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GSMA Releases New Guidelines for 5G Networks

GSMA Releases New Guidelines for 5G Networks

The GMSA has released new guidelines to assist mobile operators that are looking to launch 5G Stand Alone networks. The document contains advice about technological, spectrum and regulatory best practices, and was developed in collaboration with many of the current leaders of the 5G industry. “The deployment of networks using 5G Stand Alone Cores will enable…

GSMA Takes Mobile 360 Online for the Rest of 2020

GSMA Takes Mobile 360 Online for the Rest of 2020

The GSMA’s Mobile 360 conference series will officially be a virtual series for the rest of 2020. The decision to migrate to a digital format reflects the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which makes it virtually impossible to hold events in person. Of course, the news is not all that surprising in light of the previous disruptions…

GSMA Cancels MWC Los Angeles

GSMA Cancels MWC Los Angeles

The COVID-19 pandemic has removed another major event from the 2020 conference schedule. The GSMA has announced that it has officially cancelled MWC Los Angeles, largely because it will not be able to guarantee the safety of its guests in the current public health environment. MWC Los Angeles is the third MWC event to be…

GSMA Announces Virtual Thrive China Conference

GSMA Announces Virtual Thrive China Conference

The GSMA is taking its convention season online with the launch of its new GSMA Thrive series. The inaugural event will be GSMA Thrive China, which will run from June 30 to July 2. The virtual series was set up to give tech industry professionals a safe, socially distanced chance to connect with one another…

GSMA, O-RAN Team Up On Intelligent 5G Development

The GSMA has teamed up with the O-RAN Alliance in an effort to promote the adoption of 5G and facilitate the development of products that take advantage of the new infrastructure. Both the GSMA and the O-RAN Alliance believe that Open Radio Access Networks (RAN) will be an integral part of the 5G future, with…

World Bank Roundtable Emphasizes Need for Strong Digital Infrastructure During COVID-19 Pandemic

World Bank Roundtable Emphasizes Need for Strong Digital Infrastructure During COVID-19 Pandemic

Several of the world’s leading finance and technology organizations are calling for more collaboration between the public and private sector in response to COVID-19. Those organizations include the GSMA, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), and the World Economic Forum, who participated in a virtual roundtable hosted by the World Bank. At the roundtable, the four…

GSMA Cancels MWC Shanghai

GSMA Cancels MWC Shanghai

COVID-19 continues to disrupt the 2020 conference schedule. The GSMA has officially cancelled MWC Shanghai due to ongoing public health concerns, and in light of the travel restrictions that have been put in place to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The news is not particularly surprising after the cancellation of MWC Barcelona in February,…

GSMA Opens Applications for Innovation Fund to Promote Digital Inclusion

GSMA Opens Applications for Innovation Fund to Promote Digital Inclusion

The GSMA is now accepting applications for the Innovation Fund for Mobile Internet Adoption and Digital Inclusion. The Fund is intended to promote internet usage in Asia and Africa, where people in many countries are not online even though there is reliable internet coverage in their area. In that regard, the organization notes that there…

GSMA Extends MWC Barcelona to 2024

GSMA Extends MWC Barcelona to 2024

The GSMA has renewed its agreement with its various partners in the city of Barcelona. The arrangement extends MWC Barcelona through to 2024, and demonstrates that there is still considerable enthusiasm for the event despite the cancellation of the 2020 show. MWC Barcelona is one of the world’s premiere mobile technology events, and has historically…

GSMA Debunks Link Between 5G and COVID-19

GSMA Debunks Link Between 5G and COVID-19

The GSMA is trying to counter one of the more destructive pieces of misinformation to emerge in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, the organization has condemned several incidences of arson against mobile phone masts in the United Kingdom. According to the GSMA, the arson can likely be attributed to a disinformation campaign that…

GSMA: Mobile Money Industry Processed $2 Billion in Daily Transactions in 2019

GSMA: Mobile Money Industry Processed $2 Billion in Daily Transactions in 2019

The GSMA has released its annual report on the state of the mobile money industry. The report found that there are now more than one billion registered mobile money accounts worldwide, and that the industry as a whole processed roughly $2 billion in transactions every day in 2019. The number of active accounts is only…

GSMA Looks Beyond COVID-19 with 125% MWC Credit Offer

GSMA Looks Beyond COVID-19 with 125% MWC Credit Offer

“In announcing the offers, the GSMA maintained that it stands by the decision to cancel this year’s MWC Barcelona, asserting that it was ‘the only option at the time, as has been made clear by subsequent events.’” Having cancelled this year’s Mobile World Congress Barcelona over coronavirus concerns, the GSMA is already looking to next…

GSMA Reports Lay Out China’s 5G Evolution

GSMA Reports Lay Out China’s 5G Evolution

The GSMA has published a series of reports on the development of mobile technology in China, which collectively suggest that the country is likely to remain at the forefront of the 5G movement for the foreseeable future. The reports were published as part of the ‘GSMA China Week’ program, which is taking place online due…

GSMA and GTI Offer Policy Recommendations for 5G Development

GSMA and GTI Offer Policy Recommendations for 5G Development

The GSMA and GTI have published a new white paper that argues that governments need to craft more supportive policies to foster the development of large-scale 5G networks. To that end, the paper specifically asks legislators to work with mobile operators to overcome the infrastructural and investment challenges they are likely to face.  “Governments are…

Huawei, Nuance Score Big Wins at 2020 GLOMO Awards

Huawei, Nuance Score Big Wins at 2020 GLOMO Awards

The GSMA may have been forced to abandon its plans for MWC Barcelona, but the organization is still doing its best to celebrate pioneering accomplishments in the mobile industry. The organization has officially announced the winners of the annual GLOMO Awards to recognize the companies and solutions that are driving mobile technology forward. “The GLOMOs…

GSMA Board Issues Statement on MWC Cancellation

GSMA Board Issues Statement on MWC Cancellation

The GMSA Board has issued a statement on the cancellation of MWC Barcelona. The event was scheduled to kick off on February 24, but the GSMA was forced to cancel its flagship event due to escalating concerns about the coronavirus. In its statement, the Board extended its sympathies to those affected by the outbreak, and…

GSMA Cancels MWC Barcelona 2020 Over Coronavirus Concerns

GSMA Cancels MWC Barcelona 2020 Over Coronavirus Concerns

The GSMA — the organization that represents mobile operators around the world — has announced that it will be cancelling its MWC Barcelona 2020 conference this year amid concerns over the spread of the recent coronavirus outbreak. The Barcelona edition of the massive MWC usually attracts more than 100,000 attendees from around the world. This…

GSMA Reiterates Health and Safety Measures in Wake of Ericsson’s MWC Cancellation

GSMA Reiterates Health and Safety Measures in Wake of Ericsson’s MWC Cancellation

The GSMA is once again assuring guests that MWC Barcelona will proceed as scheduled, despite ongoing concerns about the coronavirus. The latest statement was made in response to the news that Ericsson has decided not to attend the annual conference at the end of the month. The GSMA acknowledged that Ericsson’s absence would inevitably have…

Innovation and Coronavirus in This Week’s Top Mobile ID Stories

Innovation and Coronavirus in This Week’s Top Mobile ID Stories

Unfortunately, the coronavirus has spread even to this week’s roundup of Mobile ID World’s most popular stories; but the collection is otherwise full of innovation. Tinder, for example – the iconic dating app – is now embracing selfie-based authentication, with plans to get this functionality automated using Artificial Intelligence. It’s a means of verifying users…

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