MWC Barcelona 2019

Start: Monday 25 February 2019

End: Thursday 28 February 2019

Venue: Fira Barcelona Gran Via

MWC Barcelona is the largest mobile event in the world, bringing together the latest innovations and leading-edge technology from more than 2,400 leading companies, with a highly-rated conference programme assembling today’s visionaries to explore the hottest topics influencing the industry.

Join the Future Networks Programme at MWC Barcelona and discover the exciting progress and the potential impact of 5G, Network Economics and RCS around the world. Throughout the week, we will host a series of demonstrations showcasing these new network technologies and debate their revenue opportunities and implementation in our GSMA industry seminars.

107,000+ attendees  |  2400+ exhibitors  |  400+ operator companies

10,000+ operator attendees   |  208 countries represented


For information about Future Networks Innovation City Demos click here.


To attend the Future Networks events listed below*, please purchase your MWC Barcelona pass through the official website.


Sunday 24 February


Monday 25 February


Tuesday 26 Februarye


Wednesday 27 February


(*The GSMA RCS Business Messaging Lab does not require an MWC pass)



Sunday, 24 September

10:00 – 17:00

GSMA RCS Business Messaging Awareness Lab #22

Venue: Pullman Barcelona Skipper Hotel

The Future Networks Programme and our sponsor Mavenir look forward to welcoming you to the twenty-second GSMA RCS Business Messaging Lab.

Attending a GSMA RCS Business Messaging Lab will allow you to contribute to the future of business messaging. From designing customer experience, to informing the GSMA standards, your contribution will ensure an open ecosystem that works together to realise the value estimated by 2020 of $74 billion. Networking is a major part of the Lab series, and individuals have made important connections at the Labs they have gone on to work with.

As an Awareness Lab, this event is open to both members and non-members of the GSMA.

Monday, 25 February

15:00 – 17:00

GSMA Beta Lab #2

Venue: Room 3.12, Fira Gran Via

The GSMA Future Networks team is scouring the globe for case studies from leading innovators. These products and services will directly impact mobile operators’ OpEx and CapEx, reducing cost intensity in the 5G Era.

We’ve gathered some of the best innovators we’ve found so far to showcase their ideas at the next GSMA Beta Lab, bringing to life the services that, through validation by our Network Economics model, will have a positive impact for operators.


15:00 – 17:00

RCS Business Messaging Seminar

Venue: CC1 Seminar Theatre, Fira Gran Via

The world’s most successful communications channel, SMS, is being upgraded globally to Rich Communications Services (RCS). With 65 Operator launches and 194 million Monthly Active Users, this Operator messaging platform is available for millions of brands to enhance their consumer communications.

The GSMA’s Future Networks Programme and our sponsor, Interop Technologies, are pleased to invite you to the RCS Business Messaging Seminar at MWC Barcelona 2019. Join us at this much-anticipated event and hear from key players in the industry including operators, aggregators, technology providers and brands, who will discuss the current state of play of RCS and the Business Messaging market; the incredible results of live RCS campaigns; the commercial opportunities and market potential of this platform; the strategic vision for RCS, and much more.


Tuesday, 26 February

09:30 – 11:30

Mobile Broadcast in the 5G Era Roundtable

Venue: Room 3.14C, Fira Gran Via

With growing support in devices and the launch of commercial services, LTE-Broadcast is on the cusp of mass market adoption. However, there is still need for stronger cooperation and coordination across the full ecosystem comprising mobile operators, infrastructure vendors, device and chipset vendors, as well as content owners.

The GSMA, in cooperation with the LTE-Broadcast Alliance, is convening an exclusive roundtable during MWC Barcelona 2019 to discuss how to accelerate the adoption of the enhanced Multimedia Broadcast and Multicast Service.

Wednesday, 27 February

16:00 – 18:00

5G Cloud XR Summit

Venue: CC1 Seminar Theatre, Fira Gran Via

Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) are transformative technologies which will revolutionise the consumption of content in both the consumer and the enterprise sectors. With more and more services moving to the Cloud, AR/VR will likely follow the trend. AR/VR requires significant data transfer, low latency, big storage and massive computing capabilities, where telecom operators can play important roles via 5G, Edge Computing and the Cloud.

You’re invited to join the Future Networks Programme at the 5G Cloud XR Summit where industry experts will discuss the following topics and more:

  • Identify the key use cases in Cloud AR/VR
  • Investigate the value chain, stakeholders and business models
  • Share case studies and best implementation practices


Click here to visit the full MWC Barcelona 2019 website where you can purchase your pass.