MWC Barcelona

MWC Barcelona 2024, scheduled for February 25th to 29th, promises to be a dynamic gathering of industry leaders and innovators. As a continuation of the MWC series, this event will showcase the latest advancements in technology and foster discussions on key themes shaping our digital future. Join us as we explore the cutting-edge topics, forge new partnerships, and anticipate the transformative solutions that will define the trajectory of industries.

GSMA brought MWC to Africa with the Kigali edition, and now, at TechAfrica News, we’re excited to bring MWC Barcelona to our audience in Africa and the Middle East. We will keep you up to date with the latest MWC insights and developments that will define the next wave of technological advancements.

Akim Benamara, Founder of TechAfrica News

Shaping the future one conversation at a time

Discover the themes of MWC 2024: 5G and Beyond, Connecting Everything, Humanising AI, Manufacturing DX, Game Changers, and Our Digital DNA. We’re eager to keep you informed about the latest developments and discussions that will mold the future’s innovative solutions and partnerships. Stay tuned for updates!

X5G and Beyond

The impending 5G Advanced phase emphasizes end-to-end AI integration, envisioning future mobile generations that rapidly learn, self-orchestrate, and introduce novel ways of interacting with devices. However, the accelerated rollout of mobile generations prompts contemplation on patience versus the industry’s quick pace of evolution.

Connecting Everything

The industry’s goal to have 6.3 billion global mobile subscribers and five billion 5G connections by 2030. With over 15 billion projected connected IoT devices, the emphasis lies on developing open, seamless, sustainable, and secure network solutions. Collaboration across the mobile ecosystem is deemed essential for building adaptable and cost-efficient networks.

Humanising AI

Generative AI’s impact is acknowledged, emphasizing practical applications. This includes optimizing processes and tools for accelerated transformation in networks or clouds. The centrality of data and data management is highlighted in fostering natural interactions between individuals and computers, leading to personalized experiences.

Game Changers

Looks forward to 2024, anticipating transformative technologies. AI’s shift from big to small data for personalized consumer experiences, the imminent impact of quantum computing, and the boundary-blurring nature of extended reality are highlighted. The dynamics of use cases and ecosystems are expected to undergo substantial changes.

Our Digital DNA

In the telco industry, sustainability and diversity are now core priorities. Talent acquisition is set to double in growth, but there’s a concerning decline in women in tech leadership. Despite efforts for sustainability, we fall short of UN targets. In our digital future, embedding societal change in our core, our digital DNA, is imperative.

Manufacturing DX

Technological evolution is reshaping competition by offering sustainable solutions, enhancing factory efficiency, boosting production performance, and reducing costs. With growing investments in AI and robotics from entities like the European Commission and various companies, the potential for fully realizing the value of Industry 4.0 is becoming increasingly tangible.

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Intelsat

Intelsat’s dedicated worldwide workforce is committed to delivering reliable and secure satellite-based communication solutions to a diverse clientele, including government entities, NGOs, and commercial enterprises, all through the company’s cutting-edge global network and managed services. By spanning the digital gap and operating one of the largest and most sophisticated satellite fleets and connectivity infrastructures globally, Intelsat empowers individuals and their devices to communicate across vast oceans, connect across continents, and communicate through the skies. For over six decades since its establishment, the company has remained synonymous with pioneering achievements in the satellite industry, consistently serving its customers and contributing to the well-being of the planet.

Website: www.intelsat.com
LinkedIn:
Intelsat

PortaOne

PortaOne is a renowned software company that specializes in the development of billing, business support, and customer management solutions for telecommunications service providers. Founded in 2002, the company has established itself as a leader in the field of unified communications and VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol). PortaOne’s versatile and scalable software platforms cater to a wide range of telecom services, including hosted PBX, SIP trunking, and wholesale VoIP, enabling service providers to efficiently manage their operations, billing, and customer interactions. With a global presence, PortaOne’s solutions play a pivotal role in Africa, enhancing the telecommunications industry’s capabilities and service delivery.

Website: www.portaone.com
LinkedIn:
PortaOne

PROTEI

PROTEI aims to provide telecom operators with reliable and proven core network components, offering them a seamless path for network modernization and upgrades, while preparing their networks for the next generation of advanced 5G networks. As an alternative vendor, PROTEI brings a breath of fresh air to the industry, fostering healthy competition that is essential for operators in emerging markets. Furthermore, there is a growing demand for core components in the market for constructing private LTE/5G networks to support industry automation.

Website: Protei
LinkedIn: Protei LinkedIn

Whale Cloud

Whale Cloud, a prominent digital transformation solutions provider, is set to showcase a range of cutting-edge technologies and solutions at the Mobile World Congress 2024. With a focus on navigating industry hotspots, challenges, and focus areas, the company emphasizes cloud-native networks and AI-driven automation as key drivers propelling telecommunications companies into the digital future, offering unparalleled personalized experiences to users. Whale Cloud’s comprehensive B2B solutions, featuring advanced technological architecture and an open-minded approach, empower telcos for sustained growth on the ‘Second Curve’, while its expertise in digital capabilities such as cloud computing, AI, big data, and cybersecurity enables the forging of a robust digital infrastructure. Additionally, Whale Cloud will highlight global success stories and cross-industry expertise to underscore its impact on digital transformation across sectors such as cloud, finance, retail, and manufacturing, demonstrating its commitment to driving innovation and value creation in the digital landscape.

Website: Whale Cloud
LinkedIn: Whale Cloud LinkedIn

RAD

RAD is a global leader in networking edge solutions. As an industry pioneer for over 40 years, RAD reliably supplies communications service providers and critical infrastructure operators in over 150 countries with best-of-breed Carrier Edge, industrial IoT, 5G xHaul, and critical operational network solutions. RAD co-innovates solutions with customers, offering always-on connectivity from anywhere. They offer Fixed Wireless Access solutions for business services, enabling VPN and Internet access over 5G. This allows enterprise customers to use fixed mobile VPNs where needed, using wireless and wireline branch connectivity options. 

Their all-in-one ruggedized IoT gateway enables a seamless E2E solution for asset monitoring by connecting to sensors, backend servers and dashboards. It supports Private 5G for IoT services with campus edge cloud. RADinsight brings the power of AI to the network’s edge. A SaaS-based platform leveraging pre-installed edge devices, such as EADs, it makes the network smarter, faster and automated with smart diagnostics and DDoS protection.

Founded in 1981, RAD serves as the anchor of the RAD Group, an umbrella of independent companies that develop diverse networking and telecom solutions.

Website: www.rad.com
LinkedIn: RAD LinkedIn

MwareTV

MwareTV is a dynamic and innovative company specializing in the development of cutting-edge software solutions for IPTV and OTT streaming services. With a focus on empowering service providers, MwareTV offers a versatile and customizable platform that enables the creation and delivery of IPTV and OTT content to a wide range of devices, including smart TVs, mobile devices, and set-top boxes. Their technology is designed to enhance the user experience, allowing service providers to offer interactive and personalized content, video-on-demand, and live-streaming services. MwareTV’s solutions are instrumental in the evolution of the television and entertainment industry, catering to the diverse needs of modern viewers and service providers.

Website: www.mwaretv.com
LinkedIn: MwareTV

Allot

Allot is a provider of leading innovative network intelligence and converged security solutions for service providers and enterprises worldwide, enhancing value to their customers. Our solutions are deployed globally for network and application analytics, traffic control and shaping, network-native security services, and more. Allot’s multi-service platforms are deployed by over 500 mobile, fixed and cloud service providers and over 1000 enterprises. Our industry-leading network-native security-as-a-service solution is already used by many millions of subscribers globally.

Allot. See. Control. Secure.

Website: www.allot.com
LinkedIn: Allot

Squire Technologies

Globally, over 150 telecom operators use Squire Technologies’ agile signaling solutions to bring order to their complex multi-generation networks. The high degree of flexibility of Squire’s signaling solutions gives operators the freedom to adapt and evolve in ways other signaling suppliers’ products can’t.

Squire Technologies understands why telecom networks must be forward- and backward-facing, enabling users to access services wherever they are in the world, no matter the stage of development of a country’s telecom infrastructure. For over two decades, it’s made Squire the ideal partner for signaling interworking solutions that deliver greater control and reduced operational costs.

Website: www.squire-technologies.co.uk
LinkedIn: Squire Technologies

Ciena

Ciena is a prominent networking solutions provider, offering cutting-edge technologies for high-bandwidth services. Specializing in optical networking and software innovation, Ciena empowers businesses and service providers in Africa to adapt to the demands of a hyper-connected world, ensuring robust and scalable communication networks.

Website: Ciena
LinkedIn: Ciena LinkedIn