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GSMA, Vodafone and GIFEC Partner to Deliver Connectivity to Rural Communities KIGALI, Rwanda -Thursday 18 July 2019

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- The GSMA today announced a new partnership with Vodafone Ghana and the Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC) to support the deployment of innovative mobile internet connectivity solutions for unconnected rural communities. As part of the Connected Society...

Youth Population to Drive Strong Subscriber Growth Across Sub-saharan Africa, Finds New GSMA Study -Wednesday 17 July 2019

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Sub-Saharan Africa will remain the world’s fastest-growing mobile region over the coming years as millions of young African consumers become mobile users for the first time, according to a new GSMA study. It reveals that more than 160 million new unique mobile...

Airtel And MTN Launch GSMA ‘We Care’ Initiative Promoting Digital Inclusion in Rwanda -Wednesday 17 July 2019

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Rwanda’s mobile industry has joined forces with the GSMA to drive mobile internet adoption and increase digital literacy in the country. It was announced at the ‘Mobile 360 Africa’ event in Kigali this morning that local operators Airtel and MTN will commence a programme...

Fully Interactive 5G Experiences Showcased at MWC19 Shanghai -Tuesday 2 July 2019

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today reported that more than 75,000 unique visitors1 from over 100 countries and territories attended MWC19 Shanghai, held 26-28 June in Shanghai. This included 7,000 consumers who attended the Global 5G Immersion Experience Exhibition organised by China Mobile Migu....

GSMA Announces Winners of 2019 Asia Mobile Awards -Friday 28 June 2019

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA has announced the winners of the 2019 Asia Mobile Awards (AMO Awards), which were presented at the AMO Awards Ceremony and Networking Reception at MWC19 Shanghai. The awards honour the key achievements and innovations driving the mobile industry across the Asia Pacific...

Mass Deployments of IoT Solutions Transforming China, Says GSMA -Thursday 27 June 2019

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Chinese mobile operators are leading the world in the deployment of transformative Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, the GSMA announced today. By connecting the estimated 960 million1 devices via cellular networks, the country is realising the value of the IoT and...

5G Arrives in Asia as Operators Invest Billions Rolling out Next Generation Networks, Finds New GSMA Study -Thursday 27 June 2019

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Asia’s mobile operators are set to invest $370 billion building-out new 5G networks between 2018 and 2025, according to the latest Asia Pacific edition of the GSMA’s Mobile Economy series, published at MWC19 Shanghai today. The world’s first nationwide 5G networks went...

5G Realised at MWC19 Shanghai in 2-Week Countdown -Friday 14 June 2019

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- With two weeks until MWC19 Shanghai, the GSMA today announced a number of exciting 5G experiences at MWC19 Shanghai including 5G immersive experience of sports, performing arts and culture open to all event attendees; 5G-connected exhibition halls and 5G-enabled tele-mentored...

GSMA Announces First Keynote Speakers for 2019 “MWC Los Angeles, in Partnership with CTIA” -Thursday 13 June 2019

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- The GSMA announced the first confirmed speakers for the third gathering of MWC19 Los Angeles taking place October 22-24, 2019 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The GSMA also released additional event details including new programs, exhibitors and participating companies....

GSMA Announces Speakers for Mobile 360 Africa -Tuesday 11 June 2019

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today announced the first speakers for the 2019 Mobile 360 Series – Africa conference, which will take place 16-18 July 2019 at the Kigali Convention Centre, Kigali, Rwanda and is themed ‘Rise of the Digital Citizen’. Sponsors for the event include MTN Rwanda...

GSMA Reveals Shortlist for 2019 Asia Mobile Awards -Friday 31 May 2019

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today announced the nominees for the 2019 Asia Mobile Awards (AMO Awards). Winners of the AMO Awards will be honoured at MWC19 Shanghai during the AMO Awards Ceremony and Networking Reception which takes place Thursday, 27 June on the Leaders Stage, Hall N5 at the...

GSMA Outlines New Developments for MWC19 Shanghai -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...