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Realizing the potential of mobile in Nigeria

In February 2016, the GSMA traveled to Abuja to meet with the Hon. Minister of Communications, Barr. Adebayo Shittu and the EVC/CEO of the Nigerian Communication Commission, Prof. Umar Danbatta. They presented  key findings of the GSMA/Deloitte report and discussed future ...

Engaging with the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI), February 2016, Dakar

The GSMA Mobile Money programme attended the  African Mobile Phone Financial Services Policy Initiative (AMPI) meetings. Emphasis was placed on the importance of public-private dialogue for the development of the mobile money ecosystem, working with regulators to encourage ...

Now launched: 2015 State of the Industry report on Mobile Money

This cornerstone annual report continues to share the latest insights from the Mobile Money programme and delivers the key numbers to help you understand the impact and reach of mobile money. Download report

Overcome economic and financial issues to connect the unconnected in a digital converged world in Africa

In January the GSMA attended the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Regional Economic and Financial Forum of Telecommunications/ICTs for Africa. During the Forum, the GSMA delivered two presentations on Spectrum Award Best Practice and on Impacts of regulation on ...

Bearing Point’s MFS report

The GSMA’s Claire Scharwatt has been profiled in an interview on mobile money in MENA in Bearing Point’s MFS report. Read more

Ericsson’s Change Makers Forum

The GSMA attended Ericsson’s Change Makers Forum on 10 January 2016 in Dubai whose speakers and delegates encompassed an array of industry leaders across the region. http://www.ericsson.com/ae/thecompany/events/change-makers-forum-2016

Sub-Saharan Africa: The world’s fastest-growing mobile region

The number of unique mobile subscribers in Sub-Saharan Africa is forecast to surpass half a billion by 2020, representing 49 per cent of the region’s population by this point. http://gsmamobileeconomy.com/ssafrica/

mNutrition Market Access in Mozambique: The Costs and Health Impacts of Mobile Messaging for Nutrition

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CNBC Africa Interview with the GSMA’s Director General, Anne Bouverot at Mobile 360 Series Africa 2014

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GSMA CALLS FOR RE-EVALUATION AND REDUCTION OF MOBILE-SPECIFIC TAXATION ACROSS SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA

400 Million USD of Sub-Saharan Africa’s Universal Service Funds Have Yet to be Dispersed; Surtax on International Incoming Traffic Found to Distort Price Competition and Negatively Impact Businesses and Consumers London: The GSMA today called upon governments in Sub-Saharan ...

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

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 meeting in Geneva yesterday, governments across the globe ...

MMU’S GLOBAL ADOPTION SURVEY FOR MOBILE FINANCIAL SERVICES NOW OPEN

Last week, MMU’s Market Intelligence team kicked off the start of the 2014 Global Adoption Survey. This survey – which covers not only global mobile money services, but also mobile insurance, credit and savings – is in its fourth year, and data collected from participants is ...

GRANT UPDATE: HNI’S NEW INFORMATION CHANNEL DESIGNED FOR WOMEN IN MADAGASCAR

As announced in a previous blog post, HNI Madagascar has been awarded a GSMA mWomen Innovation Fund grant to further develop its 3-2-1 mobile information service with new content specifically designed for Malagasy women. GSMA mWomen recently paid a trip to Madagascar and had ...

OPERATORS TO REDUCE ROAMING COSTS ACROSS AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST

Region’s Leading Operators Undertake Initiatives to Make Roaming Services More Affordable and to Improve International Connectivity 26 May 2014, London: The GSMA today announced that senior leaders from nine major mobile operator groups, accounting for over half a billion ...

OPERATORS COMMIT TO ACCELERATE INTEROPERABLE MOBILE MONEY SERVICES ACROSS AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST

Region’s Leading Operators to Expand Financial Inclusion through Collaboration in GSMA Mobile Money Interoperability Programme London: The GSMA today announced that nine mobile network operators, including Bharti Airtel, Etisalat Group, Millicom, MTN Group, Ooredoo Group, ...

GSMA MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS 2014 SHATTERS PREVIOUS RECORDS

With More Than 85,000 Visitors, Attendance Up By 18 Per Cent Over Mobile World Congress 2013 Barcelona: The GSMA today reported that more than 85,000* visitors from 201 countries attended the 2014 Mobile World Congress, setting another new record for the mobile industry’s ...

GSMA REPORT SHOWS ACTIVE MOBILE MONEY CUSTOMERS REACHED 61 MILLION IN 2013

Mobile Money Services Continue to Gain Scale as 13 Services Now Have More Than 1 Million Active Accounts Each Barcelona: The GSMA’s Mobile Money for the Unbanked (MMU) programme today released its third annual Mobile Financial Services State of the Industry Report, providing ...

LEADING MOBILE OPERATORS UNVEIL GSMA MOBILE CONNECT INITIATIVE TO PROVIDE CONSISTENT AND INTEROPERABLE APPROACH TO MANAGING DIGITAL IDENTITY

Mobile Ecosystem Players Collaborate to Deliver Seamless, Secure Mobile Identity Services for Consumers Barcelona: The GSMA today announced the launch of a collaborative initiative, supported by leading mobile operators including Axiata Group Berhad, China Mobile, China ...

GSMA PREDICTS 250 MILLION M2M CONNECTIONS IN 2014

New Study Points to Strong Growth in M2M Sector as ‘Connected Living’ Comes of Age London: Global machine-to-machine (M2M) connections1 will hit a quarter of a billion this year, according to a new report2 by the GSMA, underscoring that M2M has become a major ...

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

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 comprehensive study of the socio-economic impact of the mobile industry in Sub-Saharan ...