Items of Interest from Mobile World Congress 2023

March 3, 2023
The GSMA wrapped up MWC Barcelona 2023, the world’s largest connectivity event, with more than 88,500 attendees. Here are a few items of interest from the event.

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Mobile World Congress Barcelona 2023 was the world’s largest connectivity event, with more than 88,500 attendees from 202 countries and territories, of whom 56% came from sectors adjacent to the mobile ecosystem. There were over 1,000 speakers, with over 40% of the keynote speakers from adjacent industries, and more than 40% female keynote speakers. The GSMA Ministerial Program convened 196 delegations from over 150 countries, with nearly 70 ministers and over 100 heads of regulatory authorities.

Attendees were inspired by curated content, including a tribute to the father of the cellphone, Martin Cooper, who was honored as the first recipient of the GLOMO Lifetime Achievement Award. The event theme “Velocity” was addressed in key themes across multiple platforms, including 5G, AI, the fair share debate, and public policy, as well as cross-sector collaborations, including the GSMA’s Open Gateway initiative. The GSMA also launched a dedicated zone at MWC Barcelona to raise awareness of the usage gap, an issue that prevents 3.2 billion people worldwide from accessing digital services.

Here are some interesting news items from MWC 2023:

  • SiTune is Now Arctic Semiconductor, Ships its First 5G RF Chipset
  • Test and Verification of the First Satellite-to-Mobile 5G Smartphone for 3GPP Release 17
  • Reconfigurable Smart Surfaces Empower 5G Functionality
  • Reference Design Platform Reduces Time-to-Market for Radio Designers
  • Collaboration to Provide Open RAN Test Solutions

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About the Author

Alix Paultre | Editor-at-Large, Microwaves & RF

Alix is Editor-at-Large for Microwaves & RF

An Army veteran, Alix Paultre was a signals intelligence soldier on the East/West German border in the early ‘80s, and eventually wound up helping launch and run a publication on consumer electronics for the U.S. military stationed in Europe. Alix first began in this industry in 1998 at Electronic Products magazine, and since then has worked for a variety of publications, most recently as Editor-in-Chief of Power Systems Design.

Alix currently lives in Wiesbaden, Germany.

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