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GSMA initiative to drive Global adoption of universal profile for Rich Communications Services gains momentum

Universal RCS profile backed by 57 mobile operators and leading handset manufacturers; service will deliver enhanced communications experiences to customers globally more
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The European Commission prohibits Hutchison's proposed acquisition of Telefónica UK

The Commission has blocked the proposed acquisition of O2 by Hutchison under the EU Merger Regulation. It had strong concerns that UK mobile customers would have had less choice and paid higher prices as a result of the takeover, and that the deal would have harmed innovation in the mobile sector

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Joint industry statement or harmonizing spectrum use in the EU

Today, mobile is at the heart of Europe’s economy and society with ubiquitous, superfast wireless connectivity sustaining growth and driving continued innovation. Exciting technological advancements such as connected cars, smart cities and the Internet of Things depend on the availability of spectrum

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5G moves out of the lab to the field

Telia Company has performed the first European field tests of 5G-technology in Stockholm together with partner Ericsson. The first customers will experience 5G services in 2018 in the Swedish capital and in Tallinn

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Ericsson, SK Telecom and Deutsche Telekom in world's first transcontinental 5G trial

Network uses 5G technologies, e.g. 5G Ready Core such as Network Functions Virtualization, software-defined infrastructure, distributed cloud and network slicing more
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GSMA's Mobile Connect available to 2 billion consumers Globally

Mobile Connect launched with 34 operators in 21 countries around the World more
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Emerging markets - New technologies, new opportunities and new business models

In the current uncertain economic climate the so-called ‘emerging’ nations - once the cinderellas of the global economy - now present some of the most exciting business opportunities. So, do we approach them using tried and tested business models, or do we take advantage of these relatively green field opportunities to break new ground - leapfrogging legacy technologies with ‘reverse innovation’, and putting new ideas to the test?


Helping operators boost profitability from mobile services

Today's Mobile Operators face a formidable challenge. As customer demand moves from voice to data services, the volume of data traffic crossing the Mobile Operator's network continues to grow exponentially, driving up the cost of the network. At the same time, however, the average revenue per user is generally remaining flat, severely impacting the profitability of their business

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Surfing the Data Tsunami - solutions for mobile data offload

At peak times, 3G networks can barely handle the traffic surge as users scramble for high-speed, data-guzzling mobile applications. Ironically, most of that traffic is accessing Internet content on other providers' servers, while the carriers are simply bearing the traffic burden, forcing them to invest ever greater amounts of money to ease bottlenecks in the infrastructure for no greater returns

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Mobile network operators set to earn over $600 billion per year from mobile data by 2020, says Pyramid Research

Mobile data revenue accounted for almost half of the total mobile revenue globally in 2015 and will grow at an annual rate of 7% to exceed US$600 billion by the end of 2020, according to insight from Pyramid Research
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New GSMA report finds Global mobile customers seeking feature-rich, IP-based messaging services from operators

New report highlights growing demand for operator-led advanced communications services such as pre-calling, instant messaging and real-time video more
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Should I stay or go: Five emerging reasons mobile customers churn

Nokia's tenth Acquisition and Retention Study examines the main reasons why mobile customers select and leave operators: cost and billing, network quality, customer care and service and device portfolio. Results are based on a survey of more than 20,000 mobile phone users in mature and transition markets; telephone interviews with 140 consumers and 28 operators; and bespoke research to contextualize responses

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