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Europe to kill mobile phone roaming fees in 2017

The European Commission's decision means that Europeans who travel within the EU will pay the same mobile phone charges they do in their home country.

By June 30, 2015


​4G networks in US doing better, but still lag, study finds

4G wireless networks in the US are faster and more widely used, but download speeds are worse than in dozens of other countries, according to OpenSignal.

By March 12, 2015


How 5G will push a supercharged network to your phone, home, car

The next evolution in wireless networking holds promises of self-driving cars and movies that download in the blink of an eye. 5G is big at this year's Mobile World Congress, but don't expect it until 2020.

By March 2, 2015


Facebook joins GSMA to enhance relations with carriers -- report

The company says it plans to be an "active" participant as a newly minted member of the GSM Association.

By November 11, 2013


There are now more gadgets on Earth than people

Humanity has reached a milestone on our journey toward the inevitable confrontation with Skynet. For the first time ever, there are now more active mobile devices on planet Earth than people.

By October 6, 2014


Roaming charges should pack their bags, says EU vote

European lawmakers vote to end international roaming charges by the end of 2015.

By April 3, 2014


UK networks team up to fight text spam, next up: nuisance calls

EE, Vodafone, O2 and Three have teamed up with industry body the GSMA to combat spam texts and are looking to take on nuisance calls too.

By March 20, 2014


Mobile group: Expect 250M machine-to-machine network links in 2014

The GSMA has spent years steering mobile phone technology. Now it expects a big new business in hooking other types of devices to the network, an idea called the Internet of things.

By February 17, 2014


Kroes: Unify the mobile market or Europe will fall farther behind

Urging compromises so that today's 27 separate mobile-network markets can be replaced in effect by just one, the European Commission's Neelie Kroes lays out several ideas for reform.

By June 17, 2013


Mobile carriers snap back at European roaming reform

The GSMA, which represents hundreds of carriers, says European Commission VP Neelie Kroes' effort to eliminate roaming fees is causing regulatory whiplash in the mobile network industry.

By June 3, 2013