26 February - 1 March 2018

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GSMA Wraps Up Hugely Successful Mobile World Congress 2018

Annual Mobile Event Attracted 7,700 CEOs, Up From 6,100 in 2017; 2018 GSMA Ministerial Programme Hosted Record 181 Delegations Barcelona: The GSMA today reported that more than 107,000* visitors from 205 countries and territories attended the 2018 Mobile World Congress, … Continue reading “GSMA Wraps Up Hugely Successful Mobile World Congress 2018”

GSMA and ICANN Sign Memorandum of Understanding at GSMA Mobile World Congress

Barcelona –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 … Continue reading “GSMA and ICANN Sign Memorandum of Understanding at GSMA Mobile World Congress”

GSMA Announces Winners for 2018 GLOMO Awards

Barcelona: 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 … Continue reading “GSMA Announces Winners for 2018 GLOMO Awards”

Latest GSMA Report Highlights Success of Mobile Money with Over 690 Million Accounts Worldwide

In 2017 the Mobile Money Industry Processed US$1 Billion a Day, Generating Direct Revenues of $2.4 Billion Barcelona: The GSMA today unveiled its seventh annual ‘State of the Industry Report on Mobile Money’, offering a current snapshot of the mobile … Continue reading “Latest GSMA Report Highlights Success of Mobile Money with Over 690 Million Accounts Worldwide”

World Bank Group and GSMA Announce Partnership to Leverage IoT Big Data for Development

Barcelona – 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 … Continue reading “World Bank Group and GSMA Announce Partnership to Leverage IoT Big Data for Development”

GSMA Mobile World Congress: Expert Group Presents Broadband Commission with Solutions for Closing the Broadband Gap

Barcelona – 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, … Continue reading “GSMA Mobile World Congress: Expert Group Presents Broadband Commission with Solutions for Closing the Broadband Gap”

Global Brands Launch Live RCS Business Messaging Services Based on the GSMA Universal Profile

Global Brands Including Booking.com, British Gas, ITV, Pizza Hut Delivery and Subway Launch Live RCS Business Messaging Services Barcelona: 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 … Continue reading “Global Brands Launch Live RCS Business Messaging Services Based on the GSMA Universal Profile”

Huawei Named as Winner of 2018 GSMA Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Mobile Industry

Barcelona: 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 … Continue reading “Huawei Named as Winner of 2018 GSMA Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Mobile Industry”

GSMA RCS Messaging Initiative Takes Off as Multiple Global Operators Interconnect Networks

Leading Operators Interconnect RCS Networks Across 17 Markets Worldwide; RCS Gaining Momentum With Over 159 Million Monthly Users London: The GSMA today announced that mobile operators América Móvil, Rogers Communications and Sprint have interconnected their networks across the Americas, while … Continue reading “GSMA RCS Messaging Initiative Takes Off as Multiple Global Operators Interconnect Networks”

UK and GSMA Launch Partnership on Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation

Public and Private Sectors Collaborate to Accelerate Delivery and Impact of Digital Humanitarian Assistance Barcelona: 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 … Continue reading “UK and GSMA Launch Partnership on Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation”

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