Massive Wireless Business Model Shift Is Imminent

MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS — It was a meeting of the heavywights as executives of the GSM Association, Vodafone plc, Alcatel-Lucent and BlackBerry-maker Research in Motion Ltd. took the stage in Barcelona on Tuesday with a mix of messages. But in the end, the industry association, operator, gear-maker and device player all agree on one thing: […]

Report: Mobile Broadband Investment to Hit $72 Billion

Wireless carriers will spend as much as $72 billion to roll out mobile broadband infrastructure and services in 2010, the GSM Association said. Citing figures from Deutsche Bank, the GSMA said that broadband offerings will consume over half of all operator investment in mobile and wireless infrastructure, including 80 percent in North America. “Asia Pacific […]

ITU OKs Universal Phone Charger Standard

The ITU this week gave its stamp of approval to an energy-efficient universal charger for mobile phones. The new Universal Charging Solution (UCS) enables the same charger to be used for all future handsets, regardless of make and model. In addition to dramatically cutting the number of chargers produced, shipped and subsequently discarded as new […]

GSMA to G20: Scratch Our Backs, Well Scratch Yours

The Global System Mobile Association (GSMA) is reminding leaders at this week’s G20 summit in London that it can play a significant role in the economic recovery. In a letter, some of the biggest bosses in the industry – including the CEOs of AT&T, Vodafone and more – pledged $550 billion in global broadband networks. […]

Mobile World Congress: Industry Plugs Universal Chargers

Mobile industry association GSMA and 17 leading mobile operators and manufacturers Tuesday announced at Mobile World Congress that they are behind a cross-industry standard for a universal charger based on micro-USB for new mobile phones by Jan. 1, 2012. The initial group includes 3 Group, AT&T, KTF, LG, mobilkom austria, Motorola, Nokia, Orange, Qualcomm, Samsung, […]

Cellcos Sign Anti-Spam Code

The GSM Association (GSMA) has brought together 15 mobile operators to sign a code of practice committing them to work together to minimize spam sent via text and picture messages. Bharti, Cingular Wireless, Hutchison 3 Group, Hutchison Telecommunications International, mobinil, O2, Orange, SFR, Telefonica, Telenor, TeliaSonera, T-Mobile, Turkcell, VimpelCom and Vodafone have adopted the code […]

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