Mobile World Congress 2018

GSMA, the association which represents the interests of the mobile industry and organizes the WMC, has said that it hopes that this year women make up 25 percent of attendees, improving on the 18 percent in 2016 and 23 percent last year.

The University of Bristol announced on 26 February that it and two other British universities will debut an end-to-end 5G network at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Spain this week.

Another highlight was the Nokia 8110, a reincarnation of a beloved model known as the "banana phone" due to its resemblance to the curved yellow fruit (and popularized by the film the The Matrix). The Sirocco, 7 Plus and 6 all run on Android One, Google's operating system designed for efficient processing, power, and security, especially for users in emerging markets. While similar to the S8 in appearance, the new model has an upgraded camera created to improve shooting in lowlight conditions and in slow motion, and includes augmented reality features akin to Apple's iPhone X. The S9 has a 5.8-inch display, while the S9+ has a 6.2-inch display.

MWC 2018: Nokia to launch new phones soon including the Nokia 8 sirocco

Sony's new flagship devices include the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact, both of which are set to ship globally in March. It comes with features such as new 4K high-definition video recording capabilities, powerful stereo speakers, a compact 5.7-inch screen and wireless charging.

GSMA brings together and represents almost 800 mobile phone operators and more than 300 companies in the broader mobile telephone ecosystem including mobile device manufacturers, software companies, internet companies and organisations in related sectors. Huawei unveiled the MateBook X Pro notebook and the MediaPad M5 Series tablet, while Lenovo introduced the Yoga 730 and Yoga 530 convertibles.

This real-time immersive experience is combined with ultra-reliable and low latency communications due to the ultrafast mobile connectivity of the new 5G technology.

  • Delores Daniels