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GSMA and Mobile World Capital Barcelona Announce Return of YoMo to Mobile World Congress 2018 BARCELONA, Spain -Friday 15 September 2017

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA and the Mobile World Capital Barcelona today announced that The Youth Mobile Festival Barcelona (YoMo Barcelona) will return to Mobile World Congress 2018 after its hugely successful launch in 2017. YoMo Barcelona will once again inspire future generations to pursue...

Global Brands Embrace RCS Messaging Based on the GSMA Universal Profile -Thursday 14 September 2017

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today announced that multiple global brands including 1-800 CONTACTS, BMW Seattle, Detroit Pistons, MGM Resorts, Multiplus, Subway and Walgreens are showcasing Messaging as a Platform (MaaP) services based on the GSMA’s Universal Profile for Advanced Messaging...

New GSMA Study Highlights Key Trends Shaping the Future of Mobile -Thursday 14 September 2017

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- The GSMA today published its second annual ‘Global Mobile Trends’ report, which provides exclusive data and analysis on the key trends shaping the future of the mobile ecosystem. Published at Mobile World Congress Americas being held in San Francisco this week, the 2017...

GSMA Announces 2018 Global Mobile Awards Open for Entry -Thursday 7 September 2017

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today announced that the 2018 Global Mobile Awards (Glomo Awards) are now open for entry. The Glomo Awards honour the greatest achievements and innovations across the mobile industry, with 38 awards over eight categories. Entries for the 2018 awards will be accepted...

GSMA Announces Launch of Disaster Response Innovation Fund -Thursday 7 September 2017

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today announced the launch of its Disaster Response Innovation Fund to spur development of mobile technology solutions to assist and empower people and communities affected by humanitarian emergencies, and to strengthen disaster prevention, preparedness and response....

GSMA Highlights US$1.8 Trillion IoT Revenue Opportunity for Mobile Network Operators -Thursday 7 September 2017

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today announced that mobile network operators are set to benefit from an estimated US$1.8 trillion Internet of Things (IoT) revenue opportunity by 2026 boosted by the early deployment of commercial Low Power Wide Area Networks in licensed spectrum, according to new...

GSMA Announces First Speakers for Mobile 360 Series – Middle East and North Africa -Wednesday 6 September 2017

(BUSINESS WIRE)--The GSMA today announced the first speakers for its Mobile 360 Series – Middle East and North Africa (MENA) conference taking place 9-10 October in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The two-day event, which is now in its fifth year, will bring together senior-level delegates from...

GSMA Announces Additional Updates for 2017 “GSMA Mobile World Congress Americas, in Partnership with CTIA” -Thursday 31 August 2017

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA released new details for the quickly approaching inaugural Mobile World Congress Americas, including recently confirmed speakers, sponsors, exhibitors and partners. Mobile World Congress Americas will take place September 12-14, 2017 at the Moscone Center in San...

New GSMA Report Highlights Risks of Implementing Wholesale Open Access Networks -Tuesday 8 August 2017

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today announced the findings of a new report, “Wholesale Open Access Networks”, which examines the performance of the wholesale open access network (WOAN) model (also known as single wholesale network or SWN) in five markets around the world: Kenya, Mexico, Russia,...

GSMA Announces First Details for Mobile World Congress 2018  -Wednesday 26 July 2017

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today announced the first details of the 2018 Mobile World Congress, including exhibitors, sponsors, programmes and activities taking place at the annual mobile industry event. Under the theme “Creating a Better Future”, Mobile World Congress will be held 26...

GSMA Announces Additional Keynotes, Programs and Participating Companies for 2017 “GSMA Mobile World Congress... -Thursday 20 July 2017  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA provided further updates for the upcoming Mobile World Congress Americas, including several recently confirmed keynote speakers, new programs and events, and additional exhibitors and partners. Mobile World Congress Americas will take place September 12-14, 2017 at the...

GSMA: Sub-Saharan Africa Driving Global Market for Mobile Money -Wednesday 12 July 2017

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Sub-Saharan Africa accounts for more than half of all mobile money deployments worldwide and is pioneering a range of new mobile money use cases, according to new GSMA data. The latest ‘State of Mobile Money in Sub-Saharan Africa’ presentation, made available by the GSMA in...

Sub-Saharan Africa to Surpass Half a Billion Mobile Subscribers by End of Decade, Finds New GSMA Study -Tuesday 11 July 2017

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- More than half a billion people across Sub-Saharan Africa will be subscribed to a mobile service by the end of a decade, according to a new GSMA study. The new report, ‘The Mobile Economy: Sub-Saharan Africa 2017’, was published today at the GSMA Mobile 360 – Africa event...

GSMA Report Highlights Impact of Taxation on Mobile Connectivity in Sub-Saharan Africa -Tuesday 11 July 2017

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today announced findings from its latest report, ‘Taxing Mobile Connectivity in Sub-Saharan Africa: A review of mobile sector taxation and its impact on digital inclusion’. The report provides an overview of the tax and fee regime applied to mobile services and its...

GSMA Announces New Developments in Mobile for Development Programme Initiatives -Tuesday 11 July 2017

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- At Mobile 360 – Africa, the GSMA today announced several developments in its Mobile for Development programme, all of which support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Connected Woman initiative announced new commitments by five mobile network...

Governments in the MENA Region Should Champion Taxation Reforms for Greater Mobile Connectivity, Says New GSMA Report -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...