GSMA: Smart city tech could save Bangkok $1B per year

ThailandRCR Wireless — In a new report, the GSMA projects the city of Bangkok could save some $1 billion per year by implementing intelligent transport systems common in so-called smart cities. Researchers found that introducing intelligent transport systems would yield economic benefits equivalent to $1 billion each year through a combination of reducing traffic congestion and travel time, cutting harmful carbon dioxide emissions and helping avoid traffic accidents.

Big benefits for Bangkok if Intelligent Transport Systems used: GSMA study

ThailandDigital News Asia — DEPLOYING Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) in the capital city of Thailand could reduce travel times, carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and road accidents, driving social and economic benefits of up to US$1 billion per year, according to the GSM Association (GSMA). Citing its new research report, Building Digital Societies in Asia: Making Transportation Smarter, the association said that ITS can also potentially result in long-term positive changes in commuter habits and encourage citizens to use safe and environmentally friendly ways of commuting.

GSMA’s low-power network initiative to boost IoT growth

APACDigital News Asia — THE GSM Association (GSMA) has established the ‘Mobile IoT Initiative,’ a new project backed by 26 of the world’s leading mobile operators including Singapore Telecommunications (Singtel), Ooredoo and Telenor, OEMs (original equipment manufacturers), as well as chipset, module and infrastructure companies. The project is designed to address the use of Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) solutions in licensed spectrum, the GSMA said in a statement.

AsiaPac telco community gets a spectrum slap from GSMA

APACDigital News Asia — The GSM Association (GSMA) said it is disappointed that the Asia Pacific telecommunications community has not identified sufficient spectrum to meet growing consumer demand. This comes after the final meeting of the Asia Pacific Telecommunity’s Conference Preparatory Group (APG) in Seoul, ahead of the World Radiocommunication Conference 2015 (WRC-15).

GSMA Disappointed by Lack of Progress Made by Asia-Pacific Telecommunity Ahead of WRC-15

APACBusiness Wire — John Giusti, Deputy Chief Regulatory Officer, GSMA, commented on the outcome of the final meeting of the Asia-Pacific Telecommunity’s Conference Preparatory Group (APG) in Seoul, ahead of the World Radiocommunication Conference 2015 (WRC-15): The GSMA is disappointed with the APG’s decision to date to identify only 51MHz of additional spectrum for mobile broadband at WRC-15.

KT Chairman stresses carrier-manufacturer collaboration for 5G

KoreaKorea Times — KT Chairman Hwang Chang-gyu met with leaders of the global telecom industry and sought cooperation over the next-generation network and the Internet of Things (IoT) at the ongoing Mobile World Congress (MWC) Shanghai 2015. Hwang attended the board meeting of the Global System for Mobile Telecommunication Association (GSMA) in the host city, Tuesday, and stressed the importance of collaboration between telecom operators and network equipment makers.

Mobile World Congress Heads East, from IN

APACNew Indian Express — SHANGHAI:  Mobile World Congress (MWC), an annual event organised by Groupe Speciale Mobile Association (GSMA) in Barcelona, is turning to India and China which has lately seen explosive growth in the mobile telephony sector. GSMA is an association of mobile operators and related companies devoted to supporting the standardising, deployment and promotion of the GSM mobile telephone system.

Mobile industry contributes $1.1 trillion to Asia Pacific economy: Study

APACTimes of India — SHANGHAI: The mobile industry in Asia Pacific contributes more than $1 trillion per year to the region’s economy, fuelled by rising mobile broadband and smartphone penetration, a new report by GSMA said.  GSMA (Groupe Speciale Mobile Association) is an association of mobile operators and related companies devoted to supporting the standardizing, deployment and promotion of the GSM mobile telephone system.

Telecom industry seeks revision in mergers and acquisitions policy

IndiaTimes of India — NEW DELHI: The telecom industry wants the regulator to take steps to revise the mergers and acquisitions policy to facilitate consolidation in an intensely competitive sector and help cut costs, improve services and reduce debt.

GSMA Introduces Additional Programmes for Mobile World Congress Shanghai

ChinaBusiness Wire India — The GSMA today announced the details of new programmes and exhibition features at Mobile World Congress Shanghai, which will be held 15-17 July at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. The GSMA also announced further exhibitors, sponsors and partners for the Shanghai event. “With just two weeks until Mobile World Congress Shanghai, we’re gearing up for our largest and most ambitious Asia event ever,” said Michael O’Hara, Chief Marketing Officer, GSMA.

GSMA, Cyberport and Communications Association of Hong Kong Host 2014 Asia Innovation Forum

TAG indexThe GSMA today announced that, together with Cyberport and the Communications Association of Hong Kong (CAHK), it is hosting the GSMA-Cyberport 2014 Asia Innovation Forum 23-24 April at the Cyberport Conference and Exhibition Centre in Hong Kong. Under the theme of “Building a More Vibrant Mobile Ecosystem through Innovation and Collaboration”, the event will bring together key players in the mobile ecosystem, including mobile operators, Internet companies, incubators, entrepreneurs, policy makers, regulators and academia, and will focus on innovation and the role of various sectors in accelerating innovation.

GSMA Provides New Updates For Mobile Asia Expo 2014

LONDON, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The GSMA today announced that the CEOs of Kakao, KT Corp., LINE, Telenor and ZTE will be among the executives delivering keynote presentations in the Mobile Forum at GSMA Mobile Asia Expo 2014. In addition to the first keynote speakers, the GSMA announced several new exhibitors at Mobile Asia Expo, as well as additional programmes and partner events. Mobile Asia Expo will be held 11-13 June at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) in Shanghai.