Building the case for IP-Communications

Mobile communication has evolved dramatically over the past twenty years, from the advent of SMS and mobile messaging, to the emergence of smartphones and the mobile application ecosystem. Innovative third-party providers running ‘over the top’ of mobile operator’s high performance data networks have pushed the boundaries of digital communications and shown us what users now expect from modern mobile communications services. Mobile network operators are now in a positon to respond thanks to the growth of LTE and the development of new operator-provided IP-communications services providing high quality voice and video combined with rich messaging functionality.

In support of the GSMA’s Network 2020 Programme, a new report from GSMA Intelligence (the research arm of the GSMA) explores the rationale for IP-communications, and analyses its adoption path in the context of both networks and native devices.

Key questions addressed by the report include:
• What is the end user value proposition of IP-communications?
• How can MNOs expect to benefit from IP-communications?
• Is the industry ready for IP-communications, and to what extent is an industry shift to IP-communications already happening?
• What are the major variables that will influence the success of IP-communications in the future?

The report will be launched at MWC15, keep an eye out for the download at the following link.

Visit the Network 2020 team at MWC (Hall 3, GSMA Pavilion, Stand 3A06) to see the many ways in which converged IP-communications solutions with VoLTE and RCS technology can enrich consumer and enterprise communications.