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GSMA Announces Winners of 2017 Asia Mobile Awards

GSMA Announces Winners of 2017 Asia Mobile Awards

On June 28, 2017

28 June 2017, Shanghai: The GSMA announced the winners of the 2017 Asia Mobile Awards, which were presented this evening at the AMO Awards Ceremony and Dinner Reception, held at DaGuan Theatre in Pudong, Shanghai. The awards, which were hosted by news anchor Jason He, honour achievement, excellence and innovation in mobile communications across the Asia Pacific region.

“We congratulate the winners and nominees of the Asia Mobile Awards here at Mobile World Congress Shanghai,” said Michael O’Hara, Chief Marketing Officer, GSMA. “Not only do the AMO Awards recognise the most innovative mobile technologies, products and services, they put a spotlight on the transformative impact of mobile communications for people, business and society across this highly diverse and dynamic region. Many thanks to all of our entrants, judges, sponsors and partners for supporting the 2017 Asia Mobile Awards.”

The winners of the 2017 Asia Mobile Awards are:

Best Mobile App for Media, Entertainment & Social
Tata Consultancy Services for Singapore Marathon App 2016

Best Mobile App for Retail, Commerce, & Marketing
SAP for SAP Retail Execution

Best Mobile App for Connected Living
SK Telecom for Smart Home

Best Mobile App for Business
Moneycontrol.com for Moneycontrol – Markets on Mobile App

Best Smartphone
Samsung for Samsung Galaxy S8/S8 Plus

Disruptive Device Innovation
HTC for HTC Vive

Best Mobile Technology Breakthrough – Asia
China Unicom for eSIM-based Consumer IoT Solution

Best Innovation for LTE to 5G Evolution
SK Telecom and Ericsson for World-First 5G Connected Car

Best IoT Innovation for Mobile Networks
Huawei for Huawei NB-IoT Solution

Best Mobile Innovation for Emerging Markets
Ericsson for Ericsson Connected Mangroves, Malaysia

Outstanding Mobile Contribution to the UN SDGs in Asia
Ericsson and Telenor Myanmar for Pure Solar Site
United Nations Development Programme for eVIN

The award for “Outstanding Contribution to the Asian Mobile Industry” was presented to Mr. Shang Bing, Chairman of China Mobile and Mr. Li Yue, CEO of China Mobile at a separate ceremony last evening.

The winners of the 2017 AMO Awards were chosen from 165 entries and nominations across five categories, and judged by more than 50 world-leading independent experts, analysts, journalists, academics and, in some cases, mobile operator representatives. Full information on the AMO Awards is available at www.asiamobileawards.com.

Sponsors and partners for the 2017 AMO Awards include: MIGO Co., Ltd. (Official Entertainment Partner); Huawei (Category Sponsor, “Social & Economic Development”); Gionee and LeEco (Supporting Sponsors); KT Corporation (Table Sponsor); and Asia Pacific Daily, AVING News, CNet, Communications World and Technode (Supporting Media Partners).

Follow Developments at Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2017
Follow developments and updates on Mobile World Congress Shanghai through our social media channels – follow us on Twitter at @GSMA and use #MWCS17, get regular updates through our LinkedIn Showcase Page at www.linkedin.com/company/mobile-world-congress-shanghai, and follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/mwcshanghai. In China, you can follow us on Sina Weibo weibo.com/mwcshanghai or search “GSMA_MWCS” in WeChat. For additional information on GSMA social channels, visit www.mwcshanghai.com/about/contact/social-media. For more information on the 2017 Mobile World Congress Shanghai, visit www.mwcshanghai.com.

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About the GSMA
The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting nearly 800 operators with more than 300 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and internet companies, as well as organisations in adjacent industry sectors. The GSMA also produces industry-leading events such as Mobile World Congress, Mobile World Congress Shanghai, Mobile World Congress Americas and the Mobile 360 Series of conferences.

For more information, please visit the GSMA corporate website at www.gsma.com. Follow the GSMA on Twitter: @GSMA.

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GSMA Reveals Shortlist For 2017 Asia Mobile Awards

On June 1, 2017

Leading News Anchor Jason He Confirmed as Host of AMO Awards Ceremony; GSMA Announces Leaders from China Mobile and China Unicom Will Deliver Keynotes

1 June, 2017, Hong Kong: The GSMA today announced the nominees for the 2017 Asia Mobile Awards. Winners of the “AMO Awards” will be honoured at the Asia Mobile Awards Ceremony and Dinner Reception at DaGuan Theatre in Pudong, Shanghai on Wednesday, 28 June. The GSMA also announced several further updates on programmes taking place at Mobile World Congress Shanghai, which will run from Wednesday, 28 June through Saturday, 1 July.

“We congratulate all nominees for the 2017 Asia Mobile Awards,” said Michael O’Hara, Chief Marketing Officer, GSMA. “The AMOs highlight the technologies, products, services, companies and individuals that are leading the way in the Asia mobile industry today. We wish all those shortlisted the very best of luck and look forward to celebrating our industry’s best and brightest at Mobile World Congress Shanghai.” 

For 2017, 115 nominees have been shortlisted for 12 awards across five categories: “Best Mobile Apps”, “Best Mobile Devices”, “Best Technology Innovation”, “Outstanding Achievement”, and the new category of “Social and Economic Development.” The AMO Awards are judged by more than 50 world-leading independent experts, analysts, journalists, academics and, in some cases, mobile operator representatives. The full list of nominees, as well as additional information on the AMO Awards, is available at www.asiamobileawards.com/asia-mobile-awards-2017-nominee-shortlist/.

Jason He, news anchor of International Channel Shanghai, has been confirmed as the host of the 2017 AMO Awards. Jason has received many industry accolades, such as the “Platinum Remi Award for the Best Interview Program” at the 46th Worldfest Houston Film & TV Festival, USA in 2013, and has hosted high-profile events including the Media Session at the 10th Shanghai International Film Festival, among others.

Supporting Sponsors of the AMO Awards include Gionee, LeEco, and Supporting Media Partners include Asia Pacific Daily, AVING News, CNet, Communications World and Technode. MIGU Co., Ltd. has been confirmed as the AMO Entertainment Partner and will be live streaming the awards ceremony.

Additional Keynote Speakers Confirmed for Conference Programme
The GSMA announced several newly confirmed keynote speakers for the three-day Mobile World Congress Shanghai conference programme. Leaders from companies across the mobile ecosystem and adjacent industry sectors, as well as government organisations, will be participating in the keynote programme, including:

  • Shang Bing, Chairman, China Mobile
  • Lu Yimin, President, China Unicom
  • Yang Yuanqing, Chairman and CEO, Lenovo Group
  • Kim Seang-Tae, Congressman, Republic of Korea
  • Cao Shumin, Mayor, Yingtan City, China

These executives join previously announced keynote speakers including:

  • Edward Tian, Chairman, AsiaInfo Group
  • Sunil Bharti Mittal, Founder and Chairman, Bharti Enterprises and Chairman, GSMA
  • Sanjay Jha, CEO, GlobalFoundries
  • Mats Granryd, Director General, GSMA
  • Kathryn Brown, CEO, Internet Society
  • Takashi Tanaka, President, KDDI
  • Rangu Salgame, Chairman and CEO, Princeton Growth Ventures and Non-Executive Chairman, The Next 3B
  • Steve Mollenkopf, CEO, Qualcomm
  • Andrew Penn, CEO, Telstra
  • Eva Chen, CEO and Co-Founder, Trend Micro

For more information on the conference, including the keynote programme and the full agenda, visit www.mwcshanghai.com/conference.

Industry Forums and GSMA Seminars
In addition to the conference programme, Mobile World Congress Shanghai will offer a number of focused seminars and forums that will highlight key industry programmes and advocacy initiatives. On Tuesday, 27 June, the GSMA’s fourth annual “Global Mobile IoT Summit” will offer a range of perspectives from industry experts on Mobile IoT and highlight recent implementations and use cases. On Wednesday, 28 June, the GSMA will organise an invitation-only workshop on the newly effective China Cybersecurity Law, to facilitate dialogue between government and industries on the interpretation and implementation of this legislation.

On Thursday, 29 June, the GSMA will host several events. The “Future Networks” seminar will explore the future of messaging as a platform (MaaP), while the “Mobile Connect” seminar will look at deploying mobile identity services across Asia. Finally, the GSMA, GSA and GTI will jointly hold the “5G Spectrum and Policy Forum” to examine the development of 5G in Asia. For more information, please visit: www.mwcshanghai.com/events/forums-seminars/.

Partner Programmes at Mobile World Congress Shanghai
The GSMA also announced that a number of major partners are holding Partner Programmes in conjunction with Mobile World Congress Shanghai. The schedule of currently confirmed Partner Programmes includes:

Tuesday, 27 June

  • China Mobile Maker Day
  • 2017 China Unicom International Partners Meeting
  • Ericsson UDN APAC Advisory Board Forum

Wednesday, 28 June

  • GTI Summit · Shanghai 2017
  • RCS Global Summit 2017 hosted by ZTE
  • Shanghai Digital Information Festival Keynote Forum
  • The Digital Life Unlocked by Standardised, Next-Generation Technologies hosted by IEEE
  • 5G Industry Summit hosted by ZTE

Thursday, 29 June

  • Big Video Global Summit 2017 hosted by ZTE
  • Innovating Network Transformation Summit hosted by ZTE

Friday, 30 June

  • IDE Drone Forum

For more information on the currently scheduled Partner Programmes, please visit www.mwcshanghai.com/events/partner-programmes/.

MWC Shanghai Tours Programme – Maximising the Event Experience
Business attendees can maximise their event experience by joining four specialised tours of the Mobile World Congress Shanghai exhibition. The MWC Shanghai Tours include the “5G and Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV) Tour” and the “Internet of Things (IoT) and Enterprise Tour”, which will guide visitors to exhibits and related event features addressing these focused topics. On the “Asia Innovation Tour”, attendees will have the opportunity to explore showcases from a select number of countries across the Asia region, while the “Consumer Tech Tour” will lead visitors through the “Experience Exhibition”, with a focus on mobile devices, gadgets, innovative technologies and entertainment.

The MWC Shanghai Tours will run 28-30 June during exhibition hours and will be conducted by industry experts from Momentum Works PTE LTD and SEAMO Ventures. Further information about the MWC Shanghai Tours programme can be found at www.mwcshanghai.com/exhibition/mwc-shanghai-tours/.

Register and Get Involved at Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2017
Registration to attend Mobile World Congress Shanghai is now open; for information on registration and pass types, please visit www.mwcshanghai.com/register-plan/register/.

For more information on the 2017 Mobile World Congress Shanghai, including how to attend, exhibit, partner or sponsor, visit www.mwcshanghai.com. Follow developments and updates on Mobile World Congress Shanghai through our social media channels – follow us on Twitter at @GSMA and use #MWCS17, get regular updates through our LinkedIn Showcase Page at www.linkedin.com/company/mobile-world-congress-shanghai, and follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/mwcshanghai. In China, you can follow us on Sina Weibo weibo.com/mwcshanghai or search “GSMA_MWCS” in WeChat. For additional information on GSMA social channels, visit www.mwcshanghai.com/about/contact/social-media.

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About the GSMA
The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting nearly 800 operators with almost 300 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and internet companies, as well as organisations in adjacent industry sectors. The GSMA also produces industry-leading events such as Mobile World Congress, Mobile World Congress Shanghai, Mobile World Congress Americas and the Mobile 360 Series of conferences. 

For more information, please visit the GSMA corporate website at www.gsma.com. Follow the GSMA on Twitter: @GSMA.

Media Contacts:
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Sophie Waterfield
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GSMA Press Office
pressoffice@gsma.com

GSMA Announces First Keynote Speakers for Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2017

On April 11, 2017

GSMA Announces First Keynote Speakers, Continues Partnership with Shanghai Digital Information Festival and Announces New Exhibitors and Sponsors

April 6, 2017, Hong Kong: The GSMA today offered new details for the 2017 GSMA Mobile World Congress Shanghai, which will be held 28 June – 1 July 2017 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC). The GSMA provided several updates, including the first confirmed keynote speakers, the continued partnership with Shanghai Digital Information Festival at the SNIEC, and the addition of several new exhibiting companies and sponsors for the annual Shanghai event.

“Through the expanded Mobile World Congress Shanghai conference, attendees will have the opportunity to hear the latest insights from leaders across the mobile industry and adjacent industry sectors,” said Michael O’Hara, Chief Marketing Officer, GSMA. “We’re also very pleased to again be partnering with the Shanghai Digital Information Festival to showcase the impact of mobile on citizens’ everyday lives and the contributions of the information economy to society.”

First Keynote Speakers Confirmed
The GSMA today announced the first confirmed keynote speakers for the three-day Mobile World Congress Shanghai conference programme, which will run 28-30 June and will be held in Hall W3 of the SNIEC, including:

  • Edward Tian, Chairman, AsiaInfo Group
  • Sunil Bharti Mittal, Founder and Chairman, Bharti Enterprises and Chairman, GSMA
  • Sanjay Jha, CEO, GlobalFoundries
  • Mats Granryd, Director General, GSMA
  • Kathryn Brown, CEO, Internet Society
  • Takashi Tanaka, President, KDDI
  • Rangu Salgame, CEO, Growth Ventures Group, Tata Communications and Non-Executive Chairman, The Next 3B
  • Steve Mollenkopf, CEO, Qualcomm
  • Andrew Penn, CEO, Telstra
  • Eva Chen, CEO and Co-Founder, Trend Micro

Through a combination of keynote sessions and focused summits, the Mobile World Congress Shanghai conference will examine a wide range of topics, including augmented reality and virtual reality, connected cars, data security, the Internet of Things, media and content, next-generation networks, and operator strategies, among others.

New summit sponsors include Ericsson (Headline Sponsor of the Enterprise and the Cloud Summit) and Qualcomm (Supporting Sponsor of the IoT Summit, Contributing Sponsor of the Connected Vehicle Summit and Knowledge Sponsor of the Future Tech Summit). For more information on the conference, including the agenda, visit www.mwcshanghai.com/conference.

Continued Partnership with Shanghai Digital Information Festival
Mobile World Congress Shanghai will again be held alongside the Shanghai Digital Information Festival at the SNIEC, with attendees having access to both events. The Festival, which will be held 28-30 June, will complement Mobile World Congress Shanghai with programmes, events and activities demonstrating how citizens can utilise technology in areas such as education, healthcare, travel and entertainment.

“Our continued partnership with the GSMA to promote the activities of the Shanghai Digital Information Festival with Mobile World Congress Shanghai will highlight the positive impact of the information economy on society,” said Fu Xinhua, Vice Chairman of Shanghai Municipal Commission of Economy and Commerce. “Further, this partnership will facilitate international collaboration and innovation exchanges to accelerate the development of Shanghai’s information industry.”

New Exhibitors Confirmed for Shanghai Showfloor
Mobile World Congress Shanghai includes an “Industry Exhibition”, which addresses the requirements of business users and will be open 28–30 June, as well as a four-day “Experience Exhibition” that showcases mobile devices, gadgets, innovative technologies and entertainment and will be open from 28 June – 1 July. Newly confirmed Mobile World Congress Shanghai exhibitors include ARM, AsiaInfo, CAICT, Casa System, Comtel, DTS, Ericsson, Fingu Eletronic, G&D, Gemalto, Gewei Electronics, Guiyang City, Infineon, JMA Wireless, KT Corporation, Lenovo, Microsoft, Migu, NEC, Nuance, PayPal, Rosenberger, Syniverse, Thundersoft and VIP ABC, among others. For more information on the exhibition, visit www.mwcshanghai.com/exhibition.

2017 Asia Mobile Awards Entries Open Through 19 April
Entries for the 2017 Asia Mobile Awards (AMO Awards) will remain open through 5:00 pm China Standard Time on 19 April. Winners will be honoured at the Asia Mobile Awards Ceremony and Dinner Reception on Wednesday, 28 June at the DaGuan Theatre in Pudong, Shanghai. GIONEE is the Supporting Sponsor for the AMO Awards and Supporting Media Partners include Asia Pacific Daily, AVING News and Communications World. The AMO Awards are open to companies across the entire mobile ecosystem and a full list of categories and award criteria can be found at www.asiamobileawards.com/.

Register and Get Involved at Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2017
Registration to attend Mobile World Congress Shanghai is now open; for information on registration and pass types, please visit www.mwcshanghai.com/register-plan/register.

For more information on the 2017 Mobile World Congress Shanghai, including how to attend, exhibit, partner or sponsor, visit www.mwcshanghai.com. Follow developments and updates on Mobile World Congress Shanghai through our social media channels – follow us on Twitter at @GSMA and use #MWCS17, get regular updates through our LinkedIn Showcase Page at www.linkedin.com/company/mobile-world-congress-shanghai, and follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/mwcshanghai. In China, you can follow us on Sina Weibo weibo.com/mwcshanghai or search “GSMA_MWCS” in WeChat. For additional information on GSMA social channels, visit www.mwcshanghai.com/about/contact/social-media.

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About the GSMA
The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting nearly 800 operators with almost 300 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and internet companies, as well as organisations in adjacent industry sectors. The GSMA also produces industry-leading events such as Mobile World Congress, Mobile World Congress Shanghai, Mobile World Congress Americas and the Mobile 360 Series of conferences.

For more information, please visit the GSMA corporate website at www.gsma.com. Follow the GSMA on Twitter: @GSMA.

Media Contacts:
Ava Lau
+852-2533 9928
alau@webershandwick.com

Sophie Waterfield
+44 77 7945 9923
Sophie.Waterfield@webershandwick.com

GSMA Press Office
pressoffice@gsma.com

GSMA Announces New Details for Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2017

On March 21, 2017

GSMA Announces Entries Open for 2017 Asia Mobile Awards;
Offers Details of Expanded Conference Programme

19 January 2017, Hong Kong: The GSMA today provided updates for the 2017 GSMA Mobile World Congress Shanghai to be held from Wednesday, 28 June through Saturday, 1 July 2017 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC). Among new developments, the GSMA announced the launch of the 2017 Asia Mobile Awards and provided further details on the Mobile World Congress Shanghai conference programme, as well as additional companies participating in the exhibition.

“We are looking forward to hosting the second edition of our Asia Mobile Awards, with new categories and awards that recognise the companies, individuals, products and services at the forefront of innovation in our industry,” said Michael O’Hara, Chief Marketing Officer, GSMA. “We’re also excited to be expanding our conference programme for 2017, with keynotes and summits addressing the full gamut of mobile industry trends.”

GSMA Announces 2017 Asia Mobile Awards
The GSMA today announced the Asia Mobile Awards (the AMO Awards) at Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2017. Judged by a panel of leading independent industry experts, the AMO Awards celebrate the greatest achievements and innovations across the Asian mobile industry. The AMO Awards will include 13 awards over five categories: “Best Mobile Apps”, “Best Mobile Devices”, “Best Technology Innovation”, “Outstanding Achievement”, and the new category of “Social and Economic Development”.

Within these categories, the GSMA has introduced several new awards, including one for “Disruptive Device Innovation”, which will recognise connected devices that deliver new capabilities and experiences; the “Outstanding Contribution for LTE Evolution to 5G” award, which will highlight the pioneers driving the transition from today’s well-established high-speed mobile broadband services to the networks of the future; and the “Best IoT Innovation for Mobile Networks” award, which will put the spotlight on new and creative IoT solutions. The “Best Mobile Innovation to Support the UN SDGs in Asia” award will recognise mobile innovations in the Asia region that address the challenges set out in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are focused on ending poverty, combating climate change and fighting injustice and inequality.

Entries for the 2017 AMO Awards will be open from Wednesday, January 25 through 12 April and the GSMA will announce the shortlist of nominations in early June. Winners will be honoured at the Asia Mobile Awards Ceremony and Dinner Reception on Wednesday, 28 June during Mobile World Congress Shanghai. The AMO Awards 2017 are open to companies across the entire mobile ecosystem; a full list of categories, award criteria and deadlines can be found at www.asiamobileawards.com.

Conference Programme Expands to Three Days, Moves to SNIEC
For the first time, the Mobile World Congress Shanghai conference programme has been extended to three days and will now be held in Hall 3 of the SNIEC, alongside the GSMA Innovation City, from Wednesday, 28 June through Friday, 30 June. The conference will feature four keynotes, each exploring various angles of the Mobile World Congress Shanghai theme “The Human Element”. Held across the three days of the conference, keynotes will include “The Human Element”, “Operators and the Human Element”, “Society and the Human Element”, and “Industry and the Human Element”, with executive-level speakers from companies across the mobile ecosystem and adjacent industry sectors.

The conference also incorporates 12 summits focusing on the latest industry trends:

  • Connected Vehicle Summit
  • Data Security Summit
  • Digital Consumer Summit
  • Enterprise & The Cloud Summit
  • Future Tech Summit
  • Global Device Summit
  • Internet of Things (IoT) Summit
  • MMIX Asia Summit
  • Operator Evolution Strategies Summit
  • Network Evolution Summit
  • Transforming Industries Summit
  • Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality Summit

Confirmed Supporting Sponsors for the summits include GLOBALFOUNDRIES (Internet of Things Summit); LeEco (Global Devices Summit); MediaTek (Internet of Things Summit); NEC (Internet of Things Summit); Nokia (Operator Evolution Strategies Summit); and Oberthur (Data Security Summit). For more information on the conference, visit www.mwcshanghai.com/conference.

Additional Exhibitors Confirmed for Shanghai
The GSMA announced additional companies that will be participating in the Mobile World Congress Shanghai exhibition, showcasing the latest mobile products and services. Newly confirmed exhibitors include FiberHome, Gionee, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Hangzhou H3C Technologies, HengTong Optical-Electric, Hong Kong Applied Science & Technology Research Institute, Lora Alliance, Meitu, PCCW Global, Rohde & Schwarz, STMicroeletronics and Western Digital, among others. For more information on the exhibition, visit www.mwcshanghai.com/exhibition.

Get Involved at Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2017
For more information on the 2017 Mobile World Congress Shanghai, including how to attend, exhibit, partner or sponsor, visit www.mwcshanghai.com. Follow developments and updates on Mobile World Congress Shanghai through our social media channels – follow us on Twitter at @GSMA and use #MWCS17, get regular updates through our LinkedIn Showcase Page at www.linkedin.com/company/mobile-world-congress-shanghai, and follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/mwcshanghai. In China, you can follow us on Sina Weibo weibo.com/mwcshanghai or search “GSMA_MWCS” in WeChat. For additional information on GSMA social channels, visit www.mwcshanghai.com/about/contact/social-media.

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About the GSMA
The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting nearly 800 operators with almost 300 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and internet companies, as well as organisations in adjacent industry sectors. The GSMA also produces industry-leading events such as Mobile World Congress, Mobile World Congress Shanghai, Mobile World Congress Americas and the Mobile 360 Series of conferences.

For more information, please visit the GSMA corporate website at www.gsma.com. Follow the GSMA on Twitter: @GSMA.

Media Contacts:
Ava Lau
+852-2533 9928
alau@webershandwick.com

Charlie Meredith-Hardy
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CMeredith-Hardy@webershandwick.com

GSMA Press Office
pressoffice@gsma.com