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GSMA appoints CTO as interim head as it continues search for Bouverot's successor

The GSM Association (GSMA) admitted it has yet to appoint a new director general to replace Anne Bouverot, who is stepping down from the role today (Jul. 31).

GSMA nears agreement with Apple, Samsung et al on eSIM standard

The GSMA is closing in on an agreement that could see the mobile industry move collectively towards using a standardised embedded SIM (eSIM) as opposed to today's SIM cards.

What is being done to connect the 1.7B women around the world without a mobile phone?

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

Closing the world's mobile gender gap

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

Closing the mobile gender gap: what the GSMA, Orange, Ericsson and others are doing to empower women

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.

GSMA DG says EC must back plans for joint mobile and broadcast usage of UHF frequencies

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.

Report: Active mobile money accounts reached 100M in 2014

Total number of registered mobile money accounts reached 300 million by the end of December 2014, according to a report from the GSMA.

EU member states accused of 'savaging' roaming and net neutrality proposals

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".

GSMA touts 'Innovation City' at MWC to highlight Internet of Things

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

WBA, GSMA expand next-gen Wi-Fi network at MWC

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.