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New GSMA Report Finds Global Mobile Customers Seeking Feature-Rich, IP-Based Messaging Services from Operators SHANGHAI -Wednesday 29 June 2016  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Global mobile subscribers are demanding richer, global and open IP-based messaging experiences from mobile network operators, according to a new report called ‘The Future of Mobile Communications,’ released today by the GSMA. The research, which was commissioned by the GSMA...

GSMA Initiative to Drive Global Adoption of Universal Profile for Rich Communications Services Gains Momentum -Tuesday 28 June 2016  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today announced that AIS, Axiata Group, Beeline, Bell Mobility, China Mobile, China Telecom, China Unicom, Claro Brazil, Claro Colombia, Indosat Ooredoo, M1, Megafon, MTS, Optus, Personal Argentina, Personal Paraguay, Reliance Jio, Rogers Communications, Singtel,...

GSMA Welcomes 3GPP Completion of LPWA Technologies -Friday 24 June 2016

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA welcomes the 3rd Generation Partnership Project’s (3GPP) decision to standardise three Low Power, Wide Area (LPWA) technologies in licensed spectrum in Release 13. The specifications which were completed today, address the growing IoT market and include a new...

GSMA Announces New Keynote Speakers, Programmes and Events for Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2016 -Thursday 23 June 2016

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today provided further updates on the GSMA Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2016, including new keynote speakers, programmes, events and participating companies. Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2016 will take place 29 June – 1 July 2016 at the Shanghai New International...

GSMA and CTIA Partner to Create New Mobile Industry Event for the Americas -Thursday 23 June 2016  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA and CTIA® today announced a partnership through which the two organisations will create a new mobile industry event in the United States. “GSMA Mobile World Congress Americas, in partnership with CTIA” will debut September 12-14, 2017 in San Francisco. CTIA and...

GSMA Announces Nominees for 2016 Asia Mobile Awards -Tuesday 7 June 2016

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today announced the nominees for the 2016 Asia Mobile Awards. Winners of the inaugural “AMO Awards” will be honoured at the Asia Mobile Awards Ceremony and Dinner Reception at DaGuan Theatre in Pudong, Shanghai on Wednesday, 29 June. The AMO Awards are an integral...

GSMA Announces Speakers for Mobile 360 Series – Africa -Wednesday 1 June 2016

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today announced the first speakers for the 2016 Mobile 360 Series – Africa conference, which will take place 26 – 28 July at the Julius Nyerere International Convention Centre in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Tigo has been confirmed as Platinum Sponsor for the event,...

GSMA Innovation City Returns to Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2016 -Wednesday 25 May 2016

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA Innovation City will return to Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2016 for the fourth year running, the GSMA announced today. The popular exhibition space will again be a focal point of the show and invites visitors to explore an immersive environment that demonstrates how...

GSMA Announces Commitment to Expand Remit of Humanitarian Connectivity Charter at UN World Humanitarian Summit -Tuesday 24 May 2016

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Today at the World Humanitarian Summit, GSMA Director General Mats Granryd addressed the Leaders Roundtable on Financing: Investing in Humanity and outlined the GSMA’s commitment to expanding the footprint of its Humanitarian Connectivity Charter. In his remarks, Granryd...

New GSMA Study Describes the Changing Economics of the Digital Ecosystem -Tuesday 17 May 2016  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today published a new report examining the structure, economic drivers and financial performance of the global internet economy and its respective segments. “The Internet Value Chain,” developed by A.T. Kearney for the GSMA, assesses how the internet ecosystem has...

CEOs from Leading Mobile Players to Keynote at Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2016 -Tuesday 17 May 2016  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA announced confirmed keynote speakers for Mobile World Congress Shanghai, including CEOs and senior leaders from companies such as AT&T Mobility, Baidu, China Mobile, China Telecom, HTC, KDDI, NTT DOCOMO, Oberthur Technologies, Telenor Pakistan and ZTE. The GSMA also...

GSMA Puts Spotlight on Digital and Financial Inclusion at Women Deliver 2016 -Monday 16 May 2016

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Mats Granryd, Director General of the GSMA, will be joined by a panel of esteemed speakers for an exploration of issues surrounding the mobile phone gender gap at the Women Deliver 2016 conference this week in Copenhagen. In addition to Mr. Granryd, the...

2016 GSMA Mobile World Congress Surpasses Record 100,000 Visitors -Saturday 27 February 2016

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Visitors to the 2016 edition of the Mobile World Congress surpassed the 100,000 mark for the first time in the event’s history, with nearly 101,000 attendees, the GSMA reported today, an increase of more than six per cent over last year. Additionally, nearly 4,000 people...

GSMA Announces Winners of the 2016 Glomo Awards -Friday 26 February 2016  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today congratulates all winners of the 2016 Glomo Awards, which were announced during a series of ceremonies and live TV presentations throughout the week at the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Awards hosts TV presenters Suzi Perry and Ortis Deley revealed the...

4G Connections Hit One Billion as Mobile Broadband Momentum Extends to the Developing World -Thursday 25 February 2016

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The number of 4G mobile connections worldwide has surpassed the one billion mark and is on track to account for a third of all mobile connections by 2020, according to a new study by the GSMA. The 2016 global edition of the GSMA’s ‘Mobile Economy’ series of reports points...

GSMA Report Shows Registered Mobile Money Accounts Increased by 31 Per Cent to 411 Million in 2015 -Wednesday 24 February 2016

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today released its fifth annual ‘State of the Industry Report on Mobile Money’. The report provides a quantitative assessment of the industry, drawing on the results of the annual GSMA Global Adoption Survey of Mobile Financial Services, data from the GSMA Mobile...

UK and GSMA Partner on Mobile Technology to Fight Global Poverty -Wednesday 24 February 2016

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Innovative mobile technology will provide life-enhancing services to millions of people in poverty as part of a new partnership between the UK government, the GSMA Foundation, and the GSMA, the organisation that represents mobile operators worldwide. The UK’s Department...

Mobile Industry to Add One Billion New Unique Subscribers by 2020 -Tuesday 23 February 2016

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Almost three-quarters of the world’s population will be connected to a mobile network by 2020, according to the latest study from GSMA Intelligence, the research arm of the GSMA. The new study indicates that an additional one billion people will become mobile subscribers over...

Global Operators, Google and the GSMA Align Behind Adoption of Rich Communications Services -Tuesday 23 February 2016

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Global operators, including América Móvil, Bharti Airtel Ltd, Deutsche Telekom, Etisalat, Globe Telecom, KPN, Millicom, MTN, Orange, PLAY, Smart Communications, Sprint, Telenor Group, TeliaSonera, Telstra, TIM, Turkcell, VimpelCom, Vodafone, the GSMA, and Google today...

GSMA and Mobile Operators Launch Initiative to Extend Mobile Money and Mobile Internet to Women Globally -Tuesday 23 February 2016

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today announced the launch of the Connected Women Commitment Initiative, aimed at reducing the mobile gender gap. Initial commitments by GSMA operator members, with over 75 million mobile internet and mobile money customers, will aim to connect millions more women in...