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New GSMA Study: China’s Mobile Ecosystem Equivalent To 5.5% Of China’s GDP BEIJING -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:...

GSMA Announces 2019 Asia Mobile Awards Open for Entry -Friday 1 February 2019

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today announced that the Asia Mobile Awards (AMO Awards) at MWC19 Shanghai are open for entry. Judged by a panel of leading independent industry experts, the AMO Awards honour the greatest achievements and innovations across the Asian mobile industry. Comprising 10...

GSMA: Forty CEOs Back Launch of Digital Declaration at Davos -Saturday 26 January 2019

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today launched the ‘Digital Declaration’ at the World Economic Forum in Davos. The declaration captures key principles that serve as a guide to acting ethically in the digital era, helping companies deliver what matters most to digital citizens, industry and...

GSMA Announces Nominees for 2019 GLOMO Awards -Friday 25 January 2019

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today announced the nominees for the Global Mobile Awards 2019 (GLOMO Awards). Winners of the awards will be presented throughout MWC19 Barcelona, which takes place 25 - 28 February. The full list of nominees can be found at...

Anticipation Builds as MWC19 Barcelona Approaches -Wednesday 23 January 2019

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today announced final updates for MWC19 Barcelona (formerly Mobile World Congress), including additional keynote speakers, participating companies, programmes and events. Taking place 25-28 February 2019, with events being staged at Fira Gran Via, Fira Montjuïc and La...

New GSMA Intelligence Research Reveals Consumer Views on 5G and the Future of Devices -Thursday 10 January 2019

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- GSMA Intelligence, the research and consulting arm of the GSMA, has published the initial results of its latest Consumer Survey, providing a wealth of insight on consumer technology adoption trends set to shape the industry over the coming years. The new data forms the basis of...