Events and Webinars

In this section you can access a variety of information on events and webinars relating to the Network 2020 programme. To navigate to events or webinars, select the 'Calendar' button and use the month arrow keys to navigate back and forth to the relevant month (past, present and future) to find the event or webinar that you are interested in discovering more on.

October 28, 2014

7th Annual Rich Communications 2014

For its seventh annual appearance, this event will showcase the latest real-life deployments of RCS and promote the dialogue needed to accelerate time-to-market of new deployments, overcome future challenges and increase industry success stories. This year we aim to show dedicated case studies on RCS/WebRTC services currently operating and launches planned in the near future.

Main Attractions

Day 1

08:50 – 09:00  Chair’s Welcome
Kobus Smit, Head of Voice and Messaging Products, Deutsche Telekom


12:25 – 12:50   Deutsche Telekom Case Study
Kobus Smit, Head of Voice and Messaging Products, Deutsche Telekom

Day 2

08:50 – 09:00  Chair’s Welcome
Kobus Smit, Head of Voice and Messaging Products, Deutsche Telekom


09:00 – 09:40  Panel Discussion – LTE pick up – The story of RCS releases on the back of recent VoLTE launches
Time may have run out for traditional joyn branded RCS but the release of VoLTE has pushed RCS as a new standard of interoperability between carriers. Can an all-IP network package with RCS lashed on be the eventual saving grace.
David O’Byrne, IP Communications Project Director, GSMA
Kobus Smit, Head of Voice and Messaging Products, Deutsche Telekom


15:40 – 16:10   RCS 5 – The next step in the journey to an all IP network
- Why reliability, flexibility, scalability, automation, and maintainability are critical
- IP comms and network 2020
- IMS rollout and further hosting
David O’Byrne, IP Communications Project Director, GSMA


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Start: October 28, 2014
End: October 29, 2014
Venue: Maritim proArte Hotel
Berlin, Germany

December 8, 2014

Mobile 360 Series – Europe

Across the European Union, access to mobile broadband is improving citizens’ lives and business productivity by providing access to information and services in real time with nearly ubiquitous coverage. The next wave of mobility will be in services connecting us intelligently to the communities and cities we live in, and will be a key enabler for growth and innovation in all industry sectors.

This event will explore examples of innovation in connected cities and communities within and beyond the EU, and will ask how smart public policy can maximise the potential of mobile networks, technologies and services to further contribute to their development.

Main Attractions 

GSMA Showcase 

Visit us on the GSMA Showcase to join in first-hand on the IP Communications experience.

D2 Technologies and NewNet have teamed-up to demonstrate a truly native IP-based communication experience providing VoLTE calls, video-based calling and Rich Communication Services (RCS) via D2 Tech’s embedded IMS client integrated in the handset device. Using a live LTE network accessed using Node-H’s Femtocell technology with NewNet’s IMS/RCS server and Google Nexus 5 devices from LG, the device’s native phone dialer has both voice call and video call buttons. The in-call screen shows several RCS sharing functions – clearly demonstrating the ‘Green Button Promise’ in action! The communication speed between devices over the network is impressively fast and the user experience emphasises the simplicity of adding in-call options. These include sharing location, sharing video, video call (upgrading an IR 92 VoLTE voice call to an IR 94 Video Call), sending a picture and starting chat.




Date: December 8, 2014
Venue: Albert Hall Complex
651 Chaussée de Wavre, Etterbeek, Belgium

March 2, 2015

Mobile World Congress 2015

Mobile World Congress 2015 will take place 2-5 March 2015. The event will once again take place at Fira Gran Via in Barcelona, Spain.

Call for Papers 

The call for papers process is an important step in our GSMA conference teams research and the development of the agenda.  They have provided a list of potential topics below and you will be given an opportunity to nominate additional topics when you submit the form.

Topics will include:
• 5G
• Advertising/Marketing
• Applications
• Connected Living
• Health
• Joint Ventures/M&A/Partnerships
• Location Based Services
• Media & Entertainment
• Money
• Security
• Social Media
• Venture Capital in Mobile

In 2015, the Mobile World Congress will continue to feature a world-class thought leadership conference programme with over 42 sessions covering the most critical topics in the present and future mobile industry.


Click here to submit your papers.



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
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