Future Networks @ Innovation City MWC19 – Barcelona

Venue: Hall 4, Fira, Gran Via, Barcelona

Join Future Networks in one of the most visited exhibition spaces at MWC, Innovation City. We have partnered with Google, Deutsche Telekom, Telefonica, Huawei, China Mobile, China Unicom and more to showcase cutting-edge innovations demonstrating how Rich Communications Services (RCS) and 5G are creating a better future through mobile.


5G Intelligent Connectivity

5G is more than just a generational change from 4G, and will change the way we view mobile and transform our use of mobile technology, combined with AI, XR and Cloud Computing, it’s quality and latency will prove pivotal in the realisation of services which will impact every aspect of our lives in the future.

See below for a list of Future Networks 5G demonstrations in the GSMA Innovation City:

Demo Partners Description
5G AI Services China Unicom, Huawei & UBTECH Interact with a 5G AI services robot to make video calls, get weather and news.

See how 5G latency and quality will enable real-time AI interaction across a 5G network.

5G Virtualisation AI Telefonica Telefonica will demonstrate how operators will interconnect their virtualized networks to provide network slice continuity highlighting the relevance of interoperability, interconnection and federation of orchestrators across different operator domains.
AR / VR combined with Edge computing Deutsche Telekom (MobileEdgeX), Huawei,  This showcase brings to life the benefits that vertical industries can realise through 5G and Cloud-based XR. Deutsche Telekom will show how the ‘MobileEdgeX’ platform enables VR.   Visitors can experience a car showroom of the future through a truly immersive interactive demo.

Huawei will show how 5G and Mixed Reality technology, combined with Cloud computing is envisaged to transform learning, training and collaboration.

AutoAir Project DenseAir, 5GIC, McLaren, BlueWireless Will show how 5G will transform connectivity through the deployment of 5G across high-speed transit routes.

Visitors will hear how the project is creating a Business Model for Innovation with Neutral Hosting and sharing solutions, Scaling and Network Economics: Lowering the barriers to Network Deployment.



RCS Business Messaging

At MWC Barcelona 2019,  see how RCS the future of operator messaging is intelligently transforming consumer experiences with demonstrations from leading brands, showing how the exciting potential of RCS Business Messaging is becoming a reality.

This year RCS has seen the launch of many live campaigns.  74 Operators have launched RCS in 55 countries, with 215 million Monthly Active Users. With RCS Business Messaging, consumers can now interact with all of their brands in one place – they can deal with airlines, railways, taxis, restaurants, banks and many, many other businesses at their convenience.

Google, the GSMA, and global operators will showcase how we’re working together to bring better messaging to every user including:

  • International brands and messaging partners sharing the latest RCS campaigns and results, including how consumers are having richer conversations with businesses
  • Operators showing the experiences they’re creating to reach their own customers with RCS
  • The latest highlights in the Messages app and what’s coming soon

With no need to download multiple apps, RCS is a single, common platform based on the biggest messaging app in the world – SMS.

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

We will soon be revealing the brands who will be demonstrating their RCS Business Messaging campaigns in Innovation City. Check back soon for details.