Events and Webinars

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March 2, 2015

Mobile World Congress 2015

The mobile communications revolution is driving the world’s major technology breakthroughs. From wearable devices to connected cars and homes, mobile technology is at the heart of worldwide innovation. As an industry, we are connecting billions of people to the transformative power of the Internet and mobilising every device we use in our daily lives. In short, we’re on The Edge of Innovation, and the possibilities are endless.

The Network 2020 Programme will be showcasing what’s next for the All-IP communication market, demonstrating the many ways in which VoLTE and RCS technology can enrich the lives of the consumer and the enterprise sector.

Main Attractions

Please click here to download the MWC 2015 Network 2020 guide

Network 2020 Seminar: ‘Mobilising the All-IP Future’

The seminar will present the case for an All-IP Future. Key industry speakers will discuss the benefits of interoperability, the inevitability of VoLTE and how we are going to deliver on the ‘Green Button Promise’. The seminar will be an interactive and lively discussion which will set the scene for future network evolution.

The ‘Green Button Promise’ delivers a trusted experience for VoLTE and conversational video as well as enriched calling and messaging. It is a unique opportunity for operators to regain customer relevance. And All-IP based networks and devices make it happen. Hear from leading operators and device vendors who are supporting the ‘Green Button Promise’ discussing the key factors that will help accelerate interoperability, achieve scale and might influence the future shape of networks. It promises to be an interactive and lively discussion.

Henry Calvert, Senior Director and Business Lead for Network 2020, GSMA (Moderator)
Bruno Jacobfeuerborn, Group CTO, Deutsche Telekom
Madam Huang Yu Hong, Deputy General Manager of CMRI, China Mobile
Mark McDiarmid, VP, Radio Network Engineering and Development, T-Mobile
Paresh Modi, Group Head of Business Development, Vodafone
Lennart Landersten, Business Solution Manager – Global GSMA RCS Manager, Ericsson

Date and Time:           Monday 2nd March 2015 09:30 – 11:30
Location:                       GSMA Seminar Theatre 1 (CC1.1) and Seminar 2 (CC1.5)

Main Conference Agenda 

Keynote 3: The Road to 5G

In November 2013 the European Commission outlined a vision for European leadership in 5G. At the time the term simply denoted something that comes after 4G with no clear definition of what that would be and reflected more of a political and social aspiration than a technology plan.

At this year’s edition of Mobile World Congress, 5G is a term in common currency despite being far from a reality. The telecoms industry is in the early stages of some fundamental technological changes reaching far beyond the radio network. Where do visions of 5G fit into this? What is the reality underlying the hype? And will Europe’s aspirations be met? Find out here.

Moderator: Michael O’Hara, CMO, GSMA
Dr. Hwang Chang-Gyu, CEO, KT Corporation
Ken Hu, Deputy Chairman & Rotating CEO, Huawei
Stéphane Richard, Chairman & CEO, Orange
Steve Mollenkopf, CEO, Qualcomm Incorporated

Date and Time:              Tuesday 3rd March 2015   09.15 – 10.45
Location:                          Conference Village, Hall 4, Auditorium 1


Network 2020 Demonstrations in the Innovation City

You will find us on the ground floor of the GSMA Pavilion, located in the Innovation City in Hall 3, stand number 3A06. Using the background scene of a railway terminus to act as the stage with retail outlets, information desks and local travel, a number of significant eco-system players will be in our demonstration zone:

• Enriched Call Demo showing Pre-/In- & Post Call Features (based on RCS) by Deutsche Telekom and Orange
• ‘Green Button Promise’ demo: D2 and NewNet
• Connecting the ‘Green Button Promise’ experience: jibe on interconnection
• VoLTE to VoWifi handover demonstration from Huawei
• RCS Multi-device demo Deutsche Telekom and WIT
• VoLTE and RCS connected car: Summit Tech

More information coming soon.

Please click here to download the MWC 2015 Network 2020 guide


Start: March 2, 2015
End: March 5, 2015
Venue: Fira Barcelona Gran Via
Avinguda de Joan Carles I, 64, L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain

March 18, 2015

Webinar: Interconnected mobile All-IP communications and the benefits for Operators

The last webinar in this year’s Network 2020 webinar series – to be held on March 18th 2015, will focus on the benefits for operators of interconnected mobile All-IP communications. Join the webinar and hear from global operators who are committed to launch interconnected solutions – driving scale and increasing the reach of IP based communication services to their customers.

Of interest to commercial and technical attendees, don’t miss the event if your responsibility includes Strategic Planning, Business Development, Product Marketing or Network Planning & Support.

You will gain insights into the strategic decisions behind the commitment to interconnection; typical timelines for implementation; commercial and technical considerations and in the impact on customer reach from live services.

More information coming soon.

The session will run on the 18th March 2015 at 08:00 – 09:00 GMT and 15:00 – 16:00 GMT

If you are unable to attend the live webinar, then you will be able to view it on demand after the original broadcast. Look out for more information coming soon on how to access the recorded sessions.

Date: March 18, 2015
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