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5G Network Slicing Summit at Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2018

The GSMA’s Future Networks team hosted the 5G Network Slicing Summit at Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2018, sponsored and co-hosted by China Mobile and Huawei. It included guest speakers from 3GPP, 5GSA, Beckhoff, China Mobile, China Southern Power Grid, Huawei, LetinVR ...

Asia Ready for RCS Business Messaging

The GSMA’s Future Networks Programme hosted a seminar at Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2018 titled ‘RCS Business Messaging: The Future of Brand Communications’ that saw a number of brands, aggregators and mobile operators come together to discuss the challenges, ...

Exploring Rich Communications Services in Asia at MWC Shanghai 2018

RCS, one of the mobile industry’s fundamental innovations of recent years, will be crucial in supporting the modernisation of commerce and services in Asia. With launches from China Mobile, KDDI, NTT DoCoMo and SoftBank Corp. Earlier this year, 55 operators across the globe ...

5G’s Imminent Delivery to the Mass Market to be Outlined at MWC Shanghai 2018

Click here to pre-register your place at the 5G Network Slicing Summit at MWC Shanghai 2018.   5G is set to transform the role of telecommunications in everyday life. Its ultrafast mobile broadband will lead to digitisation of countless functions and services: ...

GSMA Launch Network Economics Project to Help Usher in 5G Era

The 5G era promises to deliver incredible mobile broadband speeds to consumers and business alike, transforming society and ushering in a host of socio-economic benefits. It’s expected to be the panacea that will address a diverse array of requirements and use cases such as ...

The GSMA Announces Availability of Universal Profile Version 2.2 for Rich Communications Services

The GSMA’s Future Networks Programme has published Version 2.2 of the Universal Profile (UP) for Rich Communications Services (RCS), alongside RCS 8.0 which delivers the UP’s technical underpinnings.

Japan Turns on RCS Services

  Last week we were excited to announce in our latest Press Release that all three of Japan’s mobile operators, KDDI Corporation, NTT DOCOMO, INC. and SoftBank Corp. had launched Rich Communications Services (RCS) based on our specifications across Japan. The service is ...

JAPAN’S MOBILE OPERATORS LAUNCH RCS SERVICES BASED ON GSMA SPECIFICATIONS

Leading Operators KDDI Corporation, NTT DOCOMO, INC. and SoftBank Corp. Launch RCS Messaging Across Japan; RCS Gaining Global Momentum with Multiple Launches London: The GSMA today announced that Japanese mobile operators KDDI Corporation, NTT DOCOMO, INC. and SoftBank Corp. ...

GSMA Business Messaging Labs Continue to Grow the RCS Ecosystem

The Future Networks programme instigated an initiative called the GSMA RCS Business Messaging Labs last year that was designed to bring leading stakeholders in the messaging industry together such as mobile operators, aggregators and brands to discuss the operational and ...

5G is Arriving, and the World is Taking Note

As the technical and commercial understanding of 5G matures, the many vertical industries who partner regularly with mobile network operators – and the public at large – are increasingly engaging with this new network technology as something more than just superfast ...

Brands Showcase Live RCS Business Messaging Campaigns to Consumers at MWC 2018

Momentum of RCS services was very much in evidence at Mobile World Congress 2018 with a number of announcements at the show. Over 50 networks have now launched, with a number of network interconnections in the Americas and Europe and a wave of brands launching trials of RCS ...

RCS Driving Digital Transformation with Twenty Times the Conversion Rate Compared to SMS

One of the highlights of Mobile World Congress 2018 was a conference session titled ‘Digital Transformation for the Consumer 2.0’ that examined how brands are looking beyond transactions to ongoing, personal conversations with their consumers. The session was opened by Rimma ...

Multiple Industries’ Rallying Call for 5G to Herald a New Era of Automation

This time last year, 5G was a subject shrouded in relative obscurity. The prospect of high speeds, low latency and vastly improved Network Slicing capabilities were understood but had not yet been analysed with rigour or depth by the many industries served by mobile networks.

Big Brands Back RCS as Network Technology Comes to Life at MWC 2018

Digital technologies are undergoing a seismic transformation. Many aspects of everyday life are now affected by digital technology; from accessing services to the way we communicate with our colleagues and friends, human behaviour has changed dramatically over recent years.

New Research Highlights Consumer Demand for Rich Communications Services

We recently teamed up with mobile messaging provider OpenMarket on a piece of research to find out what consumers really think about RCS and the opportunities it presents to interact with brands in a more compelling way. An staggering 79% of consumers find RCS appealing. ...

GSMA RCS MESSAGING INITIATIVE TAKES OFF AS MULTIPLE GLOBAL OPERATORS INTERCONNECT NETWORKS

Leading Operators Interconnect RCS Networks Across 17 Markets Worldwide; RCS Gaining Momentum With Over 159 Million Monthly Users London: The GSMA today announced that mobile operators América Móvil, Rogers Communications and Sprint have interconnected their networks across ...

GLOBAL BRANDS LAUNCH LIVE RCS BUSINESS MESSAGING SERVICES BASED ON THE GSMA UNIVERSAL PROFILE

Global Brands Including Booking.com, British Gas, ITV, Pizza Hut Delivery and Subway Launch Live RCS Business Messaging Services Barcelona: The GSMA today announced that multiple global brands including 1-800 Contacts, 1-800-Flowers.com, Booking.com, ITV, Snaptravel and ...

RCS and 5G Take Centre Stage at Mobile World Congress 2018

This year’s Mobile World Congress is a particularly significant one for the GSMA’s Future Networks Programme. It marks a turning point in the road to commercial reality for two transformative technologies: Rich Communications Services, or RCS, and 5G.

Building a Commercial Models Framework to Monetise Messaging as a Platform

With the rapid growth of chatbots and artificial intelligence (AI), one of the biggest challenges facing mobile operators is how to shape the business models for these new IP-based messaging services. As business communications evolve from one-off messages to chat sessions, ...

Majority of European Businesses Now Ready to Take on Commercial RCS Messaging

Rich Communication Services (RCS) is now poised to become the dominant mode of text-based telemarketing over the next five years. Bringing together the capabilities of traditional SMS and over-the-top (OTT) messaging apps – and providing them to consumers from within their ...