The GSM Association (GSMA) said adoption of its common Embedded SIM standard will boost machine-to-machine (M2M) market growth by almost 40 per cent by 2020, as it revealed a string of big name backers for the specification.
According to the GSMA unique mobile subscribers in Arab States grew at a CAGR of 9.5 per cent between 2008 and 2013, compared to a global average growth of 8.2 per cent.
LONDON--IP Exchange (IPX) will play a crucial role in enabling voice roaming on LTE networks, panellists at the LTE Voice Summit said here.
Thanks to aggressive moves by carriers to expand cellular connections into the automotive and utilities markets, the United States is one of the largest and most advanced M2M markets in the world, according to a new report from the GSMA. The report found that M2M represents one out of every 10 mobile connections in the U.S., compared with one in 20 in Oceania and Europe and one in a hundred in Africa.
The number of smartphone connections will grow three-fold over the next six years, reaching six billion by 2020 and accounting for two-thirds of the nine billion mobile connections by that time.
The number of in-vehicle apps in use is expected to reach 269 million by 2018, representing a more than fivefold increase on last year's figure.
Deutsche Telekom launched joyn services in Romania and Slovakia on Monday using U.S. company Jibe Mobile's IP cloud network, in a bid to compete against over-the-top (OTT) video and messaging services.
NICE, France--The dilemmas faced by mobile operators got a good airing during Wednesday's keynote sessions at the TM Forum Live conference here, with the GSMA's director general giving what could be interpreted as a gentle rebuke to vendors and "politicians" who are trying to rush ahead to 5G.
Senior leaders from nine major mobile operator groups, accounting for over half a billion mobile connections across 48 countries in Africa and the Middle East, are individually undertaking initiatives designed to reduce the cost of roaming for consumers across both regions,
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".