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New GSMA Report Highlights Integral Role of Mobile IoT Networks in 5G Future LONDON -Tuesday, May 15th 2018 [ar]

(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 LONDON -Wednesday, May 9th 2018 [ar]

(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 HONG KONG -Thursday, April 26th 2018 [ar]

(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 LONDON -Wednesday, April 25th 2018 [ar]

(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 ABIDJAN, Côte d'Ivoire -Thursday, April 12th 2018 [ar]

(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 ABIDJAN, Côte d’Ivoire -Wednesday, April 11th 2018 [ar] [fr]

(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 NEW YORK -Thursday, March 22nd 2018 [ar]

(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 LONDON -Thursday, March 22nd 2018 [ar]

(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 HONG KONG -Friday, March 16th 2018 [ar]

(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 NAIROBI, Kenya -Thursday, March 15th 2018 [ar] [fr]

(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 BARCELONA, Spain -Saturday, March 3rd 2018 [ar]

(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 BARCELONA, Spain -Thursday, March 1st 2018 [ar]

(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 BARCELONA, Spain -Thursday, March 1st 2018 [ar]

(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 BARCELONA -Wednesday, February 28th 2018 [ar]

(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,...

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

(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 BARCELONA, Spain -Wednesday, February 28th 2018 [ar]

(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 BARCELONA, Spain -Wednesday, February 28th 2018 [ar]

(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 BARCELONA, Spain -Tuesday, February 27th 2018 [ar]

(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 BARCELONA, Spain -Tuesday, February 27th 2018 [ar]

(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 BARCELONA, Spain -Tuesday, February 27th 2018 [ar]  

(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...