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GSMA Report Highlights That Mobile Money Accounts Now Exceed One Billion Worldwide LONDON -Wednesday 1 April 2020

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

Telecom Operators Collaborate to Build the Telco Edge Cloud Platform with GSMA Support -Monday 2 March 2020

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Leading operators; China Unicom, Deutsche Telekom, EE, KDDI, Orange, Singtel, SK Telecom, Telefonica and TIM have joined forces, with the support of the GSMA, to develop an interoperable platform to make edge compute capabilities widely and easily available. The platform...

GSMA: ICT Industry Agrees Landmark Science-based Pathway to Reach Net Zero Emissions -Sunday 1 March 2020

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- The ICT industry is today taking an unprecedented step forward in tackling climate change with the release of the first-ever science-based pathway to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions across the telecoms sector. This supports the GSMA’s commitment to helping the mobile...

GSMA Announces Winners of the 2020 GLOMO Awards -Tuesday 25 February 2020

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- The GSMA today announced winners of the 2020 Global Mobile (GLOMO) Awards. The GLOMOs showcase those companies and individuals that are driving innovation in the rapidly evolving mobile industry. “Our congratulations to all of the winners and nominees of the GSMA’s...

GSMA Board Statement on MWC Barcelona 2020 -Tuesday 18 February 2020

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA Board would like to express its sadness at the unavoidable cancellation of MWC Barcelona 2020. This decision is painful, but we believe the correct one. Health and safety are the priorities of all of the GSMA Board and Mobile Network Operators. Our sincere thoughts are...

GSMA Statement on MWC Barcelona 2020 From John Hoffman, CEO GSMA Limited -Thursday 13 February 2020

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Since the first edition of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in 2006, the GSMA has convened the industry, governments, ministers, policymakers, operators and industry leaders across the broader ecosystem. With due regard to the safe and healthy environment in Barcelona and...

GSMA Update on Coronavirus -Monday 10 February 2020

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA knows that the Coronavirus has created disruption, in particular for exhibitors and attendees from around the world, including the 5-6,000 (5-6%) who have historically attended from China. Our sympathy goes to all those affected. We are grateful for the preventative...

GSMA Provides Latest Update on Coronavirus -Saturday 8 February 2020

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA regret to see Ericsson’s decision not to attend MWC Barcelona this year as they are an important player in our ecosystem. We respect their decision and are reassured by their commitment that they will be at MWC Barcelona 2021 in full force and our rebook trends for...

GSMA Update Information on Coronavirus -Saturday 8 February 2020

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA continues to monitor and assess the potential impact of the Coronavirus on MWC Barcelona 2020. The GSMA confirms that there remains minimal impact on the event thus far. MWC Barcelona 24-27 February 2020, will proceed as planned, across all venues at Fira Gran Via Fira...

GSMA Updated Statement on Coronavirus -Thursday 6 February 2020

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA continues to monitor and assess the potential impact of the Coronavirus on its MWC20 events held annually in Barcelona, Shanghai and Los Angeles and as well as the Mobile 360 Series of regional conferences. The GSMA confirms that there is minimal impact on the event...

GSMA Issues Updated Statement of Coronavirus -Sunday 2 February 2020

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA is continuing to monitor and assess the potential impact of the Coronavirus on its MWC20 events held annually in Barcelona, Shanghai and Los Angeles and as well as the Mobile 360 Series of regional conferences. The GSMA confirms that there have been no registration...

GSMA Statement on Coronavirus -Saturday 1 February 2020

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA is monitoring and assessing the potential impact of the Coronavirus on its MWC20 events held annually in Barcelona, Shanghai and Los Angeles and as well as the Mobile 360 Series of regional conferences. The upcoming MWC Barcelona event, 24-27 February 2020, will...

GSMA Intelligence: US and European Consumers Cautious on Move to 5G Devices, China and Korea Set to Lead Early Adoption ... -Wednesday 8 January 2020  

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- The smartphone will remain the dominant consumer device into the new decade, but the arrival of 5G will not guarantee a surge in device upgrades, according to new GSMA Intelligence research. A new report, The Future of Devices, published at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES)...

GSMA: Mobile Technologies Enabling Huge Carbon Reductions in Response to Climate Emergency -Thursday 12 December 2019

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- The use of mobile technology enabled a global reduction in Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions of around 2,135 million tonnes CO2e last year, according to a new study commissioned by the GSMA – a quantity approximate to the total emissions emitted yearly by Russia1. The emissions...

GSMA Announces First Details for MWC Shanghai 2020 -Thursday 12 December 2019

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- The GSMA today announced the first details of MWC Shanghai 2020, including participating companies, as well as a wide range of programmes and activities taking place at the annual mobile industry event. MWC Shanghai 2020 will be held from Tuesday to Thursday, 30 June to 2 July...

GSMA: WRC-19 Opens Door To Exciting New 5G Services -Tuesday 10 December 2019

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today welcomed the international spectrum treaty adopted by the World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 (WRC-19), which will unlock the potential for game-changing 5G services around the world. The conference, which has just concluded in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, has...

GSMA Announces New Developments for MWC Barcelona 2020 -Wednesday 4 December 2019

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today announced further details of MWC Barcelona 2020 activity, including additional keynote speakers, participating companies, programmes and events. MWC Barcelona will take place 24-27 February 2020, with events across Fira Gran Via, Fira Montjuïc and La Farga...

GSMA: Mobile Technologies and Services Adding $191 Billion a Year of Economic Value to Middle East and North Africa -Wednesday 27 November 2019

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA has today released two new reports at the annual ‘GSMA Mobile 360 – MENA’ event happening in Dubai. These reports highlight the positive economic impact of the mobile ecosystem on markets across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, as well as the...

GSMA Connected Society Innovation Fund Announces Winners -Friday 15 November 2019

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today announced the winners of the Connected Society Innovation Fund for Rural Connectivity. Fairwaves Inc., iSat Africa and NuRAN, have been awarded grants of up to £330,000 to test and evaluate new innovative mobile internet connectivity solutions for unconnected...

GSMA 2019 “MWC Los Angeles, in Partnership With CTIA” Reinforces Its Position as the Leading Industry... -Saturday 26 October 2019  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today reported the highlights of the 2019 MWC Los Angeles, in Partnership with CTIA, held October 22- 24 at the Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC). Over 60% of attendees held senior-level positions, including nearly 2,000 CEOs, who gathered to launch global societies...