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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 ...

Exploring the advancement of 5G and RCS at Mobile 360 LatAm 2016

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By Jill Cooper, Marketing Director, GSMA With one of the fastest climbing rates of smartphone ownership, and the mobile industry accounting for between 4 and 5% of the region’s economy, mobile is ideally placed to shape development of services across Latin America. Key ...

Network 2020 Showcasing RCS Services at CTIA Super Mobility

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GSMA Network 2020 Programme Showcasing RCS Services at CTIA Super Mobility in Las Vegas By Jill Cooper, Marketing Director, GSMA This week the Network 2020 programme is in Las Vegas to attend the CTIA Super Mobility Show and demonstrate some of our work on Rich ...

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 ...