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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 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 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 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…

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 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…

GSMA Details Coronavirus Prevention Measures for MWC Barcelona

GSMA Details Coronavirus Prevention Measures for MWC Barcelona

The GSMA has issued a second statement on the coronavirus, detailing some of the steps the organization is taking to ensure the health and safety of visitors at upcoming MWC events. Most notably, the GSMA insisted that the recent outbreak will have a minimal impact on this month’s MWC Barcelona, and that all currently scheduled…

GSMA Takes Measures Against Coronavirus

GSMA Takes Measures Against Coronavirus

With one of its flagship events just around the corner, the GSMA is seeking to reassure attendees that it is keeping a close watch on developments pertaining to the coronavirus outbreak, and is taking measures to safeguard against the virus as necessary. The next major event for the GSMA is Mobile World Congress Barcelona, and…

GSMA Announces Nominees for 2020 GLOMO Awards

GSMA Announces Nominees for 2020 GLOMO Awards

The GSMA has released the official shortlist for the 2020 GLOMO Awards. The Awards will be handed out at next month’s MWC event in Barcelona, during a ceremony that will take place on Tuesday, February 25th. The annual GLOMO Awards were set up to recognize pioneering feats of mobile technology. Prizes are handed out in…

GSMA Shares More Details About MWC Barcelona

GSMA Shares More Details About MWC Barcelona

The GSMA is letting guests know what they should expect at the upcoming MWC 2020 event in Barcelona, disclosing a massive trove of information that includes details about keynote speakers, topics for the Women4Tech Summit, MWC Tours, and the GSMA’s technology initiatives. MWC Barcelona will run from February 24-27, with individual events taking place in…

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…

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…

MWC Barcelona: Aware’s Kai Imgenberg on Knomi, Biometric Banking and More [Audio]

MWC Barcelona: Aware’s Kai Imgenberg on Knomi, Biometric Banking and More [Audio]

Aware, Inc. is a longtime player in the biometrics industry, but the company has had some particularly big wins over the last year. It scored a $38 million dollar contract from the UK Home Office to help develop a biometric services system for border control and law enforcement; and, as CEO Kevin Russell noted in…

MWC Barcelona: BIO-key’s Jim Sullivan on the Public Perception of Fingerprint Biometrics [Audio]

MWC Barcelona: BIO-key’s Jim Sullivan on the Public Perception of Fingerprint Biometrics [Audio]

Mobile ID World is reporting live from Barcelona this week, bringing you the most important biometrics and identity news straight out of Mobile World Congress 2019. This year, thanks to the high profile launch of Samsung’s in-display fingerprint biometrics on its new Galaxy S10 flagship smartphone, fingerprint recognition is enjoying the spotlight at this year’s…

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…

MWC Barcelona: Three New Nokia Smartphones Feature Sensory’s TrulySecure Face Biometrics

MWC Barcelona: Three New Nokia Smartphones Feature Sensory’s TrulySecure Face Biometrics

“We’re excited to be working with HMD Global to outfit the latest Nokia smartphones with powerful on-device facial recognition-based authentication. Our technology offers users an extremely convenient means of unlocking their devices and apps, while offering extreme protection against intruders.” – Todd Mozer, CEO, Sensory Mobile World Congress 2019 is a hub of biometrics and…

Mobile ID World is Reporting Live From MWC19: The Roundup

Mobile ID World is Reporting Live From MWC19: The Roundup

Mobile ID World is reporting live from Mobile World Congress Barcelona, where identity, connectivity and innovation are converging. With biometric access at the front door and next generation intelligent identity solutions on the floor, this year’s MWC is painting a picture of just how integral strong authentication and mobile ID has become to the larger…

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