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Industry bodies slam EU vote to abolish roaming charges, protect net neutrality

Leading industry bodies say this week's European parliamentary vote on the latest version of the telecoms single market package is a "step in the wrong direction", claiming that the move "risks derailing the original objectives of the Connected Continent Regulation".

Industry groups blast EU net neutrality proposals

Telecom industry associations said the European Union will restrict innovation and consumer choice if it approves net neutrality in a vote on Thursday.

Operators embrace Line, other OTT messaging players more- but still want to go their own way

Operators are hedging their bets when it comes to over the top (OTT) messaging, embracing specialised OTT companies on the one hand, while on the other continuing to develop their own OTT messaging strategies.

GSMA, UK operators and ICO tackle spam text messages

UK authorities are teaming with the GSM Association (GSMA) and the country's mobile operators to tackle spam text messages through a real-time reporting service.

GSMA reveals strong growth in mobile financial service usage

BARCELONA, Spain- The GSM Association (GSMA) revealed mobile money services are enjoying rapid growth globally at the Mobile World Congress trade show, with 24 million new users accessing services in the year to end-June 2013, and the number of registered accounts almost trebling over two years.

U.S. operators are MIA in the GSMA's new Mobile Connect universal login program

BARCELONA, Spain--The GSMA announced a new mobile identification program the group said will allow users to use their phone's SIM card and a personal PIN number to log on to any participating service. The goal, the association said, is to create a universal identification system that would eliminate the need for users to remember the passwords they need to access every online service they use.

As GSMA focuses on next billion connections, Etisalat, SingTel offer growth options

BARCELONA, Spain- The GSMA is working on plans to connect another one billion people to mobile networks in the next six years, and is researching new business strategies and techniques in order to reach that goal. During a keynote appearance here at the Mobile World Congress trade show, executives from Etisalat and SingTel discussed how they are working to both address competition and break open new opportunities to achieve that aim.  

Facebook's mobile ad revenue surges to 53% of Q4 total

Facebook reported a surge in profit and revenue in the fourth quarter, and said that the percentage of revenue it gets from mobile advertising crossed 50 percent for the first time. The company also announced "Paper," a standalone visual social status and news reading app.

Rumour Mill: KPN planning RCS-based messaging app

Although many operators are expected to join forces with existing over-the-top (OTT) messaging providers rather than develop their own applications, KPN is reportedly working on its own multimedia messaging service for smartphones in order to compete with the likes of WhatsApp.

The changing behaviour of users in the LTE era

LTE adoption is growing at a pace that is considerably faster than the move from 2G to 3G, according to recent research from the GSM Association. The GSMA predicts that there will be 1 billion LTE connections globally by 2017, when LTE networks will also be available to half of the world's population.