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*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 ...

Verizon: “Expect major 5G advances in 2017”

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Expect major 5G advances in 2017 from the US mobile giant, including wireless home broadband Verizon is rolling out fixed wireless broadband pilots in 11 cities in the US and is commercially piloting a range of schemes. The Verizon briefings could prove the best source of ...

SMS reinvents itself with RCS, 5G and 4G connected street furniture to be showcased at the GSMA Innovation City

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Mobile networks are undergoing the most fundamental transformation in a generation. Advanced Messaging through RCS and an emerging 5G have the potential to enable services which vastly improve the customer experience and support the rise of new technologies. Significant ...

Telenor launches Advanced Messaging across Europe and Asia

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Telenor have announced that they will enable the launch of RCS messaging services to their 211 million subscribers across Europe and Asia. They will join Rogers and Sprint in being amongst the first operators to launch the service which is based on the GSMA’s Universal ...

Next Generation Mobile Networks will be the Centerpiece of Mobile World Congress 2017

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For some time, All-IP Communications and 5G have been two of the most widely discussed and anticipated technologies in the mobile industry. Following a year of significant progress in both fields, the industry is now in a position to unveil the latest capabilities and ...

Rogers talks about why they have launched Advanced Messaging

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Rogers became the first mobile operator in Canada and the second in the world to launch Advanced Messaging services to its subscribers based on the GSMA’s Universal Profile. Through a partnership with Google, Rogers will offer enhanced messaging experiences and access to ...

Trends and Analysis: Global Interconnections Gain Momentum

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  By Henry Calvert, Head of Network 2020 programme, GSMA. Since our last update we’ve seen a number of significant developments in the adoption of all-IP communications services by the global operator community such as Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE), Voice-over-Wi-Fi (VoWiFi) ...

The GSMA’s Network 2020 Programme appoints new chair for IP Communications Group

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Dr. Petja Heimbach, Vice President of Next Generation Communication Products at Deutsche Telekom (DT) has been appointed Chair of the GSMA’s IP Communications Leadership Team following the resignation of Kobus Smit from his position as Head of Voice and Messaging at DT. ...

Poll: Why is 5G a Game Changer?

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5G will greatly enhance connectivity and has the potential to enable a raft of new technologies and services. In our latest poll, let us know what you think will be greatest impact of  5G. Find out more about 5G in our seminar 5G – Beyond Technology into Business ...

Sprint talk about the benefits of launching Advanced Messaging

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An Interview with Ryan Sullivan, VP, Product Development, Sprint. Sprint has become first to partner with Google and deploy the GSMA’s Universal Profile for Advanced Messaging. The profile, which is backed by 58 global operators, OEMs and OS providers, upgrades existing ...

Enabling Advanced Communications Everywhere

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Kobus Smit, Head of Voice & Messaging Products for Deutsche Telekom, explains how the rollout of consistent advanced messaging services will transform the mobile industry Mobile messaging is undergoing a global upgrade. Approximately 50 mobile operators around the world ...

Rogers launches Advanced Messaging services in Canada

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Rogers became the first mobile operator in Canada and the second in the world to launch Advanced Messaging services to its subscribers based on the GSMA’s Universal Profile. Through a partnership with Google, Rogers will offer enhanced messaging experiences and access to ...

Slovakia: the Latest Country to go All-IP

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December 6th saw the launch of interconnected Advanced Communications in Slovakia. Following coordination and testing by the GSMA, SlovakTelecom and Orange Slovensko are the latest operators to press ahead with all-IP interconnection which, under the auspices of the GSMA’s ...

GSMA Universal Profile for Advanced Messaging now available

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We first announced that we were working to develop a Universal Profile for Advanced Messaging back in February at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Now, just 10 months later, we have published the first release of the Universal Profile for Advanced Messaging, which will ...

First Launch of Universal Profile for Advanced Messaging

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Sprint Becomes First Operator to Launch Service with Google; GSMA’s Universal Profile Now Backed by 58 Global Operators and Manufacturers London: The GSMA welcomes today’s announcement by Google and mobile operator Sprint that Sprint has become first to partner with Google ...

GSMA WELCOMES FIRST LAUNCH OF UNIVERSAL PROFILE FOR ADVANCED MESSAGING

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Sprint Becomes First Operator to Launch Service with Google; GSMA’s Universal Profile Now Backed by 58 Global Operators and Manufacturers London: The GSMA welcomes today’s announcement by Google and mobile operator Sprint that Sprint has become first to partner with Google ...