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GSMA and W20 Announce Call to Action to Close Digital Gender Gap Ahead of G20 Summit LONDON -Wednesday 6 June 2018

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- As part of its role within the W20 (Women 20) group1, the GSMA has backed a series of recommendations to promote digital inclusion for women to be presented to the G20 member states later this year. The GSMA is Topic Chair of the Digital Inclusion theme within the W20, which is...

GSMA Announces Completion of First European NB-IoT Roaming Trial -Monday 4 June 2018

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- The GSMA today announced that mobile operators Deutsche Telekom and Vodafone Group have successfully completed the first international roaming trial in Europe using licensed NB-IoT technology. The service will ensure seamless coverage and service continuity for millions of...

New GSMA Study: Operators Must Look beyond Connectivity to Increase Share of $1.1 Trillion IoT Revenue Opportunity -Wednesday 30 May 2018

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- The global Internet of Things (IoT) market1 will be worth $1.1 trillion in revenue by 2025 as market value shifts from connectivity to platforms, applications and services, according to new data from GSMA Intelligence. By that point, there will be more than 25 billion IoT...

GSMA Reveals Shortlist for 2018 Asia Mobile Awards -Wednesday 30 May 2018

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today announced the nominees for the 2018 Asia Mobile Awards. Winners of the “AMO Awards” will be honoured in presentations during the Mobile World Congress Shanghai conference, as well as an AMO Awards cocktail. Mobile World Congress Shanghai will take place 27-29...

GSMA Announces Speakers for Mobile 360 Series – Africa 2018 -Tuesday 29 May 2018

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today announced the first speakers for the 2018 Mobile 360 – Africa conference, which will take place 17-19 July 2018 at the Kigali Convention Centre, Kigali, Rwanda. Sponsors for the event include MTN Rwanda (Host Sponsor); Channel VAS (Headline Sponsor); Remade,...

GSMA Announces New Events and Programmes Taking Place at Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2018 -Friday 25 May 2018

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today provided further details on the array of events and programmes that will be available to attendees at the 2018 GSMA Mobile World Congress Shanghai, including partner and co-located events; GSMA Forums, Seminars and Workshops; and Partner Programmes. Mobile World...

New GSMA Report Highlights Integral Role of Mobile IoT Networks in 5G Future -Tuesday 15 May 2018

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today issued a new report, ‘NB-IoT and LTE-M in the 5G context’, highlighting the integral role that licensed Mobile IoT networks, such as NB-IoT and LTE-M, will play in the 5G future and, in particular, the development of ‘massive IoT’. Massive IoT is one of...

Japan’s Mobile Operators Launch RCS Services Based on GSMA Specifications -Wednesday 9 May 2018

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- The GSMA today announced that Japanese mobile operators KDDI Corporation, NTT DOCOMO, INC. and SoftBank Corp. have launched Rich Communications Services (RCS) based on the GSMA’s specifications. The service, which is called ‘+ message’, is an upgrade to SMS and is...

GSMA Announces Additional Keynote Speakers for Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2018 -Thursday 26 April 2018

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- The GSMA today announced that executives from leading organisations across the mobile ecosystem will participate in the keynote programme at the 2018 GSMA Mobile World Congress Shanghai. The GSMA also announced the first speakers for the new Leaders Stage, as well as newly...

GSMA Marks International Girls in ICT Day with Events around the World -Wednesday 25 April 2018

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA will celebrate the annual ITU International Girls in ICT Day this week with a series of events across its global footprint aimed at encouraging and empowering young women to explore career opportunities in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)...

GSMA Launches Global Mobile Money Certification Scheme -Thursday 12 April 2018

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- At the Mobile 360 – West Africa event, the GSMA announced the launch of the GSMA Mobile Money Certification, a global scheme for mobile money providers to offer safer, more transparent and more resilient financial services to millions of mobile money users around the world....

Mobile Ecosystem to Be Worth More Than $50 Billion to West Africa Economy by 2022, Finds New GSMA Study -Wednesday 11 April 2018

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The mobile industry in West Africa is forecast to contribute more than $50 billion annually to the region’s economy by 2022, according to a new GSMA study published today at the ‘Mobile 360 – West Africa’ event being held in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. The new report,...

GSMA Advances a Comprehensive Agenda on Digital Inclusion for Women Ahead of G20 Summit -Thursday 22 March 2018

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- The GSMA is supporting the sixty-second meeting of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62) taking place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York this month1 as part of its commitment to the Sustainable Developments Goals (SDGs), particularly SDG 5 (Gender...

GSMA Announces Speakers for Mobile 360 Series – West Africa -Thursday 22 March 2018

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today announced the first speakers for the 2018 Mobile 360 Series – West Africa conference, which will take place 11-12 April at the Radisson Blu Abidjan Airport Hotel in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. The event is organised with the support of the Ministry of Post and ICT...

GSMA Outlines New Developments for Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2018 -Friday 16 March 2018

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- The GSMA today highlighted new developments for the 2018 GSMA Mobile World Congress Shanghai, including the first confirmed conference speakers, and co-located events, as well as new exhibitors, partners and sponsors. Mobile World Congress Shanghai will take place 27-29 June...

GSMA Opens New Regional Office in Nairobi -Thursday 15 March 2018

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- The GSMA today announced that it has opened new offices at the Delta Annexe, Westlands, Nairobi. Located in the heart of Nairobi's commercial district, the offices will enable the GSMA to work even more closely with its members and other industry stakeholders to continue to...

GSMA Wraps up Hugely Successful Mobile World Congress 2018 -Saturday 3 March 2018

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- The GSMA today reported that more than 107,000* visitors from 205 countries and territories attended the 2018 Mobile World Congress, the mobile industry’s premier event. Over 55 per cent of this year’s Mobile World Congress attendees held senior-level positions, including...

GSMA and ICANN Sign Memorandum of Understanding at GSMA Mobile World Congress -Thursday 1 March 2018

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Today, the GSMA and the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the Mobile World Congress being held this week in Barcelona. The MoU aims to enhance collaboration and raise awareness about Internet governance...

GSMA Announces Winners for 2018 GLOMO Awards -Thursday 1 March 2018

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- The GSMA today announced the winners for the Global Mobile Awards 2018 (GLOMO Awards). Announced at the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona by hosts TV presenters Suzi Perry and Ortis Deley, the GLOMOs showcase those companies and individuals that are driving innovation in...

GSMA Mobile World Congress: Expert Group Presents Broadband Commission with Solutions for Closing the Broadband Gap -Wednesday 28 February 2018

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- An Expert Group of members of The Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development today released the report “A New Deal: Investing in Our Common Future – Policy Recommendations to Close the Broadband Gap”. The report contains recommendations for policymakers,...