MWC19 Los Angeles – 5G Roundtable: GSMA & Open Source Projects

Start: Wednesday 23 October 2019 2:00 pm

End: Wednesday 23 October 2019 4:00 pm

Venue: Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC)

Location: Room: 511BC

Venue: Los Angeles Convention Center

Room: 511BC

GSMA & Open Source Projects: Working Together to Create the Network of the Future

Following the announced partnership between the GSMA and Linux Foundation, June 2019, the GSMA Future Networks team invites you to join them in the discussion on how to identify and scale opportunities and projects for future Open Source collaboration in the 5G Era.

This roundtable will bring together Operators, members of the Linux Foundation, vendors and other Open Source stakeholders to identify best practices for operators to efficiently engage with Open Source communities. The roundtable aims to identify the most critical, highest priority projects for the GSMA to engage with, alongside our operator members.

This session will be by invite only, please click below to register your interest and we will get back to you shortly if successful.

For more information or if you would like to attend, please register your interest below.


About MWC19 Los Angeles

Attendees will explore Intelligent Connectivity – the powerful combination of high-speed 5G networks, the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI) and big data. Nearly 22,000 industry influencers and business professionals will be inspired by next level innovation and thought-leadership that will impact our digital experiences, society and the world.

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14:00 – 14:10

Welcome & Introductions

Henry Calvert
Head of Future Networks Programme, Senior Director

14:10 – 15:45

Introduction to open source projects and actions OPNFV & CNTT

14:10 – 14:30

OPNFV & CNTT presentation

Mark Cottrell
Assistant Vice President

14:30 – 14:45

ONAP presentation

Srinivasa Addepalli
Senior Principal Engineer and Chief Architect

14:45 – 15:00

ETSI OSM presentation

Juan Carlos Garcia
Director Tecnología y Arquitectura

15:00 - 15:15

Open Stack Foundation presentation

Ildikó Vancsa,
Ecosystem Technical Lead
OpenStack Foundation

15:10 – 15:30


Cheryl Hung
Director of Ecosystem
Linux Foundation

15:45 - 16:00

Wrap up, actions and close

Henry Calvert
Head of Future Networks Programme, Senior Director


Henry Calvert

Head of Future Networks, GSMA

Henry Calvert

Henry joined the GSMA in December 2013, and is responsible for the delivery of the Future Networks programme. A key programme of the GSMA’s strategic focus, to deliver industry scale for IP Communications and 5G, whilst considering Network Economic challenges for the Mobile industry as it transitions to a 5G Era.

Previously he worked for the SingTel Group and has over 20 years’ experience in the telecommunications sector, both in Networks and IT portfolios and has been involved in the deployment of mobile networks in over 10 operations across 10 different countries. Henry designed and built Optus’ 3G + LTE mobile network, all IP network and managed the product development transformation.  He was the creator and board member of the network sharing Joint Venture between SingTel Optus and Vodafone Networks Pty Ltd (Australia).

Henry has been a board member and Chair of the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) and previously held an Executive Management Committee position in the GSMA.