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Mobile World Congress 2018, Barcelona

Start:
February 26 @ 8:00 am
End:
March 1 @ 5:00 pm
Venue:
Fira Barcelona Gran Via
Address: Google Map
Avinguda de Joan Carles I, 64, L'Hospitalet de Llobregat
Barcelona, Spain
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MWC18 will take place 26 February – 1 March 2018 in Barcelona at the Fira. Future Networks is excited to present the latest in 5G and RCS A2P Messaging through seminars, demonstrations in Innovation City, Roundtables and meetings.

108,000+ attendees  |  2300+ exhibitors  |  400+ Operator Companies

10,000+ Operator Attendees   |  208 countries represented

 

To attend the Future Networks events listed below*, please register your place at Mobile World Congress through the official website.

*The GSMA RCS A2P Messaging Lab does not require you to register for an MWC pass.

Future Networks Schedule:

 Sunday 25 February

12:00 – 17:00

Future Networks Meeting

A2P Future Messaging Lab #10

Venue: NH Constanza Hotel, Barcelona

The Future Networks Programme will be hosting the tenth GSMA RCS A2P Future Messaging Lab in Barcelona with 3Cinteractive on Sunday 25 February 2018 at 12:00 – 17:00

The A2P Future Messaging Lab will convene the leading stakeholders in the RCS A2P messaging industry; discussing best practice, standards, the overall components that will enable RCS to become an industry-leading A2P messaging platform and early Q4 Brand trials.

This is an invite-only event. Please register your interest using the link below. This event does not require you to register for an MWC event pass.


 Monday 26 February

13:30  – 15:30

Future Networks Seminar

5G for Industry-Specific Services

Venue: Room CC1.5  & CC1.1 (Seminar Theatre 1&2), South Entrance (Level 1), FIRA, Barcelona

We invite you to join us for this year’s 5G seminar where you will hear about the visions and plans for 5G tailored network slices in a variety of different industries.

Focusing on bringing together a breadth of different verticals, we have confirmed innovative speakers from Bosch, Toyota, Alibaba and EE who will bring to life a variety of use cases for 5G within the automotive, retail, IT and Entertainment industries – as well as highlighting the transformative commercial opportunities these technologies open up.

 

Monday 14:00  – 15:00   |   Wednesday 9:00 – 10:00

RCS Operator Information Sessions

Venue: Outside Halls, CC3 (Level 1) Room 3.12, FIRA, Barcelona

These sessions are an opportunity for operators interested in learning more about RCS to hear from those already active in the ecosystem. RCS leaders from mobile operators will provide information about their RCS experiences and answer questions on paths to launch, driving adoption, A2P/Business Messaging and other elements of the service.

Operators will have an opportunity to engage with:

  • Operators who have successfully launched and scaled RCS
  • Aggregators using the RCS platform and working with brands to scale MaaP
  • The GSMA RCS team who can talk about RCS momentum and technical steps to launch.

 


Tuesday 27 February

08:00 – 10:00

Future Networks LTE-Broadcast Roundtable

Venue: Outside Halls, CC3 (Level 1) Room 3.14A, FIRA, Barcelona

This Roundtable will gather a broad range of senior participants from across the ecosystem to discuss the future of eMBMs and what collective actions are needed to see this technology implemented throughout 2018. We will have representation from content providers, device, chipset and equipment vendors and key LTE-Broadcast Operators.

Some topics to be discussed include:

  • Addressing technical issues in networks and devices
  • Promotion of innovative business models
  • How the industry can overcome potential regulatory barriers

 

Please note this is an invite only session. To register your interest in attending, please contact Andrew Milne at amilne@gsma.com.

10:30 – 12:00

Future Networks Virtualisation Roundtable

Venue: Outside Halls, CC3 (Level 1) Room 3.14A, FIRA, Barcelona

The Virtualisation Roundtable will explore the theme of collaborative action with the aim to widen the mobile virtual infrastructure ecosystem. We will explore the theme of collaborative action with the aim to widen the mobile virtual infrastructure ecosystem.

Some topics that will be covered include:

  • The Role of Standards
  • Business Modelling
  • Licensing
  • How the industry manages cooperation with key vendors.

 

Please note this is an invite only session. To register your interest in attending, please contact Andrew Milne at amilne@gsma.com.

14:00 – 16:00

Future Networks Seminar

Messaging as a Platform: The Future of Brand Communications

Venue: Room CC1.5 & CC1.1 (Seminar Theatre 1&2), South Entrance (Level 1), FIRA, Barcelona

The world’s most successful communications channel, SMS is being upgraded globally to Rich Communication Services (RCS). With over 50 launches and 159 million monthly active users, this Operator messaging platform is available for millions of brands to enhance their consumer communications.

Join Deutsche Telekom, Google, Vodafone and major global brands who will give live demonstrations of these exciting new campaigns.  As brands prepare for the advent of Artificial Intelligence, RCS is leading the charge toward a new age of communications.


Wednesday 28 February

9:00 – 10:00 (RCS Operator Information Session)

10:30 – 11:30 (RCS Vendor Networking Information Session)

RCS Vendor Networking Information Session

Venue: Outside Halls, CC3 (Level 1) Room 3.12, FIRA, Barcelona

This session will provide an opportunity for operators to interact with vendors of both hosted and on-premise solutions for RCS. Attendees will have the chance to pose questions and establish contacts with RCS Leads from Google, Interop Technologies, Mavenir, Samsung, SummitTech, Syniverse and WIT, who will be presenting their offerings and current progress on RCS and Messaging as a Platform.

13:00 – 16:00

Future Networks Think Tank Meeting

Network Economics & Innovation

Venue: Outside Halls – CC3 (Level 1) Rm 3.12, FIRA, Barcelona

The objective of the Think Tank is bringing together senior stakeholders from the industry to engage with networks-focused companies in the Silicon Valley area who are shaping the market with innovative and/or disruptive solutions.

This is an invite-only event. If you are interested in attending please contact Future Networks at futurenetworks@gsma.com.


Click here to visit the full MWC website and to register your place.