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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…

Consumers are Skeptical About the 5G Future: GSMA Intelligence

Consumers are Skeptical About the 5G Future: GSMA Intelligence

The 5G future is on the way. We just don’t know what it will look like, or how much consumers will be willing to pay for a high speed premium. That’s the takeaway from two new Consumer Survey reports published by GSMA Intelligence during CES 2019. Together, The Future of Devices and 5G’s Great Expectations…

5G, AI, IoT to be Key Topics at MWC19

5G, AI, IoT to be Key Topics at MWC19

“…There are also going to be some big-name keynote speakers, including Huawei CEO Guo Ping, KT Corporation CEO Chang-Gyu Hwang, Citi President James Forese, and Orange Group CEO Stéphane Richard, among others.” The next Mobile World Congress is fast approaching, and organizer GSMA has revealed some key details of the big event. The industry alliance…

4G to Overtake 3G in LATAM/Caribbean This Year: GSMA Report

4G to Overtake 3G in LATAM/Caribbean This Year: GSMA Report

2018 will have been the year in which 4G connectivity surpassed 3G in Latin America, suggests a new report from the GSMA. Entitled “The Mobile Economy: Latin America and the Caribbean 2018”, the report forecasts that by the end of the year, 4G networks will account for 38 percent of the region’s connections. That points…

GSMA, Industry Partners Announce AR/VR Forum

GSMA, Industry Partners Announce AR/VR Forum

The GSMA is looking to tie Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality technology to the growing momentum around 5G connectivity, announcing a new initiative aimed at encouraging the development of cloud-based AR and VR services. Called “The GSMA Cloud AR/VR Forum”, the program has the backing of major mobile network operators including China Mobile, China Telecom,…

Entersekt Embraces GSMA’s Mobile Connect

Entersekt Embraces GSMA’s Mobile Connect

The GSMA’s Mobile Connect platform has a new backer: London-based mobile security specialist Entersekt has announced that it’s now offering Mobile Connect to its institutional customers. The platform is designed to offer mobile users a single sign on solution for a range of services, identifying users primarily by their phone numbers, with additional authentication factors,…

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