This year’s Mobile World Congress is fast approaching, and the GSMA has now announced the seven guiding themes around which the event will be organized. They include: Connected Consumers, Content and Media, Disruption, The Fourth Industrial Revolution, The Pervasive Network, Platforms, and Sustainable Development Goals.
The themes help to illustrate the variety in store for this year’s MWC, which was already hinted at when the GSMA recently announced its Global Mobile Awards nominees. The nominees and categories range widely across the mobile world, from connected car technology to smart cities to the more standard fare of outstanding mobile handsets.
Speaking of which, MWC should also offer an opportunity for attendees to get a sneak peak at Samsung’s anticipated iris-scanning smartphone, the Galaxy S8. The company has insisted that it won’t officially launch the device at this year’s MWC – a break from tradition – but it has announced a press event at which industry insiders anticipate some sort of teaser of the device.
Mobile ID World will be there to report on it all – or at least as much as is humanly possible, given the amount of events and activities in store – with live coverage from Barcelona through the exhibition, from February 27th to March 2nd.