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Eating your own dog food? A review of the GSMA’s MWC15 website

Today’s guest author, James Roswell, is founder and CEO of 51Degrees, a company which provides mobile web optimisation services to more than 1.5 million web sites globally. In the following post, James takes a look at the GSMA’s own website to see how it performs from a desktop and mobile perspective. Over to James. – […]

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Bad news: Almost everyone at MWC had an iPhone!

[Note: This post was originally published as the main editorial in the Mobile Industry Review newsletter. Would you like to receive it in your inbox now-and-again? It’s free to subscribe.] Bad news. Or, is it good news? Let me know what you think… I arrived into Barcelona as the city bathed in glorious, glorious sunshine. […]

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Got any problems with MWC? Remember you can tweet them!

Here’s one for your sub-consciousness just in case you have some questions for GSMA (the organisers of Mobile World Congress) across this week. One of the most effective ways of connecting with the GSMA is through their Twitter accounts. If you’ve any general questions, the main @GSMA handle is best. But for any customer related […]

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11 Questions with the GSMA’s marketing chief, Michael O’Hara

I had a quick chat this morning with the GSMA’s Chief Marketing Officer, Michael O’Hara. I wanted to find out how things are going ahead of their flagship event next week. Right, let’s get started. My questions are in bold. – – – – – 1. Mobile World Congress (“MWC”) is next week. How stressed […]

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By 2020, the planet will have 24 billion connected devices – Infographic!

It’s Infographic time thanks to the team at the GSMA. They’ve completed a study of the wide array of product announcements at CES earlier this month. The study shows that more than half of the devices launched are ‘connected‘ in some way (i.e. 3G/4G/WiFi). This is super news for the wireless marketplace. In specific categories, […]

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4 million HSPA converts a month

HSPA is taking over the world. According to the GSM Association, there are now 50 million users on HSPA networks around the globe – a massive leap from last’s year’s figure of 11 million connections. The association reckons that new users will be joining HSPA networks at the rate of around 4 million a month […]

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Mobile data prices drop 25 percent

It seems Europeans just can’t get enough of mobile data at the moment. According to the GSMA, the market for mobile data skyrocketed by 40 percent to by €7 billion in 2007 while in the year to April 2008, the number of 3G users in the EU doubled to 112 million. And guess what’s spurred […]