Great Success at Mobile World Congress Americas 2018

The GSMA has announced the highlights of the Mobile World Congress Americas 2018, held September 12-14 at the Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC).

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Over three hectic days, the conference program featured over 400 speakers focused on artificial intelligence, IoT, 5G, blockchain, policy, and regulation, among others. CEOs and senior executives from leading organizations delivered the most exciting keynotes and sessions.

Exhibition Floor and Network Tours

The exhibition floor was perfect to premiere the latest and greatest products to date. Companies and startups came together to impact the future of mobile technology.

Thousands of attendees dropped by Booth S.1155, where Intraway showcased its multi-level orchestrator that simplifies orchestration processes required to deploy distributed platforms and supports high-volumes of transactions efficiently with zero-touch service order management.

 Intraway was also part of The 5G and Virtualized Network Tour. It was a sold-out experience, where attendees had the opportunity to network and learned on the impact of SDN and NFV, virtualization, technology requirements, and expand their knowledge on the subject.

Future Innovation

GSMA Innovation City once again took center stage at Mobile World Congress Americas and presented innovative products and services. Visitors to the GSMA Innovation City saw first-hand how mobile is improving the lives of citizens and enterprises around the world. There were also immersive demonstrations of mobile advances for retail, transport, automotive and more.

Youth Mobile Festival

The Youth Mobile Festival (YoMo) made its debut in the MWCA following its success at Mobile World Congress Barcelona. Through unique, hands-on activities, it seeks to inspire youth from underserved communities in Southern California to pursue careers in STEAM fields. The three-day program welcomed more than 6,500 students, who could participate in interactive learning opportunities and workshops from hundreds of educators and area organizations.

Mobile World Congress Americas In Numbers

  • 22,000 attendees and almost 2,500 CEOs
  • 110 countries and territories
  • 1,100 participating companies
  • 400+ speakers
  • 75 hours of content
  • 220 media and industry analysts
  • 130 startups

MWC Americas 2019

The GSMA confirmed that Mobile World Congress Americas will be held in Los Angeles at the LACC for the next two years. Mark your calendar for October 22-24, 2019.

“This year’s show builds on the success of last year’s inaugural event, with a higher number of senior-level attendees from the mobile ecosystem, as well as adjacent industries such as media and entertainment,” said John Hoffman, CEO, GSMA Ltd. “Feedback from participating companies indicates that Mobile World Congress Americas delivered on their goals of developing new business, promoting new technologies and products and building visibility amongst industry influencers. We are really pleased with our first event here in LA and look forward to extending this in 2019.”

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