GSMA and ESA join forces to advance satellite and terrestrial networks technologies

The GSMA and European Space Agency (ESA) have signed a Memorandum of Intent (MOI)  to collaborate on developing new, innovative satellite and terrestrial networks technologies. The aim of the partnership is to further strengthen the competitiveness of both mobile and satellite network industries, by creating an ecosystem which can fast-track the development of new complimentary […]

GSMA unveils industry-wide initiative GSMA Open Gateway

GSMA has launched the industry-wide initiative, GSMA Open Gateway, a framework of universal network Application Programmable Interfaces (APIs), which will provide developers universal access to operator networks. Backed by 21 mobile network operators, the initiative is designed to help developers and cloud providers enhance and deploy services more quickly via single points of access to […]

GSMA cancels MWC over Coronavirus fears

The GSM Association (GSMA) has cancelled MWC Barcelona 2020 due to the coronavirus outbreak. The show had already been under scrutiny when names such as LG and ZTE either reduced their presence or entirely removed themselves from the show. The writing was on the wall when the likes of Nvidia, Intel, Sony, Amazon and BT […]

GSMA: 5G to account for 15% of mobile connections by 2025

As the number of 5G network launches and devices increases this year, 5G is on track to account for 15% of global mobile connections by 2025, according to a new GSMA report. The 2019 global edition of the GSMA’ Mobile Economy research estimates that the number of 5G connections will reach 1.4 billion by 2025 […]

Eutelsat names spectrum chief

Satellite operator Eutelsat has named Wladimir Bocquet in the new post of director of spectrum management policy. Bocquet will joint the company on August 1 from mobile telecom operators’ association the GSMA in the UK where he served most recently as senior director, head of policy, planning and regulatory affairs. Bocquet  will be assisted by […]

WRC-15 safeguards sub-700MHz band for broadcasting in EMEA

European public broadcasters body the EBU has applauded a decision reached at WRC-15 to safeguard the 470-694MHz spectrum band for digital-terrestrial broadcasting in ‘ITU Region 1’ – covering Europe, Russia, the Middle East and Africa, into the next decade. The decision followed pressure by the mobile telecom lobby to bring the 470-694MHz range into play […]

GSMA calls for ‘timely release’ and further review of UHF spectrum

Mobile industry body the GSMA, has called for a “timely release” of the 700 Mhz band for mobile use, and an accelerated review of the sub-700 Mhz UHF band. The GSMA, which represents mobile operators around the world, called on the European Commission to support requests for release of the 700MHz band for mobile use “preferably […]

GSMA: EC risks falling behind without “greater flexibility” on 700MHz

The European Commission needs to show “greater flexibility” in making 700MHz spectrum available for mobile broadband and should support the release of UHF spectrum between 2018-230 “and potentially earlier”, or risk falling behind other advanced markets, according to mobile industry association the GSMA. Responding to the conclusion of the consultation period on the Lamy report […]