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MWC Barcelona 2024 | GSMA Intelligence Summits

GSMA Intelligence will be hosting two summits at MWC Barcelona 2024 bringing in an expert lineup to explored the key trends, technologies, and market dynamics shaping the industry’s future.

Satellite and NTN Summit

Wednesday 28 Feb | 15:00 – 18:00 CET
Stage C, Hall 6

Platinum Sponsors: Comtech, ORBCOMM
Gold Sponsors: Avanti, Globalstar
Silver Sponsor: European Space Agency

Join us in this new Summit as we explore:  

  • Strategic Priorities. What are the top priorities and potential opportunities for revolutionizing global connectivity via integration with mobile networks (4G and 5G)
  • Revenue Expansion. At a minimum, satellite-enabled broadband targets 500-600m people who are out of mobile coverage. How does an extension to the 300m who are on the edge of coverage and billions of addressable IoT devices expand the opportunity?
  • Competition. How are competitive dynamics among satellite and HAPS groups evolving? How are they likely to play out?
  • Technology. What advances are taking place at the satellite, chipset and device levels?
  • Business Models. What do viable business models and telco-satellite partnerships (all segments) look like?
  • Regulation. How could regulation enable the industry to scale…or hold it back?


Confirmed Speakers include:

Ken Peterman President & CEO, Comtech
David Goldman VP for Satellite Policy, SpaceX
Matt Botwin Principal, Regulatory and Government Affairs, Intellectual Property and Technology, DLA Piper
Gregg Plonisch Senior VP of Product, ORBCOMM
Fran Bogle Chief Revenue Officer, ORBCOMM
Libby Barr Chief Operating Officer, Avanti
Anirban Chakraborty CTO, Comtech
Amina Boubendir Director, Head of Research and Standardisation, Airbus Defence and Space
Tamer Kadous VP, Terrestrial Network, Globalstar

Sustainability Summit

Wednesday 28 Feb: 15:00 – 18:00 CET
Partner Theatre 6, Hall 8

Platinum Sponsors: arm, XH Smart
Gold Sponsors: Nokia, Dell Technologies and Intel

The summit sessions will cover the energy implications and strategies for telcos and their partners that go beyond the RAN and core network, encompassing cloud, edge compute, passive infrastructure sharing, and more intelligent energy analytics, while it also shed light on the often overlooked financial element and incentives of the green pivot.

In this Summit, we will take stock of the telco sector and broader ecosystem’s progress on sustainability initiatives, covering:

  • Network level innovations
  • Services strategy
  • Changing role of analytics and AI
  • The circular economy
  • Reporting and partnerships


Confirmed Speakers include:

Manish Singh CTO Telecom Systems Business, Dell Technologies
Subho Mukherjee VP, Global Head of Sustainability, Nokia
Maya Ormazabal Environment & Human Rights Director, Telefonica S.A.
Dr. Ali Taha Koç CEO, Turkcell
Harrison Lung Group Chief Strategy Officer, e& (Etisalat)
Khalid Murshed Chief Technology & Information Officer, Etisalat by e&
Eehou Lim Chief Technology Officer, XH Smart
Panch Chandrasekaran Carrier Infrastructure Lead, Arm
Eddie Ramirez VP, Marketing, Infrastructure Line of Business, Arm
Steven Moore Head of Climate Action, GSMA
Kyriakos Exadaktylos Head of Network Architecture Specifications & Energy Performance, Vodafone Group


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