As the mobile industry gathers in Barcelona, the GSMA
recognized Kaan Terzioglu, CEO of Turkcell (NYSE: TKC) (BIST: TCELL), for his contribution to the mobile industry with the GSMA
's 'Outstanding Contribution to the Mobile Industry Award' for 2019, the company said.
organises the most important mobile events in the world, such as the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the Mobile World Congress in Shanghai, the Mobile World Congress in the America and the Mobile 360 Series conferences.
"Through this partnership, we will coordinate to maximize the benefits of mobile technology in social and economic development," said Jawad Abbassi, Head of MENA, GSMA
. "We look forward to working closely with TAG-Org and hope that this is the beginning of a productive partnership that delivers tangible benefits."
Asia will account for around half the total growth, according to GSMA
's 'Mobile Economy' report with India alone adding some 310 million new subscribers in the coming three years.
The operators include AT&T, Etisalat, NTT DOCOMO, Telefonica and Vodafone Group alongside SIM and module manufacturers Gemalto, Giesecke & Devrient, Morpho (Safran), Oberthur Technologies, Sierra Wireless and Telit Additional operators and ecosystem partners including Ericsson, Jasper and Telenor Connexion have also committed to launch, added Alex Sinclair, chief technology officer, GSMA
, at the recent Mobile 360 Series-Middle East conference in Dubai, UAE.
Commenting on his appointment as MD, Zouhair Khaliq said, "GSMA
Mobile for Development brings together the mobile operator members, the wider mobile industry and the development community to drive commercial mobile services for underserved people in emerging markets.
It is contesting under the category of GSMA
mWomen Best Mobile Product or Service for Women in Emerging Markets.
represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, spanning more than 220 countries and uniting nearly 800 of the world's mobile operators with more than 230 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset makers, software companies, equipment providers and Internet companies, as well as organisations in industry sectors such as financial services, healthcare, media, transport and utilities.
also announced that Qtel Group chief executive officer Dr Nasser Marafih has been appointed chairman of the board of the GSMA
Mobile for Development Foundation (previously GSMA
Foundation), which promotes the work of GSMA
Mobile for Development with the international development community and brokers and manages public-private partnerships.
Board has made a significant contribution to the growth and development of the mobile communications industry in many ways.