Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2017

Start: Wednesday 28 June 2017 1:00 pm

End: Friday 30 June 2017 10:00 pm

Venue: Shanghai New International Expo Centre

This year at Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2017, Future Networks will bring you the latest news on 5G, Network Economics, Rich Communication Services (RCS) and Messaging as a Platform (MaaP). From Demonstrations to Think Tanks to Seminars and Round Tables, there are many possibilities to get involved. Please see our schedule below:

  • To see the full MWC Shanghai event website CLICK HERE


  • For information about our demonstrations taking place in Innovation City CLICK HERE



Future Networks Schedule:


Tuesday 27th June

  • 10:00 – 12:00 – GSMA A2P Future Messaging Lab meeting – Hui Room, Jumeriah Himalayas Hotel

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Wednesday 28th June

  • 8:30 – 12:40 – David O’Byrne, GSMA, speaking at ZTE’s Advanced Communication, Smart Life – the 2nd RCS Global Summit Forum – Kerry Hotel
  • 14:00 – 18:00 – Michele Zarri, GSMA, speaking at ZTE’s 5G Seminar – Kerry Hotel Pudong, Pudong Ballroom 4, Floor 3

Future Networks Think Tank Meetings – Hui Room, Jumeriah Himalayas Hotel:


  • 10:15 – 12:15 – Future Networks Think Tank: Rationalisation of Legacy Networks – MNO only
  • 13:45 – 15:15 – Future Networks Think Tank: 5G Migration and Harmonisation
  • 15:30 – 17:00 – Future Networks Think Tank: Alternative transmission technologies (e.g. WTTx)

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Thursday 29th June

09:30 – 12:00 – Future Networks  – A New Global Platform for Conversations, Chatbots and Commerce – Jumeriah Himalayas Hotel, Level 2 Ru Room-

Hear from 3Cinteractive, Deutsche Telekom, Google, Huawei, Samsung and ZTE talking about their vision and plans for Rich Communication Services (RCS) and Messaging as a Platform (MaaP).  Messaging platforms are now bigger than most social networks and this trend will continue during 2017, with chatbots playing a prominent role.  Operators globally are upgrading SMS to RCS based on the GSMA’s Universal Profile providing 6.7 billion subscribers with a superior and enhanced messaging experience.  RCS works consistently across devices, without the need to download additional messaging apps.


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Thursday 29th June

9:30 – 11:30 – Future Networks Seminar – 5G for industry-specific services – Kerry Hotel Pudong, Level 3, Pudong Ball Room 1-2

We invite you to join us at this year’s 5G seminar where you will hear from China Mobile, Deutsche Telekom, Huawei and SK Telecom who will be sharing their respective 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.

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  • 11:30 – 17:30 – Network Evolution Summit – Kerry Hotel