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First Details Revealed for GSMA’s MWC Barcelona 2020

First Details Revealed for GSMA’s MWC Barcelona 2020

The GSMA has revealed the first details for its MWC (“Mobile World Congress”) Barcelona 2020 event happening in February. MWC Barcelona 2020, the largest event in the MWC series that includes MWC Americas, MWC Shanghai and MWC Los Angeles, has chosen ‘Limitless Intelligent Connectivity’ as this year’s theme, and will focus on AI, Big Data…

US Mobile Carriers Unveil Password-Free ZenKey Authentication Platform

US Mobile Carriers Unveil Password-Free ZenKey Authentication Platform

The Mobile Authentication Taskforce is bringing a new authentication and transaction platform to mobile devices. Dubbed ZenKey, the platform allows for secure password-free logins that will make it easier and safer for service providers to connect with their customers. To that end, app developers and other providers will be able to integrate the ZenKey technology…

GSMA Expands APAC Partnership Programme to Promote IoT Collaboration

GSMA Expands APAC Partnership Programme to Promote IoT Collaboration

The GSMA has expanded the scope of its APAC IoT Partnership Programme, which now includes 32 IoT operators spread across 16 countries. The Programme has doubled in size and fostered the creation of nine new IoT Labs since its launch in October of 2018. “The mobile operator community are collaborating closely with their partners to…

GSMA Opens Submissions for 2020 GLOMO Awards

GSMA Opens Submissions for 2020 GLOMO Awards

The GSMA has formally announced the beginning of the 2020 GLOMO Awards season. Now in their 25th year, the Global Mobile Awards will be handed out at the 2020 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, which will take place in February. All mobile companies are welcome to submit an entry for the awards, with the eventual…

GSMA Reveals Speakers for Mobile 360 – Eurasia

GSMA Reveals Speakers for Mobile 360 – Eurasia

The GSMA has unveiled the first set of speakers that will be taking the stage at next month’s Mobile 360 – Eurasia 2019 conference. The second iteration of the event will focus primarily on the impending rollout of commercial 5G networks, and is scheduled to run from October 8th to 9th at the Lotte Hotel…

IDEMIA Outfits Vinaphone with Mobile Authentication Tech

IDEMIA Outfits Vinaphone with Mobile Authentication Tech

“IDEMIA’s mobile PKI solution allows us to deliver value-enhancing services to our corporate customers before we turn to the consumer market with our future Mobile Connect package.” IDEMIA is helping the Vietnamese mobile operator Vinaphone deliver Mobile Public Key Infrastructure in the country. According to the terms of their partnership, IDEMIA will specifically be providing…

GSMA Appoints New Head of Latin America Amid Region’s Mobile Boom

GSMA Appoints New Head of Latin America Amid Region’s Mobile Boom

“Javier brings an interesting new outlook on the digital ecosystem to the GSMA and has a solid understanding of the key topics impacting the region.” – Laxmi Akkaraju, Chief Strategy Officer, GSMA The GSMA has a new Head of Latin America. Javier Piñeiro comes to the mobile alliance from a previous position as Google’s Commercial…

GSMA China Report Projects Major 5G Expansion

GSMA China Report Projects Major 5G Expansion

The GSMA has released the findings of its first Mobile Economy report on China, revealing that the mobile industry was responsible for 5.5 percent of the country’s GDP in 2018. The industry generated $750 billion in value, all while supporting 8.5 million jobs and adding $84 billion in tax revenue to the country’s coffers.   …

GSMA: Mobile Tech is Driving Economic Development in Tanzania

GSMA: Mobile Tech is Driving Economic Development in Tanzania

Mobile technology is playing a vital role in the ongoing economic development of Tanzania. A new GSMA report found that the country’s mobile operators generated $2.5 billion in value in 2016 alone, a figure that represents 5.2 percent of the country’s GDP. The mobile industry also creates jobs for around 1.5 million Tanzanian people, which…

5G, IoT, AI to Be Key Topics at MWC19 LA

5G, IoT, AI to Be Key Topics at MWC19 LA

“Organizers with the GSMA say they expect MWC19 Los Angeles to attract over 22,000 attendees…” Riding on the high of this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, GSMA organizers have announced details for this year’s big American event. Mobile World Congress Americas has been rebranded “MWC19 Los Angeles” for this year, though it will retain…

GSMA Highlights 5G, Other Key Themes of MWC19

GSMA Highlights 5G, Other Key Themes of MWC19

–Listen to Mobile ID World’s audio interviews with identity experts at Mobile World Congress– This year’s Mobile World Congress Barcelona is a wrap, and organizer GSMA is celebrating a very successful event. The mobile alliance says that MWC19 Barcelona saw 109,000 visitors from all over the world, with 55 percent of attendees being senior-level executives…

Huawei, Athonet, and Fortnite Win Big at 2019 GLOMO Awards

Huawei, Athonet, and Fortnite Win Big at 2019 GLOMO Awards

The GSMA announced the winners of the 2019 GLOMO Awards at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Presented by Remel London and BBC Africa Business Editor Larry Madowo, the GLOMO Awards honored pioneering work in many different segments of the mobile marketplace. “The GLOMO’s are a testament to the incredible innovation and ingenuity shaping our…

Mobile Money Accounts Jumped 20% in 2018: GSMA

Mobile Money Accounts Jumped 20% in 2018: GSMA

Money is going mobile in a big way, suggests a new report issued by the GSMA on the occasion of this year’s Mobile World Congress. Among the notable findings in the mobile alliance’s new “State of the Industry Report on Mobile Money” is the news that at the end of 2018, there were over 866…

MWC Barcelona: GSMA’s David Pollington on Intelligent Connectivity, Biometrics, and Augmented Reality [Audio]

MWC Barcelona: GSMA’s David Pollington on Intelligent Connectivity, Biometrics, and Augmented Reality [Audio]

Mobile ID World is reporting live from Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week, straight from the nexus of biometrics, identity technology and mobility. On day one of the world’s biggest mobility event, Mobile ID World’s Director of Digital Content, Susan Stover, spoke with David Pollington, Head of Applications and Services, GSMA, about what to…

5G Networks to Reach 2.7B People by 2025: GSMA Report

5G Networks to Reach 2.7B People by 2025: GSMA Report

“…the report predicts that by 2025, there will be about 1.4 billion 5G connections around the world, accounting for 15 percent of the global mobile market.” Just ahead of this year’s Mobile World Congress, the GSMA has issued a new report predicting the spread of 5G networks and the transformative impact it will deliver together…

GSMA Asks Businesses and Governments to Work Together to Coordinate Transition to 5G

GSMA Asks Businesses and Governments to Work Together to Coordinate Transition to 5G

The GSMA has reiterated its call for intelligent leadership in the wake of its recent Digital Declaration. In a statement anticipating the launch of 5G networks, the organization is asking European mobile operators and policy experts to work together to ensure a secure 5G environment and a competitive digital marketplace. The GSMA is particularly alive…

Let Your Biometrics Grant You Access at Mobile World Congress

Let Your Biometrics Grant You Access at Mobile World Congress

“The product of a partnership with Hong Kong-based Comba Telecom, the access control system will use facial recognition to identify MWC attendees.” Biometric technologies have been enjoying a rising profile at the last several Mobile World Congress events as they have been embraced across a growing number of devices and applications. Now, it looks like…

40 CEOs Sign GSMA’s New Digital Declaration

40 CEOs Sign GSMA’s New Digital Declaration

The GSMA unveiled a Digital Declaration at last week’s World Economic Forum in Davos, announcing that 40 CEOs have already signed the new initiative. The Declaration was designed as a set of principles to encourage ethical behavior in a rapidly shifting digital landscape.    “A new form of responsible leadership is needed to successfully navigate…

GSMA Announces 2019 GLOMO Awards Nominees

GSMA Announces 2019 GLOMO Awards Nominees

This year’s Mobile World Congress is fast approaching, and accordingly the GSMA has named the nominees for its Global Mobile Awards, or GLOMO Awards. As always, technological innovation is the through line across a wide-ranging gamut of categories and nominated solutions. And as usual, some big names are in the mix: In the category of…

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