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Takeaways from GSMA MWC 2017 – 5G and IoT were the Eyecatchers

MWC 2017 key takeaways

The Mobile World Congress is the biggest assembly for the mobile industry. The GSMA Mobile World Congress event of 2017 has been organized in Barcelona, Spain. The event is scheduled from 27th of February to 03rd of March.

The mobile has become a very fundamental and elemental thing in our lives. Also, it is not the same since the time it was launched for the first time. The world has witnessed the evolution of the mobile, it is dynamic and it is ever adapting. Today, behind all emerging innovations, the driving force is mobile or mobility. Mobile has redefined the domain of digital platform.

This year the GSMA MWC 2017 theme was developed into 7 core themes to make it more relevant to different industries and their visions. These themes were:

  • Content and Media
  • Consumer IoT
  • The Fourth industrial revolution
  • Government and public policy
  • Networks
  • Platforms
  • Sustainable Development
Domination of evolution and improvements of technology – how mobiles are rooted everywhere in our lives.

Yes, the event showcased iterative improvements in the mobile hardware and the performances of mobile, but the highlights of theme was how important role today mobile plays in our lives in various aspects whether at our home, in our vehicles, at work in any industry!

Here are highlights of this theme of #MWC2017 which would be key takeaways for those who are looking for updates on modern mobile technologies like Internet of Things or 5G or Virtual Reality and so on…..

Arrival of 5G

When all corners of the world are still not able to use the capacity of 4G completely, the speed or connectivity that it provides, network and connectivity innovators are set to bring 5G to us. As per the presenters of 5G technology, CEO of Deutsche Telekom, Tim Hoettges said, “5G is not only a technology, it is a completely new infrastructure of the network with 1000% more capacity, 10 times better ping rates and 100 times faster internet speed.” With this it is expected that more businesses are going to switch to cloud-based business applications.

IoT devices will be strengthened for Interoperability

One of the most used and the buzzword in #MWC2017 was ‘Interoperability’. MWC2017 showcased various interconnected technological developments which are expected to bring the interoperability across different technologies. For IoT technology to work we need to ensure that technology and things must work together, which implies that the IoT mobile applications, networks like 3G, 4G, 5G and devices should have ‘interoperability’ between them, to be able to exchange information, data and work in coordination.

VR is still to bring its cut through

MWC2017 brought many headsets and demonstrations for display, but could not bring any breakthrough application. There was showcase of VR headsets demos being used for some interesting applications like training medics.

Adapting IoT requires such business models!

There is a continuous spread of IoT devices and businesses must adopt them in their own service and product offerings. Businesses need to transform their business models into a system that can adapt internet-enabled devices from Cloud-based ERPs, which can be accessed by using mobile devices. This will enable businesses to gather Big Data from the internet connected sensors.

The Mobile World Congress 2017 brought the highlights regarding development and excitement in continued usage of mobile devices. Nevertheless, building 5G infrastructure is going to be an important focus in this year for telcos and government regulators.  It is evident that many more businesses are going to adopt this 5G technology, its services and incorporate IoT for mobile accessibility.

Krify is an multinational IT service provider with an extensive experience in mobile app development, web app design and development services design and development and cloud-based applications in alignment of the growing wave of mobile technologies.

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