With backing from companies like AT&T, the GSMA has launched an initiative to accelerate the rollout of cellular networks customized for machine-to-machine communications.
The GSM Association (GSMA) said Tele2 Group CEO Mats Granryd will be its new director general with effect from January 2016, replacing Anne Bouverot who stepped down from the position on July 31.
The GSM Association (GSMA) urged Arab States to reallocate a significant amount of the UHF band currently used for terrestrial digital television (DTV) services for mobile broadband.
The GSMA admitted it has yet to appoint a new director general to replace Anne Bouverot, who is stepping down from the role today.
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.
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.