Press release

5G Realised at MWC19 Shanghai in 2-Week Countdown

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With two weeks until MWC19 Shanghai, the GSMA today announced a number
of exciting 5G experiences at MWC19 Shanghai including 5G immersive
experience of sports, performing arts and culture open to all event
attendees; 5G-connected exhibition halls and 5G-enabled tele-mentored
surgery. Also announced were additional keynote speakers, new partner
programmes, topic tours and other event updates.

“This promises to be the most exciting MWC Shanghai ever as 5G becomes a
reality. Under the theme of ‘Intelligent Connectivity’, 5G will be
prominent all across MWC19 Shanghai and it will be exciting to see a
glimpse of that new world,” said John Hoffman, CEO, GSMA Ltd. “Along
with event favourites such as the Innovation City and 4YFN, attendees
will get to experience the impact of Intelligent Connectivity first
hand, across the conference and exhibition and the many programmes and
events taking place. We look forward to enjoying the many new amazing
experiences at MWC19 Shanghai.”

China Mobile To Deliver 5G Immersive Experiences

China Mobile will demonstrate a number of interactive 5G experiences at
Hall E6, Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) and bring
ultra-high-definition 5G connectivity to all attendees at the event,
across sports, performing arts and culture. Attendees will be able to
explore activities such as traditional Chinese dance and calligraphy in
an 8K theatre in full-scale ultra-HD; enjoy an interstellar journey in
the “Innovation Planet” and enter a virtual reality sports arena and
experience a holographic basketball training camp and much more. China
Mobile is the Diamond Event Partner at MWC19 Shanghai. For full details
of China Mobile 5G Immersion Experience Exhibition, visit:

5G Connectivity Covers All Seven Exhibition Halls

All seven exhibition halls at MWC19 Shanghai will be covered by live 5G
networks supported by the three principle Chinese operators and their
partners. A number of the exhibitors will perform 5G-enabled
demonstrations and activities at the event including AsiaInfo, Ericsson,
Gosuncn, H3C, Huawei, Lenovo, Qualcomm, Rohde & Schwarz, Si-Tech,
Spirent, Viavi, among others. For more information on 5G exhibitors and
activities, visit:

5G-Enabled Tele-Mentored Surgery in Shanghai

A live example of 5G-enabled tele-mentored surgery will be performed
over a 5G connection supported by China Mobile during MWC19 Shanghai.
The surgery will be carried out during the 5G Summit on Friday, 28 June
at SNIEC. Dr. Antonio de Lacy, Head of the Gastrointestinal Surgery
Service at Hospital Clinic of Barcelona, will provide live guidance from
the auditorium at SNIEC to the operating room in Shanghai East Hospital,
with the full consent of the patient. Industry experts including Rodrigo
Menchaca, CEO of the Advances in Surgery (AIS) and senior executives
from Deloitte, Intel, New H3C, Syniverse, among others, are the
panellists of the summit. For more information about 5G Summit, visit:

Additional Keynote Speakers

The GSMA announced newly confirmed keynote speakers at the event

  • Sophie Eom, Co-founder and CEO, Adriel
  • Ke Ruiwen, Chairman and CEO, China Telecom
  • Li Guohua, President, China Unicom
  • Frank Meng, Chairman, Qualcomm China
  • Mathew Oommen, President, Reliance Jio
  • Irfan Wahab Khan, Head of Emerging Asia and CEO, Telenor Pakistan
  • Dan Zhuang, Executive Director and President, YOFC

For more information on the conference, including the agenda and keynote
speakers, visit:

4YFN Shanghai Awards 2019 Finalists Announced

4 Years from Now (4YFN), one of the most influential start-up event
platforms in the world, announces the finalists of the 4YFN Shanghai
Awards 2019 including AMBEENT, BroadBit Batteries, ClareKnows, RefundMe
and YouBeWon. The finalists will pitch live on stage in front of a
judging panel who will name the winner at 14:00, 28 June on the 4YFN
Stage in Hall E7, SNIEC.

A new networking activity, “Landing in China”, will be hosted at the
4YFN Discovery Area on 27 June to help overseas start-ups build
relationships with incubators, accelerators and government platforms
that are vital to succeed in doing business in China. For more updates
and activities about 4YFN, visit:

Connected China Spotlights Cost-Effective Mobile IoT Technologies

Located in Hall E7 in 4YFN, Connected China will put the spotlight on
three key IoT vertical markets: smart industry, smart cities and smart
home. Chinese operators and industry players, including Ericsson and
Huawei, will partner with innovative developers and start-ups to
demonstrate a range of cost-effective consumer IoT solutions ranging
from door locks, facial skincare diagnostics, pet tracking, gas sensing
to fire alarms, and much more. For more information about Connected
China, visit:

Women4Tech Expands Programme of Activities

The Women4Tech Programme is back in Shanghai with an expanded set of
activities and events designed to address and reduce the gender gap in
the mobile industry. A central element of the programme is the
Women4Tech Summit, with keynote presentations and panel discussions
exploring topics such as gender equality and career development;
mentoring; women in communication and women as entrepreneurs and
innovators. Ericsson is confirmed as Headline Sponsor at the Women4Tech
Summit and senior executives from JPMorgan Chase Asia, KDDI, Lenovo,
LinkedIn China, Mastercard, UNICEF, University of Hong Kong, among
others are confirmed as speakers. For more information on the Women4Tech
Programme, visit:

New Partnerships Announced

The event will also feature a diverse range of Partner Programmes
containing dynamic content from leaders in the mobile ecosystem.
Confirmed partners include 5GAA, CertusNet, China Information
Communication Technologies Group (CICT), China Mobile, China Mobile
Group Device, China Telecom, China Unicom Network, China United Network
Communications, FiberHome Telecommunications Technology, Gosuncn, GTI,
Huawei, Invest Baoan Shenzhen, New H3C, Ruijie Networks, Whale Cloud and
ZTE. In addition, Commerce Bureau of Shenzhen Municipality, Positive
Technologies and Skyworks Semiconductor will hold Partner Workshops. For
details on Partner Programmes and Partner Workshops, visit:

BBC, CCTV Business Channel of China Media Group, CNBC, Fortune,
LinkedIn, The Wall Street Journal Barron’s Group are confirmed as
Official Media Partners of MWC19 Shanghai. Strategic Media Partners
include C114, People’s Posts and Telecommunications News and Tencent
News. For all media partners at MWC19 Shanghai, visit:

Guided Topic Tours at MWC19 Shanghai

MWC Shanghai will again offer attendees focused Topic Tours of the
exhibition at SNIEC. Led by industry experts, the 2019 Topic Tours

  • 5G and NFV Tour: led by Michele Zarri, Technical Director, Networks,
  • Artificial Intelligence Tour: led by Geraint Evans, Founder and CEO,
    Ceiling Smashed
  • IoT Tour: led by Sylwia Kechiche, Principal Analyst, IoT, GSMA
  • Disruptive Innovation Tour: led by Chen Yu, CEO, Mindmightly
    International Company Limited

For more information on Topic Tours and registration, please visit:

Register and Get Involved at MWC19 Shanghai

Registration to attend MWC19 Shanghai is now open, for information on
registration and pass types, please visit:

For more information on MWC19 Shanghai, including how to attend,
exhibit, partner or sponsor, visit
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About the GSMA

The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting
more than 750 operators with nearly 400 companies in the broader mobile
ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies,
equipment providers and internet companies, as well as organisations in
adjacent industry sectors. The GSMA also produces the industry-leading
MWC events held annually in Barcelona, Los Angeles and Shanghai, as well
as the Mobile 360 Series of regional conferences.

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