News

Filter

Visit the Network 2020 demonstrations in the Innovation City at Mobile World Congress 2015

Mobile World Congress 2015 is fast approaching – and following the successes of previous events, Network 2020 will be showcasing what’s next for the All-IP communication market, demonstrating the many ways in which VoLTE and RCS technology can enrich the lives of the ...

GSMA VoLTE Roaming initiative supported by leading operators from China, Japan and Korea.

The GSMA has organised a collaborative initiative supported by leading mobile operators in China, Japan and Korea including China Mobile, KT, NTT DOCOMO, SK Telecom, KPN and Verizon, to assess various important aspects of VoLTE Roaming with S8 HR and LBO VR (Local Break Out, ...

Network 2020 VoLTE eco-system test event

The GSMA is progressing with its plans for a VoLTE eco-system test event to occur in the first half of 2015. The objective is to set up and execute this test event using principles and lessons learned from the highly successful RCS Meta events which were held in 2012-2013. ...

Revision of the RCS Global Common Core Service Description Document RCCC.61

The RCS Global Common Core Service Description Document RCCC.61 that details how the features in the Common Core should be implemented is currently under-going a revision by the Global Functional Requirements Group. The Group, chaired by Thomas Welzel of Deutsche Telekom, is ...

Join us in a series of IP Communications Services Webinars over the next four months

It’s that time of the year… The Network 2020 Programme’s Webinar Series is here. We are delighted to announce that this year’s Webinar Series comprises of 4 webinars commencing on January 15th and finishing in mid-March, giving you the opportunity to listen and engage in a ...

Network 2020 Programme Update September – November 2014

The GSMA’s Network 2020 Programme update provide highlights on how we are progressing against the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) from July – September 2014 on RCS and VoLTE launches, whilst navigating the complexities of networks growing to an All-IP solution with ...

Accreditation of the RCS Blackbird release and growth of native RCS devices

The GSMA’s Network 2020 Interoperability Testing (IOT) team continues to see progression of joyn Blackbird accreditations for the RCS ecosystem. As of November 1st 2014, accreditations for new joyn Blackbird devices and clients were formally handed over to the GCF, although ...

Momentum around HD Voice licensees continues to grow

The momentum around the universally recognised ‘HD Voice’ logo is growing immensely, due to customers being able to identify HD Voice enabled devices and networks supporting the service. Since our last report this year, we have seen 21 new licensees, 8 of them joining ...

AT&T and Verizon Wireless get themselves connected

Interconnecting networks between mobile operators offers many benefits to customers such as interoperable VoLTE (voice over LTE) calls with HD Voice quality as well as interoperable Rich Communications Services (RCS). It works by using all-IP (Internet Protocol) technology, ...

All-IP Mobile Communications

The ‘Green Button Promise’ is a key focus area within the Network 2020 Programme. With support from a number of our eco-system partners, we have created an exciting video to demonstrate All-IP Communications in action on a commercial LTE network. This is the first time this ...

VoLTE Service Description and Implementation Guide (Version 2.0)

Voice over Long Term Evolution (VoLTE) is the industry recognised solution for providing a rich multimedia HD Voice service over the LTE access technology. VoLTE utilises IMS technology and provides a common platform in which to provide an enriched calling experience by ...

Mobile World Congress Preview Highlights

The 2015 GSMA Mobile World Congress titled ‘The Edge Of Innovation’ will take place 2-5 March, located at Fira Gran Via in Barcelona, Spain. Following the successes of previous events, it will convene industry leaders, visionaries and innovators to explore the trends that ...

Customers and operators can benefit from interconnecting mobile All-IP communications

IP based interconnection between mobile operators offers many benefits to both Operators and customers. It provides Operators  with  scalability and increased reachability of IP-based communications services and provides customers with interoperable VoLTE (Voice over LTE) ...

LTE in the new iPhone and growing around the world

Apple supports LTE in its iPhone 6 – The recent launch of the Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus has created a massive wave of interest with a staggering rush to pre-purchase. For operators, there is a significant feature included – LTE. The device is LTE-ready for some ...

Network 2020 IOT Programme Update

The GSMA’s Network 2020 Interoperability and Testing (IOT) team has recently expanded its scope from joyn to an All-IP focus, to include Common Core specification and native implementations. Watch Ian Crawford, the IOT Programme Manager, and learn more details about the ...

Long Term Revolution: VoLTE Comes of Age

We first discussed the speed of operator Voice over Long Term Evolution (VoLTE) deployments back in June when there seemed to be a never-ending parade of news outlining operator commitments and plans. Three months on and we are starting to see some real traction in the ...

Mobile 360 Series, North America – LTE and Interoperability highlighted

The GSMA held its North American event on the 22nd and 23rd September in Atlanta. A two day Conference Agenda was supported by a small demonstration area showcasing the GSMA’s main Programmes – and Network 2020 was, of course, promoting IP Communications. Unsurprising, with ...

GSMA expands its support for IP Communication Launches and Interoperability Testing

Helping operators and OEMs to reduce the time to market and speed up the launch process for IP Communications is a vital part of the Network 2020 Programme’s work. The GSMA has two teams dedicated to this task, and has recently expanded their scope and activities to provide ...

Why ‘common’ is good for IP Communications

A major request from operators to the GSMA is to help speed up the time to market for native All-IP communication devices and solutions. The quicker a new product or service can get to the market, the better it is for consumers and the more opportunities it gives to ...

Network 2020 Programme Update July – September 2014

The GSMA’s Network 2020 programme update provide highlights on how we are progressing against the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) from April – July 2014, whilst navigating the complexities of networks growing to an all-IP solution, with a Call to Action from our Head ...