. This policy position paper makes the case for releasing ...

GSMA Welcomes Decisions by Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore to Harmonise Spectrum for Mobile Broadband

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Thursday 20 Jun 2013 | Press Releases |

London: Tom Phillips, Chief Government and Regulatory Affairs Officer, GSMA, offered the following statement regarding the joint announcement by Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore to align with the Asia Pacific ...

New GSMA Study Reveals that Spectrum for Mobile Delivers Highest Economic Impact in Europe

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Thursday 20 Jun 2013 | Press Releases |

Mobile Services’ Use of Spectrum to Contribute € 477 Billion in Economic Value across EU27 by 2023 Brussels: The GSMA today issued a new report that demonstrates that mobile services ...

Valuing the Use of Spectrum in the EU

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Wednesday 19 Jun 2013 | Resources |

This report, commissioned by the GSMA, provides an input to the European Commission‘s wireless policy. It offers an independent assessment in which Plum Consulting estimate, for 2013 and 2023, the economic value generated across the ...

GSMA Welcomes UAE’s Decisive Step to Lead Regional Surge in Mobile Broadband

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Wednesday 22 May 2013 | Press Releases |

London: Tom Phillips, Chief Government and Regulatory Affairs Officer, GSMA, offered the following statement regarding the United Arab Emirates’ decision to allocate the 700MHz and 800MHz (the Digital Dividend) ...

The Economic Benefits to Indonesia of Early Harmonisation and Assignment of the Digital Dividend to Mobile

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Wednesday 22 May 2013 | APT | English | Indonesia | Research Report | Resources |

Research and analysis from the Boston Consulting Group demonstrates the value of the Digital Dividend to Indonesia, and the urgency of releasing this harmonised spectrum to mobile. Doing this will result in greater coverage and lower ...

Digital Dividend Q&A: Shaping International Spectrum Policy

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Monday 29 Apr 2013 | Resources |

The UAE’s foremost authority on spectrum management, Tariq Al Awadhi is a prominent figure in international spectrum planning and negotiation. Al Awadhi played a pivotal role in international spectrum management as chair of the World ...

In 2011, a 4G connection generated 2.4 GB per month

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Monday 22 Apr 2013 | Facts and Figures | Global | Research Report |

... 28 times more traffic than a non-4G connection (86 MB per month). Source: Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) Global Data Traffic Forecast, 2011-2016

Content or Technology: What Are the Trends Driving Data Demand?

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Wednesday 27 Mar 2013 | Resources |

Mobile is at the heart of a multi-million dollar industry that supports a wider ecosystem than we ever imagined just a few years ago. So what kinds of trends are behind this figure, who is involved and what is necessary to keep this ...

The Asia Pacific Telecommunity Band Plan — Growing the 700MHz Ecosystem

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Wednesday 27 Mar 2013 |

There has been much talk about the Digital Dividend and the move from analogue to digital television, freeing up spectrum for potential mobile broadband services.

Practical Recommendations for Digital Switch-Over (Eng, Fr, Sp)

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Monday 25 Feb 2013 | English | Global | Guidelines |

Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) provides a more flexible and efficient technical platform for broadcasters to deliver both SD and HD programming...

Gazing Into the Future of Mobile

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Tuesday 19 Feb 2013 | Resources | Video |

This animated video shares what we know about the rising demand for mobile services.

GSMA Report Reveals Mobile Drives Unprecedented Growth in Arab World

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Tuesday 12 Feb 2013 | Press Releases |

New Mobile Observatory Calls for Additional Spectrum and Transparent Regulation to Further Boost Investment and Job Creation Dubai: Today the GSMA published its first in-depth ...

GSMA Comments on Decision by Brazilian Ministry of Communications to Allocate Digital Dividend to Mobile

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Thursday 7 Feb 2013 | Press Releases |

London: Tom Phillips, Chief Government and Regulatory Affairs Officer, GSMA, offered the following statement regarding Brazil’s decision to allocate the 700MHz spectrum band to mobile: “The GSMA welcomes today’s ...

GSMA Comments on Decision by Chilean Regulator to Allocate Digital Dividend to Mobile

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Wednesday 6 Feb 2013 | Press Releases |

Tom Phillips, Chief Government and Regulatory Affairs Officer, GSMA, offered the following statement regarding Chile’s decision to allocate the 700MHz spectrum band to mobile: “Last week, the Chilean regulator SUBTEL published a ...

Digital Dividend Q&A: National Spectrum Planning with a Global Outlook

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Thursday 31 Jan 2013 | Resources |

Australia was the first country, in June 2010, to announce that it would allocate its Digital Dividend to the mobile sector, and Australia has been an influential advocate for releasing harmonised spectrum for mobile telecommunications ...

The Socio-economic Impact of Allocating Spectrum for Mobile Broadband Services in China

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Wednesday 30 Jan 2013 |

To determine the distribution of spectrum, CATR has compiled research into the social and economic impact of the use of spectrum by different services including IMT mobile services, broadcast and aviation etc.

By 2014, smartphones will overtake laptops as the largest source of IP traffic globally

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Monday 14 Jan 2013 | Facts and Figures | Global | Research Report |

… and tablets will drive 10% of traffic by 2016. Source: Cisco 2012

By 2016, half of the world’s 3.4 billion internet users will be in Asia Pacific

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Tuesday 14 Jan 2014 | English | Facts and Figures | Global | Research Report |

… representing half of the 19 billion network connections worldwide Source: Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) Global Data Traffic Forecast, 2011–2016

Brazil is the fourth largest mobile market in the world

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Monday 14 Jan 2013 | Facts and Figures | Research Report |

… with more than 260 million active mobile connections Source: Deloitte and GSMA, Brazil Mobile ...

Digital Dividend Q&A: Striving for Mobile Leadership in Latin America

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Tuesday 18 Dec 2012 | Resources |

An interview with Juan Manuel Wilches Duran, Deputy Director of Spectrum Management and Planning at Colombia’s National Spectrum Agency (ANE) This is one of a series of interviews conducted by the GSM Association that ...

GSMA Report Reveals Mobile is Catalyst for Explosive Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Tuesday 13 Nov 2012 | Press Releases |

Region Leads World in Mobile Growth, Mobile Internet and Mobile Money Transfer, But Further Growth Is Held Back by Inadequate Spectrum Allocation and High Taxation The GSMA today revealed that ...

GSMA Comments on Decision by Ecuador Telecom Regulator to Promote Deployment of 4G Services Through Digital Dividend

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Monday 22 Oct 2012 | Press Releases |

Buenos Aires: Statement from Sebastian Cabello, Director GSMA Latin America: “Last week the regulator in Ecuador, CONATEL, approved a resolution on the future adoption of 4G services in the country. The GSMA ...

GSMA Comments on Decision by Ecuador Telecom Regulator to Promote Deployment of 4G Services Through Digital Dividend

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Monday 22 Oct 2012 | Press Releases |

22 October 2012, Buenos Aires: Statement from Sebastian Cabello, Director GSMA Latin America: “Last week the regulator in Ecuador, CONATEL, approved a resolution on the future adoption of 4G services in the country. ...

GSMA Welcomes Decision by Taiwan Telecom Regulator to Adopt APT Band Plan in 700mhz

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Friday 12 Oct 2012 | Press Releases |

12 October 2012, Hong Kong: Statement from Chris Perera, Senior Director, Spectrum Policy & Regulatory Affairs, APAC, GSMA: "The National Communications Commission in Taiwan today announced that they will adopt ...

GSMA Shines Spotlight on Latin American Mobile Market

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Tuesday 9 Oct 2012 | Press Releases |

World's Leading Operators Convene in Rio for GSMA Board Meeting; GSMA Chairman Franco Bernabè Discusses Key Industry Drivers and Initiatives The GSMA held its most recent Board meeting in Rio, bringing ...

GSMA Report Places Mobile at the Heart of Brazil’s Transformation

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Tuesday 9 Oct 2012 | Press Releases |

New Brazil Mobile Observatory Reveals How Increasing Mobile Connectivity, Innovative Mobile Services and World Cup and Olympics Opportunities Will Boost Brazilian Economy and Society Today the GSMA ...

Digital Dividend Q&A: Towards Broadband Access for All

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Saturday 1 Sep 2012 | Resources |

An interview with Suvi Lindén, former Minister of the Government of Finland and Special Envoy to the Broadband Commission. This is one of a series of interviews conducted by the GSM Association that aims to capture the experiences, ...

Digital Dividend Toolkit

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Wednesday 1 Aug 2012 | Resources |

The GSMA’s Digital Dividend Toolkit is a rich online resource providing one-stop access to the latest policies and perspectives on the Digital Dividend, highlighting areas of best practice.

Stephen Lo, partner with Ernst & Young – Towards mobile broadband readiness

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Monday 16 Jul 2012 | Case Studies | Video |

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Michael Meyer, Partner and Managing Director at The Boston Consulting Group – Measuring the cost of nonharmonised spectrum

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Monday 16 Jul 2012 | Case Studies | Video |

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Moderator: Natasha Beschorner, Senior ICT Policy Specialist, World Bank

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Monday 16 Jul 2012 | Case Studies | Video |

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Dr Robert Pepper , Vice President for Global Technology Policy – New projections for data demand

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Monday 16 Jul 2012 | Case Studies |

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Asia Pacific can unlock US$1 trillion in GDP through spectrum harmonisation for mobile broadband

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Monday 9 Jul 2012 | Resources |

A graphical look at the impact of regionally harmonised 'digital dividend' spectrum for mobile. A delay in the release of harmonised spectrum of even 1-2 years, to 2015 or 2016, would mean significantly less job creation and GDP ...

The Economic Benefits of Early Harmonisation of the Digital Dividend Spectrum and the Cost of Fragmentation in Asia

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Wednesday 9 May 2012 | 700 MHz | APT | Below 1 GHz | Digital dividend | English | Research Report | Resources |

In 2010, GSMA and The Boston Consulting Group released a report on the social and economic benefits of allocating the 700 MHz band to mobile broadband in the Asia-Pacific region. Based on a rigorous and conservative proprietary ...

The Socio-Economic Benefit of Allocating Harmonised Spectrum in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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Monday 30 Apr 2012 | 1-6 GHz | 2600 MHz | 700 MHz | 800 MHz | ASMG | Below 1 GHz | Digital dividend | English | Research Report | Resources |

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) would receive considerable socio-economic benefits from the release of harmonised spectrum in the 700/800 and 2.6 GHz bands for use by mobile operators to deliver next-generation ...

Radio Spectrum

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Tuesday 24 Apr 2012 | Resources | Video |

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Digital Dividend

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Saturday 17 Dec 2011 | Resources | Video |

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The Benefits of Releasing Spectrum for Mobile Broadband in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Thursday 1 Dec 2011 | ATU | Research Report | Resources |

Mobile broadband has the potential to strengthen economic growth and social development in sub-Saharan Africa (sSA). But demand will be limited by the current supply of spectrum for mobile use. This research, commissioned by GSMA and ...

900MHz and 1800MHz Band Refarming Case Study — France

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Wednesday 30 Nov 2011 | 900 MHz | Below 1 GHz | Case Studies | CEPT | English | France |

This study presents the experience of France in refarming its 900 MHz and 1800 MHz mobile spectrum bands.

1800MHz Band Refarming Case Study — Sweden

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Tuesday 29 Nov 2011 | Case Studies | Resources |

A case study detailing the process of refarming the 1800 MHz frequency band for mobile in Sweden. Making more spectrum available for LTE-based mobile broadband will help mobile operators that want to offer better ...

900MHz Band Refarming Case Study — Sweden

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Sunday 27 Nov 2011 | 900 MHz | Below 1 GHz | Case Studies | CEPT | Sweden |

A case study detailing the process of refarming the 900 MHz frequency band for mobile in Sweden. 

900MHz and 1800MHz Band Refarming Case Study — Denmark

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Thursday 24 Nov 2011 | Case Studies | Resources |

This case study presents the Danish experience in refarming the 900 MHz and 1800 MHz frequency bands. Making more spectrum available for LTE-based mobile broadband services will help operators that want to offer better coverage and ...

Award of the 700/800 MHz band: UK

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Friday 11 Nov 2011 | Case Studies | Resources |

This is one of a series of case studies on approaches to awarding the 700MHz/800MHz band for mobile broadband. Doing this will increase the economic benefits form mobile networks by increasing coverage. The countries in this series are ...

Award of the 700/800MHz Band: Mexico

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Friday 11 Nov 2011 | 700 MHz | 800 MHz | Below 1 GHz | Case Studies | CITEL | Digital dividend | English | Mexico |

This is one of a series of case studies on approaches to awarding the 700MHz/800MHz band for mobile broadband. Doing this will help increase economic benefits from mobile networks by improving coverage. The countries in this series are ...

Award of the 700/800MHz Band: Germany

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Friday 11 Nov 2011 | 700 MHz | 800 MHz | Below 1 GHz | Case Studies | CEPT | English | Germany |

This is one of a series of case studies on approaches to awarding the 700MHz/800MHz band for mobile broadband. Doing this will help increase economic benefits from mobile networks by improving coverage. The countries in this series are ...

Award of the 700/800MHz Band: Finland

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Friday 11 Nov 2011 | 700 MHz | 800 MHz | Below 1 GHz | Case Studies | CEPT | Digital dividend | English | Finland |

Award of the 700/800MHz Band: Australia

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Friday 11 Nov 2011 | 800 MHz | 900 MHz | APT | Australia | Below 1 GHz | Case Studies | Digital dividend | English |

This is one of a series of case studies on approaches to awarding the 700MHz/800MHz band for mobile broadband. Doing this will help increase economic benefits from mobile networks by improving coverage. The countries in this series are ...

The Benefit of Self-Optimising Networks in LTE

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Friday 1 Jul 2011 | Resources | White Paper |

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Economic Impact of Wireless Broadband in Nigeria

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Tuesday 22 Feb 2011 | Resources |

GSMA Response to Bangladesh 2G Consultation, February 2011

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Tuesday 8 Feb 2011 | APT | Consultation Response | English |

GSMA response to draft regulatory and licensing guidelines for issuing renewal licenses to existing mobile licensees.

Economic Benefits of the Digital Dividend for Latin America

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Monday 24 Jan 2011 | Resources |

This study provides decision makers in Latin American countries with a quantitative and qualitative estimation of the social and economic benefits of a prospective allocation of the Digital Dividend spectrum for the provision of mobile ...

Spectrum for Mobile Broadband in the Americas

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Saturday 1 Jan 2011 | Resources |

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GSMA Response to the Consultation on Frequency Plans in Poland in the 470–862MHz Band

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Wednesday 1 Sep 2010 | Resources |

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GSMA Response to TRAI Consultation in National Broadband Plan in India

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Thursday 15 Jul 2010 | APT | Consultation Response | English | India |

GSMA Input to Consultation on Award of 2.6GHz Licences in Poland

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Friday 30 Apr 2010 | 1-6 GHz | 2600 MHz | CEPT | Consultation Response | English | Poland |

GSMA Response to the DoC Consultation on Radio Spectrum Policy in South Africa

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Wednesday 21 Apr 2010 | ATU | Consultation Response | English | South Africa |

GSMA Response to Ofcom Consultation on Mobile Radio Frequencies in Switzerland

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Sunday 21 Jun 2009 | CEPT | English | Switzerland |

GSM Association response to Ofcom’s public consultation concerning the retender for and award of mobile radio frequencies in Switzerland by 1 January 2014.