Future Networks

Future Networks and Innovation

 

Across the world, mobile operators are investing almost US$200 billion a year in their networks. As they expand 4G connectivity and make decisions on 5G investment, operators are harnessing Internet-style technologies to provide compelling and innovative services in an efficient and productive way. The GSMA Future Networks programme (formerly known as Network 2020) is providing guidance for this transformation.

Directed by 16 leading Operators in collaboration, the GSMA’s Future Networks programme guides the mobile industry on how to use Internet Protocols (IP) to reduce the cost of transferring each bit of data, while meeting customers’ expectations around reliability, security and interoperability.

GSMA’s global specifications, such as the Universal Profile, will ensure that new IP-based services are reliable, cost-effective and will work across different devices and different networks, in any market. The Future Networks programme is making it easier for operators to modernise Person-to-Person (P2P) services like; Rich Communication Services (RCS) e.g. group chat, advanced voice calling and live HD video.

To ensure global reach of IP based technologies, the Future Networks programme is finding new interconnection models which support the introduction of IP access and services. This brings technical flexibility by simplifying the commercial principles to increase the opportunity for interconnected value as 4G evolves to be the main mobile technology for operators.

The GSMA’s holistic approach to 5G will ensure that vertical markets and consumers benefit from the opportunities created within the 5G Era. To meet user data demand and vertical capabilities, Future Networks will encourage innovative ways to reduce the capital (cost) intensity of the next generational step.

 

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GSMA A2P Future Messaging Lab #10 – Barcelona February 25, 2018 The Future Networks Programme will be hosting the tenth GSMA A2P Future Messaging Lab in Barcelona sponsored by 3Cinteractive on Sunday 25th February 2018 at 12:00 –...

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RCS Information Sessions at MWC18 February 26, 2018 RCS Operator Information Sessions Venue: Outside Halls, CC3 (Level 1) Room 3.12, FIRA, Barcelona Session 1: Monday 26 February | 14:00 – 15:00 Session 2: Wednesda...

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Mobile World Congress 2018, Barcelona February 26, 2018 MWC18 will take place 26 February – 1 March 2018 in Barcelona at the Fira. Future Networks is excited to present the latest in 5G and RCS A2P Messaging through se...

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