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GSMA Launches New Tool to Measure Conditions for Delivering Mobile Internet Connectivity WorldwideJuly 13, 2016

The GSMA has launched a new online tool that measures the ability of more than 130 countries worldwide to connect offline citizens to the mobile internet. The GSMA Mobile Connectivity Index measures each country on the four key enablers for driving mobile internet adoption: infrastructure; affordability; consumer readiness; and content. The tool aggregates best-in-class data from multiple sources1 and is designed to support the efforts of the mobile industry and the wider international community to deliver on the ambition of universal access to the internet.

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OT Partners with AFSCM to Roll out NFC Services in France with the 3 Major Mobile OperatorsJuly 11, 2016

OT (Oberthur Technologies), a leading global provider of embedded security software products and services, today announced its partnership with AFSCM (Association Française du Sans Contact Mobile) to roll out NFC Services in France with the 3 major mobile operators, Bouygues Telecom, Orange and SFR.


11.5 million French users have an NFC compatible device (in"...

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GSMA Announces Additional Speakers for Mobile 360 Series – AfricaJuly 11, 2016

The GSMA today announced additional speakers participating in the 2016 Mobile 360 Series – Africa conference, which will take place 26 – 28 July at the Julius Nyerere International Convention Centre in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. In addition, the GSMA confirmed the start-up companies that will be presenting as part of Jumpstart programme on Tuesday, 26 July.


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IP point of presence to 'enhance Internet connectivity in Jordan'July 3, 2016

Orange Jordan has announced the launch of the large-capacity IP point of presence (PoP), which the government said will enhance connectivity for Internet users in the country and the region, and play a key role in making the Kingdom a regional ICT hub.


The new $5 million PoP will enable local and regional operators to conveniently access global IP services"...

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Asia Pacific to Add 600 Million New Mobile Subscribers by 2020, Finds Latest GSMA Mobile Economy StudyJune 30, 2016

The number of mobile subscribers in the Asia Pacific region reached 2.5 billion at the end of last year and will grow to 3.1 billion by 2020, according to a new GSMA study published at GSMA Mobile World Congress Shanghai this week. The new report, ‘The Mobile Economy: Asia Pacific 2016’, finds that 62 per cent of the Asia Pacific population was subscribed to a mobile service in 2015, forecast to rise to almost three-quarters of the population by 2020 as a further 600 million new subscribers are added over the period."...

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GSMA Announces Winners of the 2016 Asia Mobile AwardsJune 30, 2016

The GSMA today announced the winners of the 2016 Asia Mobile Awards, which were presented last evening at the AMO Awards Ceremony and Dinner Reception, held at DaGuan Theatre in Pudong, Shanghai. The awards, which were hosted by popular TV personality Bai Xuxu, honour achievement, excellence and innovation in mobile communications across the dynamic and incredibly diverse Asia Pacific region.


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Mobile Tech Expert, DJ & Composer Who Collaborated with U2 and Depeche Mode to Host IBC Rising Stars 2016 EventJune 30, 2016

IBC today announced that media and technology expert Oisin Lunny will host the IBC Rising Stars event on Saturday 10 September in Amsterdam. The Rising Stars initiative is provided by IBC to empower the next generation of media and entertainment professionals, and features carefully selected broadcast"...

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Nashwa Al Ruwaini Discusses Business Expansion for the Pyramedia Group at the Investment Summit in Washington D.C. Attended By Barak ObamaJune 29, 2016

Pyramedia Group CEO Nashwa Al Ruwaini attended the Select USA Investment Summit at the Washington Hilton to discuss opportunities of collaboration between the Pyramedia group of companies and business organizations in the USA. The biggest economic event of its kind in North America, this investment summit, attended by high level delegates, government officials and business personalities is a platform that brings together companies and"...

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Telecom commission dismantles network ‘stealing phone services’June 25, 2016

The Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) on Saturday said it had seized an illegal telecommunication network which had caused millions of dinars in annual losses to telecom operators in Jordan.


The illegal network was designed to steal international calls, the TRC said in a statement e-mailed to The Jordan Times.

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GSMA Welcomes 3GPP Completion of LPWA TechnologiesJune 24, 2016

The GSMA welcomes the 3rd Generation Partnership Project’s (3GPP) decision to standardise three Low Power, Wide Area (LPWA) technologies in licensed spectrum in Release 13. The specifications which were completed today, address the growing IoT market and include a new technology called Narrow-Band IoT (NB-IoT), as well as pre-existing evolved technologies, EC-GSM-IoT and LTE MTC Cat-M1, that will cover all LPWA use cases, ensuring customer choice and helping the Internet of Things (IoT) market to flourish.

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