5G to Account for Half of North America’s Mobile Connections by 2025

Mobile’s contribution to the North American economy reached $1tn in 2019 27 October 2020, Los Angeles:  5G will account for more than half of total mobile connections in North America, according to the latest ‘Mobile Economy North America 2020’ report from GSMA Intelligence. Of the region’s forecasted total of 426 million mobile connections, 51 per […]
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Thrive North America Convenes Mobile Industry Leaders with Focus on Connected Recovery for the COVID-19 Era

Speaker line-up includes CEOs from mobile operators, carriers as well as L.A. business leaders and national policymakers Registrations are open for GSMA’s virtual event 22 October 2020, Los Angeles:  The Covid-19 pandemic has compressed several years’ economic digitisation into just a few months and mobile has proved crucial in keeping economies functioning. At this pivotal […]
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GSMA to Host MWC Africa in Kigali During 2021

News announced during GSMA Thrive Africa virtual conference Nearly half a billion people subscribe to mobile services in Sub-Saharan Africa 29 September 2020, London: GSMA has announced it will host MWC Africa in Kigali, Rwanda in 2021, bringing the leading global event series to the continent for the first time. GSMA Director General, Mats Granryd, […]
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GSMA and BMZ Announce New Partnership to Drive Digital Innovation for Sustainable Development

29th September 2020, London: The GSMA and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) have recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding to bring together their expertise in leveraging digital technologies to drive sustainable development. The GSMA and BMZ share a similar vision, working towards the innovative use of mobile and digital services […]
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DRIVING THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION: COLLABORATION IS KEY TO CLOSING COVERAGE AND CONNECTIVITY GAPS

28 September 2020, London: Over the last decade, mobile has connected more than 2.5 billion people to the internet, with mobile broadband coverage reaching in excess of 90% of the world’s population. Despite this rapid expansion of mobile internet infrastructure, there is still a coverage gap of more than 600 million people, who live without […]
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Mobile Industry Continues to Close the Digital Divide Accelerating Global Impact Across All SDGs, Says GSMA Report

In 2019, the mobile industry increased impact across all 17 of the Sustainable Development Goals for the 5th year in a row Mobile connectivity has driven significant economic, social and environmental gains To maximise the mobile industry’s contribution to the SDGs by 2030, operators and key stakeholders must accelerate the pace and scale of their […]
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GSMA ANNOUNCES DATE CHANGES FOR ITS MWC21 SERIES

MWC Shanghai to Precede MWC Barcelona, MWC LA Remains as Planned 23 September 2020, London: GSMA today announced a rescheduling of its world-class MWC series for 2021. MWC21 Shanghai will now take place from 23 – 25 February 2021, and MWC21 Barcelona will now take place between 28 June – 1 July 2021. Moving MWC21 […]
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GSMA Announces Progress on Network Equipment Security Assurance Scheme

24 August 2020, London: The GSMA today announced that the world’s leading mobile network equipment vendors, Ericsson, Huawei, Nokia and ZTE, have successfully completed an assessment of their product development and lifecycle management processes using the GSMA’s Network Equipment Security Assurance Scheme (NESAS). The NESAS scheme is a collaboration and jointly led by 3GPP and […]
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GSMA AND WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME ACCELERATE THE USE OF MOBILE FINANCIAL SERVICES FOR HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE

6 August 2020, London: The GSMA and United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) are expanding their partnership to help the world’s most vulnerable people. Through the GSMA Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation programme, which has been funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) since 2017, this three-year collaboration will primarily focus on the use […]
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4YFN to Co-locate with MWC Barcelona in 2021

28 July 2020, London: The GSMA today announced that it is moving its 4YFN event from Fira Montjuïc and co-locating it with MWC Barcelona 2021 at Fira Gran Via. Combining these two influential events signals a new era and commitment to working together to fulfil the potential of mobile technology, connecting everyone and everything to […]
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