Network 2020 at Mobile 360 Latin America

jc-crop By Jill Cooper, Marketing Director, GSMA


The region’s transition to the world of advanced communications was explored at this year’s Mobile 360 – Latin America, which took place in Mexico City 20-22 September 2016. The three-day event hosted many of the continent’s industry leaders in a variety of seminars, panel discussions, keynote speeches and interactive demonstrations.

The event was opened by a keynote from Mats Granyrd, Director General, GSMA:

20160920_093013GSMA Mobile contributes 5% of regions GDP


Mobile Messaging and RCS – Network 2020 Showcase the Universal Profile

The first day continued with discussions on the advancement of mobile technology and featured Google, América Móvil, Syniverse and Delta Partners, who discussed the latest developments in adoption across Latin America. Central to this was the GSMA’s RCS Universal Profile and Google initiative Jibe – announced earlier this year – which seeks to simplify and accelerate RCS adoption, to enable all operators to provide a globally interoperable messaging service across all Android devices, based on the GSMA’s RCS specifications.

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20160920_143719Our RCS experts about to take the stage at Mobile 360 Latin America


From left to right:

  • Todd Parker, Business Development, Messaging – Google
  • Sergio Collazo Llerandi, Value Added Services Engineering Manager – America Movil
  • David O’Byrne, Project Director – GSMA
  • Mary Clark, CMO – Syniverse
  • Carlos Valdecantos, Partner – Delta Partners (Moderator)

20160920_145508-narrowDavid O’Byrne announces the launch of the Universal Profile

20160920_151413-narrowMary Clark, CMO – Syniverse: RCS is now – seamless user experience – one app!

20160920_152001-narrowTodd Parker, Business Development, Messaging – Google: Everything you need to launch RCS within 3 months

20160920_152659-narrowTodd Parker, Business Development, Messaging – Google: will introduce Plug-ins, Bots & Video to Messaging


On the second day, GSMA’s Network 2020 programme hosted a keynote session on Network Function Virtualisation (NFV) and the road to 5G. The keynote featured discussions between speakers from Cisco, Ericsson, Huawei, Qualcomm Technologies Inc., and the GSMA Technical and Terminals group.

The final day featured Network 2020’s All-IP technology seminar. The seminar covered a broad range of topics, including the path to 3.5 billion RCS users, the technical development of VoLTE and VoWifi technologies, and the best methods with which to build healthy networks in Latin America.

20160922_153504-narrow-newMichele Zarri, Technical Director, GSMA – Broadcasting and Public Safety Networks

20160922_142032-narrow-newDavid O’Byrne, Project Director, GSMA – RCS and the Path to 3.5 Billion Users: value proposition


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