BARCELONA -- Mobile World Congress 2017 -- Mobile World Congress continued its growth spurt during the 2017 edition as a record number of attendees were on hand to soak up the unseasonably warm weather, overindulge in food and drink and take in all of the technology on the show floor of Barcelona's Fira Gran Via.
Last year, Mobile World Congress (MWC) set an attendance record of 101,000, but that record fell to the 108,000 visitors who were on hand from Feb. 27 to March 2. This year's event drew more than 2,300 exhibitors from 208 countries and territories.
As to what was hot at MWC this year, 5G continued to dominate conversations across vendors' booths, keynotes and panels. Virtual reality demos at MWC were like tapas -- everywhere.
Check out this slideshow for a small slice of Barcelona and MWC. Click on the picture below to start.
In this Telco Transformation radio show, IHS Markit's Michael Howard will talk about the network domains that carriers are targeting for SDN, the top SDN services that are driving revenues and the deployment barriers this year. Howard will also address whether carriers are embracing open source or using vendor-specific implementations.
MEF is working to define, deliver, and certify dynamic communications services that are orchestrated across a global ecosystem of automated, virtualized and interconnected networks. In this radio show, MEF CTO Pascal Menezes talks about the challenges and the solutions that his organization is working on and provides a preview of the MEF17 conference in November.
Software-defined networking (SDN) is a key component of services providers' virtualization game plans and AT&T and Level 3 Communications have been at the forefront of its adoption.
In this webinar, Andrew Dugan, CTO of Level 3 Communications, and Amy Wheelus, Vice President of Cloud and D2 Platform Integration at AT&T, will discuss how their companies have leveraged SDN within their networks, services and applications. Some of the key areas that will be covered include:
Automation, APIs and lifecycle service orchestration
The continued evolution of SDN-based solutions and SDN in networks, including SD-WAN, dynamic cloud connections and scalable Ethernet and security solutions.