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.
We are currently on the brink of dramatic change and market expansion which might well become as significant as the smartphone revolution, with a large proportion of objects communicating with each other and being constantly connected to the Internet. Many of these will connect through wires, fibre and Wi-Fi, and some will use cellular communications to do so. However, most will also become accessible and controllable by personal mobile devices including smartphones and tablets.
Europe's mobile players are extremely focused on the rollout and promotion of 4G services. So much so that a recent report from the GSM Association claimed that 4G will underpin Europe's mobile recovery.
Europe's rapid migration to LTE or "4G" services and devices is helping to stimulate a recovery in the continent's mobile industry, according to a new report from the GSM Association (GSMA).
Further light could be shed this week on UK government plans to improve nationwide mobile coverage during a meeting between ministers and telecoms bosses expected to take place before Wednesday.