Around the world more than 3 billion people in low- and middle-income countries do not own mobile phones, and 1.7 billion of them are estimated to be women, according to the GSMA's 2015 report on Connected Women. Special report
More than 3 billion people in low- and middle-income countries do not own mobile phones, and 1.7 billion of them are estimated to be women, according to the GSMA's 2015 report on Connected Women. However, efforts are underway to narrow the gender gap--but there's no silver bullet. Special report
Women are typically 14 per cent less likely to own a mobile phone than men, which translates into 200 million fewer women than men owning mobile phones, the GSMA added.
GSM Association (GSMA) director general Anne Bouverot said it is vital the European Commission (EC) allows EU member states to utilise UHF band frequencies for both mobile broadband and broadcast functions.
Total number of registered mobile money accounts reached 300 million by the end of December 2014, according to a report from the GSMA.
The member states of the European Union were accused by the leader of the fourth-largest group of MEPs in the European Parliament of lacking ambition and "savaging roaming and net neutrality proposals".
BARCELONA, Spain--For the past five years, the GSMA has sought to highlight the potential of the growing machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) market with a dedicated space at its Mobile World Congress trade shows. And this year is certainly no different, with the GSMA touting an "Innovation City," complete with cutting-edge demos of the latest and greatest connected applications and devices from the likes of AT&T, Sierra Wireless and others. Slideshow
What a difference a year makes. Last year, six operators were involved in the Wi-Fi network sponsored by the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) and GSMA at the Mobile World Congress Fira Gran Via venue in Barcelona, Spain. This year, that number has ramped up to more than 30.
Ericsson and the Global M2M Association (GMA) will showcase their "revolutionary" new Multi-Domestic Service at Mobile World Congress 2015. The GMA calls it one of the most innovative M2M connectivity management services on the market, enabling global deployment and management of M2M and Internet of Things services.
LTE, or 4G, networks are expected to cover more than a third of the global population by the end of this year, as deployments continue to accelerate across the world.