We are currently on the brink of dramatic change and market expansion which might well become as significant as the smartphone revolution, with a large proportion of objects communicating with each other and being constantly connected to the Internet. Many of these will connect through wires, fibre and Wi-Fi, and some will use cellular communications to do so. However, most will also become accessible and controllable by personal mobile devices including smartphones and tablets.
The Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, Spain, is always massive, and in 2014 more than 85,000 visitors from 201 countries attended the event. Despite MWC's enormity, each year there are a handful of key themes that dominate the trade show.
Keith Mallinson There is a lot to play for and at stake in mobile communications. It is among the very largest industries with operator revenues of $1.16 trillion (€812.4 billion)...
Michael Carroll Have you recovered from the Mobile World Congress yet? Even if you weren't one of the 85,000 people who attended the annual trade show in Barcelona in person, if you...
With more than 85,000 attendees, it's clear that this year's Mobile World Congress remains the wireless industry's key event. During the show, three notable themes emerged: low-cost smartphones, 5G and how new over-the-top players are offering a series of calling, messaging, movie and even banking services. FierceWireless examines these trends in this Mobile World Congress scorecard report. Read more
Over-the-top video was a hot topic at this year's Mobile World Congress, with vendors and operators discussing solutions to the expense of streaming video to a mobile device. Special Report
According to the GSMA, more than 85,000 visitors from 201 countries attended the 2014 Mobile World Congress trade show, outstripping the 72,000 visitors who attended in 2013. In addition to the 80,000 at the Fira Gran Via, more than 5,000 people participated in a range of partner programs at Fira Montjuïc.
In today's spotlight, FierceWireless editor Phil Goldstein takes a look at the buzz involving development of 5G wireless networks, over-the-top players such as WhatsApp and other highlights from last week's Mobile World Congress convention in Spain.
There was no shortage of new smartphones announced at this year's Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, Spain. Mike Dano, executive editor for the Telecom Group for FierceMarkets, counts down the best and worst smartphones of this year's show in the following slide show. Read more
The Fierce team of editors is all over the Fira Gran this week in Barcelona, Spain, for the Mobile World Congress 2014 trade show, with reports from the show floor, keynotes and press conferences all gathered in one location: MWCLive 2014.