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GSMA’s Programme ‘Tech4Girls’ Wins 2018 Corporate Citizen of the Americas Award from the Organization... WASHINGTON -Friday 14 December 2018

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Trust for the Americas has selected GSMA as a winner of the 2018 Corporate Citizen of the Americas Award in the category ‘Technical Skills for the Future of Work’ for its program ‘Tech4Girls’. The award was presented by the Secretary General of the Organization of...

Mobile Industry Could Generate $565 Billion in Additional Global GDP by Unlocking the Right 5G Spectrum: GSMA Study -Wednesday 12 December 2018

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Unlocking spectrum for the mobile industry to deliver innovative 5G services across different industry sectors could add $565 billion to global GDP and $152 billion in tax revenue from 2020 to 2034, according to a new report launched today by the GSMA. Next-generation 5G...

4G to Become the Dominant Mobile Technology in Latin America by the End of the Year, Finds New GSMA Report -Thursday 6 December 2018

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- 4G is set to overtake 3G as the prevailing technology in Latin America by the end of 2018, according to a new GSMA report published at the Mobile 360 Series – Latin America event in Buenos Aires this week. The study – ‘The Mobile Economy: Latin America and the Caribbean...

GSMA’s Mats Granryd Appointed to UN Task Force on Digital Financing of the Sustainable Development Goals -Wednesday 5 December 2018

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- GSMA Director General Mats Granryd has been appointed as a member of a new United Nations Task Force dedicated to harnessing the potential of technology and digital financing to advance the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The appointment underlines the key role the...

GSMA Announces First Details for MWC19 Shanghai -Thursday 29 November 2018

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today announced the first details of MWC19 Shanghai (formerly Mobile World Congress Shanghai), including participating companies, as well as a range of programmes and activities taking place at the annual mobile industry event. MWC19 Shanghai will be held 26-28 June...

Mobile Operators across Middle East Set for Global 5G Leadership, According to New GSMA Reports -Monday 26 November 2018

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Arab States1 are set to be global leaders in the deployment of 5G networks, with all six markets expected to launch 5G mobile services in the next two years, according to two new reports released today at Mobile 360 Series – MENA. The...

GSMA Launches New Industry-Wide Initiative to Support Development of Operator Edge Cloud AR/VR -Friday 23 November 2018

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today announced the launch of a new industry-wide initiative called The GSMA Cloud AR/VR Forum that will focus on the development of cloud virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technology. The programme which was unveiled at Huawei’s 9th Global Mobile...

First GSMA We Care Initiative Launches in Kenya, Focusing on Online Child Protection -Thursday 22 November 2018

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Kenya’s mobile operators, regulator and government have come together to support a major GSMA initiative aimed at ensuring a safe online environment for children and young citizens in Kenya. Airtel Kenya, Jamil Telecommunications, Safaricom and Telkom Kenya will today become...

GSMA Announces New Speakers for Mobile 360 Series – MENA -Monday 19 November 2018

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- The GSMA today announced a number of additional high-profile speakers for its Mobile 360 Series – MENA (Middle East and North Africa) conference taking place on the 26-27 November 2018 in Dubai. The mobile industry-focused event, which is now in its sixth year, will cover...

GSMA Welcomes Germany’s 5G Spectrum Award, but Cautions against Unnecessary Conditions -Friday 16 November 2018

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today welcomed the German government’s decision to release the entire 3.4 to 3.8 GHz band (C-Band), essential for the future development of 5G services globally. Making available all of the spectrum in this critical band for 5G, in a timely manner, shows Germany’s...

GSMA Announces New Developments for MWC19 Barcelona -Friday 16 November 2018

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today announced further details 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...

GSMA Elects New Board Members and Announces Orange Chairman and CEO Stéphane Richard as Chair -Tuesday 13 November 2018

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- The GSMA today announced that it has elected new members of the GSMA Board for the two-year period from January 2019 through December 2020. The GSMA Board has also elected Stéphane Richard, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Orange Group as Chair, and Chua Sock Koong,...

GSMA: 5G At Risk If Mobile Operators Don’t Get Access to the Right Spectrum -Tuesday 6 November 2018

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The successful rollout of ultra-fast 5G services relies on timely access to the right amount and type of spectrum in the next year, warns the GSMA in an industry position released today. As the race to launch 5G services intensifies, the GSMA highlights the need for...

GSMA Announces First Speakers for Mobile 360 Series – MENA -Wednesday 24 October 2018

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today announced the first speakers for its Mobile 360 Series – MENA (Middle East and North Africa) conference taking place on the 26-27 November 2018 in Dubai. The two-day event, which is now in its sixth year, will take place as a standalone event for the first time...

GSMA Launches Innovation Fund for Rural Connectivity -Tuesday 9 October 2018  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today launched a new Innovation Fund for Rural Connectivity, aimed at expanding digital inclusion through innovative new technology solutions for connecting unserved rural communities. The Fund is backed by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) and...

GSMA Reveals First Details for MWC19 Barcelona -Saturday 29 September 2018

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today announced the first details of MWC19 Barcelona (formerly Mobile World Congress), including keynote speakers, prominent participating companies, programmes and events. MWC19 Barcelona will take place 25-28 February 2019, with events being staged at Fira Gran Via,...

Mobile Industry Accelerating Delivery of Sustainable Development Goals, According to Latest GSMA Report -Thursday 27 September 2018

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The global mobile industry is demonstrating significant and measurable impact in contributing to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and is strengthening its commitment to improving lives around the world, according to a new GSMA study. The 2018 edition of the...

GSMA To Showcase Mobile’s Increasing Impact on Sustainable Development During UN General Assembly Week -Wednesday 26 September 2018

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA will represent the global mobile industry at the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) being held in New York this week, advancing the leading role the sector is playing in meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Over the coming week, the GSMA...

GSMA Celebrates Successful 2018 “Mobile World Congress Americas, in Partnership With CTIA” in Los Angeles -Wednesday 19 September 2018  

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- The GSMA today reported the highlights of the 2018 Mobile World Congress Americas, which was held September 12-14 at the Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC). Over 55 percent of this year’s nearly 22,000 Mobile World Congress Americas attendees held senior-level positions,...

5G To Power Economic Growth in Europe, Finds GSMA Study -Wednesday 19 September 2018

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Europe’s mobile ecosystem is forecast to account for more than 4 per cent of the region’s GDP by 2022, but the right regulatory action must be taken to position Europe as a global 5G leader and establish a genuine EU Digital Single Market, according to a new report...