Unwrapped Digital Event Series

In this latest webinar series, our analysts and industry experts talk more about Standalone 5G deployments in 2022 and going forward.

Next-Generation Networks

Mobile World Live in partnership with GSMA Intelligence is excited to announce Unwrapped – a new, innovative digital event series. 

This online event offers a full week of exclusive live content, featuring daily keynote interviews, panel discussions and webinars. Hosting preeminent authorities and top executives from companies leading the way in their fields to discuss, debate and deliberate key trends and topics facing the industry today. Unwrapped offers two series of events kickstarting from October with Next-Generation Networks.

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One big theme, five great topics.

The first Unwrapped event will bring the latest information about networks and diving into detail across a range of topics:

  • 5G & 5G Advanced
  • Open Architectures
  • 6G
  • Energy Sustainability
  • Cloud & Edge

Find out how to get involved and be part of the event… 

MWC Las Vegas 2022

MWC Las Vegas 2022

This year, MWC takes up a new home in the West Hall at Las Vegas Convention Center – a stunning venue that offers attendees a range of amazing facilities for a brand-new experience:

  • 600,000 square feet of exhibition space
  • 150,000 square feet of meeting rooms
  • State-of-the-art air quality for ultimate safety
  • Convenient location to the airport and all the city’s landmarks

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Reasons to attend MWC Las Vegas 2022

Unearth the latest innovations in technology. Discover the hottest themes that will advance our industry. And network with disruptors and thought leaders who will drive society forward to create deeper and more meaningful ways to connect. Join us as we gather our ecosystem and explore the many reasons why you should attend MWC Las Vegas, including:

  • Expert thought leadership
  • An inspiring exhibition floor
  • Countless networking opportunities

Discount for GSMA Intelligence Members 

  • Quote MWCLVGIEVP – 20% off EVP Pass
  • Quote MWCLVGIGLD – 20% off Gold Pass

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GSMA Intelligence Members at the event

  • Peter Jarich, Head of GSMA Intelligence
  • Emanuel Kolta, Senior Analyst, Network Sustainability and Innovation
  • Christina Patsioura, Lead Analyst, Iot & Enterprise

Find out how to get involved…

 

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Open for Debate: Is the Industry Moving Fast Enough on Standalone 5G?

In this latest webinar series, our analysts and industry experts talk more about Standalone 5G deployments in 2022 and going forward.

In many ways, the fundamental 5G value proposition rests on a deployment of Standalone 5G. Today’s non-Standalone deployments have delivered some incredible new services, but much of the 5G digital transformation promise relies on features and use cases that are only fully realized with Standalone 5G networks. And yet, even as we approach one billion 5G subscriptions globally, Standalone 5G network launches still number just over twenty.

The industry expects Standalone 5G deployments to accelerate in 2022 and going forward. Deployment momentum, however, will rest on the answer to some key questions.

  • Deployment: What has held up Standalone 5G deployments so far?
  • Support? What will drive new deployments? What does the industry need to do in order to support them?
  • Future Growth? Hype and promise aside, what will Standalone truly deliver? And, can that translate into new revenue growth?

GSMA Intelligence analysts and special guests answer these questions (and more) leveraging our own research, our latest work with operators, and insights from the ecosystem.

Speakers:

  • Mathew Iji, Director of Forecasting & Modelling
  • Radhika Gupta, Head of Data Acquisition, GSMA Intelligence
  • Tim Hatt, Head of Research and Consulting,  GSMA Intelligence
  • Zahid Ghadialy, Principal Analyst and Consultant, 3G4G

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LinkedIn Live: Securing Private Networks in the 5G era

Experts from GSMA Intelligence, Trend Micro, Neutroon and Contour Networks discuss insights from a survey of a hundred operators on private networks, 5G and security and the role of ecosystem collaboration

Private Networks are here to stay. 68% of operators currently sell Private Networks, according to GSMA Intelligence Operators in Focus 2021 survey, and the rest will do so by 2025. With the rise of cybersecurity threats accelerated by the digital transformation of enterprises, security is of paramount importance. Operators already have seen an increased demand coming from enterprises on the back of the Covid-19 pandemic, but they also see it as a key opportunity to drive revenue. In fact, 77% of surveyed operators are planning to offer security as part of their Private Network solution.

Join experts from GSMA Intelligence, Trend Micro, Neutroon and Contour Networks as they discuss insights from a survey of a hundred operators on private networks, 5G and security and the role of ecosystem collaboration.

Participants include:
• Sylwia Kechiche, Principal Analyst, IoT & Enterprise, GSMA Intelligence
• Bryant Liu, Manager, Business Development, Trend Micro

CNBC: 5G is barely here and some people, not just President Trump, are talking about 6G

  • President Trump sent a series of tweets last month mentioning 6G, a technology that doesn’t exist yet.
  • But some industry experts at the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona last week have started researching 6G.
  • “There will be a 6G,” Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri told CNBC.

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TheStreet.com: Qualcomm, Sprint and Others Tee Up Their 5G Plans

More details about what companies are planning for 5G — the next-generation cellular technology that promises significantly faster data transfer speeds — are falling into place.

At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Qualcomm (QCOM – Get Report) debuted 5G networking chips for a range of products, including personal computers. Last week, the chipmaker also announced a 5G modem for phones and other devices, called Snapdragon X55 5G.

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Press Release: New GSMA study – 5G to account for 15% of global mobile industry by 2025 as 5G network launches accelerate

Barcelona: 5G is on track to account for 15 per cent of global mobile connections by 2025, as the number of 5G network launches and compatible devices ramps up this year, according to a new GSMA report. The 2019 global edition of the GSMA’s flagship Mobile Economy report series – published today at MWC Barcelona 2019 – reveals that a further 16 major markets worldwide will switch on commercial 5G networks this year, following on from the first 5G launches in South Korea and the US in 2018. It is calculated that mobile operators worldwide are currently investing around $160 billion per year (capex) on expanding and upgrading their networks, despite regulatory and competitive pressures.

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Press Release: Mobile operators across Middle East set for global 5G leadership, according to new GSMA study

Dubai: The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Arab States1 are set to be global leaders in the deployment of 5G networks, with all six markets expected to launch 5G mobile services in the next two years, according to two new reports released today at Mobile 360 Series – MENA. The reports from GSMA Intelligence – ‘The Mobile Economy: Middle East and North Africa 20182 and ‘5G in MENA: GCC operators set for global leadership – highlight that pioneering mobile operators in the GCC Arab States are expected to launch 5G networks commercially from 2019, driving innovative new services across the region and spurring future growth. By 2025, 5G will account for 16 per cent of total connections in these markets.

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Mobile 360 MENA

This event has now passed. 

GSMA Mobile 360 Series – MENA showcased the impressive commitment made by the region’s mobile operators, technology industry and governments to invest in transformative technologies such as AI, Blockchain and 5G. The region’s ambitious and rapid transformation is propelling MENA into the global spotlight as the go-to place to experience the implementation of technology’s latest trends and innovations.

At the GSMA Intelligence stand, attendees had the opportunity to demo our insights dashboard, explore our latest research and meet experts in our analyst team. Two new reports authored by GSMA Intelligence were also released.

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Read our wrap-up blog on the Mobile 360 MENA here.

Analyst warns 5G alone unlikely to yield high rewards

LIVE FROM GSMA MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS AMERICAS 2018: The launch of 5G services will offer limited price upside compared to early 4G launches, GSMA Intelligence research director Pablo Iacopino (pictured) warned, as he urged operators to use the new network technology to offer a wider range of services.

Speaking at the GSMA Intelligence Americas Summit, Iacopino noted 5G was set to launch faster across many markets than the majority of the mooted services expected to drive future revenues.

“Immersive reality [for example] is far from an acceptable user experience,” he said. “The challenge for operators is to monetise 5G from the consumer segment, as faster speed on its own has minimal price uplift.”

He went on to note the increase in consumer prices following the launch of 4G was short-lived, especially in markets where launch prices for 4G were much higher than existing 3G services.

“4G will pay the bills for the next ten years which means 4G will account for the lion’s share of operator revenues,” he added.

The analyst noted operators should avoid selling 5G as a consumer proposition in its own, as it was unlikely to be a compelling offer. Instead, he recommended linking it to other products and services.

Potential technologies Iacopino expects to be supported (and potentially sold alongside 5G) include: IoT, 8K television, immersive reality, artificial intelligence and advanced gaming.