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RCS Gets Huge Boost with China Mobile Launch

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China Mobile has announced that it is the first Chinese operator to commercially launch RCS services to subscribers across the country from 1st December with the aim of enhancing the communications capabilities of its subscribers. The move is a huge boost for the adoption of ...

GSMA Publishes New Report on 5G Network Slicing & Business Opportunities

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The GSMA has issued a new report titled ‘An Introduction to Network Slicing’ that provides a comprehensive overview of how 5G network slicing can be used effectively by businesses, enterprises and consumers to benefit their business. 5G promises to usher in an era of ...

RCS: A Formidable New Entrant to the Market for B2C Campaigns

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Rich Communication Services are now a commercial reality. RCS constitutes a revolution in text-based messaging – an upgrade to SMS on a global scale.

Telstra Lanches Australia’s First RCS Service

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The GSMA was pleased to see that Telstra has become the first mobile operator in Australia to launch commercial Rich Communication Services (RCS) across the country this week. They join other global mobile operators including Bell, Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telenor, Sprint, ...

GSMA RCS Accreditation Process Gives Market Reassurance

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The GSMA is working with mobile operators, hosted solution providers and RCS Clients on an accreditation process that aims to ensure RCS services are implemented in accordance with the GSMA Universal Profile 1.0 for Advanced Messaging (UP). The process is designed to ensure ...

GSMA STUDY: 5G TO ACCOUNT FOR A THIRD OF EUROPE’S MOBILE MARKET BY 2025

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GSMA Calls For Fresh Regulatory Approach to Deliver Europe’s Gigabit Society Brussels: More than 30 per cent of Europe’s mobile connections will be running on 5G networks by 2025, according to a new GSMA study. The 2017 Europe edition of the GSMA’s Mobile Economy series, ...

Mobile 360 Bogotá: Future Networks and RCS

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Future Networks will be present at the GSMA M360 Latin America event in Bogotá, Colombia from 31st October to 2nd November to showcase the momentum of Rich Communications Services (RCS) and Messaging as a Platform (MaaP). Excitement about the person-to-person and ...

MIDDLE EAST MOBILE OPERATORS WILL BE 5G EARLY ADOPTERS, ACCORDING TO NEW GSMA REPORT

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Adoption of Mobile Across Diverse Region Driving Innovative New Services, Generating Employment and Connecting the Unconnected Dubai: The GSMA today published a new report, titled The Mobile Economy: Middle East and North Africa 2017, highlighting that operators in the ...

GSMA Issues New Report on 5G Slicing

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The GSMA has issued a new report titled ‘Smart 5G networks: enabled by network slicing and tailored to customers’ needs’ outlining how businesses can benefit from the ability of mobile operators to ‘slice’ their 5G networks to cater to specific requirements. New 5G networks ...

5G and Network Slicing: Future Networks at MWCA17

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Network Slicing Increasingly Central to 5G Vision   September 2017 Click here to download the slides from this seminar.   Network slicing is likely to prove the single most important step towards making 5G a commercial success. As we look ahead to the realisation ...

Messaging as a Platform: Future Networks at MWCA17

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Messaging as a Platform: The Future of Brand Communications September 2017 Click here to download the slides from this seminar.   The Future Networks programme held a seminar titled Messaging as a Platform: The Future of Brand Communications at the inaugural MWC ...

Future Networks Programme – GSMA A2P Future Messaging Lab

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Jill Cooper Director of Marketing Future Networks Programme GSMA The Future Networks programme has launched a new initiative called the GSMA A2P Future Messaging Lab that is designed to bring leading stakeholders in the messaging industry such as mobile operators, ...

Sprint and Rogers Use GSMA Universal Profile to Deliver Fast RCS Interconnection

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SPRINT AND ROGERS USE GSMA UNVERSAL PROFILE TO DELIVER FAST RCS INTERCONNECTION   Earlier this summer, Sprint Corporation in the U.S and Rogers Communications in Canada became amongst the first operators in the world to provide interconnected advanced messaging services ...

RCS Webinar: The Next Evolution of Mobile Engagement

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Did you miss the GSMA and OpenMarket RCS Webinar? Access the webinar recording online and catch up on what you missed. We’ll bring you up to speed on the technical developments, consumer preferences and brand interest in RCS.   Rich Communication Services (RCS) is ...

GLOBAL BRANDS EMBRACE RCS MESSAGING BASED ON THE GSMA UNIVERSAL PROFILE

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Multiple Global Brands Including 1-800 CONTACTS, BMW Seattle, ReplyBuy and Detroit Pistons, MGM Resorts, Multiplus, Subway and Walgreens Showcasing RCS Business Messaging Services; RCS Gaining Momentum With Over 50 Operator Launches Worldwide San Francisco: The GSMA today ...

Bell Canada Launches Advanced Messaging Service

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  The GSMA was pleased to learn that Canada’s largest communications company, Bell, has now launched an integrated advanced messaging service this week. This will mean that Bell subscribers will benefit from enhanced messaging features such as group chat, high-res photo ...

Zain, Ooredoo and VIVA become First to Launch VoLTE Interconnection in Kuwait

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Zain, Ooredoo and VIVA have become the first mobile operators in Kuwait and in the Middle East and North Africa region to commercially launch a Voice Over LTE (VoLTE) interconnection. The service which is available now between all three networks will offer subscribers with ...

The GSMA announces availability of Universal Profile Version 2.0 for Advanced RCS Messaging

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The GSMA’s Future Networks programme has announced the availability of the second version of its Universal Profile for Advanced RCS Messaging (UP). UP 2.0 builds on the first technical specification released last year by introducing key enablers for Messaging-as-a-Platform ...

Future Networks at MWC Shanghai 2017: A New Global Platform for Conversations, Chatbots and Commerce

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The Future Networks programme held a seminar at MWC Shanghai 2017 recently titled A New Global Platform for Conversations, Chatbots and Commerce with guest speakers from 3Cinteractive, Deutsche Telekom, Google, Huawei, Samsung and ZTE. The session covered each organisation’s ...

Network Slicing Key for Industry-Specific 5G Services

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Following the five-fold increase in 4G penetration in China over the last two years, similarly rapid take-up is projected for its successor, making China the world’s largest 5G market by 2025. For this reason, delegates gathered last week at the GSMA’s Future Networks ...