A new specification effort, driven by the world's auto makers and largely resisted by the world's wireless carriers, could finally sever the 20-year-old link between wireless providers and their SIM cards. The result would be a device that could surf from one service provider to another with the click of a button.
The GMSA will create an end-to-end implementation guide to help mobile operators better understand how to deploy VoLTE on their networks, according to a senior executive in the organization.
BARCELONA, Spain--The GSMA said the 2013 Mobile World Congress attracted more than 72,000 attendees, surpassing the 67,000 who were at the 2012 show and setting a new record. In addition, GSMA Director General Anne Bouverot said the organization will work hard to improve the transportation issues that many attendees experienced getting to and from the Fira Gran Via.
By Sue Marek The countdown begins. Wireless executives from around the globe are preparing to trek to Barcelona, Spain, for the annual Mobile World Congress trade show, where approximately 70,000...
SK Telecom will launch joyn-branded Rich Communication Services (RCS) before the end of this year as the South Korean operator joins a handful of others that have made the RCS plunge.
Half of all mobile connections worldwide will run on either 3G or 4G networks by 2017. The figure would represent a doubling of the number of 3G/4G connections this year, according to a new report from research firm Wireless Intelligence.
The adoption of OTT messaging is increasing, with 90 per cent of smartphone users in the Netherlands reportedly using WhatsApp. OTT messaging has forced some European operators to accept their fate, while others are taking the fight to the OTT community.
The United States has emerged as the largest LTE market in the world, but it's also the most expensive, according to a report from the GSMA.
Vodafone Germany has taken the initiative and launched its Joyn messaging services ahead of its German rivals as a way to combat over-the-top messaging applications.
The recent demise of the Wholesale Applications Community (WAC) appears to be another example of the difficulties the operator community has catering relevant and appealing programs for the developer community. How will other initiatives such as RCSe fare in the face of the WAC getting folded in the GSMA? Find out in this special report .