Another year and another MWC under our belts. As always the show has been filled with exciting news and developments from the communications industry.
Headlines throughout the show have been heavily device focused with a number of big industry players such as Samsung, Sony and BlackBerry unveiling new handsets. However this year it was not only phones that took centre stage. Wearable devices have become an increasingly popular development for manufactures and we will no doubt all be wearing smartwatches by the end of the year.
In his keynote, Facebook’s CEO made some noise, when he discussed his recent decision to buy WhatsApp and announced the introduction of voice calls with the service.
There were some additional interesting themes this year: harmonisation of data protection laws, emerging markets, collaboration between operators, and the need for 5G development.
So as the dust settles, heart rates return to normal and the sun sets on Barcelona, a very well deserved pat on the back and a pitcher of sangria for all!
With so much activity in one week we certainly can’t wait to see where the next year in the mobile industry will take us. If the event is an indicator of the year ahead 2014 will be a busy one.
See you all next year!