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Cloud XR to Bring New Commercial Avenues to Mobile Industry through 5G

Among the biggest opportunities of the 5G era is XR, or extended reality – the spectrum of technologies incorporating virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and simulated reality. VR, in particular, has felt like the ‘technology of tomorrow’ for some time, but ...

5G Takes Centre Stage at the MWC’s Innovation City

5G is not simply the latest incremental step from 4G – it’s an entirely different proposition altogether.  5G will completely transform the role connectivity plays in our everyday lives, making widespread some extraordinary use cases which were the preserve of a very few who ...

5G, Messaging, and Beta Labs – Future Networks at MWC19 Barcelona

MWC19 Barcelona, the world’s premier event in the telecoms calendar, kicks off next week – and the future of mobile network services will, naturally, take centre stage. The GSMA’s Future Networks programme has a packed agenda this year, which we invite you to consider ahead ...

Network Economics: Why cost intensity and customer experience are so important for operators

By Jasdeep Badyal, Lead Analyst, GSMA Beta Labs Over the last 12 months, the GSMA Beta Labs has brought together innovators, vendors and operators in the fields of Backhaul, Energy Efficiency and Infrastructure Sharing, and identified over $450m worth of potential savings in ...

Future Networks @ Innovation City MWC19 – Barcelona

Venue: Hall 4, Fira, Gran Via, Barcelona Join Future Networks in one of the most visited exhibition spaces at MWC, Innovation City. We have partnered with Google, Deutsche Telekom, Telefonica, Huawei, China Mobile, China Unicom and more to showcase cutting-edge innovations ...

2019 Will See RCS Transform Digital Marketing

2019 Will See RCS Transform Digital Marketing  Over the course of 2018, Rich Communications Services (RCS) proved its capacity not only to work as promised, but to make the brands using it some serious returns on investment.  RCS Business Messaging has now been established ...

From DAS to Next Generation Indoor Systems: the Vital Shift for 5G-Readiness

It has become increasingly apparent to the mobile industry in recent months that the networks of base stations which make its work possible are, in one very important way, imbalanced.  The infrastructure which allows connected devices to talk to their networks – and to each ...

Innovation Heat Map Trends

Innovation Heat Map Trends By Osaze Obazuaye, Future Networks, GSMA Cost reduction is at the forefront of Network Economics; therefore, it is important to identify the innovators who can demonstrate these savings, primarily in infrastructure sharing, backhaul relief and ...

GSMA Launches New Forum to Support 5G Cloud-Based AR/VR

At Huawei’s 9th Global Broadband Forum held in London we announced the launch of a new industry-wide initiative called The GSMA Cloud AR/VR Forum that is designed to accelerate the delivery and adoption of 5G cloud-based augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) ...

Industry Experts Gather in London to Strategise Deployment of RCS

Industry Experts Gather in London to Strategise Deployment of RCS The GSMA’s RCS Business Messaging Labs are now an established fixture of the mobile industry calendar. With a total of 65 operator launches and 194 million Monthly Active Users, RCS has certainly made a huge ...

GSMA LAUNCHES NEW INDUSTRY-WIDE INITIATIVE TO SUPPORT DEVELOPMENT OF OPERATOR EDGE CLOUD AR/VR

Multiple Operators, Vendors and Content Providers to Collaborate to Accelerate Deployment of Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality Technology London: The GSMA today announced the launch of a new industry-wide initiative called The GSMA Cloud AR/VR Forum that will focus on the ...

Leading the Way in 5G Fixed Wireless Access

“Connectivity is at the core of every company’s digital transformation. 5G will have a significant impact on how businesses work and how they engage with their customers” By Mo Katibeh, Chief Marketing Officer, AT&T   Fixed Wireless Access (FWA), especially when ...

The Role of RCS in the Digital Enhancement of Everyday Life

Much attention has rightly been paid lately to how Rich Communication Services, or RCS, will transform the ways business can communicate with its customers: how brands can keep consumers updated on developments, and market what they have to offer, in ever more memorable and ...

RCS takes centre stage at in Los Angeles as momentum builds behind business applications

RCS takes centre stage at in Los Angeles as momentum builds behind business applications At 25 years old and still going strong, SMS is the world’s most successful messaging platform, used today by more than 5 billion people worldwide.  As with any longstanding technology, ...

US Industry Talks up 5G Impact at Mobile World Congress Americas

The United States is betting big on 5G. According to GSMA Intelligence there will be 1.3 billion global 5G connections by 2025 including 203 million in North America and three of four US operators have already announced plans to launch in select cities by the end of 2018. It ...

Google and Samsung Partner to Accelerate RCS Business Messaging Based on the GSMA Universal Profile

Samsung and Google announced last week that they are collaborating to ensure that the Android Messages and Samsung Messages RCS clients will work seamlessly with both the Google Business Messages Platform and Samsung’s Messaging as a Platform (MaaP). The collaboration ...

The Future Networks Programme’s RCS Events at Mobile World Congress Americas 2018

The Future Network Programme is hosting a number of events at this year’s Mobile World Congress Americas 2018 in Los Angeles covering the latest developments in Rich Communications Services. RCS and particularly RCS Business Messaging, which is helping brands to enhance ...

Future Networks Chairman Update #1

Each month, we’ll bring you the latest news and insights from Arash Ashouriha, Chairman of the Future Networks Programme. Future Networks Chairman Update #1: China Mobile to Chair Future Networks Cloud X Project By Arash Ashouriha, SVP Group Technology Innovation, ...

Operators to Play Key Role in Delivery of Next Generation Virtual Reality through 5G

Among the most hotly anticipated developments of the digital age has been virtual reality, and its close relative augmented reality – known collectively as AR/VR.  These transformative technologies are set to revolutionise the ways in which consumers interact with ...

MENA to Offer Major Growth Opportunities in Rich Communication Services

The now rapid worldwide adoption of RCS and deployment of marketing campaigns by brands of Rich Communication Services (RCS) heralds the arrival of a new era in messaging.  SMS remains the largest messaging platform on earth, with over 4 billion users, and continues to play ...