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GSMA Launches Framework to Improve Digital Inclusion for Persons with Disabilities

3rd December 2020, London: To mark the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the GSMA is launching the ‘Principles for Driving the Digital Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities’.  The Principles aim to further inspire the mobile industry to help close the mobile disability gap. According to the World Health Organisation, there are over one billion people with disabilities; of them, only 1 in 10 has access to the...

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GSMA Board Re-Elects Chair and Elects New Deputy Chair

Orange’s Stéphane Richard Continues as GSMA Board Chair; Verizon’s Rima Qureshi Elected Deputy Chair; Both to Serve from January 2021 through December 2022   23 November 2020, London: The GSMA Board has re-elected the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Orange Group, Stéphane Richard, as GSMA Board Chair.  The Board has elected the Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of Verizon, Rima Qureshi, as Board...

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GSMA Elects New Board Members

GSMA Names 26-Member Board to Serve from January 2021 through December 2022 16 November 2020, London: The GSMA has elected new members of the GSMA Board of Directors for the two years from January 2021 through December 2022. The GSMA Board comprises the world’s largest operator groups and smaller independent operators with global reach. “We thank the GSMA Board for its exceptional support during what has been a challenging year....

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Achieving Russia’s 5G Goals

Restrictive Radio Frequency Limits Should be Aligned with International Guidelines 12 November 2020, Moscow: 5G, the next generation of communications technology, is expected to account for almost 20% of connections in the Russia Federation by 2025 according to GSMA Intelligence. But, the rollout would be faster and cheaper, if the government adopted international safety guidelines for radio spectrum, according to a new study released...

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GSMA Signs Digital Development Agreements with Malaysia, Pakistan, Pacific Islands Telecommunications Association

Announcements made at Thrive Asia Pacific; event registrations are open 3 November 2020, London: To help foster and accelerate digital nation opportunities, the GSMA has signed three memorandum of understanding agreements with the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporate (MDEC), Pakistan’s Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication (MoITT), and the Pacific Islands Telecommunications Association (PITA). The agreements were...

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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, announced the news during his opening keynote address at Thrive Africa, the GSMA’s...

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Mobile Industry Continues to Close the Digital Divide Accelerating Global Impact Across All SDGs, Says GSMA

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 efforts 25 September 2020, London For the fifth year in a row the mobile industry has...

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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 access to mobile internet connectivity and the vital benefits it provides. Today we share the...

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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 the GSMA, and is open to all vendors of network...

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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 a better future.   “We believe that 4YFN is a key innovation platform and that start-ups will play...