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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 ...

5G is becoming clearer – update from the NGMN conference

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By Michele Zarri, Technical Director – Networks, GSMA   GSMA’s Network 2020 programme was invited to speak at the recent NGMN conference on ‘5G: Status of Demand and Delivery’ in Frankfurt. The conference brought the industry together to discuss what 5G is, and to ...

How mobile is changing commerce in our phono sapien world

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By Oisin Lunny In 2016 we live in a mobile-first world, populated by what The Economist termed a new species of “phono sapiens”. We are glued to our mobile devices most of the time, and use these portable super-computers for so many sophisticated and essential interactions ...

Have your 5G say in the world’s most sought after mobile awards

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Mark Smith, Marketing Director, GSMA I’m very excited to highlight the addition of a new award to the 2017 Global Mobile Awards’ ‘Best Mobile Technology’ category; ‘Outstanding Contribution for LTE Evolution to 5G’. This new award is your chance to highlight 5G game changing ...

Universal Profile launch date announced

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By Jill Cooper, Marketing Director, GSMA The GSMA’s Universal Profile for Advanced messaging gets launch date. The GSMA’s Network 2020 programme has been working closely with leading operators, OEMs and operating system providers on the development of its Universal ...

Trends and Analysis: All-IP Solutions Gaining Global Momentum

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Henry Calvert, Head of Network 2020 programme, GSMA   We are seeing real momentum in the global deployment and adoption of all-IP communications services by the mobile operator community such as Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE), Voice-over-Wi-Fi (VoWiFi) as well as the Universal ...

Why Operators Should Deploy Advanced Communications

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By David O’Byrne, Project Director, GSMA The strategic importance of IP technology to enable advanced communications services for mobile operators Mobile communications have become essential to modern life.  Around the world, there are 6.7 billion mobile phones, connected to ...

Five Things You Wanted to Know about 5G, But Never Dared to Ask

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David Hutton, Director of Technology, GSMA The web is awash with information about what 5G will deliver: extraordinarily fast broadband, highly responsive connectivity, ultra dense clusters of connections and so on. But amid all the buzz, some key questions are rarely ...

The Next Leap for LTE

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Michele Zarri, Technical Director, GSMA How the evolution of 4G will transform the mobile industry With 5G generating so much buzz, it is easy to overlook the groundbreaking services being enabled by the evolution of 4G. Between now and 2020, the year when 5G is scheduled to ...

Vendors set out on 5G journey

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LIVE FROM GSMA MOBILE 360 LATIN AMERICA, MEXICO: Speakers from Cisco, Ericsson and Qualcomm reflected on the scale of change to networks required in the future shift to 5G. Jose Ayala (pictured), Ericsson’s head of government and industry relations for Latin America, ...

Google teases plans to take RCS to the “next level”

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By Steve Costello  LIVE FROM GSMA MOBILE 360 LATIN AMERICA, MEXICO: Google’s Todd Parker talked up the evolution of RCS (Rich Communications Services) to capitalise on the mobile messaging boom, with several other execs highlighting the potential the technology offers. RCS ...

Software is Eating the Mobile World

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Michele Zarri, Technical Director, GSMA Software defined networking enables connectivity to be customised One-size-fits-all connectivity will soon be a thing of the past. The mobile industry is on the cusp of a new era in which operators will be able to dynamically adapt and ...

Bringing Broadcast to Mobile

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Michele Zarri, Technical Director, GSMA New technologies can make mass content delivery cost-effective Although mobile networks were originally developed for one-to-one communications, they have become important conduits for entertainment, information and software. People ...

Website survey winner announced

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Many thanks to all those who completed our recent Network 2020 website survey. Our role is to help Operators and the wider industry deliver All-IP networks and shape the evolution to 5G, and the website is key to supporting this. We are pleased to announce the winner of our ...

Network 2020 at Mobile 360 Latin America

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By Jill Cooper, Marketing Director, GSMA   The region’s transition to the world of advanced communications was explored at this year’s Mobile 360 – Latin America, which took place in Mexico City 20-22 September 2016. The three-day event hosted many of the continent’s ...

How the GSMA is helping the VoLTE market to grow

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By David O’Byrne, Project Director, GSMA   There have been 507 LTE network launches in 170 countries worldwide so far – a figure that continues to grow – and this exponential rise in deployments has laid the foundations for mobile operators to provide all-IP based ...

GSMA ALL-IP BUSINESS GUIDE ADDS NEW FEATURES

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By Steve Wyre, Senior Marketing Manager, GSMA   The GSMA’s Network 2020 programme introduced a new service late last year called The All-IP Business Guide (www.gsma-all-ip-business-guide.com) that’s designed to give mobile operators detailed information and guidance on ...

David O’Byrne at Service Innovation World conference

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“Facilitating global discussions on the crucial industry developments propelling interoperability foward Three of our leading industry conferences dedicated to service innovation, monetisation and diversification have just come together under one roof! With the ...

European Commission lays out 5G goal, promises less regulation

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By 2025, all cities and transport links in the EU should have uninterrupted 5G coverage, according to EC president Jean-Claude Juncker’s State of the Union speech for 2016. In addition, Juncker unveiled the European Electronic Communications Code, including “forward-looking ...