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GSMA: “Meaningful progress” in renewable energy use

As climate leaders meet at COP27 in Egypt, figures from the GSMA have revealed that global mobile operators are making strong progress in maximising the use of renewable energy in their networks. However, a survey indicates that access to an additional 64 terawatt-hours (TWh) of renewable electricity – roughly equivalent to Austria’s annual energy usage […]

November 14, 2022

Research: Wide mobile Internet coverage and usage gap

Ensuring people are able to use mobile Internet, rather than focusing purely on network coverage, is the key to driving digital inclusion for 3.2 billion people worldwide, according to statistics released by the mobile industry trade body the GSMA. The organisation’s annual State of Mobile Internet Connectivity Report shows that 95 per cent of the […]

October 19, 2022

GSMA restates Big Tech infrastructure stance

Mobile industry trade body the GSMA has issued a statement saying that it strongly believes that the future of Europe’s digital economy requires action to ensure that those Big Tech players, driving large and increasing traffic volumes over European networks, make a fair contribution to infrastructure investment. It says the publication of the BEREC (Body […]

October 13, 2022By Colin Mann

Report: Market dynamics impeding European 5G progress

Mobile technologies and services contributed €757 billion to European GDP in 2021, but Europe’s ambitious Digital Decade goals remain threatened by slower 5G rollout compared to competitor markets, according to the findings of a report by mobile industry trade body the GSMA. The 2022 Mobile Economy Report Europe shows that at the end of June […]

October 5, 2022By Colin Mann

GSMA highlights cellco investment demands

Following the release of a Statement by 16 leading European telcos calling for the largest traffic generators to make a fair contribution to the costs they currently impose on European networks, mobile industry trade body has added its voice to the debate. “Mobile is one of the greatest technology success stories of all time, making […]

October 3, 2022By Colin Mann

GSMA calls for 6 GHz 5G spectrum

The fast-developing 6 GHz IMT ecosystem is poised to play an important role in supporting 5G rollouts worldwide, a new report from mobile industry trade body the GSMA has revealed. However, whilst 6 GHz ecosystem developers are standing by to meet consumer demand, regulatory decisions at next year’s World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-23), and subsequently by […]

August 4, 2022By Colin Mann

GSMA calls for more 5G spectrum

Mobile industry trade body the GSMA has released analysis of the spectrum needs of 5G networks across low, mid- and high bands which it says delivers a clear vision of the spectrum capacity required to integrate 5G into the lives of businesses and consumers up to 2030. Two new reports, Vision 2030: Low-band spectrum for […]

July 1, 2022By Colin Mann

No Russian Pavilion at MWC

The GSMA has announced that it will no longer host a Russian Pavilion at the Mobile World Congress 2022 event. In a statement, they said: “The GSMA strongly condemns the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The situation is fast-moving, and we understand that various governments are considering broader sanctions against Russia. In light of this emerging […]

February 25, 2022

Álvarez-Pallete named GSMA president

The executive president of Telefónica, Jose María Alvarez-Pallete, has been elected as the new president of the GSMA, the organisation that represents more than 750 of the world’s mobile operators, as well as over 350 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem. Álvarez-Pallete’s mandate will last until December 2022 and marks the first time that a […]

January 31, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

Industry majors back GSMA mmWave initiative

Mobile industry trade body the GSMA has instigated a global accelerator initiative to drive awareness of 5G mmWave technology. Operators China Unicom, NTT DOCOMO, Telstra, TIM and, Verizon, and vendors Ericsson and Qualcomm Technologies will share mmWave intelligence, best practices and use cases to educate and inspire stakeholders around the world. The accelerator initiative aims […]

November 11, 2021