New iPhone the latest chapter in the smartphone success story as attention turns to emerging markets

September 10, 2014



The unveiling of the latest generation of iPhones this week – the ‘iPhone 6’ and the larger-screen ‘iPhone 6 Plus’ – come (roughly) 20 years after the launch of the first-ever commercially available smartphone. The IBM Simon was no iPhone. …

Welcome to Mobile 360……

August 28, 2014



It’s not long until the 2nd annual GSMA Mobile 360 Series of events kicks off in September! We’re excited to bring you four interesting and thought-provoking conferences, each emphasising critical opportunities and challenges in mobile, on a regional basis – …

NTT DOCOMO offers software programmable embedded SIM

August 8, 2014


Connected Living

In June 2014, Japanese mobile operator NTT DOCOMO announced the first embedded Subscription Identity Module (SIM) in Japan. The embedded SIM is software programmable and can register phone numbers and mobile data in the form of subscriber identities of mobile …

GSMA: Key Steps to Best Practice in Digital Commerce

July 22, 2014


Digital Commerce

Many of the world’s mobile operators are exploring, testing or launching services that support digital commerce, such as mobile payments, retail loyalty and couponing, and transport ticketing. While many of these services are still in their formative stages, there have …

Continued momentum of digital commerce in 2014

July 15, 2014


Digital Commerce

A thriving digital commerce market is a key pillar of the digital economy. With the increased use of smartphones and tablets, digital commerce has become an important focus for banks, merchants, transport operators and other vertical markets. Digital commerce has …

Mobile Asia Expo through Google Glass

June 25, 2014



Basketball acrobats, fashion runways, a Chinese pop sensation and George, a connected canine crowd pleaser. These were some of the highlights at this year’s Mobile Asia Expo (MAE) and were all captured using Google Glass. GSMA Marketing Manager Kelly Hoang …

Another successful show in Shanghai

June 20, 2014



Last week in Shanghai, over the course of three days, more than 26,000 people from 93 countries and territories took part in the GSMA Mobile Asia Expo. Offering a range of new experiences for both the business and consumer attendee …

Digital commerce continues to grow in China

June 11, 2014


Digital Commerce

With this year’s GSMA Mobile Asia Expo hosted in Shanghai for the third time in 2014, it is a perfect opportunity to explore what is happening in the country’s digital commerce sector. The statistics about internet use in China continue …

Loud and clear: operators moving the future of voice on

June 5, 2014


Network 2020

It won’t have escaped your attention that over the past few weeks a number of global operators have made significant announcements regarding Voice over LTE (VoLTE) deployments, particularly in Asia and North America. Operators including AT&T, NTT DOCOMO, PCCW-HKT, SingTel …

Preventing mobile payment services from being misused to monetise child sexual abuse content

June 3, 2014


Mobile Industry

In 2008, an international group of mobile operators joined forces to create the GSMA Mobile Alliance Against Child Sexual Abuse Content. This group committed to working collectively on their shared objective of ensuring individuals or organisations wishing to consume, share …


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