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Wednesday, August 24th 2016 - 20:10 CEST
The GSMA today announced the first details of the 2017 Mobile World Congress, including exhibitors, sponsors, programmes and activities taking place at the annual mobile industry event. As always, the exhibition at Mobile World Congress brings together the leading players from across the mobile ecosystem, as well as adjacent industry sectors such as automotive and consumer electronics, putting the spotlight on the innovative products, services and technologies that are shaping the mobile landscape. Under the theme “Mobile: The Next Element”, Mobile World Congress will be held 27 February - 2 March 2017 at Fira Gran Via in Barcelona, with events also taking place at Fira Montjuïc.
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Tuesday, March 10th 2009 - 15:52 CET
The GSMA and 17 leading mobile operators and manufacturers announced that they are committed to implementing a cross-industry standard for a universal charger for new mobile phones. The aim of the initiative, led by the GSMA, is to ensure that the mobile industry adopts a common format for mobile phone charger connections and energy-efficient chargers resulting in an estimated 50 per cent reduction in standby energy consumption, the potential elimination of up to 51,000 tonnes of duplicate chargers and the enhancement of the customer experience by simplifying the charging of mobile phones.
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Wednesday, February 11th 2009 - 21:00 CET
The first months of a year are always good for product introductions, many introductions. The CES 2009, an event held in Las Vegas which focuses on consumer electronics, has only just closed its doors. According to tradition, it is the first show of the year, mostly held in the first ten days of January. The Mobile World Congress 2009 is the second event of the year that is important enough to focus on. The GSMA Mobile World Congress (formerly 3GSM World Congress) combines the world's largest exhibition for the mobile industry with a stimulating and insightful congress that brings together prominent leaders and personalities from mobile operators and equipment vendors, as well as Internet and entertainment professionals.
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Thursday, November 22nd 2007 - 20:01 CET
The GSM Association, the global trade association for mobile operators, has announced a shortlist of 25 nominees for its inaugural Asia Mobile Awards 2007, plus eight finalists in the Asia Mobile Innovation Awards that will be contested and presented at the forthcoming Mobile Asia Congress in Macau (November 12-15 2007). Judged by independent analysts, journalists and industry experts, the winners of the Asia Mobile Awards will be presented on the evening of 13th November 2007 during the GSMA’s Mobile Asia Congress Gala Party at the Venetian Hotel.
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Tuesday, October 16th 2007 - 13:30 CEST
Recognising best in class mobile services for consumers such as entertainment, gaming, music, video, advertising and social networking plus enterprise services, handsets, technologies, innovation and marketing, the Global Mobile Awards will be presented at the mobile industry’s biggest annual event, the Mobile World Congress. “These Global Mobile Awards 2008 awards celebrate the very best achievements in an industry that continues to push back the boundaries on a daily basis,” said Rob Conway, CEO of the GSMA. “The categories for next year have been specially designed to recognise the wealth of innovation and ingenuity from all corners of our eco-system that contribute to the continued growth and diversity of mobile communications.”
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Tuesday, October 2nd 2007 - 13:00 CEST
The GSMA, the global trade association for mobile operators, is to lead a programme to connect refugee camps in northern Uganda to mobile networks to support family reunification, education, healthcare, economic activity and other needs. Through its Development Fund, the GSMA, in partnership with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), will work with mobile operators and equipment suppliers to use the cost-effectiveness of GSM mobile networks and devices to provide refugees with affordable and sustainable access to a wide range of services from voice calls to Internet access to electronic learning programmes.
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Wednesday, September 19th 2007 - 15:30 CEST
An unprecedented gathering of leading operator CEOs will debate the future of the mobile industry at the GSMA’s Mobile Asia Congress at the new Venetian Macau Resort on November 12-15. The chief executives of China Mobile, the world’s largest operator, NTT DoCoMo, Japan’s largest operator, MTS, Russia’s largest operator, the Chairman and Group Managing Director of Bharti Airtel, India’s largest operator, and the CEO of Mobilink, Pakistan’s largest operator, the Chairman of Smart, the Philippines’ largest operator, Grameenphone, Bangladesh’s largest operator, and Telstra, Australia’s largest operator, will be among the keynote speakers.
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Monday, September 10th 2007 - 15:20 CEST
Twenty years ago tomorrow, an historic agreement was signed in Copenhagen by 15 telecommunications operators that led to the development of the Global System for Mobile Communications, and a mobile communications industry that today serves more than 2.5 billion people across 218 countries and territories. The ‘Memorandum of Understanding’ agreement of 7th September 1987 laid the foundation for the first Europe-wide digital cellular system, which soon became the world’s first global mobile system as used by more than 700 mobile operators and served by thousands of suppliers today. The agreement also triggered a technology evolution path that continues today with the roll-out of more than 120 mobile broadband networks in 61 countries.
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Thursday, July 5th 2007 - 18:37 CEST
The GSM Association has launched an ongoing programme to help the thousands of small and medium-sized companies developing innovative mobile products and services reach mobile operators and bring their innovations to end-users. The Mobile Innovation Programme is also designed to stimulate and showcase innovation around mobile services and better align innovators with the needs of the mobile industry and its customers.
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Thursday, July 5th 2007 - 18:35 CEST
The GSM Association launched the Asia Mobile Awards 2007, a new awards programme for companies across the mobile value chain that serve users in the Asia region with compelling mobile content, products and services. Categories include Mobile Entertainment, Mobile Advertising, Social Networking, and also Mobile Broadband Device. The Asia Mobile Awards are now open for entry and will close on Friday 28th September 2007. Presentation of the Asia Mobile Awards will form the climax of a special gala dinner at the Macau Tower Entertainment & Convention Centre, on Tuesday 13th November 2007, as part of the GSMA’s Mobile Asia Congress (12-15 November 2007).

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