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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

Research: 3.4bn not accessing mobile Internet

The global State of Mobile Internet Connectivity Report 2021 from mobile industry trade body the GSMA shows that, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, more than half of the world’s population is now using the mobile Internet. Mobile Internet usage translates to just over 4 billion connected people,  225 million more compared to 2019, and up from […]

September 30, 2021

SES supplies 4G services using O3b

SES says that communities living across the eastern most peninsula of Africa will be able to enjoy 4G services on their mobile phones following a three-year partnership agreement signed by fixed satellite solution and professional service provider, iSAT Africa and SES. The two companies have announced that this new service will be available initially via […]

July 15, 2021By Chris Forrester

GSMA calls for 2 GHz of mid-band spectrum

The mobile industry will need an average of 2 GHz of mid-band spectrum this decade to meet the UN’s International Telecommunications Union (ITU) data speed requirements. Achieving this will also minimise environmental impact and lower consumer costs of 5G, according to a global study of 36 cities published by trade body the GSMA. The study […]

July 9, 2021

Survey: Financing confusion affects phone purchasing

According to findings from revenue and device security specialist Trustonic, there is widespread confusion among consumers in the UK around whether or not they have taken out financing on their mobile phones. In the survey, only 27 per cent of respondents stated they had taken device financing as part of an operator package. In contrast, […]

June 17, 2021

GSMA calls for licensing of 6 GHZ to power 5G

The global future of 5G is at risk if governments fail to align on licensing 6 GHz spectrum, according to mobile operator trade body the GSMA. The full speed and capabilities of 5G depend on the 6 GHz mid-band spectrum, it asserts. Yet governments are already diverging: China will use the entire 1200 MHz in […]

May 18, 2021By Colin Mann

GSMA: Russia 5G faster with international safety guidelines

5G is expected to account for almost 20 per cent 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 study released by GSMA. The Russian Federal Government is rolling out its […]

November 13, 2020

GSMA changes dates for MWC21 series

GSMA has announced a rescheduling of its 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 Barcelona, initially scheduled for the first week of March 2021, allows the GSMA to contend with […]

September 23, 2020