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GSMA Outlines New Developments for MWC19 Shanghai HONG KONG -Friday 17 May 2019

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today announced new developments for MWC19 Shanghai, including recently confirmed keynote and 4YFN speakers, Artificial Intelligence Accelerate Programme, leading players showcasing latest mobile technologies at the GSMA Innovation City, Seminars and Forums and newly...

Mobile Industry in Côte D'Ivoire Joins Forces with GSMA to Tackle Handset Theft -Tuesday 7 May 2019

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA announced today that Côte d'Ivoire’s mobile industry has come together to support a major new initiative to guard against the use of stolen devices. The scheme forms part of the launch of the GSMA’s ‘We Care’ initiative in the country, a series of industry...

New GSMA Study: Mobile Powering Economic Growth and Job Creation Across West Africa -Wednesday 17 April 2019

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- West Africa’s mobile ecosystem generated more than $50 billion in economic value last year – equivalent to 8.7 per cent of the region’s GDP1, according to a new GSMA study. The 2019 West Africa edition of the GSMA’s Mobile Economy report series is published at the...

Global Leaders Take the Stage at MWC Shanghai 2019 -Saturday 13 April 2019

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today announced the newly introduced Digital Leaders Programme, the first event speakers, Masterclass Programme and new exhibitors and partners for MWC Shanghai 2019, taking place 26 – 28 June 2019 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC). MWC Shanghai...

GSMA: The Government of Uganda and Stakeholders Commit to Pursue Mobile-Enabled Digital Transformation -Saturday 30 March 2019

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Government of Uganda, through the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and National Guidance, in partnership with the GSMA, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), UK Department for International Development (DFID) and United...

New GSMA Study: China’s Mobile Ecosystem Equivalent To 5.5% Of China’s GDP -Thursday 21 March 2019

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- China’s mobile ecosystem added RMB5.2 trillion ($750 billion) in value to the country’s economy last year, equivalent to 5.5 per cent of China’s GDP in 20181, according to a new GSMA report. The data features in the first ever China edition of the GSMA’s Mobile Economy...

GSMA Reveals First Look at “MWC Los Angeles 2019, in Partnership With CTIA” -Saturday 16 March 2019

News Highlights: More than 22,000 attendees, over 60 percent senior-level positions, and over 1,000 companies to participate Major brands set to participate: Amazon, Cisco, Ericsson, HPE, Qualcomm, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon and more Digital Hollywood to co-locate alongside MWC Los...

GSMA Announces Speakers for Mobile 360 Series – West Africa -Thursday 7 March 2019

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- The GSMA today announced the first speakers for the 2019 Mobile 360 Series – West Africa conference, which will take place 16-17 April at the Radisson Blu Abidjan Airport Hotel in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. The event sponsors include Mastercard (Headline Sponsor), Visa...

GSMA Wraps up Hugely Successful MWC19 Barcelona -Saturday 2 March 2019

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- The GSMA today reported that more than 109,000* visitors from 198 countries and territories attended MWC19 Barcelona, the mobile industry’s premier event. More than 55 per cent of this year’s MWC attendees held senior-level positions, including 7,900 CEOs. There were 3,640...

GSMA Announces Nanolock Security as the 2019 4YFN Barcelona Startup of the Year -Thursday 28 February 2019

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA announced Nanolock Security as the winner of the 4YFN (Four Years From Now) Barcelona Startup of the Year Award at the close of the 4FYN event running alongside MWC19 Barcelona. More than 23,000 attendees and over 760 companies, including 600 startups, participated in...

China Driving eSIM Adoption Says New GSMA Report -Thursday 28 February 2019

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today announced the release of a new report highlighting the significant progress made by Chinese mobile operators, vendors and manufacturers in adopting Remote SIM Provisioning and eSIM technologies. The in-depth report which is titled “eSIM in China: the road...

GSMA Announces Winners of the 2019 GLOMO Awards -Wednesday 27 February 2019

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA announced winners of the 2019 GLOMO Awards at MWC19 Barcelona which were presented by TV and radio presenter, Remel London and BBC Africa Business Editor and presenter, Larry Madowo. The GLOMOs showcase those companies and individuals that are driving innovation in the...

GSMA Report Highlights 20 Per Cent Annual Increase in Mobile Money Accounts to More Than 866 Million Worldwide -Wednesday 27 February 2019

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- The GSMA today unveiled its eighth annual ‘State of the Industry Report on Mobile Money’, offering a current snapshot of the mobile money landscape and highlighting the impact that greater financial inclusion has on lives, economies and innovation, especially in emerging...

New GSMA Study: 5G to Account for 15% of Global Mobile Industry by 2025 as 5G Network Launches Accelerate -Tuesday 26 February 2019

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- 5G is on track to account for 15 per cent of global mobile connections by 2025, as the number of 5G network launches and compatible devices ramps up this year, according to a new GSMA report. The 2019 global edition of the GSMA’s flagship Mobile Economy report series –...

Turkcell CEO Named as Winner of 2019 GSMA Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Mobile Industry -Tuesday 26 February 2019

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- At MWC19 today, the GSMA announced that Kaan Terzioğlu, CEO of Turkcell, was selected as the winner of the GSMA’s ‘Outstanding Contribution to the Mobile Industry Award’ for 2019. This prestigious award recognises individuals, companies and organisations that have...

GSMA: Low Power Mobile IoT Networks Now Available from All Leading IoT Operators Worldwide -Saturday 23 February 2019

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today announced that Mobile IoT or Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) networks are now globally available in licensed spectrum in 49 markets1 around the world following 93 launches by 50 different mobile operators across both LTE-M and NB-IoT. Coverage is now expected to reach...

New GSMA Report Highlights Global Role of Intelligent Connectivity -Friday 22 February 2019

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today issued a new report, ‘Intelligent Connectivity: How the Combination of 5G, AI, Big Data and IoT Is Set to Change Everything,’ highlighting how 5G networks, artificial intelligence (AI), smart platforms and the Internet of Things (IoT) is set to transform the...

GSMA Study Reveals 250 Million More Women Became Mobile Owners in Low- and Middle-Income Countries since 2014 -Thursday 21 February 2019

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- A new GSMA study reveals that 80 per cent of women in low- and middle-income countries are now mobile owners. According to the GSMA’s 2019 Mobile Gender Gap Report released today, mobile is the primary means of internet access in these markets, where 48 per cent of women use...

GSMA Innovation City Returns To MWC19 Showcasing Intelligent Connectivity  -Thursday 7 February 2019

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA Innovation City will return to MWC19 inviting visitors to experience how mobile connectivity is positively impacting society and helping to create a better future for businesses and citizens alike. The immersive exhibition space, which is now in its fifth year and...

GSMA Announces New Growth Companies to the ‘GSMA 100’ -Wednesday 6 February 2019

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA has named 18 new companies to the ‘GSMA 100’, a global innovation discovery initiative designed to identify the world’s most promising growth-stage companies and advance the next generation of connectivity and digital services. These new companies include:...