In the last week of February, the mobile world came together once again for a whirlwind week in Barcelona. With over 88,500 attendees, representing over 28,000 organizations, from 202 countries, MWC proved once again that it is the world's largest and most influential connectivity event.
As always, we were thrilled to meet and share ideas with friends old and new, and get inspired by the many ways we can all work together to advance connectivity for all.
An exciting time for telecoms…
Every day, over half a million people are getting online for the first time; joining a connected world full of life-changing opportunities. From work and studies to healthcare, banking and beyond they are able to participate in the global economy in a way that simply wasn’t possible before. But getting people online is only half the story. Our conversations at MWC highlighted the importance of a clear and honest view of real world network experience: the way users truly experience it, on applications they care about, in the areas they live, work and study. To celebrate the advancements telecoms operators are making in delivering ever better experiences to their users, we had the pleasure of presenting Opensignal awards and trophies to a host of carriers spanning all four corners of the world.
Witnessing the potential of connectivity and the innovations led by connectivity, MWC gave us a glimpse of what the future holds for the industry. We were honored to have three representatives of our team - Ceri Howes, Ian Fogg and Robert Wyrzykowski - judge at this year’s prestigious Global Mobile Awards: from pioneering software breakthroughs to innovative network infrastructure solutions and applications contributing to UN Sustainable Development Goals, it was inspiring to witness the diverse, talented and driven group of individuals who are shaping the future, today. Find out more about the 2023 GLOMO award winners here.
With 5G going mainstream across more developed markets, many in the industry are already looking towards the next generation of network technology, 6G. Our VP Analaysis, Ian Fogg moderated a panel on 6G spectrum, discussing capacity demands and ways in which we can fully realize the potential of 6G in the coming decade. Sounds intriguing? Catch up on the discussion via the recording here.
Thank you once again to the organizers, participants, exhibitors, innovators, movers and shakers for joining MWC this year. Can't wait to see you all in 2024!
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