GSMA has launched the 2017 Mobile World Congress, the annual gathering of the telecom industry from across the globe. The event will be held under the theme “Mobile: The Next Element” is scheduled to occur from 27 February – 2 March 2017 at Fira Gran Via in Barcelona, with events also taking place at Fira Montjuïc simultaneously.
The Mobile World Congress will bring together innovations in technologies from the mobile ecosystem, automotive and consumer electronics. An estimated 2200 companies will take part in the Mobile World Congress 2017.
A few of the highlights of this event will include innovations from the field of artificial intelligence, drones, the Internet of Things (IoT), robotics and virtual reality/augmented reality, among others. In the Drone zone, scheduled to occur at NEXTech Pavilions will introduce live demonstration in the “flying cage”. There will also be 360-degree experiences in the Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Zone. At the IoT Pavilion, participants can witness how millions of “things” are getting connected, creating smart homes, smart cities and smart industries. There will be a Graphene Pavilion where the impact of graphene on many of the building block components of the mobile industry, such as the display, sensor, and chip technologies, among others will be shown. Besides, there will be several education sessions.
Major brands such as AOL, Cisco Systems, Deutsche Telekom, Ericsson, Ford, Google, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, HTC, Huawei, IBM, Intel, Lenovo, LG, Mercedes-Benz, Microsoft, NEC, Nokia Solutions and Networks, Oracle, Orange, Philips Lighting, Qualcomm Incorporated, Samsung Electronics, SAP, Sony Mobile, Telefónica, Vodafone, Volkswagen and ZTE, are expected to be a part of the Mobile World Congress 2017.