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Mobile World Congress Barcelona 2024: A glimpse into the future of technology

The recent Mobile World Congress Barcelona (#MWC24) event was a resounding success, bringing together over 101,000 attendees from across the globe to explore the latest advancements in technology. This year's event offered a glimpse into the future, showcasing groundbreaking innovations to transform the way we live, work, and connect.

KTL's representatives who attended this event included Paul Korzeniewski, UK Business Development Director, Declan Maddy, Project Director and Barry Neary, Project Director. They shared their five key trends from the show:

  1. 5G Ubiquity:  The conference showcased the widespread deployment and adoption of 5G networks worldwide, with demonstrations of real-world applications and services highlighting the technology's high speed and low latency capabilities.

  2. Smart City Solutions:  There were innovative smart city solutions aimed at improving living in urban areas through technologies like IoT sensors, data analytics, and AI-driven infrastructure management - waste management, parking management, traffic flows etc.

  3. AI Empowerment:  Artificial intelligence was featured heavily across the event. A vast display of use cases and how AI integrated into various products and services, enhancing personalisation, automation, and predictive capabilities across different sectors such as healthcare, finance, and entertainment.

  4. Cybersecurity Resilience: On the software side, as cyber threats continue to evolve, the importance of cybersecurity resilience was emphasised, with discussions on threat intelligence, proactive defense methods, safeguarding intellectual property and many more with the goal of minimising disruptions to business operations.

  5. Environmental Sustainability:  Sustainability initiatives were prominent, with companies showcasing their efforts to reduce electronic waste, minimise energy consumption, and promote eco-friendly manufacturing practices in the mobile industry. One manufacturer had a full breakdown of the recycling efforts it goes through to produce a phone. There was an array of recycled materials utilised and the process of sourcing those materials was also showcased (copper, aluminum, plastics, rubber etc.).

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