Network 2020 highlights from Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2016

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Record attendance at Mobile World Congress Shanghai was reported with more than 53,000 attendees, a 33% increase over 2015. Network 2020 highlights included:

Press releases

There were two main announcements during the event in Shanghai showing the progress and importance of advanced communications:

Other news included:

Network 2020 Summit

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New for 2016 the Network 2020 Summit at Mobile World Congress Shanghai explored monetisation opportunities for RCS and how the world is preparing for 5G. The Summit, which included debate from industry leaders and experts, proved to be a great success surpassing capacity.

RCS the path to 3.5 billion users:

An industry panel on the future of mobile messaging. Our speakers talked about value added services  and the momentum building with more support for the Universal Profile.

We were joined by: Kobus Smit, Head of Voice and Messaging Products, Deutsche Telekom; Philip Cooper, Partner, Context Consulting;Wenyu Dong, Project Manager, China Mobile Research Institute; Zhu Jinyun, Senior Vice President, CEO of Cloud Computing & IT Product Operation, ZTE Corporation;Jacqueline Kang, BD director of DINGTALK, Alibaba Group; Marijn Kuijpers, Product Director, Xura and Phillip Carter, Google.

5G – Beyond speed into a new paradigm

We debated how 5G can create social and economic value. Looking at cost effective universal connectivity and value propositions including enhanced mobile broadband, massive IoT and critical communications.

We were joined by: Sherrie Huang, Research Programme Head, Asia–Pacific, Analysys Mason; Alex Jinsung Choi, CTO, EVP and Head of Corporate R&D Division, SK Telecom; Magnus Ewerbring, CTO Asia, Ericsson; Dr. Hiroshi Nakamura, Senior Vice President and General Manager of R&D strategy department, NTT DOCOMO and Dr. Geng Wu, Intel Fellow, Intel.

Network 2020 at Innovation City

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Hundreds of visitors flocked to the Network 2020 stand to see Network Slicing, Mobile Edge Computing and RCS in action. Our Partners China Mobile, Ericsson, Intel, Nokia, SKT and Summit-Tech were on hand to showcase the future of RCS and 4G evolution to 5G. GSMA experts were out in force demonstrating the All-IP Business Guide helping Operators on the all-IP journey from business rationale to technical implementation.

Universal messaging platform
RCS VR User Experience
Explored the advanced communications experience your customers can enjoy via a virtual reality demonstration.
RCS Controlling the Home
RCS can be used in a variety of ways including controlling items in the home remotely. A major benefit to a subscriber’s daily life. This demonstration showed two-way communication between end users and a bot which manages home automation devices.
RCS Online Business Directory
China Mobile
RCS helps the user but also provides a means for businesses to communicate with consumers. A service benefit for both the operator and user. This was a dDemonstration of the latest online Business Directory using RCS.
4G evolution to 5G
Augmented Reality with MEC
China Mobile, Intel, and Nokia
Live demo of MEC (Mobile Edge Computing) and AR (Augmented Reality). Using a camera to view an object, the system identified and explored the object using AR. Read more in the new paper: Real-World Impact of Mobile Edge Computing (MEC).
5G Network Slicing
SKT and Ericsson
Traditional, one-size-fits-all network architectures worked well for single-service subscriber networks, however, the resulting vertical architecture has made it difficult to scale telecom networks. Slicing networks provides greater insight into network resource utilization, as each slice is customised to match the level of delivery complexity required.
5G Live Radio Data Transmission
SKT and Ericsson
5G brings faster data rates. This live demonstration showed how even the 20Gbps ITU-R spec can be exceeded. Earlier technologies cannot deliver this and it is an important feature of future networks.
Resources and support tools
All-IP Business Guide Our resources support you to implement advanced communications from business rationale through to technical implementation.

We demonstrated how to access our technical support, with hundreds of interconnection issues and resolutions available to search in the All-IP Business Guide.