GSMA Innovation City Returns to Mobile World Congress Shanghai

Popular Exhibition Space Includes Cutting-Edge Demos Showcasing the
Impact of Mobile Technology; Partners include BICS, Cubic Telecom, HID
Global, Huawei, Guiyang City Government, KT Corporation, myFC, PayPal,
Qvantel and SI-TECH

GSMA Innovation City
will return to Mobile World Congress Shanghai
for the fifth year, the GSMA announced today. The popular exhibition
space invites visitors to experience how mobile-connected products and
services are improving the lives of citizens, enterprises and
governments in Asia, as well as around the world. This year’s showcase
explores a range of immersive, cutting-edge demonstrations from leading
brands as well as start-ups, covering different sectors such as retail,
transport, automotive and more.

“The City is always one of the biggest draws at Mobile World Congress
and we are focused on ensuring that it reflects the latest developments
in mobile technology,” said Michael O’Hara, Chief Marketing Officer,
GSMA. “We have a really diverse line-up of partners and a huge number of
interactive demos and exhibits that will appeal to all different
backgrounds and interest levels. We look to welcoming visitors to the
Innovation City in Shanghai in just a few days, and then at Mobile World
Congress Americas in San Francisco later in the year.”

The GSMA Innovation City, which is a key attraction at Mobile World
Congress, will include interactive demonstrations from partners
including BICS, Cubic Telecom, HID Global, Huawei, Guiyang City
Government, KT Corporation, myFC, Paypal, Qvantel and SI-TECH, as well
as from the GSMA’s key industry programmes: Internet of Things, Future
Networks and Identity. The GSMA will also showcase the mobile industry’s
leadership role in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development
Goals. The City includes a number of dedicated areas covering automotive
and sports to test and try out new products, as well as a café and the
GSMA Members Pavilion, showcasing how the GSMA supports its members in
driving innovation.

Showcasing a Range of New Experiences
The GSMA partner
experiences on display in the Innovation City include:


  • BICS, a global voice carrier and mobile data services provider will
    showcase its global solutions across messaging, fraud prevention and
    the Internet of Things.


  • Cubic Telecom is driving the world forward with global connectivity
    solutions for leading automotive, PC and mobile brands. The company
    will be showcasing its eSIM technology, making LTE connectivity
    enablement even more efficient for global IoT device makers. Cubic
    Telecom provides top-of-the-line subscription management solutions
    that are compliant with the latest M2M specifications and guidelines
    for remote SIM provisioning.


  • HID Global will showcase its latest mobile access technology,
    including its two-factor authentication solution that uses push
    notifications to allow financial and banking customers to authenticate
    access and transactions on their mobile device.


  • Huawei will bring a new concept to the Innovation City called ‘Cloud
    City’, which will give visitors an opportunity to experience a number
    of industrial based demos across different services and applictions.


  • Guiyang City Government will provide details on its China
    International Big Data Industry Expo, which is the world’s first
    big-data themed expo.


  • Sweden’s MyFC is a world-leading authority on micro fuel cell
    technology and develops portable, eco-friendly fuel cell chargers for
    mobile devices. They will demonstrate their latest portable fuel cell
    charger, the JAQ Hybrid.


  • Visit PayPal, the leading global digital payment platform to find out
    how they connect local merchants and consumers with the global
    marketplace and empower them to sell and buy without boundaries.


  • Qvantel will demonstrate how it is helping Communications Service
    Providers make a digital transformation with cloud-based BSS solutions.


  • KT (Korea Telecom), a leading global communications company, will
    showcase its range of technologies that will lead in the development
    of 5G and the IoT.
  • KT will present its innovations in 5G and 5G related services as well
    as showcase its work with the start-up community.
  • As the official telecommunications sponsor of the 2018 Pyeongchang
    Winter Olympics, KT will also present winter sports-related advanced
    5G technologies and services.


  • Si-TECH will showcase its reliable cloud and big data services.

GSMA Programme Showcase
The GSMA and its partners will
demonstrate solutions highlighting the impact of mobile technology
through a number of engaging exhibits including:

  • United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Find out
    how mobile is connecting everyone and everything to a better future
    and explore the ‘SDGs in Action’ app.
  • Connected Seal – Meet Xiu Xiu the seal and learn how
    Mobile IoT technology is helping to monitor seals in their natural
  • Virtual Reality-Controlled Submarine – Experience the power of
    5G via a virtual reality-controlled submarine.
  • Burger Restaurant – Experience how RCS messaging enhances the
    experience of ordering and collecting fast food.
  • Virtual Reality Winter Sports Simulator – Head to KT’s stand to
    try out a virtual reality skiing experience.
  • Future Networks – Experience the future of operator networks
    with demos and experiences highlighting RCS and Messaging as a
    Platform and the potential of 5G.
  • IoT – See how consumers and businesses can enjoy rich new
    services, connected by intelligent and secure mobile networks.
  • Sports Zone – Get hands-on with some of the most innovative
    wearables and sports related products available today.
  • Connected Cars – Experience the future of the connected car,
    including a McClaren 570S Sports Car experience.
  • Identity – Experience how the GSMA’s Mobile Connect is
    fast becoming the identity solution of choice for a generation
    demanding security, privacy and convenience.

GSMA Innovation City Location
The GSMA Innovation City will
be hosted alongside the main conference programme in Hall W3 Hall W3 at
the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. It will be open during
Mobile World Congress Shanghai exhibition hours from Wednesday, 28 June
through Friday, 30 June. For more information, visit

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operators worldwide, uniting nearly 800 operators with more than 300
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 industry-leading events such as Mobile World Congress, Mobile
World Congress Shanghai, Mobile World Congress Americas and the Mobile
360 Series of conferences.

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