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Half a Billion Mobile Subscribers forecast for Sub-Saharan Africa by 2020

The number of unique mobile subscribers in Sub-Saharan Africa will pass the half billion mark in 2020 as mobile services become increasingly affordable and accessible to millions of currently unconnected citizens across the region. more

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GSMA Calls for Reduction of Mobile-Specific Taxation

The GSMA has called upon governments in Sub-Saharan Africa to review their approach to the increasing tax burden imposed on the mobile industry. more

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Former Mobilink CEO Joins GSM Association

The former CEO of Pakistan's Mobilink and now an independent telecom consultant Zouhair Abdul Khaliq has joined the GSM Association as its Mobile for Development's Managing Director. more

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GSMA Announces mHealth Partnership across Sub-Saharan Africa

The GSMA announces that its Mobile for Development mHealth programme has launched a new cross-ecosystem partnership designed to provide a range of mHealth services to women and children, more

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Sri Lankan Mobile Operators Launch GSMA Mobile Connect Trial

Two of Sri Lanka's mobile networks, Dialog Axiata and Mobitel are to launch a beta trial of the GSMA's Mobile Connect service that will allow consumers to access a wide array of digital services by using their phones as devices for authentication. more

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Asia Pacific Region is now Home to Half the World's Mobile Subscribers

The Asia Pacific region now accounts for half of the world's mobile subscribers and will remain one of the world's fastest growing mobile markets through 2020 and beyond, says the GSMA. more

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GSMA Calls for More Ambitious Reforms to Europe's Telecoms Regulations

Following today's Telecoms Council meeting, the GSMA has called on European governments and the new European Parliament to urge the European Commission to accelerate work on a broader reform of the EU's regulatory framework for electronic communications. more

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Report Highlights Economic Impact of AWS Spectrum for 4G Mobile Broadband in Latin America

The GSMA has released findings of a new report which highlights the economic impact of allocating the AWS spectrum band (Advanced Wireless Services - 1700/2100MHz) to 4G mobile services in the Americas. more

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Ooredoo Announces Support for Global Mobile Money Initiative

Qatar based Ooredoo has joined a mobile money interoperability programme being sponsored by the GSMA to allow funds to be transferred between accounts on different networks. more

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Mobile Networks to Allow Mobile Money Transfers Between their Customers

The GSMA today announced that nine mobile network operator have committed to work together to accelerate the implementation of interoperable mobile money services across Africa and the Middle East regions. more

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