Items tagged with GSMA

The United States Department of Justice is about to go on a trust-busting escapade. The Justice Department is investigating whether AT&T, Verizon, and the Global System for Mobile Communications (GSMA) collectively prevented consumers from switching carriers on devices with eSIM. The three organizations reportedly received requests for information from the Justice Department. The investigation centers around whether AT&T and Verizon worked with GSMA to lock devices to their networks. An unnamed device maker and wireless carrier reported the potential collusion to the Justice Department five months ago. Many believe that one of the complainants was Apple, but the company has declined to... Read more...
We first got a taste of programmable sims when Apple launched the iPad Air 2 in 2014. The proprietary “Apple SIM” allows users to change their wireless carrier at any time via software without having to swap out physical SIM cards. Samsung, however, is going the industry-standard route by adopting the eSIM specification brought forth by the GSMA. The first product to ship with the new eSIM will be Samsung’s upcoming Gear S2 Classic 3G smartwatch (phew, say that three times fast). Although Samsung has yet to provide any official specs or images of the Gear S2 Classic 3G, we can’t imagine that it will stray too far from the handsome, traditional looks of the Gear S2 Classic while adopting the calling... Read more...
You know it’s frustrating: We have two tremendous technologies in WiFi and mobile broadband that let us connect to the Internet, yet getting the two to work seamlessly together has been a bit if a headache to this point in time. Further adding to the consternation over the whole thing is that an automatic handoff between a mobile broadband network and a WiFi hotspot would relieve a mountain of traffic for the former, leading to substantial consumer savings on data rates. The GSMA and the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) are collaborating on an effort to make the mobile-broadband-to-WiFi transition simpler with WiFi roaming. The groups are developing “technical and commercial frameworks... Read more...