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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Open for Debate: Fixed Wireless Access vs. The Metaverse

In this webinar series, we explore key market trends to answer complex questions building on our research and insights from market experts. Our analysts and expert guest discussed the FWA and Metaverse opportunities, including a number of key questions. Find out more...

Click here to Download: FWA vs Metaverse GSMAi Presentation2022 

In an increasingly digital world, operators are faced with a myriad of new strategic priorities to pursue and business opportunities to explore. Deciding where to put their time and attention (not to mention investment funds) requires an understanding of technology trajectories, customer demands, monetization options, and regulatory environments, not to mention the opportunity costs of NOT pursuing some markets.

As 5G has moved from its infancy into relative maturity, the GSMA Intelligence team has been exploring two such opportunities – Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) and The Metaverse.

At first glance, the two spaces might seem completely different from one another. Fixed Wireless services have been offered for many years, with the core value proposition being simple connectivity. The Metaverse, on the other hand, is still an emerging concept which looks to leverage broadband connectivity to provide immersive experiences. Yet, both represent technology and service trends that operators need to understand, and opportunities they may want to pursue…or decide to actively ignore.

In this “Open for Debate” webinar series, GSMA Intelligence analysts explore key market trends to answer complex questions building on our research and insights from market experts. For this iteration, we discussed the FWA and Metaverse opportunities, including a number of key questions.

  • Why now. FWA services are not  new. The Metaverse is still very conceptual. Why are both getting so much focus in 2022?
  • Today’s FWA Opportunity. What’s the business case for 5G FWA? How (and when) can it improve an operator’s fixed broadband service offer?
  • Tomorrow’s Metaverse. What is the size of the potential Metaverse business opportunity? What parts of the opportunity can operators tap?
  • Risks, Regulations, and Dependencies. What could go wrong as operators pursue FWA or Metaverse strategies? How does regulation play a role?

In a world of infinite time and resources, operators would be able to pursue every potentially lucrative market opportunity that presents itself. In the real world, they need to make educated decisions about where to focus.

Speakers:

  • Peter Jarich, Head of GSMA Intelligence
  • Radhika Gupta, Head of Data Acquisition, GSMA Intelligence
  • Federico Agnoletto, Senior Economist, GSMA Intelligence
  • Kausik Ray Chaudhuri, Vice President, Technology, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Click here to Download: FWA vs Metaverse GSMAi Presentation2022 

GSMA Intelligence at MWC Barcelona 2019

GSMA Intelligence played an active role at MWC19 Barcelona with a large presence from our analyst team across all areas of the event. Please see our high-level agenda:

Sunday, 24 February 2019:

  • The 8th Mobile IoT Summit: For the first year, GSMA Intelligence demoed findings from our IoT Enterprise Survey and featured our large breadth of IoT research. Principal IoT Analyst Sylwia Kechiche was on-site, along with Head of Data Modelling Calum Dewar, to meet with industry attendees. The featured demo is available here.

Monday, 25 February 2019:

  • Official Launch of the Mobile Economy 2019: The GSMA Mobile Economy series provides the latest insights on the state of the mobile industry worldwide. Produced by our renowned in-house research team, GSMA Intelligence, these reports contain a range of technology, socio-economic and financial datasets, including forecasts out to 2025. Download the report here.

Wednesday, 27 February 2019:

  • Main Conference: ‘AI at the Edge vs in the Cloud’ , Moderated by Peter Jarich (Head of GSMA Intelligence): This session debated the prospects and use cases for AI at the edge vs in the cloud, and offered vital insight for operators who are developing implementation models. Find out more about this session here.
  • MWC in Focus: Hosted by GSMA Intelligence, in partnership with CNN, this event explored all the developments at #MWC19, and reflect on what it means for the year ahead. This session was complemented by a networking reception. To watch the panel discussions and view our Photo Gallery, please visit the event page here.

Mobile World Live (full event): GSMA Intelligence analysts were thrilled to participate in 10 live broadcasts with Mobile World Live throughout the week. Engaging with industry experts, our analysts covered a wealth of topics, from the economic impact of 5G to privacy and security in the age of intelligent connectivity. All of the tapings can be accessed from our Video Library, or on the Mobile World Live website.

 

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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Press Release: GSMA finds that consumers in developing countries are hard hit by high spectrum prices

Kigali, Rwanda – Better spectrum pricing policies are needed in developing countries to improve the economic and social welfare of the billions of people that remain unconnected to mobile broadband services, according to a new report, ‘Spectrum Pricing in Developing Countries’, released by the GSMA today at the Mobile 360 – Africa conference in Kigali. The study reveals that spectrum prices in developing countries are, on average, more than three times higher than in developed countries, when income is taken into account. This high spectrum pricing is a major roadblock to increasing mobile penetration.

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Press Release: Mobile ecosystem to be worth more than $50 billion to West Africa economy by 2022

The Conference at MWC Americas will feature thought-provoking presentations from some of the mobile industry’s brightest minds, who will share their expertise and visions of a #BetterFuture while providing essential insights on current trends.

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire: The mobile industry in West Africa is forecast to contribute more than $50 billion annually to the region’s economy by 2022, according to a new GSMA study published today at the ‘Mobile 360 – West Africa’ event being held in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. The new report, The Mobile Economy: West Africa 2018, calculates that the region’s mobile ecosystem contributed $37 billion in value last year, equivalent to 6.5 per cent of GDP, and will grow to $51 billion (7.7 per cent of GDP) within five years. The economic contribution over this period will be spurred by strong subscriber growth and the move to mobile broadband networks and services.

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Press Release: Mobile spectrum and tax reforms needed to remove barriers to Bangladesh’s Vision 2021 goals

Let’s create a buzz…together! In September, we will host the second annual Mobile World Congress Americas and it’s going to be an impressive journey. Follow us as we share details about the event, the people attending, and all the extra goodness surrounding it.

Hong Kong: The GSMA today released a new report outlining the rapid growth of the Bangladesh mobile industry over the last decade, which now places it as the fifth largest mobile market in Asia Pacific. The GSMA Intelligence country overview also highlights some of the obstacles that may hinder the government’s efforts to achieving its Vision 2021 goals, including affordability of mobile services, taxation and spectrum pricing. Complementing this study, the GSMA also released the findings of a report it commissioned from EY on the potential economic impact of tax reform on the Bangladesh mobile industry.

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