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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 ...

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 ...