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RCS, 5G AND CLOUD GAMING: FIND OUT ABOUT THE FUTURE NETWORKS PROGRAMME AT MWC19 LOS ANGELES

The Future Networks programme will host a number of activities at this year’s MWC19 Los Angeles including seminars, workshops and interactive demos covering the key programme areas of RCS and 5G. Please find a comprehensive overview of activities linked here: ...

Vodafone starts trials of OpenRAN in Europe and Africa

Vodafone has announced it will introduce virtualised open networks based on OpenRAN architecture, in parts of its UK network, as well as the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Mozambique. The trials will focus on mobile calls and data services across 2G, 3G and 4G, with ...

Ecosystem Meets in London for UK launch of RCS Business Messaging

RCS Business Messaging is now available amongst all UK operators: meaning highly engaging digital marketing campaigns, and interactive AI user support, are now available out-of-the-box across the country with the highest smartphone penetration on earth.  To celebrate this ...

Verizon adds VR to its media portfolio with Jaunt XR deal

Verizon has acquired the AR and VR technology assets of Jaunt XR, a start-up that has raised over $100 million since 2013. The deal bolsters Verizon’s capabilities in AR/VR, adding to its RYOT portfolio which is building immersive entertainment content for the operator’s 5G ...

GSMA Convenes Industry to Discuss Future of LTE

The GSMA held a high-level meeting with over twenty representatives from mobile operators, regulatory bodies and equipment and chip vendors to discuss the future of the LTE industry. Participants exchanged views about the challenges facing operators as commercial 5G ...

GSMA Beta Labs Launches Energy Benchmarking Tool to Help Operators Monitor Their Energy Consumptions

The GSMA Future Networks Programme has launched an Operator Network Energy Benchmark (ONE Benchmark) initiative to support member operators against the projected increase in energy consumption as well as support the UN’s 2030 goals for sustainable development. According to ...

How Brands are Transforming Consumer Communications with 5* Results

The latest RCS Business Messaging Seminar at MWC19 Barcelona, Intelligently Transforming Consumer Experiences, brought experts from across the ecosystem to discuss how consumers and brands are helping to shape the success of RCS as it rolls out across the world. With 74 ...

Cloud XR to Bring New Commercial Avenues to Mobile Industry through 5G

Among the biggest opportunities of the 5G era is XR, or extended reality – the spectrum of technologies incorporating virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and simulated reality. VR, in particular, has felt like the ‘technology of tomorrow’ for some time, but ...

5G Takes Centre Stage at the MWC’s Innovation City

5G is not simply the latest incremental step from 4G – it’s an entirely different proposition altogether.  5G will completely transform the role connectivity plays in our everyday lives, making widespread some extraordinary use cases which were the preserve of a very few who ...

5G, Messaging, and Beta Labs – Future Networks at MWC19 Barcelona

MWC19 Barcelona, the world’s premier event in the telecoms calendar, kicks off next week – and the future of mobile network services will, naturally, take centre stage. The GSMA’s Future Networks programme has a packed agenda this year, which we invite you to consider ahead ...

Network Economics: Why cost intensity and customer experience are so important for operators

By Jasdeep Badyal, Lead Analyst, GSMA Beta Labs Over the last 12 months, the GSMA Beta Labs has brought together innovators, vendors and operators in the fields of Backhaul, Energy Efficiency and Infrastructure Sharing, and identified over $450m worth of potential savings in ...

2019 Will See RCS Transform Digital Marketing

2019 Will See RCS Transform Digital Marketing  Over the course of 2018, Rich Communications Services (RCS) proved its capacity not only to work as promised, but to make the brands using it some serious returns on investment.  RCS Business Messaging has now been established ...

Innovation Heat Map Trends

Innovation Heat Map Trends By Osaze Obazuaye, Future Networks, GSMA Cost reduction is at the forefront of Network Economics; therefore, it is important to identify the innovators who can demonstrate these savings, primarily in infrastructure sharing, backhaul relief and ...

GSMA Launches New Forum to Support 5G Cloud-Based AR/VR

At Huawei’s 9th Global Broadband Forum held in London we announced the launch of a new industry-wide initiative called The GSMA Cloud AR/VR Forum that is designed to accelerate the delivery and adoption of 5G cloud-based augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) ...

Industry Experts Gather in London to Strategise Deployment of RCS

Industry Experts Gather in London to Strategise Deployment of RCS The GSMA’s RCS Business Messaging Labs are now an established fixture of the mobile industry calendar. With a total of 65 operator launches and 194 million Monthly Active Users, RCS has certainly made a huge ...

GSMA LAUNCHES NEW INDUSTRY-WIDE INITIATIVE TO SUPPORT DEVELOPMENT OF OPERATOR EDGE CLOUD AR/VR

Multiple Operators, Vendors and Content Providers to Collaborate to Accelerate Deployment of Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality Technology London: The GSMA today announced the launch of a new industry-wide initiative called The GSMA Cloud AR/VR Forum that will focus on the ...

Leading the Way in 5G Fixed Wireless Access

“Connectivity is at the core of every company’s digital transformation. 5G will have a significant impact on how businesses work and how they engage with their customers” By Mo Katibeh, Chief Marketing Officer, AT&T   Fixed Wireless Access (FWA), especially when ...

The Role of RCS in the Digital Enhancement of Everyday Life

Much attention has rightly been paid lately to how Rich Communication Services, or RCS, will transform the ways business can communicate with its customers: how brands can keep consumers updated on developments, and market what they have to offer, in ever more memorable and ...

RCS takes centre stage at in Los Angeles as momentum builds behind business applications

RCS takes centre stage at in Los Angeles as momentum builds behind business applications At 25 years old and still going strong, SMS is the world’s most successful messaging platform, used today by more than 5 billion people worldwide.  As with any longstanding technology, ...

US Industry Talks up 5G Impact at Mobile World Congress Americas

The United States is betting big on 5G. According to GSMA Intelligence there will be 1.3 billion global 5G connections by 2025 including 203 million in North America and three of four US operators have already announced plans to launch in select cities by the end of 2018. It ...