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.

September 22, 2014

The 5G Huddle – Towards a Global 5G Vision

‘The 5G Huddle – Towards a global 5G vision’ is 2 days of interactive discussion aimed at bringing together senior industry and Government leaders from North America, Europe and Asia.

Main Attractions 

Day 2 

Developing 5G Markets and Business Models
What markets are we trying to address both in terms of coverage, capacity, speed and what are the routes to market, are they the same as today only bigger and better?
The business models for mobile have been unchanged since the early 1990s. Will that model still be fit for purpose in 2020 or is the technology more disposable now? Are people likely to increase or decrease their spend on mobile services? How are mobile operators going to ensure that they keep a major slice of the revenues? Will 5G bring about a merging of eCommerce, mCommerce and high street commerce? With mobile phones becoming a point of sale tool, what needs to be done to maintain consumer confidence and security? What will be the future of WiFi and other future access technologies?

14:00 –15:30 Panel Discussion
Each panellist has a maximum of 10 minutes for introductory remarks, followed by a moderated panel discussion and then general discussion and Q&A involving the audience.
Speaker:     Dan Warren, Senior Director of Technology, GSMA

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Website:         www.5ghuddle.ch

Start: September 22, 2014
End: September 23, 2014
Venue: The Cumberland Hotel
Address:
Great Cumberland Place , London , W1H 7DL , United Kingdom

Mobile 360 Series – North America

Mobile broadband is the foundation for an explosion of next-generation services supported by mobile technology and innovation. As one of the world’s largest 4G market, North America leads the development and adoption of these services, resulting in an environment of innovation and transformation for creators and consumers alike. In a rapidly-evolving mobile ecosystem, this region continues to embrace the mobile developments that now impact more and more aspects of modern life.

As the host of our first-ever Mobile 360 Series – North America event, Atlanta is home to many mobile-centric companies and is, in turn, considered a global hub for mobile technology. This market provides vast growth opportunities for new digital products and services and will be essential to the mobile ecosystem as connected living continues to grow. Mobile 360 Series – North America will celebrate this dynamic and diverse market through a thought-leadership agenda supported by C-level speakers from across the growing mobile network.

Main Attractions

Main Conference Agenda

More information coming soon.

GSMA Showcase

Experience first-hand at the GSMA Mobile 360 Series Atlanta the RCS / joyn demonstration showcase of Jibe Mobile’s hosted end-to-end communications service, based on the GSMA’s RCS specification. The showcase demonstrates Jibe’s cloud-based (RCS / joyn) deployments for Sprint in North America and Deutsche Telekom in Europe. It also highlights the RCS features working between carriers that include Chat, File Transfer, Group Chat, best effort voice, Video Calling and Stickers as an example of how mobile operators around the globe are launching IP services using Jibe’s cloud and client.

Jibe will also show how the service interworking functionality of the RCS Hub enables operators to interconnect even though they may have only launched a subset of features, or are using a different version of the RCS standard.

Introduction to Jibe Mobile

Jibe provides an end-to-end IP platform – including the public cloud, private cloud, communications client, RCS hub, and telco-web gateway – built for carriers to launch ‘the new native’ experience for mobile consumers everywhere. The company believes its cloud-based technology and economics can enable the rapid cost-efficient transition to a globally connected IP mobile network able to deliver innovative and engaging communication services. www.jibemobile.com


 

 

Website:     http://www.mobile360series.com/north-america/

Start: September 22, 2014
End: September 23, 2014
Venue: W Atlanta - Midtown
Address:
188 14th Street NE, Atlanta , GA, GA 30361, United States

September 24, 2014

IPX Summit

IP Exchange or IPX, promoted by the GSMA as the best way to interconnect all IP-based service providers globally, is finally gaining industry traction, but what does it mean for your business?

Organised by publisher Total Telecom in association with research and consultancy Hot Telecom, the IPX Summit is the first ever conference to focus exclusively on the opportunities and challenges posed by the technology for both service providers and their customers today and will take place in London on  the 24 and 25 September 2014.

 

Day 1 

11:40 – 12:00    The Future in IP and IPX: Possible Innovations
Speaker:           Dan Warren, Senior Director of Technology, GSMA

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Day 2

09:10 – 09:40   Case study: RCS success – How interconnection unlocked growth for RCS in Europe
Speaker:             Craig Marshall- Nicholls, Senior Director of Products & Services, Jibe Mobile

Click here for more detailed information on the IPX Summit 2014

 

Start: September 24, 2014
End: September 25, 2014
Venue: TBA
Address:
London, United Kingdom

October 6, 2014

LTE Voice Summit

The LTE Voice Summit 2014 offers an extensive, in-depth and a highly researched agenda covering the latest developments in VoLTE networks followed by new operator case studies from voLTE trials and deployments, in addition to evaluating such networks to ensure optimum revenues are generated.

Day 1

09:00 – 09:20    Highlighting Different Voice Options & Examining the Technology Evolution
- Technical considerations that need to be addressed for deployment
- Why moving to VoLTE and IMS for operators: necessity to enter the All-IP era
- Examining opportunities for a successful move to VoLTE and IMS
Speaker:  Philippe Lucas, SVP Standardisation and Ecosystems Development, Orange

Day 2 

11.20 – 11:50      Panel: Discussing the Implementation of VoLTE Roaming
- Will enabling interconnect and roaming be an advantage for VoLTE deployment?
- Does reducing complexity, increased LTE networks and adhering all to a single, common implementation of interfaces between every device and network provide seamless roaming?
Speaker:   David Hutton, Technology Director, GSMA

17.15 – 17:45      Panel: VoLTE: Evaluating the Relationship Between RCS and LTE Voice
- Integrated device user experience (UX) for VoLTE/ViLTE/RCS
- VoLTE considerations – keeping user experience at the fore
- Interoperability for both RCS and VoLTE services
- Best practises- Transition from CSFB to IMS and VoLTE
- What solutions are available to address the huge power consumption and reduced battery-life on VoLTE?
Speaker:    David Hutton, Technology Director, GSMA

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Website:     http://voice.lteconference.com/

Start: October 6, 2014
End: October 8, 2014
Venue: Royal Garden Hotel
Address:
London, W8 4PT, United Kingdom

October 13, 2014

Futurecom

The largest and most qualified event of ICT in Latin America. The purpose of Futurecom is to gather market forces and offer to companies and professional participants a stimulating environment for business development and networking.

 

 

Main attractions of Futurecom

International Congress
More details to follow soon.

Day 2 

18:00 – 18:30    Keynote: Network 2020, Meeting the growing demands and complexity of IP-based services.
Speaker:          Javier Arenzana, IP Communications Director, GSMA

 

GSMA Pavilion (J20)

Visit the GSMA Pavilion, stand J20 to meet with our Network 2020 Programme subject matter experts and learn more about the business rationale of the IP Communication Services project and gain an insight into the momentum of Interconnect across the industry.

 

Demonstration

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.

 
Website: http://en.futurecom.com.br/index.php

Start: October 13, 2014
End: October 16, 2014
Venue: Transamerica Expo Centre
Address:
Av. Dr. Mario Villas Boas Rodrigues , Sao Paulo, Brazil

Mobile 360 Series – Middle East

The countries within the Middle East are characterised by significant economic and social differences. While all 15 mobile network operators in the countries of the Gulf Co-operation Council are on track to have commercially launched 4G-LTE by the end of this year, a number of markets in the region still lag behind the global average in terms of 3G penetration.

Mobile is a transformative technology that has already had a significant impact upon the Arab States. Now, as the UAE and other countries in the region begin to pursue ambitious smart city initiatives and mobile broadband connections continue to increase, the role that mobile will play in connecting communities will only become more important.

Main Attractions

The GSMA’s one- to two-day conference has a specific focus on regional issues or current industry topics. Each event offers senior executives in mobile and adjacent industries – as well as regulatory and government representatives – the opportunity to learn of industry developments, network with peers, and discuss key regional or topical issues. The two sessions below are more pertinent to the Network 2020 programme:

 

Conference Agenda – Day 2

 

09:15 – 10:30 Keynote 1: Strategies for New Mobile Revenue Growth
According to Cisco, mobile data traffic in the Middle East and Africa grew 107 percent in 2013, well above the global growth rate of 81 percent. The Middle East and Africa is expected have the highest average annual growth in mobile data traffic, at 70 percent per year between 2013 and 2018. Despite this impressive growth in data traffic, revenue growth is expected to slow significantly in most markets.

In order to keep pace with demand, improve customer experience and develop new revenue streams, operators must carefully evolve their business strategies and look to opportunities for innovation. This session will explore strategies to improve the customer experience, adapt to new value chains, create new digital services and develop appropriate business models. How can we as an industry ensure the entire digital eco-system from networks to devices and content are optimized for mobile delivery? How can trends like digital identity and trust management unlock innovative and profitable services for mobile operators? Where are the opportunities for growth into adjacent industries and how can operators collaborate with other ecosystem players to accelerate revenue growth? Finally, how should operators prioritise their innovation investments i.e. network innovation versus digital services?
Moderator:    Justin Springham, Managing Editor, Mobile World Live, GSMA
Speakers:           Scott Gegenheimer, CEO, Zain
Erkan Akdemir, CEO, Avea
Cenk Serdar, SVP, Consumer Unit, STC
Michael Kogeler, COO & CMO, Middle-East & Africa, Microsoft
Cynthia Gordon, Chief Commercial Officer, Ooredoo Group

 

11:00 – 12:15 Monetising LTE and Profiting from a Transition Towards All IP
With all 15 mobile network operators in the countries of the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) on track to have commercially launched 4G-LTE by the end of 2014, the prospect of brand new services and faster connectivity is exciting for both mobile operators and their customers. Indeed, mobile operators in many markets within this region can take advantage of the favourable combination of low levels of fixed-line connections and high smartphone penetration, which offers great promise for mobile broadband uptake. Yet, although the networks may be ready and usage is increasing, LTE penetration still remains comparatively low in the Middle East. Moreover, as internet-based communications become a viable alternative for customers, mobile operators face potential disintermediation from the mobile voice and messaging value chain. This is arguably the one of the greatest challenges facing the telecoms industry. This session will reveal what operators are doing to monetise their networks and package and differentiate their services in a way that will communicate their true value, moving beyond the basic proposition of faster connectivity in the transition towards an all IP environment.
Moderator:    Dan Warren, Director, Technology Standards, GSMA
Speakers: 
Andy Rowland, Head, Customer Innovation, Global Mining, Oil & Gas & Automotive, BT Technology, Service & Operations
Noel Kirkaldy, Head, Sales Development TD-LTE, AMEA Region, Nokia

More information coming soon.

 

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.

 

Website: http://www.mobile360series.com/middle-east

 

Start: October 13, 2014
End: October 14, 2014
Venue: Dubai World Trade Centre
Address:
2nd Zaabel Road, Dubai , United Arab Emirates

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
Speaker:
Kobus Smit, Head of Voice and Messaging Products, Deutsche Telekom

 

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

Day 2

08:50 – 09:00  Chair’s Welcome
Speaker:
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.
Speakers:
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
Speaker:
David O’Byrne, IP Communications Project Director, GSMA

 

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Website: http://rich-communication.com/

Start: October 28, 2014
End: October 29, 2014
Venue: Maritim proArte Hotel
Address:
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.

While all mobile-focused organisations throughout Europe are welcome to join us in Brussels, we strongly encourage the following to attend:

  • Senior-level mobile network operators
  • City government officials
  • Public Policy Officials
  • Infrastructure Vendors
  • Communications and regulatory agency representatives
  • Representatives of Associations, Foundations and NGOs
  • Handset and Device manufacturers
  • Consultants
  • Industry Analysts

 A more detailed events agenda will be available soon.

 

 

Website:      http://www.mobile360series.com/europe/

Date: December 8, 2014
Venue: Albert Hall Complex
Address:
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
• NFC
• 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.

 

Website:       http://www.mobileworldcongress.com/

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