In their own words:
"The Mobile Innovation Programme has been created by the GSMA in order to showcase and promote the best in mobile innovation. By giving early insight into breakthrough technologies, the Programme will ensure that innovation is broadly aligned with operators' business strategies and end user needs, leading to faster and wider adoption by operators and delivering value for all stakeholders. "
We are happy for these initiatives which help small start-ups to be in touch with carrier, VC and analysts.
In our business development meetings with infrastructure vendors and carriers we detected "blocking issues" with IMS deployment, no ecosystem of application available implies IMS deployment delay and IMS deployment delay makes no available for commercial services IMS based mobile solutions being developed by innovation focused small-size companies.
Hope this kind of initiatives help to put together Carriers, hard infrastructure providers and applications vendors to speed up mobility innovation adoption. Solaiemes says THANKS GSMA :-)