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eSIM future-proofing: how can mobile operators support all eSIM devices?

On September 18, 2019

By Emir Aboulhosn, VP Connectivity Domain, Digital Labs, IDEMIA Forecasts predict that by 2025 there will be two billion shipped eSIM-enabled devices. While traditional SIM cards are associated with one mobile operator, embedded SIMs (eSIMs) can be provisioned over-the-air by …


On September 17, 2019

By Vince Kadar Now in its second decade of growth and processing over 1.3 billion dollars a day, mobile money is a maturing and highly competitive industry. This puts regulators at the regional, national, and international level in a challenging position. …

Preparing telecom’s infrastructure to close the digital divide in APAC

On August 27, 2019

In the run up to Mobile 360 – Digital Societies, we spoke with Suresh Sidhu, CEO, edotco Group to discuss the current infrastructure landscape across APAC and what needs to be done to advance 4G and 5G in the region. …

How Africa is driving progress in global mobile internet connectivity

On July 16, 2019

In 2018, for the first time, more than half of the world’s population was using the internet. For many mobile is the primary – or only – way to get online. Last year alone, almost 300 million further people connected …

Three Trends worth a second look in the GSMA’s State of the Industry Report

On July 15, 2019

By Vince Kadar, CEO, Telepin Each year, the GMSA’s State of the Industry Report on Mobile Money provides mobile operators and their partners and regulators with an important perspective on how far we’ve come—and what new challenges we face—in this fast-moving industry. …

The CRASA-GSMA partnership: A Panacea to innovation in the Regional Regulatory Environment

On July 12, 2019

The value of collaboration in Africa continues to be realized through multilateral partnerships that various regional bodies build with the private sector to bring about development and growth in different segments of the continent’s socioeconomic fabric. A number of regional …

Realising the full benefit of mobile for women in Africa

On July 11, 2019

Co-authored by Matt Shanahan, Insights Analyst, Connected Women I Mobile for Development and by Oliver Rowntree, Senior Insights Manager, Mobile for Development The GSMA’s Mobile Gender Gap Report 2019 highlighted that there is a persistent mobile gender gap in low- …

The Internet of Things – New Opportunities in a Mobile First Continent

The Internet of Things – New Opportunities in a Mobile First Continent

On July 10, 2019

Deepak Gusain – General Manager Tata Communications Africa & Middle East Can the phenomenon of the Internet of Things (IoT) deliver real benefits for people, institutions and enterprises in the African continent? One way to answer the question is to …

Transition to mobile broadband heralds emerging digital lifestyle

Transition to mobile broadband heralds emerging digital lifestyle

On July 9, 2019

By GSMA Intelligence 2019 is a pivotal year for the mobile market in Sub-Saharan Africa; by the end of the year, mobile broadband connections (3G and above) will account for the majority (54%) of total mobile connections for the first …


The vicious circle of financial exclusion in emerging markets (and how Channel VAS aims to resolve it)

On July 2, 2019

For Africa and the emerging markets in general, access to technology and specifically to smartphones is a key issue with a lot of challenges. In today’s digital, connected world, the smartphone has become a necessary tool for people’s daily lives …