Tuesday, 25 September 2018

5G steals the show at Mobile World Congress 2018

By Chris Kelly, Total Telecom
Friday 02 March 18

A look back at the key moments from Mobile World Congress 2018

Sitting here in the peace and serenity of my hotel room, looking out at the old cathedral across the square, as Barcelona wakes up on a sunny Friday morning, it's hard to believe the scale and the intensity of the last 96 hours. The past four days have absolutely flown by with my first Mobile World Congress being every bit as frenetic and action packed as I had been warned.  According to the GSMA, 107,000 people attended the show this year – a truly mind-numbing statistic. However, even that number doesn't give you a true sense of the gargantuan scale of the place. I have previously covered trade shows that boasted 95,000 attendees yet somehow felt far, far smaller than MWC.  The exhibition floor was dazzling and sparkled like a Las Vegas casino lit up in a sea of neon lights. Coupled with the endless noise and multiple cups of coffee required to get you through the experience…

Sitting here in the peace and serenity of my hotel room, looking out at the old cathedral across the square, as Barcelona wakes up on a sunny Friday morning, it's hard to believe the scale and the intensity of the last 96 hours. The past four days have absolutely flown by with my first Mobile World Congress being every bit as frenetic and action packed as I had been warned.  According to the GSMA, 107,000 people attended the show this year – a truly mind-numbing statistic. However, even that number doesn't give you a true sense of the gargantuan scale of the place. I have previously covered trade shows that boasted 95,000 attendees yet somehow felt far, far smaller than MWC.  The exhibition floor was dazzling and sparkled like a Las Vegas casino lit up in a sea of neon lights. Coupled with the endless noise and multiple cups of coffee required to get you through the experience…

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