Arvani report from MWCA 2018
The Mobile World Congress Americas (MWCA) took place in Los Angeles from Sep 12-14, 2018. This is the second year that GSMA and CTIA have partnered to put this show together. And, for the first time, it has found a home in Los Angeles. The convergence of telecom and media that had already started is expected to accelerate with 5G networks enabling massive bandwidth to carry high-fidelity content for consumers and enterprises. Los Angeles, the cradle of premium content, is an excellent locale to watch that trend play out. About 22,000 people attended the show. LA will also be a compelling showcase for all kinds of assisted driving and traffic management, as Los Angeles drivers spend over 100 hours a year in traffic. With the 2028 Olympics as the backdrop, LA’s goal is to become a global model city for autonomous movement.
Global mobile operator revenues are expected to grow from $1.05T in 2017 to $1.10T by 2025, growing at about 1% a year*.