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Jaguar Land Rover: A journey to remember

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As well as smart navigation, security tracking and high-end multimedia, Jaguar Land Rover’s connected car can pay for fuel. In the Innovation City, Jaguar is showcasing its new luxury SUV, the F-Pace, complete with its most advanced infotainment system yet, the InControl ...

From cosmetics to holiday snaps, enhanced messaging has the answer

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Retail giant Walgreens demonstrates how RCS powered messaging can learn customer’s preferences and make informed recommendations. Any mobile operator, brand or organisation that needs to solve its communications headaches or freshen up its public face should visit Walgreens ...

Huawei Recognised for Outstanding LTE Evolution at The Glomo Awards

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The Glomo awards are the Oscars of the Mobile World Congress – without the communications breakdowns. The Glomo’s recognise the companies and people whose inventiveness has helped drive the mobile industry forward in a constant state of rapid evolution. It takes an ...

5G network slicing enables robot to draw

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Researchers from King’s College London (KCL) are demonstrating how 5G network slicing will allow numerous vertical market applications to co-exist on the same band-width. KCL has developed a 5G robotic handwriting arm to demonstrate how a slice can have its own network ...

How The GSMA Innovation Hall Inspired Shell and Jaguar To Fill Up and Go

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There is more than just a Connected Car story behind the Jaguar on display at Innovation City in Hall 4. The demonstration model illustrates not just time saving and life enhancing apps, but how companies are collaborating to take full advantage of the speed and connectivity ...

4G connected street furniture can transform city life

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Bus shelter offers real time information, interactive services, personalised advertising and better connectivity. The world’s largest outdoor advertising company, JCDecaux, has created a connected bus shelter for MWC that shows both consumers and network operators how city ...

RCS now well on the way to replacing SMS

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Offering the text functions of SMS, but with an array of additional communication and multimedia capabilities, the year ahead will see RCS start to replace SMS as the standard means of non-voice telecommunication. With the commercial implications of that in mind, attendees ...

Why Invest in 5G? The Key Industry Debate at Mobile World Congress

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Why invest in 5G? This question was considered by our panellists at yesterday’s industry seminar – ‘5G – Beyond Technology into Business Impact’ – where attendees discussed the business challenges involved in rolling out 5G technology at scale. As Adam Koeppe, ...

In the fast lane to safer roads

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Silicon Valley and automotive giants are speeding towards a future of connected, autonomous cars. 5G will have a critical role to play in enabling these cars to be smart. Software companies and car manufacturers are not the only stakeholders with an interest in connected ...

Kuwait VoLTE Interconnect CTO Q&A

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The VoLTE (Voice over LTE) interconnection is the first in Kuwait and the first in the Mena region. The decision to interconnect was taken to maximise customer experience in Kuwait and the operators will be launching the interconnected service in March 2017. We spoke to CTOs ...

NEW GSMA REPORT HIGHLIGHTS MESSAGING AS A PLATFORM OPPORTUNITY

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Platform Gives Consumers Access to Range of Brands and Services London: The GSMA today issued a new report titled, ‘Messaging as a Platform – The Operator Opportunity,’ that outlines how operators can play a central role in the future of Messaging as a Platform (MaaP). The ...

New report: The 4G Broadcasting Opportunity

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By Michele Zarri, Technical Director, GSMA The LTE Broadcast Opportunity The GSMA has released a new report today called ‘The Broadcast Opportunity’ highlighting how mobile network operators can take advantage of a broadcast technology called ‘Evolved Multicast Broadcast ...

“We see huge potential in Advanced Communications”

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The opportunities available to mobile operators from Advanced Communications and Messaging as a Platform (MaaP) are huge, according to Petja Heimbach, VP of Next Generation Communications at Deutsche Telekom. But telecoms companies must transform their ways of thinking to ...

Richer sounds: a glimpse into the future of operator messaging at MWC

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Advanced messaging (RCS) can empower customer service, ecommerce, public information and even IoT fault reporting. The RCS messaging standard allows smartphone makers to automatically incorporate powerful messaging features into their handsets. This in turns encourages more ...

Chatbots could be just the ticket

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Virgin Trains believes advanced messaging will help customers find the right ticket for them. Steve Gooder, Virgin Trains Head of Digital Technology, has appealed to mobile operators to help create more sophisticated messaging apps and chatbots. Gooder is appearing at the ...

*NEW* GSMA 5G Report now available

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5G is more than just a generational step; it represents a fundamental transformation of the role that mobile technology plays in society. As demand for continuous connectivity grows, 5G is an opportunity to create an agile, purpose-built network tailored to the different ...

The 5G Era will bring boundless connectivity and intelligent automation

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Henry Calvert, Senior Director  Head of Network 2020 Mobile technology’s effect on society will get dramatically more beneficial if we allow 5G’s abundant connectivity and intelligence to improve the world, argues Henry Calvert, Senior Director, Head of Network 2020, GSMA. ...

Why MaaP can help mobile operators own the conversation

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Conversational commerce – where interactions take place at the intersection of messaging apps and shopping for goods or services and suppliers can engage customers in entirely new ways across multiple channels – is set to revolutionize customer experience. It is being ...

Rooplay: Mobile gaming gets a boost with 5G

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Cloud games  developer Rooplay is  demonstrating  how 5G  could  enable  a new  generation of mobile gaming by delivering a continuous, consistent high-speed connection with low-latency. As  a  proof-of-concept,  Rooplay  compares  the  experience of  playing  a  Formula  1  ...

University of Surrey: On the road to 5G

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University of Surrey’s Professor Rahim Tafazolli argues 5G success depends on cross-industry collaboration The 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) at the University of Surrey has researched how 5G will create multiple options for the automotive industry through its network sliced ...