MWC 2023 Las Vegas Showcase
2023 MWC Hot Topics from Thought Leaders
The following media comprises interviews and other content related to MWC 2023. Views expressed are those of the presenting individuals and companies and may not necessarily represent views of Converge! Network Digest or AvidThink.
New Opportunities for Mobile Operators
Stefan Pongratz, Vice President and Analyst at Dell’Oro Group, highlighted the significant growth in public mobile broadband and the emerging focus on new growth areas like fixed wireless access and private wireless in the networking industry. Pongratz also emphasized the need for a balance between exploring these new opportunities and maintaining current revenue streams, reflecting recent trends observed in Barcelona’s market events.
The Evolution of MWC: From Mobile to Broad Network Tech Show
Phil Mottram, EVP and GM of Aruba/HPE Intelligent Edge,recently discussed the evolution of the Mobile World Congress (MWC), noting its expansion from a primarily mobile operator event to a broader network technology show with representation from various industries like automotive.
Mobile Industry Evolving with AI
Joel Brand, Senior Director of Product Marketing at Marvell, observed an increased participation from India and Asia, a growing interest in AI and machine learning, and a larger presence of hyperscalers at the Mobile World Congress. He also noted prevalent discussions around cloud integration, attracting many new cloud players to the event, and expressed anticipation for the continued evolution of the industry.
Enterprise Opportunities for Mobile Operators
Charlie Ashton, Senior Director of Business Development at Napatech, highlighted the evolution of the Mobile World Congress (MWC) from a traditional telco equipment event to a broader platform featuring software companies and IT vendors. He also emphasized that Napatech’s solutions, initially designed for traditional telco network issues, are now widely used in enterprise private wireless applications to enhance network infrastructure efficiency.
The Mobile Industry Transcends Smartphones
Leonard Lee, Executive Analyst at neXt Curve, discussed the evolution of the Mobile Wireless industry and its impact on the Mobile World Congress (MWC), highlighting the industry’s expansion beyond smartphones and the growing interest from non-telecommunications sectors in mobile computing and wireless technologies. Despite the dynamic and challenging times for the industry, Lee expressed optimism for the future of MWC and the exciting developments it will showcase.