Essence at Mobile World Congress 2016 — Last Day
Today we’ve said goodbye to another great edition of Mobile World Congress —the largest ever, since the 100,000 visitors mark has been surpassed for the first time in the event’s history. The GSMA reported nearly 101,000 attendees, an increase of more than six percent over last year.
More impressive numbers: the show received visitors from 204 countries (more than half of them were CEOs and senior executive managers) and featured over 2,200 exhibiting companies. Also, more than 3,600 international media and industry analysts attended the event.
During these four days, we’ve had the opportunity to exchange views and ideas with important industry leaders, we’ve discussed our products and solutions with well-known market analysts and experts, and had some very interesting meetings which we hope will blossom into fruitful alliances in a not so distant future. Also, we’ve had the chance to meet with some important smart home and home security companies with whom we’ve discussed future business partnership opportunities that will make us grow as a company and provide a better service that will, in turn, help improve people’s lives.
Since we are trying to create solutions that are useful and practical for people, we are always on the look for ways to expand our Connected Living ecosystem. We aim for our solutions to be compatible with other devices and capable of speaking to each other, so that final users don’t have to worry about anything else other than enjoying them. Such is the case with Google’s Nest, which is now compatible with our WeR@Home™ system.
What is clear for us is that Mobile Word Congress is not so much about mobiles anymore, as it is about expanding the ecosystem around those mobiles and pushing connectivity boundaries a bit further with each new development and innovation: smart technologies, Internet of Things, connected world, wearables, big data, smart cars, smart homes, smart cities. Smart everything. We’re clearly heading towards an interconnected world, in which mobile technologies are but enablers of a universe of limitless possibilities, where every “thing” can be connected to the Internet and to everything else in turn. That “connected life” —or Connected Living, as we like to call it— is what is giving shape to our future, and what we have seen in Barcelona these days.
Mobile World Congress 2016 is over now, but we take back with us a lot of great memories, productive meetings, new ideas, industry insights and, of course, a lot of new colleagues and friends. Thanks to all the visitors to our stand and to our amazing team in Barcelona. It has been a very positive experience for us. We really hope to come back next year!
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