I feel privileged to visit MWC 2017 (27 Feb 2017 to 02 Mar 2017) and explore people and technology. In this blog, I will draft my Key learning and takeaways

What is MWC

  • The GSMA Mobile World Congress (MWC) is a composition of the world’s largest exhibition for the mobile industry and featuring key executives representing mobile operators, device manufacturers, technology providers, vendors and content owners from across the globe
  • The Mobile World Congress(MWC) takes place every spring in Fira de Barcelona exhibition centre and brings together some of the world’s most prominent technology companies to showcase their latest innovations
  • The event spanned nine halls and eleven outdoor spaces at Fira de Barcelona. Everything from connected cars, virtual reality, IoT, new handsets and ingenious app ideas, to 3D printing, privacy protection and backend solutions were on display

Key Learnings and Takeaways

  • 5G was one of the centre of attention for the event, as some exhibitors said that potential 5G networks would reduce latency, and consequently massively improve speed of operation (e.g. Autonomous vehicles)
  • In year 2017 it’s clear that 5G is the dominant active trend with service providers announcing their plans for the next generation of cellular wireless data technology to leverage fast connectivity
  • Connected devices and the internet of things (IoT) was a critically massive part of MWC this year – starting from self-driving cars to voice assistants and everything in between
  • Connected and driverless cars are already there, every tech exhibition is showcasing power of connected, autonomous or electric cars
  • MWC 2017 was no different, with cars from manufacturers including Daimler, Ford, Jaguar and Peugeot on showcase
  • IoT technologies are driving a lot of these innovations. The Mobile World Congress clearly highlighted the continued action of IoT devices. Because of this, businesses must adapt to take them into account either on their current product and service lines . Big data and IoT benefit from machine learning
  • The Nokia 3310 is a Nokia-branded mobile phone. It was announced on 26 February 2017 at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017 in Barcelona, Spain, as a remake of the iconic original Nokia 3310
  • AI and ML stream already taken big leap in terms of predictive analytics, bots.  MWC was full of discussion about voice assistants and artificial intelligence (AI) initiatives. Telco giant Telefonica launched its AI Aura product, which users can interface with if they have questions about the network and associated services, allowing users to control how much data and information is shared.

MWC Glimpse

What Next

It was amazing experience to visit MWC 2017. Next year MWC 2018 will be taking place in between 26 February to 1 March, 2018, in the Mobile World Capital Barcelona