MWC Americas 2018:
Future Networks at Innovation City

Start: Wednesday 12 September 2018 2:00 pm

End: Friday 14 September 2018 8:00 pm

Venue: Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC)

Discover a better future at Innovation City, a must-see destination at Mobile World Congress, welcoming over 70,000 visitors annually across Shanghai, Barcelona and the Americas. The GSMA’s Innovation City presents an immersive showcase of the latest innovations in mobile.

  • See how leading Brands, OEMs and Network Operators are using Rich Communications Services (RCS) to deliver new and exciting touch points for their customers
  • Learn how 5G will transform our entire mobile experience


Innovation City opening times are as follows:

  • Wednesday, 12 September (09:00-17:00)
  • Thursday, 13 September (09:00-17:00)
  • Friday, 14 September (09:00-15:00)


Connected Intelligence 5G Demos at MWC Americas

5G is more than just a generational change from 4G, and will transform our use of mobile technology. In Innovation City, the Future Networks Programme will be demonstrating how 5G features such as super low latency response will create an exciting opportunity for both consumers and industry verticals.

Partner Demo Description

Experience how 5G latency transforms VR gaming.

Realize the revenue potential of your business by delivering the most immersive 5G XR event and content experiences. Understand the IMR 5G Codec advantage: Time critical video compression with sub-millisecond latency, ultra-high image quality, and scalability.

Nokia Experience how Multi-Access Edge computing and 5G is a game changer for truly immersive connectivity.

Engaging with fans at iconic events drives new revenue opportunities for your business. Multi-Access Edge computing and 5G creates a unique digital platform with the connectivity and capacity to deliver compelling immersive experiences”.

Unmanned Life

A New Reality: World’s first 5G Autonomous Indoor Drones.

Unmanned Life, the 5G Autonomy-as-a-Service Provider in partnership with GSMA and supported by the UK Government will demonstrate the unique value of combining 5G, AI and IoT to deliver some of the killer Edge use cases that will underpin the coming Autonomous economy, specifically in key areas like Industrial Automation, Urban Management and Emergency Response. For the first time in the USA, there will be a live demonstration of multiple robot and drones  working together autonomously using 5G network capability, in a coordinated manner indoors performing various tasks, without GPS or Motion Sensing, powered by the Unmanned Life Software Platform.

Get a sneak peek at a 5G-enabled 2 in 1 concept PC. Soon 5G connected mobile PCs will deliver the critical speeds and capacity necessary to open the door to new experiences hardly imaginable today and make connecting online for any experience from anywhere, anytime the norm.

Interested in hearing more about 5G? Pre-register your place now at the 5G Network Slicing Seminar in Los Angeles on Wednesday 12 September.


RCS Business Messaging – Live Brand Campaigns at MWC Americas

Come to Innovation City to meet Brands, Aggregators and Google and experience the latest RCS campaigns and results. This year, Google and the GSMA’s Future Networks Programme will showcase RCS use cases from around the world to reveal how major brands are using this exciting Operator messaging platform to enhance their customer experience and fuel customer engagement.

Global adoption of RCS is rapidly accelerating around the world with 57 Operator launches and 165 million monthly active RCS users; a figure which is expected to double to 350 million by Q4 2018 and then double again the following year. What’s more, major brands such as, ITV and Subway have already launched live RCS Business Messaging campaigns which are revolutionising the way they engage with their customers.

Through Chatbots and Artificial Intelligence, RCS Business Messaging enables subscribers to gain access to a range of brands and services from within the messaging app itself, allowing them to make restaurant reservations, book train tickets, make purchases and much more without the need to download numerous apps. RCS Business Messaging has huge potential, with GSMA Intelligence estimating that the market will be worth over $74 billion by 2021.

Operators, OEMs and technology providers are working together to introduce RCS based on the GSMA’s Universal Profile standard, guaranteeing interoperability across devices, networks and operating systems

Interested in hearing more about RCS? Pre-register your place now at the RCS Business Messaging Seminar in Los Angeles on Wednesday 12 September.