The GSM Association is a trade body that represents the interests of mobile network operators worldwide. Approximately 800 mobile operators are full GSMA members and a further 300 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem are associate members.
One of the biggest tech events, Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2020, which was due to be held in Barcelona on 24-27 February, was cancelled amid coronavirus outbreak. Now, its organiser GSMA has announced refund packages to the attendees.
With the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus showing no signs of slowing down, Chinese tech major ZTE and South Korean giant LG Electronics have decided to withdraw their participation from the upcoming Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2020 event in Barcelona later this month.
Global shipments of eSIM capable devices, including vehicles, grew 63 per cent year-on-year (YoY) in 2018 to 364 million units and are estimated to reach close to two billion units in shipments by 2025, a new report by Counterpoint Research said on Thursday.
The roll out of 5G will contribute almost $900 billion to the Asia Pacific (APAC) economy over the next 15 years, according to a forecast by industry body GSMA.