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News highlights – 18 October 2017

News highlights – 18 October 2017

Written by on October 19, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 18 October 2017 Snapchat signs content deal for next year’s Winter Olympics MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – Social media platform Snapchat will present Winter Olympics content at next year’s event in Pyeongchang after striking a deal with Discovery communications’ Eurosport, a move which could help the Games reach the younger demographic it craves. […]

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Parts of MENA will be in the 5G vanguard by 2020: GSMA

Parts of MENA will be in the 5G vanguard by 2020: GSMA

Written by on October 12, 2017 in Opinion with 0 Comments

Never mind Asia and the US – operators in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region will be a major part of the 5G vanguard in 2020, according to a new GSMA report. However, the majority of the region will remain without internet connectivity of any “G” for some time. The study – released […]

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News highlights – 13 September 2017

News highlights – 13 September 2017

Written by on September 14, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 13 September 2017 Google to launch mobile payment service in India (Reuters) – Google plans to introduce a localized digital payment service in India as early as next week, technology website TechCrunch reported, citing a report from news site The Ken. The payment service is called Google ‘Tez’. Read more… The decision […]

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The Innovation Game is live in Barcelona, some surprising winners

The Innovation Game is live in Barcelona, some surprising winners

Written by on February 28, 2017 in Opinion with 0 Comments

It is not yet half time in Barcelona. Fatigue is already showing on several players’ faces, but we must accept that the race for innovation is about pace, timing and execution. Early leaders are emerging, and for this judge anyway, they are coming from the operator community, and looking in pretty good shape. Telefonica has […]

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GSMA report on future regulation is actually a good read!

GSMA report on future regulation is actually a good read!

Written by on February 24, 2016 in Guest Blog with 1 Comment

Regular readers will know that I’m not a huge fan of the GSMA. While it does some good stuff on areas like taxation, international development and energy efficiency, I think its application efforts are mostly awful (RCS….) and its public-policy work mostly Machiavellian. The annual MWC zoo encourages (forces?) the industry to waste a huge […]

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The 21st Century needs 21st Century regulation

The 21st Century needs 21st Century regulation

Written by on February 15, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

by Daniel Pataki, Vice-President for Policy and Regulation, GSMA. Fast growth in digital services is bringing enormous social and economic benefits to customers the world over. But market regulation must be adapted to the 21st century if this sector is to achieve its potential. Mobile connectivity and the digital ecosystem have generated huge benefits for consumers […]

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GSMA will showcase Innovation City at #MWC16

GSMA will showcase Innovation City at #MWC16

Written by on February 9, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

The GSMA Innovation City is returning to MWC. Now this is something you don’t want to miss! The onsite demonstrations will include industry, transport, health, home and retail. Michael O’Hara, Chief Marketing Officer of GSMA said, “whether it’s remotely monitoring our homes, pets or even livestock, keeping track of our fitness levels or providing real-time information […]

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Everything mobile in Europe is and will be fine. No, really!

Everything mobile in Europe is and will be fine. No, really!

Written by on December 10, 2015 in Opinion with 0 Comments

It is not very clear what we are meant to do with an Infographic like the one below. Essentially it says ‘in mobile, everything be fine.’ Subscribers will increase, it says. Mobile’s contribution to GDP will increase, it says. Capital expenditure will accelerate and all will be well. It comes with a smart little mission […]

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Asia Pacific accounts for half of world’s mobile subscribers

Asia Pacific accounts for half of world’s mobile subscribers

Written by on July 13, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

The mobile industry in Asia Pacific is now worth more than US$1 trillion per year to the region’s economy, fuelled by rising mobile broadband and smartphone penetration, according to a GSMA new report published at the GSMA Mobile World Congress Shanghai today. The report, ‘The Mobile Economy: Asia Pacific 2015’ finds that the mobile industry […]

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We’ve reached the digital crossroad – but what’s the next turn?

We’ve reached the digital crossroad – but what’s the next turn?

Written by on March 10, 2015 in Opinion with 3 Comments

This year’s Mobile World Congress attracted in excess of 93,000 visitors, topping last year’s record attendance – but why? Quite simply, the mobile telecoms world is finally reaching the digital crossroad that the GSMA has been driving towards for years. Despite constant attempts at playing in the innovative digital services space using their own resources, […]

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