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Governments in the MENA Region Should Champion Taxation Reforms for Greater Mobile Connectivity, Says New GSMA Report LONDON -Monday 10 July 2017

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today announced that seven MENA countries, Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Turkey, could improve access to mobile connectivity by reforming their mobile taxation regimes. In its latest report ‘Delivering Mobile Connectivity in the Middle...

GSMA Appoints Laxmi Akkaraju Chief Strategy Officer  -Thursday 6 July 2017

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today announced the appointment of Laxmi Akkaraju as Chief Strategy Officer. Ms. Akkaraju, who was most recently Senior Vice President, Global Delivery at EVRY, will join the GSMA effective 1 September and will report to GSMA Director General Mats Granryd. As Chief...

GSMA Reports Record Attendance for Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2017 -Tuesday 4 July 2017

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today reported that nearly 67,500 unique visitors1 from 104 countries and territories attended the 2017 GSMA Mobile World Congress Shanghai, held 28 June – 1 July in Shanghai. The four-day event attracted executives from the industry’s largest and most...

GSMA Announces Additional Speakers for Mobile 360 Series – Africa -Thursday 29 June 2017

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today announced additional speakers participating in the 2017 Mobile 360 – Africa conference, which will take place 11 – 13 July 2017 at the Julius Nyerere International Convention Centre, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Additionally, the GSMA announced that its Mobile...

GSMA Announces Winners of 2017 Asia Mobile Awards -Thursday 29 June 2017

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA announced the winners of the 2017 Asia Mobile Awards, which were presented this evening at the AMO Awards Ceremony and Dinner Reception, held at DaGuan Theatre in Pudong, Shanghai. The awards, which were hosted by news anchor Jason He, honour achievement, excellence...

New Study from GSMA and CAICT Forecasts That China Will Be the World’s Largest 5G Market by 2025  -Wednesday 28 June 2017

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Chinese operators are on track to launch commercial 5G networks by 2020 and are expected to establish China as the world’s largest 5G market by 2025, according to a new study by GSMA Intelligence and the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT). The...

China and India to Account for Half of All New Mobile Subscribers Added by 2020, Finds New GSMA Study  -Wednesday 28 June 2017

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- China and India will account for almost half of all new mobile subscribers expected to be added worldwide by the end of the decade, according to a new GSMA study. The 2017 edition of the GSMA’s ‘Mobile Economy: Asia Pacific’ report, published today at Mobile World...

GSMA Mobile IoT Initiative Takes off with Multiple Commercial Network Launches around the World -Monday 26 June 2017

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today announced that its Mobile IoT Initiative1 has taken off with the launch of multiple commercial rollouts of Low Power, Wide Area (LPWA) solutions by several of the world’s leading mobile operators including AT&T, China Mobile, China Unicom, China Telecom,...

GSMA Innovation City Returns to Mobile World Congress Shanghai -Monday 19 June 2017

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA Innovation City will return to Mobile World Congress Shanghai for the fifth year, the GSMA announced today. The popular exhibition space invites visitors to experience how mobile-connected products and services are improving the lives of citizens, enterprises and...

GSMA: Number of Mobile Subscribers Worldwide Hits 5 Billion -Tuesday 13 June 2017

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The world’s mobile industry has signed up its 5 billionth unique mobile subscriber, according to real-time data from GSMA Intelligence, the research arm of the GSMA. The 5 billion milestone means that more than two-thirds of the global population is now connected to a mobile...

Mobile Technology Comes to Life for Local Consumers at Mobile World Congress Shanghai -Tuesday 6 June 2017

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Visitors seeking the latest and greatest in mobile technology will get the opportunity to try out the newest devices, gadgets and experiences at the upcoming GSMA Mobile World Congress Shanghai, taking place at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC). This year, to...

GSMA Reveals Shortlist for 2017 Asia Mobile Awards -Friday 2 June 2017

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today announced the nominees for the 2017 Asia Mobile Awards. Winners of the “AMO Awards” will be honoured at the Asia Mobile Awards Ceremony and Dinner Reception at DaGuan Theatre in Pudong, Shanghai on Wednesday, 28 June. The GSMA also announced several further...

GSMA Announces First Keynote Speakers for “GSMA Mobile World Congress Americas, in Partnership with CTIA” -Thursday 1 June 2017

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA announced the first confirmed speakers for the Mobile World Congress Americas debuting September 12-14, 2017 at San Francisco’s Moscone Center. The GSMA also released additional details for the inaugural Americas event today, including new programs, exhibition...

GSMA Announces Speakers for Mobile 360 Series – Africa 2017 -Saturday 27 May 2017

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today announced the first speakers for the 2017 Mobile 360 – Africa conference, which will take place 11 – 13 July 2017 at the Julius Nyerere International Convention Centre, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Following the success of last year’s event, Mobile 360 –...

GSMA Urges for Lower Spectrum Prices in Bangladesh for Affordable Mobile Broadband Networks  -Thursday 11 May 2017

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today expressed concerns about the Bangladesh Government’s plan to impose higher fees for 4G licensing ahead of the next round of spectrum auctions. The decision would pose a significant challenge to the fulfilment of the “Digital Bangladesh” objectives and...

GSMA Outlines New Developments for Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2017  -Wednesday 10 May 2017

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today highlighted new developments for the 2017 GSMA Mobile World Congress Shanghai, which will be held 28 June – 1 July 2017 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC). The GSMA provided several updates, announcing the first confirmed speakers for the...

GSMA Provides New Details for Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2017 -Friday 7 April 2017

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today offered new details for the 2017 GSMA Mobile World Congress Shanghai, which will be held 28 June – 1 July 2017 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC). The GSMA provided several updates, including the first confirmed keynote speakers, the...

GSMA Announces Speakers for Mobile 360 Series – West Africa -Tuesday 28 March 2017

(BUSINESS WIRE)--The GSMA today announced the first speakers for the 2017 Mobile 360 Series – West Africa conference, which will take place 27 April at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Abidjan Airport in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. Additionally, MTN has been confirmed as Platinum Sponsor for the event and...

Record-Breaking Year for GSMA Mobile World Congress as 108,000 Attend Industry’s Premier Event -Thursday 9 March 2017

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The 2017 edition of Mobile World Congress attracted a record 108,000 visitors*, an increase of 7 per cent over the previous year, the GSMA reported today as the show came to a close. Visitors from 208 countries and territories worldwide attended this year’s event, held at the...

GSMA Congratulates Winners of the 2017 Global Mobile Awards -Friday 3 March 2017

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today congratulates all winners of the 2017 Glomo Awards. Glomo Award hosts, TV presenters Suzi Perry and Ortis Deley, announced the awards during a series of ceremonies and Mobile World Live TV presentations throughout the week at the GSMA Mobile World Congress in...