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Latest GSMA Report Highlights Success of Mobile Money with over 690 Million Accounts Worldwide BARCELONA -Wednesday 28 February 2018

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- The GSMA today unveiled its seventh annual ‘State of the Industry Report on Mobile Money’, offering a current snapshot of the mobile money landscape and highlighting the impact that greater financial inclusion has on lives, economies and innovation. The report provides the...

Global Brands Launch Live RCS Business Messaging Services Based on the GSMA Universal Profile -Wednesday 28 February 2018

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- The GSMA today announced that multiple global brands including 1-800 Contacts, 1-800-Flowers.com, Booking.com, ITV, Snaptravel and Subway have launched live trials of RCS Business Messaging based on the GSMA’s Universal Profile for Advanced Messaging (UP). The service...

World Bank Group and GSMA Announce Partnership to Leverage IoT Big Data for Development -Wednesday 28 February 2018

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim announced today that the institution would partner with the GSMA and mobile network operators around the globe to harness big data from the Internet of Things (IoT) to help end extreme poverty and unlock new drivers of economic...

UK and GSMA Launch Partnership on Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation -Tuesday 27 February 2018

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- The GSMA and the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) today announced the launch of ‘Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation’ (M4H), a programme designed to accelerate the delivery and impact of digital humanitarian assistance. Through M4H, the public and...

Two-Thirds of Mobile Connections Running on 4G/5G Networks by 2025, Finds New GSMA Study -Tuesday 27 February 2018

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Two-thirds of the world’s mobile connections will be running on 4G and 5G networks by 2025, according to the new 2018 edition of the GSMA’s ‘Mobile Economy’ report, published today at Mobile World Congress. It is forecast that 4G will account for 53 per cent of global...

Huawei Named as Winner of 2018 GSMA Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Mobile Industry -Tuesday 27 February 2018  

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- At Mobile World Congress today, the GSMA announced that Huawei was selected as the winner of the GSMA’s “Outstanding Contribution to the Mobile Industry Award” for 2018. This prestigious award recognises individuals, companies and organisations that have contributed in...

GSMA RCS Messaging Initiative Takes off as Multiple Global Operators Interconnect Networks -Tuesday 27 February 2018

(BUSINESS WIRE)--The GSMA today announced that mobile operators América Móvil, Rogers Communications and Sprint have interconnected their networks across the Americas, while Deutsche Telekom, Telenor Group, Telia Company and Vodafone Group have interconnected in Europe, enabling subscribers in...

GSMA Mobile Connect Roll-Out Continues across the Globe -Tuesday 27 February 2018

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- At Mobile World Congress today, the GSMA announced that mobile network operators (MNOs) in China and South Korea are among the latest to deploy Mobile Connect to provide identity and authentication services to their customers. China Mobile’s identity service, Mobile...

GSMA Expands Big Data for Social Good Initiative, Announces Successful First Wave of Trials -Tuesday 27 February 2018

(BUSINESS WIRE)--The GSMA has achieved significant progress in the first trials of its Big Data for Social Good initiative by Bharti Airtel, Telefónica and Telenor, creating a blueprint for future deployments that leverages mobile operators’ big data capabilities to address the Sustainable...

GSMA Warns That Policymakers Must Act Now to Avoid Mobile Network “Gridlock” in Major Cities -Thursday 22 February 2018

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- The GSMA today published a new report that examines the ability of mobile networks to meet the exploding demand for mobile data in the world’s largest and densest cities. The GSMA/Boston Consulting Group report, “Delivering the Digital Revolution: Will Mobile...

GSMA: Multiple Mobile Operators Launch Live Commercial Low Power Wide Area Networks in Licensed Spectrum Worldwide -Wednesday 21 February 2018

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today announced that momentum behind Mobile IoT, or licensed Low Power Wide Area (LPWA), networks continues to grow on a global basis. To date, 23 mobile operators have commercially launched 41 Mobile IoT networks worldwide across both NB-IoT1 and LTE-M2. This growth...

GSMA Announces Winners of Inaugural Mobile World Scholar Challenge -Monday 19 February 2018  

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- The GSMA today announced the winners of its inaugural Mobile World Scholar Challenge. New for Mobile World Congress 2018, the Mobile World Scholar Challenge is a video-based competition designed to discover and highlight ground-breaking new technologies developed at...

Spectrum Policies Impacting Quality of Mobile Services to Consumers in Latin America, Warns New GSMA Report -Friday 16 February 2018

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- The GSMA today issued a new report, ‘Effective Spectrum Pricing in Latin America: Policies to support better quality and more affordable mobile services,’ highlighting that spectrum policies in Latin America are impacting the delivery of quality mobile services to...

McLaren Formula 1 Driver Fernando Alonso to Keynote at Mobile World Congress 2018 -Thursday 15 February 2018  

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- The GSMA today announced that McLaren Formula 1 Driver and double World Champion Fernando Alonso will be a featured speaker in a keynote session taking place on Tuesday, 27 February at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Widely regarded as one of F1’s most talented...

GSMA Launches 2018 "Mobile World Congress Americas, in Partnership with CTIA" -Tuesday 6 February 2018

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- The GSMA today announced details of the 2018 Mobile World Congress Americas including the first confirmed participating companies, exhibitors, programs and activities taking place at the event’s second annual gathering. Under the theme “Imagine a Better Future,” Mobile...

Anticipation Builds as GSMA Mobile World Congress 2018 Approaches -Thursday 1 February 2018

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- The GSMA today announced final updates for Mobile World Congress, including new keynote speakers, programme developments, partners and sponsors. Mobile World Congress will be held 26 February – 1 March 2018 at Fira Gran Via in Barcelona, with events also taking place at Fira...

GSMA Innovation City Offers View into Future of Mobile at Mobile World Congress 2018 -Thursday 1 February 2018

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- The GSMA Innovation City will be at Mobile World Congress 2018 once more, offering visitors with an opportunity to discover how mobile products and services are helping to create a better future for citizens and businesses around the world. The interactive exhibition space,...

GSMA Announces That 2018 Asia Mobile Awards Are Open for Entry -Wednesday 31 January 2018

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- The GSMA today announced that the Asia Mobile Awards (the AMO Awards) at Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2018 are open for entry. Judged by a panel of leading independent industry experts, the AMO Awards celebrate the greatest achievements and innovations across the Asian...

GSMA Announces Nominees for 2018 GLOMO Awards -Wednesday 24 January 2018

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today announced the nominees for the Global Mobile Awards 2018 (GLOMO Awards). Winners of the awards will be presented throughout Mobile World Congress, which takes place 26 February – 1 March in Barcelona. The full list of nominees can be found at...

GSMA Announces New Keynote Speakers for 2018 Mobile World Congress -Sunday 7 January 2018

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- The GSMA today announced nearly a dozen new keynote speakers for the upcoming Mobile World Congress 2018, as well as updates on exhibitors, sponsors, partners and programmes. Mobile World Congress will be held 26 February – 1 March 2018 at Fira Gran Via in Barcelona, with...