Building an Inclusive ICT Innovation Ecosystem

Sponsored Content Building an Inclusive ICT Innovation Ecosystem: A Success Story from Belarus Hi-Tech Park Established 10 years ago as a start-up initiative, Belarus Hi-Tech Park (HTP) has provided software and IT services production growth at 30-40% annually and is expected to reach $1b this year. 10 years ago, we could not have imagined such […]

Manufacturers Get Smarter for Industry 4.0

Sponsored Content Imagine a factory floor with no operators in sight, machines receiving orders, automated guided vehicles (AGVs) moving products from one machine to the next, machines performing self-diagnosis and predicting failures and finally delivering a unique, customized product based on the customer’s specifications.  This is the future of manufacturing! The world of manufacturing is […]

The importance of collaboration in the digital economy

Sponsored Content What’s the future for the connected car, for digital financial services, or for smart and sustainable cities in the new industrial reality? How are innovations and technical developments in 5G, the Internet of Things and spectrum management impacting on future networks and future businesses? And if meaningful, affordable connectivity is the single best […]

Connectivity and collaboration in the ICT industry: the key to socio-economic development

Sponsored Content Why is it so important to ensure that as many people in the world as possible have access to information and communication technologies? And why does collaboration within and across the ICT industry matter so much in driving socio-economic development? These questions are at the very heart of ITU Telecom World 2016, the […]

Franchise India 2016, returns in 14th year 

Sponsored Content  Over 400 + Leading Indian and Global Brands to meet 37,000 + Business Investors over two days  October 15-16,2016 , Pragati Maidan , New Delhi As Entrepreneurship and franchising have become an increasingly viable business ownership opportunity, nearly 37,000 prospective business owners and entrepreneurs from throughout India and 11 countries across the globe are gearing up to […]

Collaboration: the key to success in the digital economy

Sponsored content Where does a Kenyan SME building a platform for local smallholders meet a startup from Korea specializing in iris recognition technology? Where could they both connect with ministers, ICT industry leaders and investors, potential partners and international media? And then join the debate on 5G, AI or digital financial services with a UNICEF […]

Entrepreneur India Convention 2016: Bringing together Entrepreneurs, Investors, Startups and SMEs

Sponsored Content Entrepreneur India 2016, back in its 6th year, is the largest platform to build organized and scalable entrepreneurship in India. Entrepreneur Media hosted its annual mega convention, ‘Entrepreneur India 2016’, for Entrepreneurs, Investors, startups and SME’s, at Pullman Hotel, Aerocity, New Delhi on August 23-24, 2016. An event packed with enthusiasm, zest and pool […]

The ITU Telecom World on 14-17 November in Bangkok, Thailand

Sponsored Content A unique international platform for influential figures from government and industry to connect with start-ups and digital entrepreneurs in the ICT sector, to exhibit and explore partnership solutions, investment opportunities, shared ideas and best practices. ITU Telecom World 2016 is about making ideas go further, faster to make the world better, sooner: Exhibition […]

India’s Largest Entrepreneurship Event is Back! (23-24th August 2016)

Sponsored Content Entrepreneur India 2016 ,back in its 6th year, is the largest platform to build organized and scalable entrepreneurship in India. The convention will have 550 + Entrepreneurs , 350 + Startups , 150 + Investors and Mentors and 30+ Media Journalists Entrepreneur Media is back with its annual mega convention, ‘Entrepreneur India 2016’, for […]

Impacting society with digital ingenuity – World Summit Award proclaiming the top 8 worldwide

Sponsored content SINGAPORE, 7/1/2016. UN based award WSA wraps up successful edition of world’s top digital content for changing society in Singapore. Awarding 8 top products from 40 WSA winners at the Grand Gala concluded a 3 days Congress of digital innovation. The UN based World Summit Award has selected the world’s best solutions for […]

World Summit Awards 2016: Sustainable impact through digital innovation

Sponsored content SINGAPORE IS HOSTING THE UN-BASED WORLD SUMMIT AWARD SOCIAL INNOVATION CONGRESS, SINGAPORE, JUNE 29- JULY 1, 2016  Digital technologies are one of the main drivers for the United Nations agenda towards the Sustainable Development Goals. The World Summit Award Congress Singapore 2016 presents the global top 40 of digital innovations creating sustainable social […]

European Youth Event 2016 – bridge between youth and policy makers

  Guest article by Ioana Petrescu, YO! Mag correspondent for YO! Fest and the European Youth Event. In a continuously changing world, communication seems to be ever more important. It is in this context that the European Parliament, together with the Youth Forum, is organising the second edition of the European Youth Event in Strasbourg, […]

GSMA Mobile 360 Series – Europe – 14 June 2016

Sponsored Content Event Name: GSMA Mobile 360 Series – Europe Date: 14 June 2016                            Location:The Egg Website: http://www.mobile360series.com/europe/ After a very successful event in 2014, the Mobile 360 Series – Europe will, again, convene the key mobile industry and European policy leaders to continue the progress made to date. This year’s focus will be on […]

Kellen Europe Hosts EuroConference 2016

Sponsored Content Over 90 association and corporate executives gathered at EuroConference 2016 today in Brussels, to discuss best practices for associations. The event, which took place for the 16th time in a row this year, was hosted by the Brussels office of Kellen, the premier association management company on a global level. EuroConference is the […]

JADE Spring Meeting 2016 highlights

Sponsored Content  The JADE Spring Meeting is the biggest Junior Enterprise event in Europe, taking place each year in Brussels and organized entirely by JADE Team. In 2016, the JSM took place form the 31st of March to the 3rd of April, with the participation of Junior Entrepreneurs form all around Europe, Brazil and Tunisia. […]

World Retail Congress announces Dubai 2016 Hall of Fame Inductees

Sponsored Content The 10th World Retail Congress, which is being held in Dubai for the first time from 12-14 April, is proud to announce the 2016 inductees into the World Retail Hall of Fame and this year includes some of the greatest names in fashion and fragrance. Over the past decade, the World Retail Hall […]

MWC 2016 LIVE: Orange targets VoLTE and Voice over Wi-Fi; strikes Google partnership

Orange today announced the launch of its first smartphone compatible with VoLTE and Wi-Fi calling, as it affirmed its intentions to roll-out the two services across its European footprint. The majority of the operators’ customers will however have to wait to access both services, which have only so far been launched in Romania. It said […]

MWC 2016 LIVE: GTI shifts to phase two – 5G – after hitting milestones

The Global TD-LTE Initiative (GTI), after reaching most of its stated goals, is moving to the next stage, GTI 2.0, with its focus turning to 5G and the industrialisation of mobile networks. GTI chairman Craig Ehrlich opened the GTI Summit today by stating that with its mission largely completed, the question is, what is next? […]

MWC 2016 LIVE: Telenor CEO calls on operators to embrace Mobile Connect initiative

Telenor CEO Sigve Brekke took to the stage to urge more operators to embrace the GSMA’s Mobile Connect ID authentication initiative, saying that the industry needs to cooperate to keep control of the log-in in order to retain ownership of the customer relationship and stay relevant in an increasingly digital world. Just this week, GSMA […]

MWC 2016 LIVE: Ingenu steps up efforts to build LPWA networks across the globe

Ingenu, the US-based low power wide area (LPWA) network specialist, said it has accelerated the pace of its strategy to build public networks exclusively for machine traffic in markets across the globe. John Horn, CEO of Ingenu, formerly known as On-Ramp Wireless, said the company’s five-year plan “has turned into a five-month strategy based on […]

MWC 2016 LIVE: Verizon boasts momentum for IoT platform

Verizon said more than 4,000 developers are using ThingSpace, the Internet of Things (IoT) platform that the operator unveiled last October. The operator also announced plans to open up ThingSpace – designed to make it easier for developers to roll out IoT devices and applications – to third-party network and technology service providers. A new […]

MWC 2016 LIVE: Intel focuses on 5G “beyond the Powerpoint”

Intel’s 5G media event at Congress was full of details about partnerships, products and prototypes, as if the company wanted to avoid the charges of hyperbole that surrounds many mentions of the next-generation technology this week. The company updated on how it is developing 5G with a range of partners, including other vendors as well as operators. […]

MWC 2016 LIVE: EC adds Brazil to partner tally

The European Commission (EC) announced an agreement with Brazil to develop 5G technology, building on similar partnerships with South Korea, China and Japan. In a signing held at Mobile World Congress, the parties committed to a joint collaboration to “strengthen cooperation in this strategic area and to make sure that 5G does not develop in […]

MWC 2016 LIVE: BT chief aims to be at UK 5G forefront

Gavin Patterson, chief executive of BT Group, spelt out ambitious plans to invest in next-generation access technologies – including 5G – following the £13 billion acquisition of EE, the UK’s largest mobile operator. Pointing out that BT has been investing in wireless R&D for some time before the EE acquisition, and is part of the […]

MWC 2016 LIVE: Mobile Connect availability hits 2B

The GSMA’s Mobile Connect mobile-based authentication solution is now available to some two billion customers, the industry association said today. Since its introduction at Mobile World Congress in 2014, 34 network operators in 21 countries have launched, “with plans for additional launches and trials to follow in 2016 and beyond”.Mats Granryd, director general of GSMA, said: […]

MWC 2016 LIVE: Industry looks to reduce mobile gender gap

GSMA launched the Connected Women Commitment Initiative, with initial commitments from operator members aiming to connect millions more women in low and middle-income countries by 2020. The aim is to support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls. The work builds on projects that already see […]

MWC 2016 LIVE: Mobile has power to tame transaction fees – PayPal CEO

For billions of people across the world, even the simplest financial transactions can be either extremely time consuming or very expensive, which PayPal president CEO Dan Schulman said is “just crazy” in a world of high mobile and smartphone penetration. In his keynote at Mobile World Congress, Schulman said: “We have the ability to make […]

MWC 2016 LIVE: Ford trumpets new in-vehicle system, “fundamentally rethinks” transportation

Ford is aggressively pursuing opportunities in the mobile space in its quest to “fundamentally rethink transportation”, its CEO, Mark Fields, said in the Mobile is Connected Living keynote. It is looking to transition from being an “automotive company” to an “auto and mobility” company, through its Smart Mobility efforts – its plan to be a […]

MWC 2016 LIVE: CEOs issue rallying call to drive ‘gigabit economy’

CEOs from the world’s largest mobile operators highlighted the challenges facing the industry over the coming five years, as society adapts to the changes being brought by advancements in mobile technology and digitisation. In the opening keynote on Monday, Mats Granryd (pictured), director general of GSMA, said mobile technology has already played a huge part […]

MWC 2016 LIVE: Ericsson/Cisco partnership on track, insist execs

The importance of the high-profile Ericsson/Cisco partnership was laid bare at the Swedish vendor’s press conference on Monday. Hans Vestberg, Ericsson’s CEO, stressed that the agreement, which has only been operational for 74 days, was already gaining significant traction and had the continuous commitment from both companies. Cisco’s chief strategy officer, Hilton Romanski, was more […]

MWC 2016 LIVE: 5G to trigger disruption, claim industry leaders

The next generation of mobile technology will be a key enabler for disrupting traditional business models, claimed a panel of senior industry execs on Monday. “Complete business models are changing,” said Ralph de la Vega, vice chairman of AT&T. “Once we have data in the cloud there will be no stopping industries from disruption.” Vega pointed […]

MWC 2016 LIVE: Zuckerberg warns mobile industry not to ignore the unconnected

Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive of Facebook, warned Congress delegates not to overlook the task of connecting some four billion people that still don’t have access to the web. Under questioning, he expressed “disappointment” that the 5G industry focus was on connecting things rather than the unconnected, and that there was a danger of just providing […]

MWC 2016 LIVE: Mobile World Congress shows off planes, trams and automobiles

The Mobile World Congress 2016 has just opened its doors today in Fira Barcelona and the Sting is in Barcelona as Brussels’ only EU media to be GSMA’s media partner for many years now. This year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC), under the over-arching theme of Mobile is Everything, will showcase mobile in a plethora of industry sectors. […]