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In an ever-changing world, it takes flexibility and adaptability to shape the future. At the end of 2019, 2.8 billion people in Asia Pacific subscribed to mobile services, accounting for 66% of the population (GSMA Intelligence). Join us at MWC Shanghai as we dive deep to unpick the challenges and the opportunities at the pulse of our industry.

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Wield the Power of Connected Impact

The headline for MWC Shanghai 2021 is Connected Impact, showcasing how the entire digital ecosystem continues to transform our lives towards a safer and better world.

MWC Shanghai 2021 promises conversation guided by technology’s visionaries, networking opportunities to forge partnerships and a packed exhibition listing of technology that will define the future and advance your business strategy.

Be part of our hybrid event experience and join the journey on fully realising the potential of Connected Impact on your business, the planet and society.


5G Connectivity

As COVID-19 pushes network resilience to its limit, its value to society has never been greater. 2020 was to be the year of 5G but faced with social and financial uncertainty, the spotlight has also fallen on legacy technologies to deliver life’s ‘new normal’.

Telco infrastructure is proving to be agile, and the partnerships between cloud and network leaders could be seen as a sign that network providers are proactively looking to shift to a hybrid model to meet changing demands. COVID-19 has become a key protagonist for change, but who will the real winners be in a hybrid-5G world?

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Artificial intelligence delivers value not only for network capacity planning, but to nearly every other aspect of business and industry. A recent report by Accenture showed that 84% of C-suite executives believe they must leverage AI to achieve their growth objectives, with three out of four C-suite executives believing that if they don’t scale AI in the next five years, they risk going out of business entirely. With stakes higher than ever AI investment is set to top £170 Billion by 2025, according to KPMG. With AI integrated into networks, business, and services, where should investment be prioritised?

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Connected Industry

Through faster speeds and stronger connections, 5G has become a catalyst for next generation IoT services. Enabling networks to extend securely to remote locations means technology is solving pain points for many industries such as such as Automotive, FinTech, Manufacturing, and Health, among others. Intelligent connectivity will continue to play a transformational role across these industries for many years but with the markets adapting to the global health crisis, how can mobile develop its solutions and business propositions to ensure mobile is a key partner for the long term?

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Creative Technology

Technology plays a key role not only in the consumption and distribution of creative arts, but increasingly, in its creation as well.

Streaming platforms are quickly flooding the market, with greater selection than ever before. The recent lockdowns across the globe have put an even greater onus on these services to deliver content to people’s living rooms. Streaming services targeting youth, or even mobile-only platforms have all been launched over the last 12 months. Is this fragmentation in the customers’ and industry’s best interest?


Startup Innovation

In times of uncertainty, it’s innovation that safeguards a company for future success. Join us at 5G Innovation Zone, where mobile operators and investors are brought together to explore the digital ecosystem for new disruptors, brave pioneers and ground-breaking business models. Witness first-hand the leading 5G innovations from mmWave and XR, plus award-winning 5G industry applications with Blooming Cup, as well as sustainable best practices for a better future for our industry and the planet.

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