MWC is fast approaching. It’s the largest mobile event in the world, bringing together well over 2,000 companies to showcase the latest innovations and hot industry topics. GSMA are expecting well over 100,000 attendees to fill the halls and >1M business meetings to take place over the course of the week. For businesses looking to make their mark in the mobile sector, this is an event not to be missed!
Many of CW’s members will be out in Barcelona in a fortnight’s time. Take a look below to find out what they will be talking about and where. If your company isn’t listed, drop the team a line at firstname.lastname@example.org with information about your presence and we’ll be sure to include you!
Update 13th February: GSMA have cancelled MWC 2020 due to the coronovirus outbreak.
Arm Booth: Hall 6, Stand E.30
Arm offers the opportunity to experience the new era of compute at their MWC stand. Their executive team will be on hand to provide tours of the latest innovations and trends that are shaping the new era of compute. Just complete the application form to discover:
- 5G Open Source REC
- V2X Enabled Driving
- Smart Packaging
- End-to-End 5G Networks
- Edge AI to Cloud AI
- Future-Proof IoT
- The Digital Immersion Hub
Amazon Booth: Hall 1, Stand 4YFN
It looks like Amazon will be talking about their Last Mile delivery app at MWC 2020, a logistics solution that ensures that their drivers get the right package to the right place at the right time. They’re on the hunt for new developers to join their team and address challenges in scaling and personalization. Jobs are available in Bellevue, Austin and Toronto.
BT Booth: Hall South Village Stand SV157Ex
Cambridge Consultants Booth: Hall 7, Stand 7C72
Cambridge Consultants’ team of 850 wireless experts – a team that they claim is the largest and most advanced independent wireless development team in the world – have assembled their latest projects for the delight of MWC delegates. Visit their booth to chat to Directors and see, for example, the ground-to-air radio system that controls over 50% of the world’s air traffic, their AI powered service innovation that was produced for Hitachi, and their sensor-based insight collection designed to help Cutsforth be a more effective service provider and partner for the power generation industry.
CommAgility Booth: Hall 7, Stand 7B14
Seek CommAgility out to chat all things small cells, but bear in mind they are involved in an array of other projects too! They are deploying their expertise in LTE PHY and stack for both eNodeB and UE, adapting LTE to applications in airborne, satellite communications, CBRS, and railways as well as working as part of research projects developing 5G and other new wireless areas.
Intel Booth: Hall 3, Stand 3E31
Intel are lining up to demonstrate how their 5G technology is powering revolutions in smart media, industry, retail and more. We’re keen to see the ultra-high resolution 4K 360° video, immersive VR, and gaming that they are enabling, as well as experience computer vision and AI based shopping, and find out more details about their Industry 4.0 Trial in Finland that tested time-critical applications.
NEC Booth: Hall 3, Stands 3M30, 3030 and 3040.
NEC is taking up a lot of space in Hall 3 – delegates shouldn’t miss this innovator in computing, networks and software. Their booth is very 5G focused, showcasing their expertise in connectivity to optimize information delivery. Visit their website to find out more about the twelve demonstrations they plan to have on their stand. We’re particularly interested to find out more about the 5G Use Cases they are working on with partners in Japan, along with their High Speed AI concept.
Nokia Booth: Hall 3, Stand 3A10
The Nokia President is keynoting on 25 February, sharing his insights into how industries can unlock value from 5G, Industrial IoT, Private Wireless, AI and Machine Learning. Their booth will focus more on 5G and its ability to improve business productivity and safety.
NTT Docomo Booth: Hall 3, Stand 3D31
Not much information is available about NTT’s booth, but their President and CEO, Kazuhiro Yoshizawa, is talking alongside Telefonica, Orange and VEON in the opening keynote of the conference.
Parallel Wireless Booth: Hall 5, Stand 515
PwC Booth: Hall 4, Stand 4C20
Drone applications, 5G cybersecurity and other advancing technologies are the centrepiece of PwC’s presence at MWC 2020. They will show businesses how drones combined with advanced image data analytics and AI can improve the efficiency of operational processes, and display demonstrations from their state-of-the-art cyber security center in Israel. They’re also speaking in six talks between Monday and Thursday, including moderating an interesting looking session on the ethics and antidotes to algorithmic bias – visit their website to find out more.
Qualcomm Booth: Hall 3, Stand 3E10
There’s not much about Qualcomm’s presence at MWC on the company website yet, other than an open invitation for the industry to join them at MWC Barcelona and see how their technology inventions are transforming how the world connects, computes, and communicates.
Samsung Booths: Hall 2, Stands 2M20 and 2D31 and 2D3, Hall 2.1 Stand 2.1B3Ex, Hall 3 Stand 3L10.
The industry is expecting Samsung to launch the next instalment of its Galaxy smartphone range on February 11th – you can register for the UNPACKED event online - but nevertheless the business has a number of booths where the industry can get to grips with its merchandise and underlying technological expertise.
Telefonica / O2 Booth: Hall 3, Stand 3K31
Telefonica are the only company who are placing #PeopleFirst with their sustainability-led approach to MWC 2020. With almost 30 talks over the four days, including a spell in the Opening Keynote of the entire show (alongside other CW members NTT).