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Highlights from the Mobile World Congress Shangai

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The Mobile World Congress boasted a three-day-event that attracted more than 60,000 attendees.
The Mobile World Congress boasted a three-day-event that attracted more than 60,000 attendees.

The Shanghai edition of the world’s largest mobile industry exhibition,GSMA Mobile World Congress, opened it’s doors on July 27 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC).

The Mobile World Congress boasted a three-day-event that attracted more than 60,000 attendees and 550 participating companies under the theme – Discover a Better Future. With that said, it was a future world of 5G and Artificial Intelligence (AI) that drew most attention on opening day.

Other major highlights included the Future Vehicle Summit, and the Internet of Things (IoT) Summit. It also displayed eight subtopics, such as Applied AI, Tech in Society, the Digital Consumer, and the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

GSMA Innovation City featured immersive demonstrations of the most cutting-edge mobile enabled products and services in the world today. Visitors experienced how mobile-connected products and services are creating a better future for citizens and businesses around the world, in diverse areas such as home, automotive, health, agriculture, utilities, industrial and more.

The GSMA also announced the winners of the 2018 Asia Mobile Awards (AMO Awards), which were presented in series of ceremonies at the MWC. The awards honour achievement, excellence and innovation in mobile communications across the Asia Pacific region.

The winners of the 2018 Asia Mobile Awards are:

Best Mobile Technology Breakthrough – Asia
KaiOS Technologies for KaiOS, the emerging OS

Best Innovation for LTE to 5G Evolution
KT for KT’s Innovation towards the 5G

Best IoT Innovation for Mobile Networks
China Telecom and Huawei for NB-IoT and IoT Platform Commercialization

Best Mobile App for Connected Living
SK Telecom for T map x NUGU

Best Mobile App for Business
Huawei for Mobile Video Conference as a Service

Best Mobile Innovation for Smart Cities
Cisco for Cisco Kinetic for Cities

Best Smartphone
Apple for Apple iPhone X

Disruptive Device Innovation
Insta360 ONE and Nintendo Switch – Joint Winners

Best Mobile Innovation for Emerging Markets
Huawei for Huawei Mobile Money

Outstanding Mobile Contribution to the UN SDGs in Asia
Huawei for Polestar Sustainable Connectivity Solution

Women4Tech – Asia Mobile Industry Leadership
Ericsson for Girls in ICT initiative in Northeast Asia

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