GSMA joins Alliance For Affordable Internet
The GSMA has announced its membership in the Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI), a diverse global coalition of over 50 members committed to driving down the cost of Internet access in developing countries via regulatory and policy reform.
One billion LTE connections by 2017, according to GSMA study
The number of 4G-LTE (Fourth Generation-Long Term Evolution) connections worldwide is forecast to pass one billion by 2017, according to a new study by GSMA Intelligence, matching an earlier forecast by Ericsson.
GSMA joins ITU in campaign to boost mobile broadband in Asia Pacific
The GSM Association said it is collaborating with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in a new programme to encourage the development of mobile broadband in the Asia Pacific region.
Critical role of operators in using ‘mobile money’ to fight poverty
The GSMA has released the initial findings of its 2013 Mobile Money Adoption Survey, which underscores the critical role of mobile and mobile network operators (MNOs) in driving the adoption of convenient and affordable financial services among unbanked and under-banked individuals around the world.
Using mobile to give out-of-school Filipino youth education opportunities
The GSM Association (GSMA) has announced it would be working with government agencies and mobile network operators to provide up to one million Filipino out-of-school youth (OSY) with additional opportunities to access education, including technical vocational education, via mobile media.
Privacy concerns may limit mobile app adoption in Malaysia: GSMA
New research by the GSM Association (GSMA), in association with local mobile operators, found that a large majority of Malaysians are concerned that apps might be collecting personal information without their permission, which have caused many to limit their app use.
Asia’s mobile-enabled transformation needs regulatory support: GSMA
Asia’s position at the forefront of mobile innovation is secured, but in order to fully leverage its transformative potential, regulatory frameworks and taxation policies are needed, said the GSMA.
Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore to align with 700 MHz plan
The Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry of Brunei Darussalam (AITI), the Directorate General Sumber Daya dan Perangkat Pos dan Informatika of Indonesia (DG SDPPI), the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) and the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA), have jointly announced their commitment to align with the Asia Pacific Telecommunity (APT) 700 MHz band plan.
UK-funded GSMA initiative to leverage mobile tech to aid underserved communities
The GSMA has launched the Mobile Enabled Community Services program which hopes to leverage mobile technology and infrastructure to help improve access to basic energy and water services in underserved communities around the world.
What to expect from the Mobile World Congress
The Mobile World Congress, the mobile industry’s largest and most glittering trade show, begins today. Edwin Yapp tracks the changes in the last six years and tells us some of the highlights to expect this week.