The industry needs to build a better future by demonstrating leadership in security and trust issues.
APAC will account for almost two thirds of new subscribers globally by 2020.
Akkaraju will work with the GSMA’s operator members in identifying opportunities that will advance the development of the mobile communications industry.
Besides the economic impact in dollar terms, the mobile industry is also fuelling other adjunct industries such as manufacturing and mobile software.
GSMA has unveiled the ‘2016 Mobile Industry Impact Report: Sustainable Development Goals’, a study that provides a current assessment of the mobile industry’s impact in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and outlines future actions that will expand and strengthen that impact.
The number of mobile subscribers in the Asia Pacific region reached 2.5 billion at the end of last year and will grow to 3.1 billion by 2020, according to a new GSMA study unveiled at GSMA Mobile World Congress Shanghai.
The number of 4G mobile connections worldwide has surpassed the one-billion mark and is on track to account for a third of all mobile connections by 2020, according to a new study by the GSMA.