The 18th Mobile World Congress begins today in Barcelona


The welcome dinner of the 18th Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2024, the world’s largest mobile technology fair, brought together Felipe VI, the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, and the President of the Generalitat, Pere Aragonés, who, as in previous editions, did not participate in the reception of the Monarch as a gesture of rejection of the Crown.

The Mobile World Congress (MWC), the most important technology congress in the world, opens its doors on Monday at the Fira de Barcelona with the expectation of receiving some 95,000 attendees, a figure already close to the pre-pandemic editions, and artificial intelligence (AI) as the main protagonist, followed by advances in 5G and 6G technology.

The GSMA, the organising organisation, hopes to bring back some of the Asian congress attendees who have not returned to the MWC since the outbreak of the pandemic, with more than 2,400 exhibiting companies and some 1,100 speakers, spread over 260 sessions.

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