GSMA Mobile 360 – Latin America at Mexico City: Intelligently Connecting to a Better Future, in association with The European Sting

Sponsored content Intelligent connectivity enables transformational new capabilities that will positively impact industries, societies and economies. In Latin America, rapid digital transformation is ushering in an intelligently connected era that is disruptive and competitive through a combination of Artificial Intelligence and IoT with high-speed, reliable and cost-effective networks. Mobile 360 – Latin America examines the […]

Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2019, in association with The European Sting

Sponsored content We are entering the era of Intelligent Connectivity – Where speed, convenience, and intelligence converge; inspiring innovations that keep us connected to everything and everyone. An era defined by highly contextualised and personalised experiences, delivered when and where you want them. Join us 26-28 June 2019 for MWC Shanghai 2019 and discover how […]

MWC19 Wrap Up, in association with The European Sting, GSMA’s Brussels Media Partner for the 6th Consecutive Year

Endorsed content Annual Mobile Event Attracted Over 7,900 CEOs; Attendees from Across the World Convene in Barcelona to Shape the Future of Mobile; 5G Front and Centre Stage Barcelona: The GSMA today reported that more than 109,000* visitors from 198 countries and territories attended MWC19 Barcelona, the mobile industry’s premier event. More than 55 per […]

GSMA Announces New Speakers for Mobile 360 Series – MENA, in association with The European Sting

Mobile Industry-Focused Event to Highlight Impact of New Technologies Such as Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and 5G on the Region London: The GSMA today announced a number of additional high-profile speakers for its Mobile 360 Series – MENA (Middle East and North Africa) conference taking place on the 26-27 November 2018 in Dubai. The mobile industry-focused event, […]

GSMA Mobile 360 Series – Latin America, in association with The European Sting

Sponsored content Digital innovation continues to accelerate across Latin America, and 5G and IoT technology offers further opportunity for fast and effective methods of communication. While this technology promises to be transformational, implementing the technology brings challenges. As the region races towards the 4th Industrial Revolution, GSMA Mobile 360 Series – Latin America 2018 convenes […]

Addressing the consequences of digitalisation in the Russia & CIS region

Sponsored content By Tair Ismailov, Strategic Engagement Director, Eastern Europe, GSMA As the GSMA has observed in its reports, there are five basic enablers of the digital economy: high-speed, reliable and robust broadband infrastructure; digital safety and security; locally relevant content and services; digitally skilled users; and digitally engaged governments and businesses. Whilst mobile operators […]

GSMA Announces Speakers for Mobile 360 – Russia & CIS 2018

Sponsored content Programme Features Executives from Organisations including Cisco, Huawei, Kazakhtelecom, Megafon, MTS, Qualcomm and Turkcell; Registration Now Open London: The GSMA today announced the first speakers for the 2018 Mobile 360 – Russia & CIS conference, which will take place 30-31 October 2018 at the Four Seasons Hotel Moscow. Sponsors for the event include […]

More than just a phone: mobile’s impact on sustainable development

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mats Granryd, Director-General, GSMA Can you live without your mobile phone? We all depend on mobile connectivity in our daily lives, but for many billions of people across the globe, mobile is more than just a useful communications […]

GSMA Mobile 360 Series –Digital Societies, in association with The European Sting

  Sponsored content   Digital societies form when the physical and digital worlds collide, and the impact of digitisation cuts across every sector: healthcare, transport, government, education, etc. Managing digital identity is a vital foundation to build trust in the connected communities of tomorrow. GSMA Mobile 360 Series – Digital Societies convenes key government and […]

GSMA outlines new developments for Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2018

Sponsored content GSMA Announces First Speakers and Co-Located Events, Additional Exhibitors, Partners and Sponsors 15 March 2018, Hong Kong: The GSMA today highlighted new developments for the 2018 GSMA Mobile World Congress Shanghai, including the first confirmed conference speakers, and co-located events, as well as new exhibitors, partners and sponsors. Mobile World Congress Shanghai will […]

GSMA announces speakers for Mobile 360 Series-West Africa

Endorsed content Côte d’Ivoire Programme Features Executives from African Development Bank, Government of Benin, Lumos Global, MTN Cote d’Ivoire and Orange, Among Others; GSMA Provides Further Details on Global Mobile 360 Series of Events 21 March 2018, London: The GSMA today announced the first speakers for the 2018 Mobile 360 Series – West Africa conference, which […]

The Mobile World Congress in Shanghai will take place on 27-29 June 2018

Sponsored content Mobile connects more than two-thirds of the world’s population. It revolutionises industries and improves our lives, creating exciting new opportunities in our global communities, while providing lifelines of hope and reducing inequality. Innovation moves us forward towards a better future, with a world of new possibilities waiting to be discovered. Discover a Better […]

GSMA announces new keynote speakers for 2018 Mobile World Congress

Endorsed Content Chairman of the FCC Ajit Pai and President of World Bank Dr. Jim Yong Kim Among Recently Confirmed Keynote Speakers London: The GSMA today announced nearly a dozen new keynote speakers for the upcoming Mobile World Congress 2018, as well as updates on exhibitors, sponsors, partners and programmes. Mobile World Congress will be […]

GSMA Announces New Speakers for Mobile 360 Series – Middle East and North Africa

Sponsored content Fifth Edition of Regional Industry Event to Cover Impact of Mobile Across Diverse Market Dubai: The GSMA today announced new speakers for its Mobile 360 Series – Middle East and North Africa (MENA) conference taking place on 9-10 October in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The two-day event has confirmed over 50 speakers, including 15 […]

GSMA head urges regulators to help Europe regain leadership

LIVE FROM GSMA MOBILE 360 EUROPE: Europe has the opportunity to regain its digital leadership, although the different national regulatory and legal environments across the continent present challenges for participants, Mats Granryd, director general of GSMA, stated this morning. “We have a unique opportunity to regain the industry leadership. With 5G and IoT around the […]

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 […]

MWC 2016 LIVE: Xiaomi looks to revive growth with flagships

Chinese smartphone player Xiaomi this morning unveiled its latest flagship smartphones, the Mi5 and Mi5 Pro, as it attempts to turnaround its fortunes after missing its handset target last year. The once fast-rising firm missed its 2015 handset target of 80 million by 12 per cent and also reportedly failed to reach its $1 billion […]

MWC 2016 LIVE: 5G to embrace unlicensed bands and Wi-Fi

The 5G technology roadmap will include Wi-Fi and the use of unlicensed spectrum bands, said Nokia’s head of e2e mobile network solutions, Peter Merz. “Wi-Fi has become a de-facto service and needs to be integrated into 5G,” claimed Merz at a panel session on 5G technology, timelines and applications. “While the use of unlicensed spectrum […]

MWC 2016 LIVE: BlackBerry acquires Encription, talks Microsoft and health

BlackBerry acquired UK security firm Encription, bolstering a move into cybersecurity consulting that was announced here at MWC. The company has created a Professional CyberSecurity Services practice which will offer organisations consulting services, tools and best practice. BlackBerry was tight-lipped on the detail of the Encription deal, which closed late last week (19 February). Talking […]

MWC 2016 LIVE: Stripe gives payments leg-up to startups in emerging markets

Patrick Collison, co-founder and chief executive of US payments company Stripe, used his keynote presentation this afternoon to speak about Atlas, a beta product designed to help entrepreneurs based in developing markets “gain access to the same business infrastructure enjoyed by tech companies here in Europe or the US”. Collison spoke of an uneven playing field, where […]

MWC 2016 LIVE: T-Mobile US reveals 5G trial plans

T-Mobile US followed rivals Verizon and AT&T by revealing plans to hold field trials for 5G later this year, with vendors Ericsson and Nokia announcing separate partnerships with the operator. The news does however come as somewhat of a surprise in light of comments made by T-Mobile US’ outspoken CEO John Legere just last week, who hit out at […]

MWC 2016 Live: Roshan CEO opens up on Afghanistan challenges

Karim Khoja, Roshan CEO, urged the global community not to forget the ongoing connectivity issues in Afghanistan, in light of recent problems in other parts of the world. Khoja founded Roshan in 2003 and is one of six providers in the country, and the company now has more than 7 million subscribers. In his ‘Mobile […]

MWC 2016 Live: Industrial world prepares to reap digital benefits

The industrial world is set to embrace the internet and digitisation as companies seek to return to the levels of productivity gains they have not seen in a decade. William Ruh (pictured), CEO of GE Digital, said today during his keynote at Congress that the last decade was more about the consumer internet. “But by […]

MWC 2016 Live: Mobile ad industry still waiting for “revolution”

Martin Sorrell, chief executive of advertising group WPP, bemoaned some shortcomings in his industry that mean mobile advertising is still not taking off as much as it should. “Probably the mobile revolution has not registered yet with companies, although it might have registered more ironically with the long tail then it has with larger companies. […]

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: Qualcomm looks to pick up Hamilton’s winning ways

Qualcomm used its keynote this evening to talk up its credentials for connected, electric and self-driving cars, aided by the presence of F1 champion Lewis Hamilton. The presence of Hamilton, along with Paddy Lowe, executive director, technical for Mercedes AMG Petronas, and the team’s winning car from last season, enabled the US tech firm to draw […]