Mobile World Congress, the world’s largest mobile event, where the industry gathers to foster new ideas and discuss the innovations changing the mobile communications landscape.

The mobile industry is at a tipping point. In the 5G era, status quo network economics are unsustainable. Mobile operators cannot carry on business-as-usual and expect to meet surging bandwidth demand, compete with web-scale rivals and prepare for a 5G future. The cost-per-bit model must change, revenue-generating services must be explored and revenue must be protected from fraud and hacking.

Communication Service Providers (CSP’s) must adapt to the evolving technology requirements by changing the economics of the network and look at revenue generation, cost reduction and revenue protection strategies.

Additionally, we invite you to attend our cocktail receptions:

  • Monday, 26 February 16:00 – 17:30
  • Tuesday, 27 February 16:00 – 17:30
  • Wednesday, 28 February 16:00 – 17:30


At Mavenir, the industry’s only end-to-end network provider, we’re uniquely positioned to truly transforming mobile network economics.

Revenue Generation

Mobile operators are under pressure to meet capacity demand while launching new innovative offerings in highly competitive mobile services markets. They now compete with web-scale companies like Amazon, Facebook and Google that offer similar, even more innovative, services at a far lower cost base and with agile development environments that speed time to market.

Cost Reduction

In the 5G era, mobile operators need new ways to build networks and deliver services today that are cost-efficient, flexible, and agile. The cost-per-bit models and network architectures that dictated 4G strategies will not support 5G use cases. The new model for mobile network economics is founded on dramatic savings in capital and operating expenditure (capex and opex), distributed computing architectures that foster new service models, standard open interfaces and rapid innovation.

Revenue Protection

The new model for mobile network economics includes revenues from the growing SMS-based B2C market and is now under continuous security threat. To protect the mobile operator’s revenue, security solutions utilizing Artificial intelligence for Enhanced Messaging firewalls and A2P managed services are required.

Mobile World Congress Partner Programme

Transforming Mobile Network Economics of 4G/5G

The explosion of smart mobile devices is creating a surge in mobile data traffic worldwide. CSPs attempting to meet the growth demands need to redefine their capex and opex strategies, monetize their network investments with revenue-generating services and develop new business models with Enterprise services and OTTs.

The network economics are critical success factors as CSPs move from 4G to 5G, and attempt to monetize their networks to be able to handle the massive growth in traffic, deliver content and services with low latency.

The focus will be on strategies for Cost Reduction: Redefining the RAN, and Revenue Generation: Enterprise LTE networks.

NEXTech Theatre: Hall 8.0 Theater E

Wednesday, 28 February 2018 from 9:00 – 12:00 pm


Owning Edge Infrastructure: Burden & Opportunity

When: Monday, 26 Feb, 16:00 – 17:10
Where: Hall 4 Auditorium 5

Operators’ network assets ‘close to the customer’ give them the capability to create unique services and revenue streams thanks to technologies like MEC. However, cost considerations are leading to renewed interest in business models that put edge infrastructure into other hands. How do we reconcile these pressures? What commercial innovations are needed to complement technological development?
Join John Baker, SVP Business Development at Mavenir, and others as they describe how they are overcoming challenges in the industry, and leveraging the upcoming opportunities.

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