Posts tagged as: GSMA

It Is Official Now! GSMA Has Cancelled Mobile World Congress!

The world’s biggest phone show, Mobile World Congress, is no longer taking place this year. The coronavirus has throwed  MWC into chaos, the GSM Association (GSMA), which organizes the show, has now canceled it. It comes after more than a week of exhibitors and companies pulling out of MWC

GSMA May Cancel MWC Now That Facebook And Intel Have Pulled Out

Facebook and Intel have become the latest big tech firms to announce they are withdrawing from MWC in Barcelona, citing concerns about coronavirus. Spanish media is reporting that trade body the GSMA, which organises MWC, will meet to decide whether to cancel the event entirely on Friday. The GSMA declined to comment on “internal meetings”. […]

Verizon Plans To Launch RCS Text Messaging In Early 2019

Verizon Wireless plans to roll out support for RCS messaging in early 2019, according to Aparna Khurjekar, SVP of consumer products at Verizon. Google has been pushing the RCS standard over SMS to the carriers for several years. RCS is the next-generation messaging system that was designed by the GSMA to provide media-rich messages, including […]

GSMA Puts eSIM Development On Hold Due DoJ Inquiry

The GSMA telecommunications group this weekend said it will pause work on the eSIM standard while the U.S. Justice Department completes its investigation over the technology. The Justice Department alleges that AT&T, Verizon Wireless, and the GSMA have been colluding to make it more difficult for consumers to take advantage of the benefit of eSIMs. […]

AT&T, Verizon Face DOJ Investigation Over Lock eSIMs

The U.S. Justice Department is investigating AT&T and Verizon for secretly colluding to put carrier-locking ability into the new eSIM industry standard, according to the New York Times. eSIM technology eliminates the physical SIM card that gives a phone its number and identity on the network, replacing it with a virtual SIM that can be loaded […]

Google and Global Operators Agree on RCS for Android

Google, the GSMA, and a collection of wireless network operators around the world today said they’ll work together to bring Rich Communication Services to Android devices around the globe. Google will create an Android RCS client that all the participating carriers will adopt. The GSMA said the universal RCS client will let mobile operators offer […]

Apple, Samsung to Adopt GSMA-Backed Electronic SIMs

The GSMA said it is in advanced talks with Apple and Samsung to adopt the nearly-finalized electronic SIM card standard moving forward. The GSMA has been working with the industry on electronic SIMs for some time and is close to announcing a final standard.   “We have got everyone back on one point, with Apple […]

Facebook Joins GSMA

Facebook has joined the GSMA, which is the global organization that oversees the interests of the mobile and wireless telecommunication industry. “Joining GSMA reflects our focus on mobile and our continued desire to work closely and collaboratively with partners in the industry, and we look forward to playing an active role as a member,” said […]

GSMA Convinces 24 Operators to Warn About Roaming Data Rates

The GSM Association today announced a new initiative aimed at preventing international travelers from suffering bill shock thanks to data roaming rates. A group of 24 wireless network operators, including AT&T and Verizon in the U.S., will alert travelers via SMS when they land in new countries that data roaming fees may be charged if […]

NFC-Enabled SIM Cards Headed for Cell Phones

The GSMA have announced that 45 of the world’s major carriers have committed to supporting SIM-based Near Field Communications (NFC). Among the carriers to pledge their support of the new standard are AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, China Mobile​ and China Unicom​, Vodafone, and Telefonica. In making the announcement, the GSMA have now published  a new set […]

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