GSMA Publishes Euro Manifesto

GSMA launches European mobile manifesto to help create a prosperous, green, and inclusive Europe

November 3, 2009

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BRUSSELS -- The GSMA, the body that represents the worldwide mobile communications industry, today unveiled a European Mobile Manifesto which sets out how the mobile industry will help achieve key European Union objectives to boost economic performance, improve efficiencies, protect consumers and increase the use of green technology. To do this, the mobile industry has undertaken to work more closely with governments, education and health authorities and technology manufacturers. The mobile industry is also calling upon the EU to provide a number measures to support the initiative.

Through the Mobile Manifesto, the mobile industry outlines its goals to:

  • Increase internet connectivity and drive productivity through widespread mobile broadband access – on the move and at home, in cities and in rural areas

  • Engage consumers and improve efficiency by enabling the “mobilisation” of commercial and public services particularly eCommerce, eLearning, eHealth and eGovernment

  • Build a greener mobile planet by reducing Europe’s carbon footprint through M2M technologies

  • Empower users and maintain consumer trust by providing mobile privacy tools

“Mobile is a key element in today’s society – it is the most ubiquitous, connected and personalised communications tool that we have, and it holds significant potential to improve the lives of European citizens and the economic performance of the region through social inclusion and continued investment in innovation,” said Rob Conway, CEO and Member of the Board, GSMA. “Europe has contributed considerably to the global success of the mobile industry and it is an area where Europe continues to be a forerunner. Together the leaders of the industry have developed this Manifesto showing where mobile will help to create a more prosperous, green and inclusive Europe for all.”

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