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*NEW* Mobile World Congress 2018, Barcelona


February 26, 2018 @ 8:00 am
March 1, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

MWC18 will take place 26th February – 1st March 2018 in Barcelona at the Fira.  Future Networks is excited to present the latest in 5G, RCS and A2P Messaging through Seminars, Demos in Innovation City, Think Tank meeting and Round Tables.

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

10,000+ Operator Attendees   |  208 countries represented

Future Networks Schedule:

Monday 26th February

09:30 – 12:00

Future Networks Think Tank Meeting

Network Economics & Innovation

Venue: TBC

The objective of the Think Tank is bring 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.



Future Networks Meeting

A2P Future Messaging Lab #5

Venue: TBC

GSMA 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.

About the A2P Lab Series



13:30 – 15:30

Future Networks Seminar

5G for industry-specific services

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

We invite you to join us at this year’s 5G seminar where you will hear from about the visions and plans for 5G tailored network slicing in multiple industries. The industry is seeing 5G as a generational transformation from network to network-experience, delivering a tailored “Network as a Service” that matches specific communication needs of the services demanded by humans and machines.



Tuesday 27th February


Future Networks Roundtable (By Invitation Only)

‘Getting Started on RCS’

Venue: TBC

Aimed at operators and digital service providers looking to offer advanced messaging to their customers, and take advantage of the commercial opportunities of Messaging as a Platform, the Seminar will highlight the central role operators can play in the future of business communications.

Through partnerships and industry collaboration, Operators, Aggregators and leading vendors are delivering a unified, consistent and engaging user experience that will scale to create a global community.


14:00 – 16:00

Future Networks Seminar

Messaging as a Platform: The Future of Brand communications

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

Operators are rolling out Rich Communication Services (RCS) globally, opening up an A2P RCS business worth an estimated $74bn* by 2021.   Millions of brands, who already use SMS as a communications channel, can adopt Messaging as a Platform to create richer, more compelling experiences for their consumers now, and prepare for the advent of Artificial Intelligence.  Which brands will be first ?  Learn from early adopter Brands, Sprint, T-Mobile, Google and Samsung how this transformation is taking place.

*GSMAi estimate A2P SMS is growing at an annual CAGR of over 5% and is estimated to be worth $74bn by 2021.




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