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GSMA VoLTE project sees first roll-out in China

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In a recent blog, we discussed how the GSMA’s Network 2020 programme was working with China’s mobile network operators, China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom, to negotiate the technological barriers preventing the deployment of advanced all-IP communications including ...

New GSMA VoLTE specification removes market fragmentation

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David O’Byrne, IP Communications Project Director, GSMA Voice over LTE (VoLTE) is one of the foundational next-generation communications services that global operators are providing to their customers, along with Video over LTE (ViLTE), Voice over Wi-Fi (VoWiFi) and ...

Feature: Asia’s Olympic-sized 5G ambitions

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Mobile World Live reviews the push by Asia’s mobile industry to launch ‘5G’ networks in time for the 2018 Winter Olympics and 2020 Summer Olympics. What services can we expect, and what are the challenges ahead? View the video on Mobile World Live.

Universal Profile Gains Momentum

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GSMA INITIATIVE TO DRIVE GLOBAL ADOPTION OF UNIVERSAL PROFILE FOR RICH COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES GAINS MOMENTUM Universal RCS Profile Backed by 57 Mobile Operators and Leading Handset Manufacturers; Service Will Deliver Enhanced Communications Experiences to Customers ...

GSMA supports European Commission’s efforts to accelerate 5G development in Europe

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Brussels: The GSMA announced its support of the “5G Manifesto for Timely Deployment of 5G in Europe”, which was presented at a meeting today between Commissioner Oettinger and CEOs from across the telecommunications and applications industries. The 5G Manifesto is designed ...

Network 2020 highlights from Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2016

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Record attendance at Mobile World Congress Shanghai was reported with more than 53,000 attendees, a 33% increase over 2015. Network 2020 highlights included: Press releases There were two main announcements during the event in Shanghai showing the progress and importance of ...

Real-World Impact of Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) – new paper

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A new paper, published by Intel, explores Mobile Edge Computing (MEC). The impact of MEC on the mobile subscriber’s experience is so profound that MEC has become an integral part of 4G networks around the world. To illustrate the effect of MEC, this paper describes the ...

NEW Report on the Future of Mobile Communications

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28 June 2016: New Report Highlights Growing Demand for Operator-led Advanced Communications Services Such as Pre-Calling, Instant Messaging and Real-time Video. Global mobile subscribers are demanding richer, global and open IP-based messaging experiences from mobile network ...

3Cinteractive Partners with the GSMA to Develop RCS

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3C Interactive Partners with the GSMA to lead the Development of RCS Advanced Messaging for Businesses and Consumers 3C Interactive (3C), a leading provider of mobile technology enablement and marketing services, announced it is working with the GSMA on developing guidelines ...

The future of All-IP to be explored at Mobile World Congress 2016

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All-IP is the network of the future, and the GSMA’s Network 2020 programme has a crucial role to play in its development. With operators, OEMs, network vendors and other ecosystem partners all keen to identify new revenue opportunities, Network 2020 works alongside these key ...

GSMA supports Russian Operators in move to IP communications

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You may remember a recent blogpost highlighting our ongoing work with Russia’s mobile network operators MegaFon, MTS, Tele2 and VimpelCom (Beeline), as well as the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation. We created a dedicated working group to ...

Full accreditation for LG, Samsung and Sony

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LG, Samsung and Sony have received full accreditation to CPR (Crane Priority Release) at the recent Meta test event in Dusseldorf. CPR includes features of RCS and Enriched Calling and enables end-users to access a revolutionary call and message experience. These successful ...

Network 2020 highlights from Mobile World Congress 2016

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Visitors to the mobile industry’s premier event surpassed the 100,000 mark for the first time in the event’s history. Some of the Network 2020 highlights were: RCS: The Path to One Billion Users We started the week with an announcement and a seminar supporting RCS adoption: ...

WebRTC to complement IP Communication Services – new WebRTC whitepaper

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Mobile operators can leverage WebRTC (Web Real-Time Communication) technology in several ways. Mobile operators could use WebRTC to extend the capabilities of their IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem)-based infrastructures and expose their services to a larger number of customers ...

Global operators, Google and the GSMA align behind adoption of Rich Communication Services

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Global operators, the GSMA and Google today announced the launch of a mobile industry initiative to accelerate the availability of Rich Communications Services (RCS). The initiative will enable all operators worldwide to provide an open, consistent, and globally ...

Unlocking Commercial Opportunities from 4G Evolution seminar

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MWC Seminar: Unlocking Commercial Opportunities from 4G Evolution: Wednesday 24 February, 14:30 – 16:30. Which technology driver will be the winning platform to unlock commercial opportunities for 4G evolution to 5G? Join our interactive seminar to hear the debate and ...

GSMA Helping Russian Mobile Operators Line Up All-IP Communications Services

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Our Network 2020 programme recently sent a team to Moscow to discuss how we could help Russian operators deliver interconnected all-IP communications services to their customers. We met with the country’s main operators Beeline, MegaFon, MTS and Tele2, as well as The ...

Are you providing a quality LTE roaming experience?

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Read our report to find out how to test and benchmark your service. The Global Roaming Quality (GRQ) Pilot Project has been setup by GSMA’s Network 2020 programme and the Networks Group to encourage roaming implementation and establish a consistent standard of quality. The ...

South Korea’s Interconnected VoLTE Service Lifts Off

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All of the country’s VoLTE-enabled subscribers are now fully commercially interoperable. This will impact around 35 million subscribers who will be able to enjoy higher quality calls and seamless switching between voice and video, as well as faster connection speeds on all ...

Shipment of IP communications-capable smartphones exceeding expectations

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Latest figures show that the availability of IP communications-capable smartphones is ahead of the GSMA forecast for 2015. Currently, shipment volumes of IP communications-capable native devices is an estimated 10% ahead of the year to date target.  According to the GSMA, ...