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The future of your mobile phone

The future of your mobile phone

By 30 January 2012

What are our phones going to look like in 10 years time; see-through displays, Star Trek-style tricorders? Ton Brand from the GSMA - the organisation that promotes standardisation between mobile networks - has a pretty good idea. As programme director... >>

Bill Gates gives $12.5m to phone banking programme

Bill Gates gives $12.5m to phone banking programme

By 17 February 2009

The GSM Association and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have announced a programme to offer financial services to millions of people in the developing world through mobile phones. The "Mobile Money for the Unbanked" (MMU) programme has been given... >>

Universal charger for mobiles announced

Universal charger for mobiles announced

By 17 February 2009

The GSM Association and 17 mobile operators and manufacturers have announced that they are committed to creating an industry-wide standard for a universal charger for new mobile phones. The aim of the GSMA-led initiative is to see that the mobile industry... >>

GSMA calls for more NFC-enabled handsets

GSMA calls for more NFC-enabled handsets

By 18 November 2008

The GSMA, the global trade group for the mobile industry, is calling for full NFC functionality to be built-in to commercially available mobile handsets from mid-2009. The group, backed by industry partners who have carried out successful "Pay-Buy-Mobile"... >>

Mobile broadband gets a logo

Mobile broadband gets a logo

By 30 September 2008

Sixteen companies have teamed-up for a GSM Association-led initiative to make mobile broadband a recognisable standard, complete with its own logo. With the aim to create a new category of "always-connected mobile broadband devices delivering a compelling... >>

GSMA announces 32,000,000 mobile broadband connections

GSMA announces 32,000,000 mobile broadband connections

By 10 April 2008

The GSM Association (GSMA), the global trade association for the mobile industry, has just announced the 32 millionth Mobile Broadband connection, a massive increase from 3 million at the end of March 2007. High speed internet access through mobile phones... >>

LG gets GSMA roaming honour for KP330 and KM560

LG gets GSMA roaming honour for KP330 and KM560

By 12 February 2008

LG has announced that two of its handsets, the LG-KM560 and LG-KP330, have been selected to spearhead the GSM Association's (GSMA) Horizon Phone initiative. These LG handsets are the first 3G models that can automatically roam in 220 countries, as they... >>


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