Consolidation needed in European mobile market, says GSMA director general

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Anne Bouverot, director general of the GSMA, spoke to Mobile World Live about the challenges facing Europe’s mobile industry, including consolidation, investment and 5G. According to Bouverot, consolidation is much needed in Europe, especially given that the region has over 100 operators, …

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GSMA touts operator consolidation benefits

LIVE FROM MOBILE 360-EUROPE, BRUSSELS: The GSMA, the mobile industry association, said mobile operator consolidation is likely to lead to greater investment in next-generation infrastructure and deliver long-term gains for consumers. The GSMA-commissioned ‘European Mobile Network Operator Mergers: A Regulatory …

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GSMA addresses path to 5G

LIVE FROM GSMA MOBILE 360-EUROPE, BRUSSELS: The GSMA outlined two different interpretations of 5G in an effort to drive the standardisation and commercial deployment of the next-generation network technology, in a new report published alongside the event here in Brussels. The ‘Understanding …

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GSMA’s Bouverot sends operator-backed open letter to Kroes calling for European reform

The director general of the GSMA, Anne Bouverot, has sent an open letter to EC Commissioner Neelie Kroes calling for policy reform that will encourage investment in Europe’s telecoms sector. Bouverot secured endorsements from the CEOs of ten European operators with a combined European mobile customer base of almost three quarters of a billion subscriptions, according to data from Informa’s World Cellular Investors service.