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MWC 2017 – What to expect from mobile’s massive event

The Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona is now underway. The annual event is set to take place from today, February 27th, up until March 2nd. Most of the usual suspects will be there though MWC 2017 will definitely have some exceptions – and surprises. Samsung The company’s event has already come and gone and […]

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MWC 2017 – What to expect

Barcelona will once again be hosting the Mobile World Congress (MWC) event run by the GSMA. Like it most often does, the MWC will start towards the end of February. To be more precise, the event will run from the 27th of February to the 2nd of March. Most big players of the mobile industry […]

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Top stories from day 1 of Mobile World Congress 2016

Mobile World Congress is now in full swing, with many of the major product announcements and news stories happening on Sunday and Monday. The big name phone companies unveiled new smartphones (and many more mobile devices, accessories, laptops and gadgets, not forgetting mobile network technologies) in what looks like another bumper year of faster and sexier devices. Is […]

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Who will reign at Mobile World Congress?

Each year Mobile World Congress kicks off on the Sunday before the main show starts, with lots of high-profile events where new devices and technologies are revealed. Samsung has traditionally booked large venues at the show to launch their latest products and this year is no exception. Both Samsung and Huawei will be revealing new flagship […]

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Have you booked your Mobile World Congress travel yet?

It’s me again. And I’m here with a pertinent reminder. Mobile World Congress: Are you going? If you are, then it might be worth booking your travel right now. I had a look on British Airways and goodness me it looks like they’ve been reading my blogs. The flights out to Barcelona from Heathrow are […]

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Mobile World Congress: Worth it for a day?

Back in January I was pretty irritated with the GSMA, the organisers of Mobile World Congress. A little while ago, I applied for press credentials like every other blogger out there. And I was declined. The pain on the ego. Oh the pain! The GSMA changed the qualifying status for press credentials this year. The […]

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Have you booked your MWC travel? Get your skates on!

Have you got your MWC travel booked? If your answer is yes, let me say this: Well done. However, if you’ve not sorted it, can I strongly suggest you get on with it? You already know it’s going to be a painful experience. The longer you wait, the more eye-watering it will be. Mobile World […]

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I’ve just booked my 2015 Mobile World Congress trip for £145 with British Airways

  Now hear this: Get off your butts, folk. Don’t get nutted by Mobile World Congress travel prices in February next year.  I’ve just paid £76 each way to British Airways for my flights to Barcelona from London Heathrow. Mobile World Congress takes place in 2015 from the 2nd to 5th of March (Monday-Thursday). I’m […]

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How to do Mobile World Congress in one day for £156 (plus entry!)

I am accustomed to spending thousands going to Mobile World Congress. Typically, this is a straight business expense for me. I have to be there. It’s a great opportunity to discover new technologies, services, companies and individuals. Perhaps the biggest reason for going to MWC is the networking — and this shouldn’t be under valued. […]

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I’m at Mobile World Congress today

Bring it on. I can’t wait. I’m getting on the plane in 8 hours. I am not going to print my badge. Instead I’m going to use the Mobile World Congress app along with my Photo ID to get my badge. Paperless entry, finally! And, in an MWC first for me, I’m going to actually […]

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9 tips for surviving Mobile World Congress (+11 crowdsourced tips from the experts)

It is Mobile World Congress time next week so therefore I present the following tips that should be rather useful for newbies — although I hope some regular attendees might find some use from them. Right. Here we go… Passport: Do not lose your flipping passport. I always keep mine *on* me. Make sure you’ve […]

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Speaking of MWC: I’m going to be there… for one day only!

I’ve decided to do Mobile World Congress differently this year. I am flying into wonderful Barcelona for just one day. In and out on the same day. I booked a flight a few days ago — £133 in total. I kid ye not. I’m flying in and out of Heathrow Terminal 5 on the Tuesday.  […]