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Future Networks at MWC Shanghai 2017: RCS and 5G Central to Realising Next Generation Services in Asia

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Aiming to develop and deploy next generation mobile networks and advanced communications across Asia, the GSMA’s Future Networks programme hosted a series of industry seminars, roundtables and interactive demonstrations at this year’s Mobile World Congress Shanghai – ...

Trends and Analysis: China on the march

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By Henry Calvert Head of Future Networks Programme GSMA Ahead of Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2017 I thought it would be pertinent to focus this month’s trends and analysis update on the Chinese market and examine the development and adoption of IP based communications and ...

Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2017: Shaping the future of RCS and 5G

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Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2017 takes place at a critical juncture for the mobile industry. Having laid many of the technical foundations for 5G and RCS, the wider digital community is now in a position to develop and deploy next generation products and services that ...

Reliance Jio Hits 100 Million Advanced Communication Users

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India’s Reliance Jio has announced that it has the largest and fastest growing Advanced Communications (VoLTE and RCS) community in the world. The operator reached an incredible 100 million subscribers in record time – faster than many OTT messaging services. Jio’s ...

The Rise of Messaging as a Platform

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David O’Byrne, IP Communications Project Director, GSMA Mobile technology is fundamentally transforming how brands interact with customers. One of the most important innovations underway is the transition from business SMS to Messaging as a Platform (MaaP) – a ...

GSMA Helping to Make Network Virtualisation Fit for Mobile Networks

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By Michele Zarri, Technical Director, GSMA Future Networks Programme The GSMA recently released a whitepaper on network virtualisation titled, “Considerations, Best Practices and Requirements for a Virtualised Mobile Network.” The document identified the key actions needed ...

Future Networks to Speak at Berlin 5G Week

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The GSMA’s Future Network team will speak at #Berlin5GWeek held between 6-10th November 2017 at Fraunhofer FOKUS. The GSMA will join a host of industry experts from operators, vendors and standards organisations to discuss the future of 5G technology. The industry event, ...

GSMA’s Centralised Device Settings Database to reduce costs to the Operator and OEM

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Open market devices account for more than 60% of shipments globally and without a centralised device configuration process, OPEX and CAPEX costs for Operators and OEMs are increasing.  Operators are often unable to configure open market devices to work on their respective ...

New Samsung Galaxy S8 Smartphone pre-installs RCS messaging based on GSMA Universal Profile

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The new Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone will include in-built Rich Communications Services (RCS) capabilities based on the GSMA Universal Profile for Advanced Messaging out of the box, providing consumers with richer messaging experiences as well as access to features including ...

From virtual reality to connected cars, Summit Tech shows there is no limit to RCS

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The diversity of opportunities created by Rich Communications Services (RCS) and Universal Profile (UP) was demonstrated by Montreal-based Summit Tech at MWC 2017, which is creating chatbots for every situation from the virtual reality and drive-through retail to the ...

LTE Reports Available

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The next step in Mission Critical Communications One of the most crucial yet understated roles of mobile networks lies in their ability to provide ‘mission critical’ communications. Typically used by ‘blue light’ emergency and disaster response services, these communications ...

Multiple operators launch services based on GSMA’s Universal Profile for Advanced Messaging

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The adoption of advanced RCS messaging received a huge boost ahead of Mobile World Congress 2017 with the news that mobile operators, Deutsche Telekom, Globe and Orange will provide services to subscribers based on the GSMA’s Universal Profile (UP) for Advanced Messaging. ...

LTE Broadcast – solving the one-to-many mystery

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One-to-many broadcast transmission presents a whole world of possibilities for mobile operators, suppliers of goods and services and for end-users themselves – and the technology that can support it effectively is now here. LTE Broadcast, based on Evolved Multicast Broadcast ...

Jaguar Land Rover: A journey to remember

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As well as smart navigation, security tracking and high-end multimedia, Jaguar Land Rover’s connected car can pay for fuel. In the Innovation City, Jaguar is showcasing its new luxury SUV, the F-Pace, complete with its most advanced infotainment system yet, the InControl ...

From cosmetics to holiday snaps, enhanced messaging has the answer

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Retail giant Walgreens demonstrates how RCS powered messaging can learn customer’s preferences and make informed recommendations. Any mobile operator, brand or organisation that needs to solve its communications headaches or freshen up its public face should visit Walgreens ...

Huawei Recognised for Outstanding LTE Evolution at The Glomo Awards

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The Glomo awards are the Oscars of the Mobile World Congress – without the communications breakdowns. The Glomo’s recognise the companies and people whose inventiveness has helped drive the mobile industry forward in a constant state of rapid evolution. It takes an ...

5G network slicing enables robot to draw

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Researchers from King’s College London (KCL) are demonstrating how 5G network slicing will allow numerous vertical market applications to co-exist on the same band-width. KCL has developed a 5G robotic handwriting arm to demonstrate how a slice can have its own network ...

How The GSMA Innovation Hall Inspired Shell and Jaguar To Fill Up and Go

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There is more than just a Connected Car story behind the Jaguar on display at Innovation City in Hall 4. The demonstration model illustrates not just time saving and life enhancing apps, but how companies are collaborating to take full advantage of the speed and connectivity ...

4G connected street furniture can transform city life

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Bus shelter offers real time information, interactive services, personalised advertising and better connectivity. The world’s largest outdoor advertising company, JCDecaux, has created a connected bus shelter for MWC that shows both consumers and network operators how city ...

RCS now well on the way to replacing SMS

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Offering the text functions of SMS, but with an array of additional communication and multimedia capabilities, the year ahead will see RCS start to replace SMS as the standard means of non-voice telecommunication. With the commercial implications of that in mind, attendees ...