Samsung Gear S2 classic 3G to be first to carry GSMA-certified eSIM

Samsung Gear S2

When Samsung first announced its new Gear S2 smartwatch, one of the models unveiled was the Gear S2 3G with integrated e-SIM and voice support. The company today announced that its new Samsung Gear S2 classic 3G will in fact be the first device to use an eSIM compliant to GSMA Consumer Remote SIM Provisioning (RSP) architecture. “At Samsung, we aim to meet and anticipate […]

Facebook joins GSMA to work more closely with carriers

GSMA logo

Facebook today joined the GSMA, making it the first social networking company to join the mobile industry association. It intends to be an “active” participant and will work more closely with the many carriers that are also members. It joined as an associate member given that it currently does not operate a GSM network. “Joining GSMA reflects our focus on […]

WIND Mobile confirms participation in GSMA IMEI blacklist program

WIND Mobile

Shortly after the CWTA announced that its members had launched a national blacklist of lost and stolen wireless devices, WIND Mobile announced that its network is also now integrated with the International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) database maintained by the GSMA. The principle is the same. WIND Mobile checks new subscription requests against the IMEI database and will not activate […]