[MWC 2018 opening] AIㆍautonomous driving carㆍsmart home…5G era & ICT future technology in one place
Kim Ji Young | kjy@ | 2018-02-26 10:57:51

Two days before the opening of the world's largest mobile exhibition 'Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018', models are experiencing 'Gear VR' at Samsung Electronics exhibition hall on 24th (local time). Photo by Samsung Electronics

MWC 2018

[Digital Times, Kim Ji-young] Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018, the world`s largest mobile IT industry festival, will be held in Barcelona, Spain from February 26 to March 1. In the `MWC 2018` to be held this year, future blueprints are drawn by the latest information and communication technologies (ICTs) such as artificial intelligence (AI), autonomous vehicles, and smart home using faster mobile communication technology in the 5G mobile communication It is expected to contain. It is expected to showcase future technologies related to communication as well as new smart phones.

The main event will be held at the Fira Grandvia exhibition center on the theme of creating a better future. Some events can also be found at the Piramon wing.

The MWC is the world`s largest mobile event sponsored by the Global Mobile Operators Association (GSMA), with more than 2,300 companies participating this year. Mercedes-Benz, Oracle, Orange, Qualcomm, SAP, SEAT, SK Telecom, Teleconica, Verizon, Vodafone, ZTE, etc., including Daichi Telecom, Ericsson, Facebook, Google, HTC, Huawei, Intel, Lenovo, to be. More than 108,000 professionals, including experts, are expected to attend.

This year`s show will be on 8 themes: △ 5G & NFV △ Connected World △ Content △ New Technology △ Enterprise △ Internet (IoT) Security △ Mobile Advertising & App △ Retail & Digital Commerce. GSMA Innovation City, which is located in Hall 4 of the exhibition hall, introduces many innovative technologies such as KT, Jasper, Huawei and Sierra Wireless. There are various products and services connected to mobile, ranging from health care to agriculture, autonomous vehicles, smart home, and various other industries. ICT-led daily life and the future of industry can be confirmed.

Meanwhile, Nest Tech Hall 8.0 is designed to show the latest technology trends such as artificial intelligence (AI), drone, IoT, robot and virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) In particular, the Dron John and the Griffin Pavilion are expected to be one of the exciting exhibition booths.

It would also like to look forward to the speeches of global leaders in the global ICT industry and the market, focuses on agenda such as 5G and the next generation network leading the fourth industrial revolution, evolution of IoT technology, digital contents and entertainment, personal information and security. Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Agit Pai, will be the keynote speaker to explain the Atlantic digital policies and regulations regarding the future of the industry. CEO Christopher Young McAfee, President of the World Bank Kim Yong Nam, Chairman and CEO of KC Calvin UN Foundation, CEO of Alastair Mc Leod de Tralitics, President of Sank China Mobile, CEO Jeff Zucker CNN Worldwide, CEO Timothy Horth Jess Deitch Telecom, Anders Jean-Claude, Executive Vice President of the Digital Single Market Commissioner of the European Commission and Sue Egel, CEO of GE.

Korea`s Minister for Science, Technology and Information, Yoo Young-min will also be on the podium for a keynote speech at the ministerial program, which will discuss ways to support 5G implementation.

Seminars on various issues are also held. I will focus on data attributes as new `digital currencies`, creating value through 5G, IOT and Big Data for industry-specific services, privacy issues in IoT, and mobile and digital technologies that accelerate the impact of digital social innovation.

Michael O`Hara, Chief Marketing Officer at MWC, said, "With more than 5 billion subscribers, Mobile connects more than two-thirds of the world`s population and drives innovation and new opportunities in both developed and developing markets." "We expect MWC 2018 to show how mobile will create a better future," he said.

Barcelona (Spain)= By Kim Ji Young kjy@

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