[ccwg-internet-governance] Fwd: ICANN News Alert -- GSMA and ICANN Sign Memorandum of Understanding at GSMA Mobile World Congress

Olivier MJ Crépin-Leblond ocl at gih.com
Thu Mar 1 00:01:53 UTC 2018

My personal comment: whilst I support the MoU, I am a little
disappointed that whilst "Internet Governance" is mentioned four times,
ICANN did not manage to include in the MoU a sentence about the defence
of multi-stakeholder modes of Governance.
Kindest regards,


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Date: 	Wed, 28 Feb 2018 18:23:43 -0500
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ICANN News Alert
ICANN <http://www.icann.org/>

    News Alert



    GSMA and ICANN Sign Memorandum of Understanding at GSMA Mobile World

28 February 2018

GSMA and ICANN Sign Memorandum of Understanding at GSMA Mobile World

BARCELONA, Spain – 28 February 2018 – Today, the GSMA and the Internet
Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) signed a Memorandum
of Understanding (MoU) at the Mobile World Congress being held this week
in Barcelona. The MoU aims to enhance collaboration and raise awareness
about Internet governance issues that are of common interest to both
organizations and their communities. The agreement was signed by GSMA
Director General Mats Granryd and ICANN President and CEO Göran Marby.

Over the years, mobile networks have evolved to become a critical
infrastructure for Internet services, especially in developing
countries. The goal of the MoU is to advance the organizations' shared
objective of fostering the continuous expansion of interoperable
networks and the deployment of information and communication technology.
The document highlights cooperation on capacity building and policy
exchanges. Joint activities include workshops, regional events, and ad
hoc interactions on technical subject matter areas that will further
intersect the GSMA and ICANN's respective missions.

Read the full Memorandum of Understanding here
[PDF, 204 KB].

      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 <http://www.gsma.com>. Follow the GSMA on Twitter: @GSMA./

      About ICANN

/ICANN's mission is to help ensure a stable, secure and unified global
Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you have to type an
address into your computer - a name or a number. That address has to be
unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps
coordinate and support these unique identifiers across the world. ICANN
was formed in 1998 as a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation and a
community with participants from all over the world./

      Media Contacts:

GSMA Press Office
pressoffice at gsma.com <mailto:pressoffice at gsma.com>

*Luna Madi*
Communications Director, EMEA
Istanbul, Turkey
*Tel:* +90 533 031 3505
*Email:* luna.madi at icann.org <mailto:luna.madi at icann.org>

*Buket Coskuner*
Global Communications Coordinator
Istanbul, Turkey
*Tel:* +90 533 487 6254
*Email:* buket.coskuner at icann.org <mailto:luna.madi at icann.org>


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