BARCELONA: The world’s largest mobile technology event beings on Sunday, Estimated 86,000 salespeople, chip designers, device makers, software engineers and television will attend the five-day event.
Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Google’s Senior Vice President Sundar Pichai will be attending the MWC, Apple will not participate as usual.
Among the big themes this year will be 5G, the faster wireless internet successor to 4G, and the issues bringing the developing world online. Executives from Airbnb, Facebok, Pinterest and Twitter will discuss the rise of social media.
With 2,000 exhibitors jostling for attention, commercial interests will be represented. The US Agency for International Development (USaid) is also taking part this year for the very first time.