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South Africans deserve better mobile broadband now

August 10, 2016

The South African regulator ICASA and the country’s Department of Telecommunications need to get over their differences, and move forward with an auction that promises to improve mobile br...

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New GSMA VoLTE Specification Removes Market Fragmentation

July 28, 2016

Voice over LTE (VoLTE) is one of the foundational next-generation communications services that global operators are providing to their customers, along with Video over LTE (ViLTE), Voice ove...

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Highlights from Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2016 – the biggest mobile event in Asia

July 19, 2016

Last week saw the return of Mobile World Congress Shanghai, with more than 53,000 unique visitors from 104 countries and territories attending the 2016 event, making it the largest Mobile Wo...

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The need for 700 MHz spectrum can’t be underestimated

June 14, 2016

Why is 700 MHz so important? The answer is simple: most people getting connected during the next couple of years live in rural areas, and this band’s technical characteristics to support b...

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Mobile 360

Highlights from GSMA’s Mobile 360 – Privacy & Security conference

May 26, 2016

Earlier this month saw the GSMA’s first Mobile 360 – Privacy & Security event take place in The Hague, Netherlands, highlighting some of the issues affecting businesses as they becom...

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Public Policy

Mandatory ‘real name’ registration by prepaid SIM card users: Considerations for policymakers

May 24, 2016

Mandatory registration of prepaid SIM cards is a policy that a number of governments have adopted in recent years. It requires consumers to provide proof of identity in order to activate a p...

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