Tag: GSMA

NFC at Mobile World Congress – how likely is it?

Regular followers of our blog will recall the Contactless Challenge that we ran towards the end of 2012, pitting two bloggers against each other to test London’s readiness for NFC payments. During the challenge one of our bloggers, Ewan MacLeod, had to travel to Barcelona for a conference. He thought it wouldn’t be a problem […]

Mobile World Congress Keynote 1: Mobile Operator Strategies

We’ve already blogged about handset manufacturers and innovators in the mobile space, but where would be without the mobile operators? In the opening keynote of 2013’s Mobile World Congress, CEOs from some of the world’s largest and most important operators discussed the challenges and opportunities ahead for the mobile industry. Here are some of the […]

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MWC 2013: Keynote 4: The future of communications

The space between operator delivered services and OTT providers has been one of “coopetition” at the best of times, and outright conflict at others. This keynote session set up the leaders of major telcos – Deutsche Telekom, Korea Telecom, alongside network provider Ericsson and OTT provider Viber. The CEOs set the context for the evolution […]

Mobile World Congress: and the winner is…

The biggest mobile phone conference in the world 2013 has drawn to a close. For those who were following our blog closely, you’ll have seen we were running a friendly competition to see which blogger’s Q&A could garner the most views. The questions these influential industry enthusiasts put to our experts ranged from NFC and […]

M2M Connectivity – Are the possibilities endless?

Mobile World Congress this year will once again have a Connected City experience provided by the GSMA. If you get a chance to explore this intelligent city of the future you’ll see how increasingly connected the world is becoming, how connected solutions will become part of everyday life, and how this technology is powering economic […]

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Payments in Asia: a multi-tier economy?

With Mobile Asia Expo kicking off tomorrow, over the next few days on the blog we’ll be taking a look at three key areas of the Asian mobile market, starting with payments. The first thing to remember when looking at the Asian market is that to consider it as a single entity is somewhat misleading. […]