GSMA announced the Mobile World Congress 2018 details

Trade body, GSMA, has announced its first details of the Mobile World Congress 2018

Under the theme ‘Creating a Better Future’, the Mobile World Congress will be held on the 26 February – 1 March 2018 at Barcelona’s Fira Gran Via, where more than 108,000 professionals from across the global mobile industry will participate, showcasing their innovative products, services and technologies that are shaping the mobile world of today.

More than 2,3000 companies from 40 countries and regional pavilions will be attending the exhibition, including major brands: Accenture, Ericsson, Facebook, Google and HTC.

‘Life-enhancing services’

Eight ‘topic’ tours will be included within its programme: 5G & NFV; Connected World; Content; Emerging Tech; Enterprise; IoT Security; Mobile Advertising and Apps; and Retail and Digital Commerce.

Michael O’Hara, GSMA’s Chief Marketing Officer, said: “With more than 5 billion unique subscribers, mobile now connects over two-thirds of the world’s population. It is fuelling innovation, revolutionising industries and spurring exciting new opportunities, across both developed and developing markets.

“Mobile provides access to life-enhancing and, in some cases, life-changing services. Reinforcing our industry’s commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, mobile is providing lifelines to hope, reducing inequalities and preserving our world’s resources. We look forward to Mobile World Congress 2018 and showing how mobile is creating a better future – today.”

Written from press release by Leah Alger

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