Light Reading
Here are 10 of the best things about going to MWC in Barcelona.
SlideshowMWC Top 10: The Best of Barca
Dan Jones
2/18/2014
50%
50%

You know, there's lots of stuff to enjoy about Mobile World Congress and Barcelona.

We didn't want to come off as relentless curmudgeons with our last slide show on the big mobile bash. (See MWC: 10 Things That Could Melt Your Mind .)

So here's a selection of the best stuff that happens on or around the show in Spain. Click below to see the highlights:

Sun!
With snow covering a good part of the US, and rain hammering some areas of Europe and the UK, the expected warm temperatures in Barcelona will be very welcome.
With snow covering a good part of the US, and rain hammering some areas of Europe and the UK, the expected warm temperatures in Barcelona will be very welcome.

As ever, if you have your own favorite things tell us about them on the message board.

— Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, Light Reading

(20)  | 
Comment  | 
Print  | 
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
Page 1 / 2   >   >>
mendyk
50%
50%
mendyk,
User Rank: Light Sabre
2/28/2014 | 7:41:13 AM
Re: Any ideas?
Barcelona is a great spot for MWC in part for the reasons you mention and in part because, well, it is a world-class city and the new Fira is the right size for the event.
nasimson
50%
50%
nasimson,
User Rank: Light Sabre
2/27/2014 | 7:38:51 PM
Re: Any ideas?
Thanks mendyk. I think its the weather & proximity to four continents: Asia, Latin Amerca, North America and of course Europe.
sfisher836
50%
50%
sfisher836,
User Rank: Light Beer
2/25/2014 | 11:27:09 PM
Re: Any ideas?
Ha! I just asked the same question on one of the other Barcelona topics. It does seem odd; I don't usually think of Spain as being a hotbed of mobile development.
mendyk
50%
50%
mendyk,
User Rank: Light Sabre
2/23/2014 | 1:21:49 PM
Re: Any ideas?
CeBit should be enough to scare off anyone from even thinking about locating a big event in Germany.
DanJones
100%
0%
DanJones,
User Rank: Blogger
2/23/2014 | 1:10:12 PM
Re: Any ideas?
Hard to find a central European venue with enough hotels and transportation to handle a show of this size. They were talking about moving it to Germany if I recall but that seems to have gone away.
mendyk
50%
50%
mendyk,
User Rank: Light Sabre
2/23/2014 | 10:14:19 AM
Re: Any ideas?
It might be the weather, although the only people I've seen who aren't wearing jackets or winter coats are American and Brit boy-os.
nasimson
50%
50%
nasimson,
User Rank: Light Sabre
2/23/2014 | 9:55:04 AM
Any ideas?
Thanks Eds for preparing us to welcome all that great stuff. Will surely catch one or two of these during the trip.

I wonder why GSMA happens in Barcelona every year! Any ideas?

 

 

 

 
SarahReedy
50%
50%
SarahReedy,
User Rank: Blogger
2/21/2014 | 10:02:45 AM
Re: Ciudad Condal
Thank you for the rec! I will update you all with slide shows of what I ate, provided I can find some way to tie it into mobile news...
Pablo Valerio
50%
50%
Pablo Valerio,
User Rank: Light Beer
2/21/2014 | 9:56:28 AM
Re: Architecture
The Sagrada Familia will take another 20 years, bu it is advancing, and the basic structure is complete. Get your tickets online now if you plan to visit, it is worth it!
Pablo Valerio
50%
50%
Pablo Valerio,
User Rank: Light Beer
2/21/2014 | 9:54:37 AM
Re: Ciudad Condal
Sara, if you want the best tapas in an informal setting try Bar Celta (the best "Pulpo a Feira" in town) or Bar Cañete, near Teatre del Liceu (Ramblas)

Anyone going to Sagrada Familia should make reservations now. We had family from London this week and all the morning timeslots were gone.
Page 1 / 2   >   >>
Educational Resources
sponsor supplied content
Educational Resources Archive
Flash Poll
From The Founder
It's clear to me that the communications industry is divided into two types of people, and only one is living in the real world.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Dr. Dong Sun Talks About Carriers' Digital Transformation & Huawei’s Telco OS

1|29|15   |   6:28   |   (0) comments


Dr. Dong Sun, Chief Architect of Digital Transformation Solutions at Huawei, discusses how telecom operators can become digital ecosystem enablers and deliver optimal user experiences that are in real-time, on-demand, all-online, DIY and social (ROADS).
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Huawei's Chief Network Architect Talks about Network Experience & Operators’ Strategies

1|29|15   |   3:39   |   (0) comments


In the digital age, network experience has become the primary productivity especially for telecom operators. In this video, Wenshuan Dang, Huawei’s Chief Network Architect, discusses how carriers can tackle the challenge of infrastructure complexity in order to enhance business agility and improve user experience.
LRTV Documentaries
The Rise of Virtual CPE

1|27|15   |   01:38   |   (5) comments


As NFV strategies evolve from tests and trials to production telco networks, expect to hear a lot about virtual CPE (customer premises equipment) rollouts during 2015.
LRTV Documentaries
Optical Is Hot in 2015

1|23|15   |   01:56   |   (2) comments


Optical comms technology underpins the whole communications sector and there are some really hot trends set for 2015.
LRTV Custom TV
Policy Control in the Fast Lane

1|22|15   |   2:57   |   (0) comments


What's making policy control strategic in 2015 and beyond? Amdocs talks with Heavy Reading's Graham Finnie about the key factors driving change in the data services landscape. Find out what his policy management research reveals about the road ahead for policy control – and sign up for
LRTV Documentaries
Highlights From the 2020 Vision Executive Summit

1|21|15   |   4:33   |   (2) comments


In December 2014, Light Reading brought together telecom executives in Reykjavik, Iceland to discuss their vision for high-capacity networks through the end of the decade. The intimate, interactive meeting was set against the backdrop of Iceland's spectacular natural beauty. As one of the event's founding sponsors, Cisco's Doug Webster shared his company's ...
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Huawei Pay-TV Partner Harmonic, Helping Carriers Accelerate 4K Video Deployment with Huawei

1|20|15   |   5:42   |   (1) comment


At IBC, Peter Alexander, Senior Vice President & CMO at Harmonic, speaks about the growing interest in pay-TV service and its branching into multiple devices.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Sony Marketing Director Olivier Bovis Discusses the Outlook for 4K and Cooperation With Huawei at IBC 2014

1|20|15   |   6:50   |   (0) comments


At IBC, Olivier Bovis, Marketing Director of Sony, speaks about the coming of the 4K era.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Huawei Pay-TV Partner Envivio, Helping Carriers Accelerate 4K Video Deployment

1|20|15   |   2:57   |   (0) comments


At IBC, Olivier Bovis, Marketing Director of Sony, speaks about the coming of the 4K era.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Pay-TV's Networked Future

1|20|15   |   6:29   |   (0) comments


At IBC, Jeff Heynen, Principal Analyst at Infonetics, speaks about the future of the pay-TV industry and its transition.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Jeff Heynen: Distributed Access Will Help MSOs Compete in the Future

1|20|15   |   2:26   |   (0) comments


At IBC, Jeff Heynen, Principal Analyst at Infonetics, speaks about moving to distributed access and the future trend of cable business.
LRTV Interviews
Cisco Talks Transformation

1|20|15   |   13:02   |   (0) comments


In December 2014, Steve Saunders sat down with Cisco VP of Products & Solutions Marketing Doug Webster at Light Reading's 2020 Vision executive summit in Reykjavik, Iceland. They spoke about Cisco's approach to network virtualization as well as how service providers can begin to monetize high-capacity networks through the end of the decade.
Upcoming Live Events
February 5, 2015, Washington, DC
February 19, 2015, The Fairmont San Jose, San Jose, CA
March 17, 2015, The Cable Center, Denver, CO
April 14, 2015, The Westin Times Square, New York City, NY
May 12, 2015, Grand Hyatt, Denver, CO
May 13-14, 2015, The Westin Peachtree, Atlanta, GA
June 8, 2015, Chicago, IL
June 9-10, 2015, Chicago, IL
June 9, 2015, Chicago, IL
September 9-10, 2015, The Westin Galleria Dallas, Dallas, TX
September 29-30, 2015, The Westin Grand Müchen, Munich, Germany
November 11-12, 2015, The Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta, GA
December 1, 2015, The Westin Times Square, New York City
December 2-3, 2015, The Westin Times Square, New York City
Infographics
Hot Topics
Google Continues Gigabit Expansion
Jason Meyers, Senior Editor, Gigabit Cities/IoT, 1/27/2015
Comcast Apologizes to 'A**hole' Brown
Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 1/29/2015
US Ops Spend $32.5M to Bring 4G to Chicago's Subways
Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 1/30/2015
Cablevision's New WiFi Try – Freewheeling Enough?
Mari Silbey, Independent Technology Editor, 1/26/2015
Overture Builds on NFV Foundation
Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 1/27/2015
Like Us on Facebook
Twitter Feed
Webinar Archive
BETWEEN THE CEOs - Weekly Executive Interview
Join us live for Light Reading's interview with Jay Samit, the newly appointed CEO of publicly traded SeaChange International Inc. With a resume that includes Sony, EMI, and Universal, Samit brings a reputation as an entrepreneur and a disruptor to his new role at the video solutions company. Hear what he has to say about the opportunities in video, as well as the outlook for cable, telco, OTT and mobile service providers.