Monthly Archives: June 2012

BA.46 v6.3 Non -Terrestrial Roaming Principles 6. 3

This document defines principles for Non-terrestrial roaming. The Non Terrestrial services are used by Operators to provide coverage in International Zones and National Zones where they are authorised to do so. This PRD is intended to establish the methodology to …

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GSMA Highlights Success of Mobile Asia Expo 2012

The GSMA today reported that more than 15,500* unique visitors from 81 countries attended the 2012 Mobile Asia Expo, held 20-22 June in Shanghai. The three-day conference and exhibition attracted executives from the industry’s largest and most influential mobile operators, …

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GSMA Announces the Proliferation of Connected Devices in China Will Be Worth More Than US$700 Billion in 2020

Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Connectivity Will Drive Significant Growth, Cost Reductions and Efficiencies Across the Automotive, Building and Energy Industries The GSMA, in partnership with Machina Research, today announced that the business impact from the growth of connected devices in China will …

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GSMA Launches Data Roaming Transparency Initiative

New Measures Aim to Help Consumers Better Understand and Manage Data Usage, Addressing Head-On the Issue of Bill Shock 21 June 2012, Shanghai: At the Mobile Asia Expo, the GSMA announced that it has launched an initiative that will provide …

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Advancing 3GPP Networks: Optimisation and Overload Management Techniques to Support Smart Phones

The focus of this white paper is to identify overload situations that arise in 3GPP networks due to heavy penetration of Smart Phones and tablet PCs due to the applications and services running on them. This paper classifies the various …

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Advancing 3GPP Networks: Optimisation and Overload Management Techniques to Support Smart Phones

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GSMA Announces Winner of Smarter App Challenge

The GSMA today announced Flowit as the winner of the “Smarter App Challenge” developer competition at the Mobile Asia Expo. This challenge called on all developers to submit their commercially available mobile apps, on any platform, that meet the growing …

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GSMA Green Manifesto Shows Network Efficiency Can Lead to Potential Annual Energy Savings of $2BN

Mobile Asia Expo, Shanghai: The GSMA today unveiled an update to its 2009 landmark report “Mobile’s Green Manifesto” which outlines the positive impact of operator initiatives in the areas of energy and carbon management. Analysis of 34 mobile networks worldwide1 …

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Chinese Government Officials and Telecommunications Industry Leaders to Open GSMA Mobile Asia Expo

18 June 2012, Shanghai: The GSMA today announced the Chinese government officials and mobile industry leaders who will be participating in the Opening Ceremony of the GSMA Mobile Asia Expo on Wednesday, 20 June at 9:00 am. The dignitaries and …

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TS.06.6.0 – IMEI Allocation and Approval Guidelines

This document outlines the allocation principles applicable to the International Mobile Equipment Identity numbers (IMEI). The following areas are covered. Download here

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The Economics of Branchless Banking

Agent distribution and the economics of branchless banking is a topic of great importance. Originally published in Innovations, a quarterly journal published by MIT Press, Ignacio’s article offers a definition of branchless banking and a great deal of detail around …

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IR67.7.0 – DNS/ENUM Guidelines for Service Providers and GRX/IPX Providers

This document is intended to provide guidelines and technical information for those who need to set up and/or maintain DNS servers for inter Service Provider services. This document is not intended to provide a general education on DNS or ENUM. …

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IR62.4.0 – End-to-End Wi-Fi Roaming Test Cases

The following document outlines test cases for Remote Authentication Dial In User Service (RADIUS)-based username-password, Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) for GSM Subscriber Identity Module (EAP-SIM), EAP for UMTS Authentication and Key Agreement (EAP-AKA), EAP-Tunnelled Transport Layer Security (EAP-TTLS) and EAP-Transport …

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GSMA Launches Mobile and Development Intelligence Portal

New Initiative Provides Open Data for the Mobile Industry in the Developing World 13 June 2012, London: The GSMA today launched the Mobile and Development Intelligence (MDI) project in conjunction with Omidyar Network the philanthropic investment firm established by eBay …

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IR.94.2.0 – IMS Profile for Conversational Video Service

The IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) Profile for Conversational Video Service, documented in this Permanent Reference Document (PRD) Download here

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IR.94.1.0 – IMS Profile for Conversational Video Service

Definition of an IMS profile by listing a number of Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access Network (E-UTRAN), Evolved Packet Core, IMS core, and UE features which are considered essential to launch interoperable IMS based conversational video service. Download here

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IR.92.6.0 – IMS Profile for Voice and SMS

This document defines a voice over IMS profile by listing number of Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access Network, evolved packet core, IMS core, and UE features which are considered essential to launch interoperable IMS based voice. Download here

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IR.88.7.0 – LTE Roaming Guidelines

This PRD presents material about LTE Roaming. The document addresses aspects which are new and incremental to LTE: It recognises that much of the data-roaming infrastructure is reused from GPRS and High-Speed Packet Access (HSPA) Roaming, and for which information …

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IR.67.6.0 – DNS/ENUM Guidelines for Service Providers & GRX/IPX Providers

This official document consists of an overview of DNS in relation to the successful interworking of MNO services, guidelines for general and MNO service specific configuration of DNS servers, and describes GSMA defined processes and procedures relating to configuration and …

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IR.65.8.0 – IMS Roaming and Interworking Guidelines

IR.65 gives common guidelines for IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem as specified by 3GPP) inter-operator connections in order to prevent non-interoperable and/or inefficient IMS services & networks. Download here

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IR.64.3.0 – IMS Service Centralization and Continuity Guidelines

This document provides guidelines for the centralization of IMS services and IMS based service continuity for single radio devices by listing a number of Evolved Packet Core, IMS core, and User Equipment (UE) features on top of the features defined …

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IR.62.3.2 – End-to-End WLAN Roaming Test Cases

This document specifies a set of test cases for WLAN roaming service to confirm that it complies with GSMA Official Document IR.61 WLAN Roaming Guidelines. RADIUS shall be the protocol to be used for passing authentication, authorization and accounting data …

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IR.58.2.0 – IMS Profile for Voice over HSPA

The IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) Profile for Voice over High-Speed Packet Access (HSPA), documented in this Permanent Reference Document (PRD), defines a profile that identifies a minimum mandatory set of features which are defined in 3GPP specifications that a wireless …

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IR.21.8.0 – Roaming Database, Structure and Updating Procedures

The IR.21 Database has been created for operators to provide their network technical information which is required by roaming partners in order to support roaming. Download here

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