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The European Commission wants pan-European Mobile Satellite Services to be deployed more quickly.
It’s adopted a formal decision that allows it to coordinate the efforts of EU Member States to accelerate the commercial deployment of these services and, if necessary, to enforce this action.
Research published by the GSMA shows that the number of mobile devices will grow 100% within the next ten years from more than 6 billion today to 12 billion in 2020. In addition, the total number of connected devices - from laptops to remote monitoring equipment - is expected to increase from approximately 9 billion today to more than 24 billion in 2020.
The GSMA says this’ll offer mobile operators a worldwide revenue opportunity of nearly $1.2 trillion by 2020.