26 February 2017
Mobile World Congress 2017

The Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017 is organized by the GSMA in Barcelona, Spain on February 27-March 2. MWC is the world’s largest annual gathering for the mobile industry that provides the best venue for mobile industry business opportunities and deal-making.

In MWC 2017, industry leaders gather, network, showcase and exchange ideas. Over the four-day event, the most prominent companies in the industry showcase the newest technologies and most innovative products. With the exhibition spanning nine halls, this year features over 2,200 companies including the industry's most distinguished and innovative companies such as AT&T, Cisco, Deutsche Telekom, Ericsson, Ford Motor Company, Google, Huawei, IBM, Lenovo, LG, NEC, Nokia, Qualcomm, Samsung SK Telecom, Sony, Telefonica, Vodafone and ZTE.

MWC program showcases specific themes for each day of the event, where the first day focusing on how mobile can improve society and people’s daily lives, while day two highlighting the Internet of Things (IoT), designed to help enterprises advance through mobile innovation and data analysis. The last day underlines digital media and how it enhances people’s lives and aids education and communication.

During the Mobile World Congress, the Global Mobile Awards (GMA) ceremony holds. GMA features eight brand new awards for 2017 that highlight the latest technologies, products and services impacting the mobile industry. The winners of these, and all other categories, are revealed at a series of ceremonies, across the four days of the Mobile World Congress.

The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting nearly 800 operators with more than 250 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies and Internet companies, as well as organizations in adjacent industry sectors.

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