TechAfrica News to Livestream the Keynotes from MWC 2022

This year’s edition is dubbed “Connectivity Unleashed,” and will be focusing on 5G Connect, Advancing AI, Fintech, Internet of Everything, CloudNet, and Tech Horizon.

For decades, the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona has been the prime annual trade show in the mobile communications industry. It is the one event that brings all the major players in the connectivity sector under one roof.

This year’s edition will take place between February 28 and March 3, and will run both virtually and in-person. Organizers of the event, GSMA, have expressed delight that exhibitors will be physically present at the expo in Barcelona. They have also assured that proactive measures will be put in place to keep all participants safe upon arrival.

The MWC 2022 will be held under the theme “Connectivity Unleashed,” with sub-themes in 5G Connect, Advancing AI, Fintech, Internet of Everything, CloudNet, and Tech Horizon.

In line with this, we at TechAfrica News — as a media platform devoted to delivering timely and distinctive content on all things technology, media, and telecom — are pleased to announce that we will be partnering with MWC 22 Barcelona as an official media consort.

This is a mandate we are truly proud of.

“We have always supported initiatives that promote and drive tech innovation — and the MWC is no exception. We are happy to be a part of MWC 2022 and we intend to deliver an engaging virtual experience of the event to our audience. Our ultimate objective is to further fuel the digital ecosystem in Africa and beyond with insights from the event.”

Akim Benamara, founder of TechAfrica News

In accordance with this, TechAfrica News will be live-streaming specific keynotes of the event.

We will cover the following keynotes:

KEYNOTE 1: NEW TECH ORDER

Themes: Artificial intelligence, Cryptocurrencies, the Metaverse, & Climate change

Date: Monday 28 February 2022.

Time: 09:30 – 11:00 CET

Companies: Vodafone, Telefonica, Telia, China Mobile, China Telecom, China Unicom

KEYNOTE 2: VALUE CREATION

Themes: 5G & 6G

Date: Monday 28 February 2022.

Time: 11:45 – 12:45 CET

Companies: McKinsey & Company, Telstra, AT&T Business, Millicom

KEYNOTE 3: VISION OF FC BARCELONA’S FUTURE

Themes: Football Market

Date: Monday 28 February 2022.

Time: 17:15 – 18:00 CET

Companies: FC Barcelona

KEYNOTE 4: DELIVERING A NEW WORLD

Themes: Cloud capabilities & Intelligent networks

Date: Tuesday 1 March 2022

Time: 09:30 – 11:00 CET

Companies: Amdocs, Huawei, Amazon, HTC, Weta Digital

KEYNOTE 5: NEW FRONTIER OF PARTNERSHIPS

Themes: 5G, IoT & AI

Date: Tuesday 1 March 2022.

Time: 11:45 – 12:45 CET

Companies: Qualcomm, FCC

KEYNOTE 6: AMBITION TO ACTION

Theme: Climate change

Date: Tuesday 1 March 2022.

Time: 17:15 – 18:15 CET

Companies: GSMA, Nokia, Net Positive

KEYNOTE 7: FINTECH & METAVERSE

Theme: Non-Fungible Tokens (NFT)

Date: Wednesday 2 March 2022.

Time: 09:30 – 10:45 CET

Companies: Caixabank, Sotheby, Block, Hungama Digital Media

The Road Ahead

The MWC’s relevance stems from the necessity to keep the world informed about the present state of technology as well as future goals. The need for extensive media coverage of the event cannot be overemphasized.

“We take our role as media partner very seriously, because we know how important the event is for innovation,”

Chris Green, Chief Editor of TechAfrica News

In a related development, the Mobile Commerce Thought Leadership Breakfast will also kick off on February 28 in Barcelona. It is being held to give technology pundits a platform to discuss the major pitfalls of the African mobile commerce sector and the potential for change. Other topics to be covered include the resolution of the challenges associated with digital trade in the cross-border African e-commerce space and the future of mobile money transactions on the continent.

Keynote speakers will include:

● Keabetswe Modimoeng, Chairperson, ICASA, South Africa

● Riccardo Puliti, Vice President for Infrastructure, World Bank

● Sitoyo Lopokoiyit, Chief Financial Services Officer, Safaricom

● Nompilo Morafo, Group Chief Sustainability & Corporate Affairs Officer, MTN

● Doreen Bogdan-Martin, Director, Telecommunication Development Bureau, ITU

● Dr Mike Short, Chief Scientific Adviser, Dept International Trade, UK

● Max Cuvellier, Head of Mobile for Development, GSMA

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