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Mobile World Congress 2017


February 27
March 2
Fira Barcelona Gran Via
Avinguda de Joan Carles I, 64, L'Hospitalet de Llobregat
Barcelona, Spain

Mobile World Congress is the world’s largest gathering for the mobile industry with over 100,000 visitors, organised by the GSMA and held in the Mobile World Capital Barcelona. This year at Mobile World Congress Network 2020 will guide you through the latest innovations with Advanced Messaging, 4G Evolution and 5G with demonstrations and seminars.



Registration is now open! The seminars are open to all attendees with all pass types, but places are limited so registering is recommended. Registering will also give you access to Network 2020 daily Mobile World Congress news, during the event so you can gain insider knowledge of what to see, and where to go.

5G – Beyond Technology into Business Impact

Monday 27 February, 1:30 – 3:30

5g-880x440 Join experts from Deutsche Telekom, Jaguar Land Rover, NTT Docomo, Samsung and Verizon who will discuss commercial opportunities for 5G.

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A New Global Platform for Conversations, Chatbots & Commerce

Tuesday 28 February, 9:30 – 11:30.

con-comm-304x152 Join experts from Analysys Mason, Deutsche Telekom, Google, Orange, Reliance Jio, Virgin, Vodafone and Walgreen/Boots who will discuss Messaging as a Platform and Chatbots.

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Innovation City

The GSMA Innovation City has moved to hall 4 this year and is open to all attendees with all pass types. Network 2020 will be there to guide you through the latest innovations with Advanced Messaging, 4G Evolution and 5G.

The city will be open Monday, 27 February to Wednesday, 1 March: 08:00 – 19:00; and Thursday, 2 March: 08:00 – 16:00 in Hall 4.


The Furture of Operator Messaging

It was only a year ago that the GSMA, Google, and a cross-section of the telecommunications
industry announced its support for RCS around universal standards.

RCS Business Messaging Demos.  See the future of business to consumer messaging –
the opportunity for brands to go from SMS to rich interactions using RCS Business Messaging is here

Operator Spotlight.  Dozens of operators are already live with RCS services. Come hear from Deutsche Telekom, Jio, Orange, Telenor, Vodafone and other industry leaders about their experience with RCS and why they’re excited about the future of operator messaging. They’ll also show how they’re exploring RCS Business Messaging to create new interactive experiences for on-boarding, customer service and more.


4G evolution:

Why you should spend more time hanging out at bus stops?

Come and see the JCDecaux innovative mobile enabled bus shelter featuring small cell integration enabling rapid deployment of new cellular coverage and capacity hot spots. Find out how advertisements are tailored for those near to the bus shelter. And whilst waiting for the bus how you can be entertained and informed about the latest travel information. The latest generation of street furniture is now part of the internet of things delivering key information to (360° camera, air quality, noise etc.) to critical city users. Come and find out how smart our next generation of street furniture is at making cities smarter.


Sense of touch is transmitted through 5G networks:

Researchers at King’s College London demonstrate their research into 5G network slicing to enable telecoms industry to engage with a wide range of verticals. Managing the latency requirements of different applications, ranging from connected cars to remote telesurgery is going to be critical in delivering the 5G experience.

KCL will be demonstrating drawing remotely using a robot, and will showcase a fundamental aspect of the Tactile Internet: how the sense of touch is transmitted through 5G networks to provide feedback for remote applications. Come draw with us and experience the difference between getting latency right and missing the latency targets.

Gaming on the move:

Come experience a seamless 5G gaming experience on Rooplay’s cloud gaming platform, enabled by King’s College London predictive preloading research. Rooplay changes the way that games will be played on 5G mobile devices. Come and experience our 5G on-line gaming race track, drive like fast and furious, fastest show lap time and you will become our ultimate MWC 2017 5G champion.

5G on the road

The 5G Innovation Centre at the University of Surrey will showcase its innovative research which presents a 5G vision for the automotive industry including a proposition to create a sliced architecture which has the potential to change the car journey experience and value proposition as we know it. This is based on five key network slices:

1) Autonomy & Safety: providing new ways of making the process of driving safer, easier and more comfortable.
2) Infotainment: the use of real time information, entertainment and content to deliver an enhanced driver experience.
3) Telematics: systems to provide new services and car connectivity for increased driver efficiency and accessible information.
4) Vehicle Sensing: using sensors to generate information for driver use and for wider distribution, providing community benefits to other road users and organisations.
5) Connected services: exploring exciting new architectures, creating instant user experience working across multiple physical and virtual boundaries.

The car an extension of who you are

Jaguar Land Rover will be showcasing its most advanced infotainment system yet in a Jaguar F-PACE. The state-of-the-art InControl Touch Pro system is driven by an Intel Quad Core System on a Chip (SoC), offering convenient features such as flight tracking and weather at your destination. The system seamlessly integrates with your smartphone to offer a range of services that enhance the driving experience by keeping you connected while you are on the move.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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