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Mobile World Congress is the largest mobile conference in the world for the mobile and telecom industry. Boasting over 100,000 visitors from 200 countries, the event is an excellent opportunity to get more insights into the latest mobile trends. Yet, most of the content that emerges from Mobile World Congress is focused on devices and hardware, like the 5G network and foldable cell phones. Aside from new devices, Mobile World Congress is also a place to debate the latest underlying narratives and trends that have a larger impact on the mobile industry that will impact how people move through the world.
We live in a world that is increasingly connected, and it has fundamentally transformed aspects of our lives overnight, like calling a cab, doing our finances, or sharing photos. While the benefits of our connected world are easy to grasp, the challenges are starting to sink in, like customer privacy and data protection. This year, the theme in Barcelona was “Intelligent Connectivity,” which describes our current challenges perfectly. We want the benefits of connectivity, but we need to be connected in a thoughtful way, increasing benefits and mitigating unforeseen consequences.
What does “Intelligent Connectivity” really mean? I summarized it in 5 key trends that emerged from Mobile World Congress 2019.
Identity is key for mobile and telecom industry. As mobile phones have evolved and technology has developed quickly, these devices have become an essential part of our daily lives. Since 2011, smartphone ownership is up over 40 percent. What’s more, tech advancements and extra connectivity have made it possible to use our mobile devices for more than just email, messaging, and social media.
New technology enables for identity and mobile to integrate so that your mobile device becomes your identity wallet. This mobile identity allows access ...
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