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GSMA Provides Further Updates on Programmes at Mobile World Congress 2018 LONDON -Thursday 16 November 2017

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today announced new developments for Mobile World Congress 2018, including recently confirmed keynote speakers, as well as new exhibitors, sponsors and partners. The GSMA also provided updates for attendee experiences such as 4YFN, Women4Tech and YoMo. Mobile World...

GSMA Report Highlights Impact of Taxation on Mobile Connectivity in Latin America -Thursday 2 November 2017  

(BUSINESS WIRE)--The GSMA today announced findings from its latest report, ‘Taxing Mobile Connectivity in Latin America: 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...

New GSMA Study Finds That Mobile Industry Accounts for 5 Per Cent of Latin American GDP -Thursday 2 November 2017  

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Latin America’s mobile ecosystem generated 5 per cent of GDP last year, according to a new GSMA study. The 2017 Latin America and Caribbean edition of the GSMA’s Mobile Economy series, published today at the GSMA Mobile 360 Series – Latin America event in Bogotá,...

GSMA Mobile IoT Initiative Helping Operators Target European Connected Energy Market Worth USD$26 Billion -Wednesday 25 October 2017

(BUSINESS WIRE)--The GSMA today announced that mobile operators deploying new Mobile IoT networks will be able to benefit from the European connected energy market estimated to be worth USD$26 billion by 20261. Data shared by analyst house Machina Research highlights the huge growth opportunity...

GSMA Publishes New Report on Mobile-Enabled Digital Transformation in Ghana -Wednesday 25 October 2017

(BUSINESS WIRE)--At a high-level roundtable between the Government of Ghana and mobile industry leaders today, the GSMA launched a report in partnership with the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), examining the transformative opportunities presented by mobile-enabled digital...

GSMA and AIC Encourage Greater Engagement among RCEP Countries to Enable a Truly Pan-Asian Digital Economy -Thursday 19 October 2017

(BUSINESS WIRE) --The GSMA and the Asia Internet Coalition (AIC) today urged the participating countries of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) for greater commitment and engagement. As representatives of leading companies that operate in the region and promote the digital...

GSMA Study: 5G to Account for a Third of Europe’s Mobile Market by 2025 -Wednesday 18 October 2017

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- More than 30 per cent of Europe’s mobile connections will be running on 5G networks by 2025, according to a new GSMA study. The 2017 Europe edition of the GSMA’s Mobile Economy series, published today at the GSMA Mobile 360 Series – Europe event in Brussels, forecasts...

GSMA Statement on Status of Mobile World Congress 2018 -Saturday 14 October 2017

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today offered the following comment on the status of Mobile World Congress 2018: The GSMA has an agreement in place with the Barcelona City Partners making Barcelona the Mobile World Capital and host city of the GSMA Mobile World Congress through 2023. The 2018...

Middle East Mobile Operators Will Be 5G Early Adopters, According to New GSMA Report -Monday 9 October 2017

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today published a new report, titled The Mobile Economy: Middle East and North Africa 2017, highlighting that operators in the Middle East and North African (MENA) region1 will be amongst the first in the world to launch commercial 5G networks. The new study, which...

GSMA Mobile Connectivity Index Highlights United Arab Emirates as Mobile Internet Leader -Monday 9 October 2017

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has increased its overall score on the GSMA Mobile Connectivity Index by five points over the last two years, according to new data published today at the GSMA Mobile 360 – Middle East and North Africa event in Dubai. Between 2014 and 2016, the...

GSMA Announces First Keynote Speakers for Mobile World Congress 2018 -Monday 2 October 2017

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today announced that executives from Bharti Enterprises, BT Group, Ericsson, NTT DOCOMO, Red Hat, Telenor Group and Vodafone Group are among the first keynote speakers confirmed for the 2018 Mobile World Congress. The GSMA also announced further updates for the event,...

GSMA Announces New Speakers for Mobile 360 Series – Middle East and North Africa -Monday 2 October 2017

(BUSINESS WIRE) - The GSMA today announced new speakers for its Mobile 360 Series – Middle East and North Africa (MENA) conference taking place on 9-10 October in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The two-day event has confirmed over 50 speakers, including 15 CEOs and 25 C-Level executives from 17...

GSMA Announces New Developments in Big Data for Social Good Initiative -Wednesday 20 September 2017

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- At the United Nations General Assembly Week, the GSMA today announced new developments in its Big Data for Social Good initiative, which was launched in February 2017 to leverage mobile operators’ big data capabilities in addressing epidemics and humanitarian crises....

New GSMA Report Highlights Mobile Industry Progress in Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals -Tuesday 19 September 2017

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- At the United Nations General Assembly Week, the GSMA today published the ‘2017 Mobile Industry Impact Report: Sustainable Development Goals’, the second annual study assessing the mobile industry’s impact in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In addition...

North America Region a World Leader in 4G and Smartphone Adoption, According to New GSMA Report -Sunday 17 September 2017

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- North America leads the world in 4G and smartphone adoption and is expected to migrate rapidly to 5G networks and services, according to a new GSMA study. The latest edition of the GSMA’s flagship Mobile Economy series, published at Mobile World Congress Americas this...

GSMA Launches the “Case for Change” -Sunday 17 September 2017

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- At Mobile World Congress Americas, the GSMA today launched a new global campaign to draw attention to the significant impact that mobile technology is having on the lives of more than 5 billion people around the world. The “Case For Change” will put the spotlight on the...

GSMA Announces More Than 21,000 Attendees Visited Inaugural “Mobile World Congress Americas, in Partnership with... -Sunday 17 September 2017

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today reported that more than 21,000 unique visitors from 110 countries and territories attended the 2017 Mobile World Congress Americas, held September 12-14 in San Francisco. The three-day conference and exhibition attracted executives from the industry’s largest...

GSMA: Smartphones Fueling Mobile Ecosystem Growth in Latin America -Saturday 16 September 2017

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Smartphones now account for six out of ten mobile connections in Latin America, helping to fuel a surge in social media usage and other mobile-based services across the region. According to new data from the GSMA’s ‘Mobile Trends Report’, published at Mobile World...

GSMA and FC Barcelona Establish Multi-Year Mobile Innovation Partnership -Saturday 16 September 2017

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- At Mobile World Congress Americas, the GSMA and FC Barcelona today announced that they have signed a three-year agreement through which the two organisations will collaborate on a range of technology initiatives in Barcelona and around the world, in areas such as big data, the...

GSMA Urges the Commission to Adopt a Technology-Neutral Approach in Developing the EU’s Cooperative Intelligent... -Saturday 16 September 2017

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today urged the European Commission to keep the European market unrestricted for cellular technologies for use in connected vehicles. The EU plans to roll out a Cooperative Intelligent Transport System (C-ITS) in 2019 and intends to make 802.11p, a short-range...