The Mobile World Congress in Barcelona

The Mobile World Congress is held at the end of February in Barcelona

The mobile world congress in Barcelona is one of the most important congresses held in the Catalan City.

The most important mobile congress in Europe

The congress is the most important in Europe. The director of GSMA John Hoffman, explained that all four cities had great and innovative offers, but that Barcelona in the end showed that it deserves to hold the congress because of “its exceptional combination of congress installation, its transport system, hotel infrastructure and its compromise to better these aspects”. For Hoffman, the support showed by the public and private sector was also important. The city of Barcelona will hold the congress until 2023.

Barcelona, that has been holding the Mobile World Congress since 2006, will hold the congress at least until 2018. This was decided in July 2011, where Barcelona competed with three other cities (Paris, Munich and Milan) to get to hold the important congress, and Barcelona was finally chosen to continue holding the congress by the organizer GSMA. 

Barcelona - the World Capital of the Mobile Telephones
Barcelona is called “the world capital of the mobile telephone” and a world hub of mobile telecommunication.

Some of the companies assisting

  • Adobe
  • Aepona
  • Aeroflex
  • Airweb SAS
  • ALCATEL One Touch
  • AT&T
  • Berkeley Varitronics Systems
  • Cavium, Inc.
  • CelCite
  • Cisco Systems
  • Cloudmark Inc
  • Cooler Master Europe B.V.
  • Digital Receiver Technology, Inc.
  • Ericsson
  • Endomondo
  • F5 Networks
  • France Telecom/Orange
  • HTC Europe Co Ltd
  • Hewlett-Packard Company
  • IBM
  • Intersec
  • LitePoint Corporation
  • Mobile World Live
  • Mobilethink A/S
  • Movilway
  • Nanoradio AB
  • Napatech
  • Oracle
  • PacketVideo
  • REVE Systems
  • Route 66
  • Samsung Semiconductor Europe GmbH
  • Scalado
  • Service2Media
  • Skyworks Semiconductor SAS
  • Sony
  • STMicroelectronics
  • Syniverse
  • Tecnotree Corporation
  • Teleca AB
  • Tensilica
  • Trango Systems, Inc.
  • VISA
  • Vodafone Group Services Ltd
  • Xceed Technologies
  • ZTE Corporation
Barcelonas has held the Mobile World Congress since 2006 and it has been confirmed that Barcelona will continue holding the congress until at least 2018. It is expected that there will be around 60.000 participating in the congress, hereamong 2.800 director and company advisors from multinational companies.

Read more at the official web site of the Mobile World Congress here:

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