MWC or Mobile World Congress; Find out why it is so important

The Mobile World Congress or MWC, which will be held in Barcelona over the next few days, is no ordinary event. In recent years, it has become one of the world’s leading congresses in its sector, and annually raises the expectations of millions of people.

But what about its history and what does it represent? And why does it arouse so much expectation all over the world? Let’s answer these questions.

What is the Mobile World Congress or MWC?

The MWC is an annual event held since 2006 in the city of Barcelona (Spain), dedicated to the world of technology and especially mobile communication.

MWC finds its background in the GSM Congress, organized by the GSM Association and began to be held in 1990, at the dawn of mobile phone technology. The congress passed through several major European cities to establish its headquarters in the city of Cannes, until 2006. Given the enormous growth of the event, which already needed by those dates of larger facilities and greater infrastructure, it was decided to change location, moving to Barcelona.

The event takes place over 4 days and generates enormous expectation, with the presence of around 100,000 professionals (including thousands of CEOs) from some 200 countries, thousands of accredited journalists and millions of people who follow the presentations and news generated by the congress through multiple media. It occupies an area of more than 90,000 square meters, accommodating more than 2,000 exhibitors, generating around 13,000 jobs and an economic impact close to 500 million euros.

Why does the Mobile World Congress raise so much expectation?

The MWC has become a reference event in a sector as dynamic as the mobile technology.

But not only that. In addition, many companies -among them the largest in the world- take advantage of the MWC to present their breakthrough technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Drones and all types of software and hardware.

The Mobile World Congress often welcomes celebrities from the world of technology and economics, who often give talks or present products. In previous editions, personalities such as Mark Zuckerberg (founder of Facebook), Hiroshi Mikitani (founder of Rakuten) or leaders of the highest level, such as Kin Yong Kin, president of the World Bank, have come to its facilities.

In addition, the MWC provides another aspect that, although not so visible to the public, greatly affects its participants, and is the large number of contacts that are established at its facilities, and that serve to reach all kinds of agreements at the highest level.

The MWC seeks maximum comfort for its participants. For example, the facility has nearly 100 restaurants to serve its multiple visitors. Of course, during the days that are celebrated the demand for hotel places in the city increases dramatically.

Some ideas if you are going to attend the Mobile World Congress

– Don’t take too long to buy a ticket on your preferred means of transport

Barcelona is a very well communicated city, but the influx of visitors is so big during the MWC that, depending on where in the world you are, it will be essential that you prepare your trip well in advance.

– Remember to book your room with plenty of time

As we said, although Barcelona’s hotel capacity is excellent, it is advisable to reserve a place as soon as possible.

– Don’t forget to check the programme and plan your stay

Don’t miss those events that interest you most, since the activity is usually frantic.

– Freshen up your language skills

The Mobile World Congress is a global event where you will meet people from all over the world, so it will be good for you to come with your best knowledge of languages (preferably English) and ready to work at full capacity.

– Come well prepared

If your visit to the MWC is of a professional nature, you will need to come well prepared for the appointment. As we said, your company will not only be visible to millions of potential users, but you could also establish contact with important players in your sector and have great business opportunities at hand.

Technology and monitoring

And now that we’ve seen what Mobile World Congress is and what its importance is, how about taking a few minutes to learn what computer system monitoring is and why it’s also very important?

Monitoring systems are responsible for monitoring technology (hardware, networks and communications, operating systems or applications, for example) in order to analyse its operation and performance, and to detect and warn about possible errors. And this leads us to Pandora FMS, which is the great tool thanks to which this blog is possible.

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