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GSMA Announces Latest Event Updates for 2018 “Mobile World Congress Americas, in Partnership With CTIA” ATLANTA -Saturday 28 July 2018

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today announced several additions to the Mobile World Congress Americas event line-up, including new speakers in the conference program, additional participating companies and exhibition experiences, and new programs and events. The show will take place in the Los...

More Than Half of Sub-Saharan Africa to Be Connected to Mobile by 2025, Finds New GSMA Study -Tuesday 17 July 2018

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- More than half the population of Sub-Saharan Africa will be subscribed to a mobile service by 2025, according to the latest edition of the GSMA’s Mobile Economy report series, published at the GSMA ‘Mobile 360 – Africa’ event being held in Kigali this week. The new...

GSMA Finds That Consumers in Developing Countries Are Hard Hit by High Spectrum Prices -Tuesday 17 July 2018

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Better spectrum pricing policies are needed in developing countries to improve the economic and social welfare of the billions of people that remain unconnected to mobile broadband services, according to a new report, ‘Spectrum Pricing in Developing Countries’, released by...

GSMA Announces Additional Speakers for Mobile 360 Series – Africa 2018  -Thursday 5 July 2018

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today announced additional speakers participating in the Mobile 360 – Africa conference, which will take place 17-19 July 2018 at the Kigali Convention Centre, Kigali, Rwanda. The GSMA also provided further updates on the Innovation Showcase, including new features,...

Attendance at GSMA Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2018 Tops 60,000 Visitors -Monday 2 July 2018

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- The GSMA today reported that more than 60,000 unique visitors1 from 112 countries and territories attended the 2018 GSMA Mobile World Congress Shanghai, held 27-29 June in Shanghai. The three-day event attracted executives from the largest and most influential organisations...

GSMA Announces Winners of 2018 Asia Mobile Awards -Thursday 28 June 2018

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- The GSMA announced the winners of the 2018 Asia Mobile Awards (AMO Awards), which were presented in series of ceremonies at Mobile World Congress Shanghai this week. The awards honour achievement, excellence and innovation in mobile communications across the Asia Pacific...

GSMA: Global Mobile Operators Commit to Common Approach to Iot Security -Wednesday 27 June 2018

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- The GSMA today announced that global mobile operators including AT&T, China Mobile, China Telecom, China Unicom, Deutsche Telekom, Etisalat, KDDI, LG Uplus, Orange, Telefónica, Telenor Group, Telia, Turkcell, Vodafone Group and Zain have committed to adopt and implement the...

Greater China Set to Dominate Global Industrial IoT Market, Says New GSMA Report   -Wednesday 27 June 2018

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- The GSMA today issued a new report, ‘The Industrial IoT in Greater China’, highlighting how the region is poised to lead the global Industrial IoT (IIoT) market. The in-depth report draws on interviews with mobile operators including Asia Pacific Telecom Group, China...

GSMA: Asia Set to Become World’s Largest 5G Region by 2025 -Wednesday 27 June 2018

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Asia Pacific is on track to become the world’s largest 5G region by 2025, led by pioneering 5G markets such as Australia, China, Japan and South Korea, according to the latest edition of the GSMA’s Mobile Economy report. Launches of commercial 5G networks in these markets...

Countdown to GSMA Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2018 is On -Friday 15 June 2018

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- With two weeks until Mobile World Congress Shanghai opens, the GSMA provided a final update on the event, including additional speakers confirmed for the keynote programme and 4 Years From Now (4YFN) Summit, as well as further details on exhibition features and partner...

GSMA Comments on the Agreement on European Electronic Communications Code -Wednesday 6 June 2018

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The European Commission, Parliament and Council have reached a political agreement on the European Electronic Communications Code (EECC). In the GSMA’s view, this agreement is a political compromise that fails to confront long term challenges for the European...

GSMA Reveals First Keynote Speakers for 2018 “GSMA Mobile World Congress Americas, in Partnership with... -Wednesday 6 June 2018

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA announced the first confirmed speakers for the second Mobile World Congress Americas taking place September 12-14, 2018 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The GSMA also released additional details for the Americas event today, including new programs, exhibitors and...

GSMA and W20 Announce Call to Action to Close Digital Gender Gap Ahead of G20 Summit -Wednesday 6 June 2018

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- As part of its role within the W20 (Women 20) group1, the GSMA has backed a series of recommendations to promote digital inclusion for women to be presented to the G20 member states later this year. The GSMA is Topic Chair of the Digital Inclusion theme within the W20, which is...

GSMA Announces Completion of First European NB-IoT Roaming Trial -Monday 4 June 2018

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- The GSMA today announced that mobile operators Deutsche Telekom and Vodafone Group have successfully completed the first international roaming trial in Europe using licensed NB-IoT technology. The service will ensure seamless coverage and service continuity for millions of...

New GSMA Study: Operators Must Look beyond Connectivity to Increase Share of $1.1 Trillion IoT Revenue Opportunity -Wednesday 30 May 2018

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- The global Internet of Things (IoT) market1 will be worth $1.1 trillion in revenue by 2025 as market value shifts from connectivity to platforms, applications and services, according to new data from GSMA Intelligence. By that point, there will be more than 25 billion IoT...

GSMA Reveals Shortlist for 2018 Asia Mobile Awards -Wednesday 30 May 2018

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today announced the nominees for the 2018 Asia Mobile Awards. Winners of the “AMO Awards” will be honoured in presentations during the Mobile World Congress Shanghai conference, as well as an AMO Awards cocktail. Mobile World Congress Shanghai will take place 27-29...

GSMA Announces Speakers for Mobile 360 Series – Africa 2018 -Tuesday 29 May 2018

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today announced the first speakers for the 2018 Mobile 360 – Africa conference, which will take place 17-19 July 2018 at the Kigali Convention Centre, Kigali, Rwanda. Sponsors for the event include MTN Rwanda (Host Sponsor); Channel VAS (Headline Sponsor); Remade,...

GSMA Announces New Events and Programmes Taking Place at Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2018 -Friday 25 May 2018

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today provided further details on the array of events and programmes that will be available to attendees at the 2018 GSMA Mobile World Congress Shanghai, including partner and co-located events; GSMA Forums, Seminars and Workshops; and Partner Programmes. Mobile World...

New GSMA Report Highlights Integral Role of Mobile IoT Networks in 5G Future -Tuesday 15 May 2018

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today issued a new report, ‘NB-IoT and LTE-M in the 5G context’, highlighting the integral role that licensed Mobile IoT networks, such as NB-IoT and LTE-M, will play in the 5G future and, in particular, the development of ‘massive IoT’. Massive IoT is one of...

Japan’s Mobile Operators Launch RCS Services Based on GSMA Specifications -Wednesday 9 May 2018

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- The GSMA today announced that Japanese mobile operators KDDI Corporation, NTT DOCOMO, INC. and SoftBank Corp. have launched Rich Communications Services (RCS) based on the GSMA’s specifications. The service, which is called ‘+ message’, is an upgrade to SMS and is...