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MWC 2021 postponed to late June

Written on Thursday, 24 September 2020 05:06

Mobile World Congress (MWC), the telecom industry’s largest global conference, has been postponed to late June 2021.

The conference usually takes place in late February or early March in Barcelona, Spain but it was canceled in 2020 as it coincided with the very beginning of the widespread COVID-19 outbreak.

It has now been announced that it will actually be held in 2021 but later than usual. MWC Barcelona will be held between June 28th and July 1st and MWC Shanghai is slotted in for 23rd to 25th February 2021.

The organization behind the event, the GSMA, anticipates that vaccines will be more widely available by then, catering to an estimate of around 85% of the hundred largest companies in the mobile sector.

The GSMA said that it will “have virtual elements to complement the overwhelming demand to convene physically.

MWC Los Angeles remains unchanged as it will take place later in the year. According to the GSMA, the event is scheduled for 26th to 28th October 2021.

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Apple dismiss safety concerns after iPhones combust in China

Written on Wednesday, 07 December 2016 11:18

US electronic giants Apple have shrugged off safety concerns over its iPhones following reports that a number of phones spontaneously combusted while being used or charged. It is reported that in one incident an iPhone actually exploded which left the back of the phone and battery completely blackened.

A consumer watchdog in Shanghai disclosed details of at least eight incidents which have been reported in relation to iPhones catching fire, combusting or exploding in China. However, Apple dismissed safety concerns over its products and blamed external damage for the flaming iPhones.

Apple’s problems have emerged hot on the heels of Samsung’s disastrous worldwide Galaxy Note 7 safety fiasco in which it was forced to recall 2.5 million units of the phone due to serious issues and concern following reports of it catching fire. Apple firmly declared that safety is treated as a top priority for the company, but insisted that following analysis and tests on the iPhones they found no concern with the products.

In statement a spokesman for Apple said, "The units we've analysed so far have clearly shown that external physical damage happened to them which led to the thermal event. We treat safety as a top priority and have found no cause for concern with these products."

Apple also vehemently denied in accusations that it was very slow to respond to the issues raised, after the state-run Shanghai Consumer Council had reportedly urged it to address consumer complaints immediately.The watchdog's report quoted one woman as saying her iPhone 6s exploded in August, shattering the screen and leaving the battery and back of the phone blackened.

The council said it had received a six-fold surge in total complaints against Apple in the past two months, including sudden shutdowns of the iPhone6 and 6s even though batteries still had enough power.The council did not say where the complaining iPhone users were located. Apple last month offered to change iPhone 6s batteries for Chinese users who complained of the sudden shutdowns, but said the problem did not constitute a safety issue.

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GSMA launches Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2017

Written on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 08:46

The GSMA announced the first details of the 2017 GSMA Mobile World Congress Shanghai, including confirmed exhibitors and sponsors, as well as a range of programs and activities taking place at the annual mobile industry event. Under the theme of “The Human Element”, Mobile World Congress Shanghai will be held from Wednesday, 28 June through Saturday, 1 July 2017 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC).

The GSMA expects that more than 65,000 attendees will participate in the Shanghai event, including professionals from across the mobile industry and adjacent sectors, as well as consumers. “We are excited to be returning to Shanghai for what will be our most extensive Asia event yet,” said Michael O’Hara, Chief Marketing Officer, GSMA. “We have increased the show’s footprint from four to seven halls at the SNIEC to accommodate additional exhibitors, events and experiences, and we’ve also expanded the opening hours of the Mobile World Congress Shanghai “Experience Halls” to four days to address growing consumer demand. We look forward to again welcoming the mobile world to Shanghai.”

International Smart City Expo To Be Part of Mobile World Congress Shanghai

The GSMA has signed an agreement with Pudong New Area Commission of Commerce, Pudong Science and Economy Commission and Shanghai Wistropolitan Exhibition Company Limited to incorporate The International Smart City Expo – Shanghai Pudong in Mobile World Congress Shanghai.

Ma Xuejie, Vice Chairman of Pudong New Area Commission of Commerce and Zhang Aiping, Vice Chairman of Pudong Science and Economy Commission commented, “We are very pleased to be cooperating even more closely with the GSMA. Pudong will demonstrate its strength in the areas of technology innovation and free trade, and promote Pudong as a leader in smart tourism, smart community and smart exhibition. Further we will work to accelerate the exchange of science and technology within the industry, underscoring the service capabilities of the New District Government.”

Mobile World Congress Shanghai to Showcase more than 650 Companies

This year, the Mobile World Congress Shanghai exhibition is expanding to seven halls at the SNIEC, including both “Industry Halls” and “Experience Halls”. As always, the exhibition at Mobile World Congress Shanghai will showcase innovative products, services and technologies that are shaping the future of mobile from across the mobile ecosystem, as well as adjacent industry sectors such as automotive and consumer electronics. Confirmed exhibitors include Alibaba, China Unicom, Cisco Systems, CITIC Telecom, CTTIC, Datang Telecom, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, HTC, Huawei Technologies, LeEco, My Kronoz, NEC, Nokia Shanghai Bell, Oberthur Technologies, Qualcomm, Snail Mobile, Sony, Visa, Volkswagen and ZTE, among others. The show floor will also feature regional pavilions including Israel, Korea, Taiwan and Thailand.

The GSMA Innovation City will again be a highlight of the Mobile World Congress Shanghai exhibition, with Akyumen, HID, Huawei and MyFC confirmed as leading partners. In this unique space, attendees will immerse themselves in technology-led experiences that illustrate how mobile-connected products and services are improving the daily lives of citizens and businesses. From home to office, from connected cars to global transport logistics, the Innovation City provides key insights on the future of mobility.

Launched at Shanghai in 2016, 4 Years From Now (4YFN) and the Youth Mobile Festival (YoMo) will both return to Mobile World Congress Shanghai. Bringing together more than 100 local and international startups, 4YFN will continue to focus on promoting the development of international entrepreneurial talent in Asia. YoMo will again provide an engaging, fun and hands-on educational experience for young people and families. In addition to 4YFN and YoMo, the exhibition will include focused areas such as the Gaming Zone, Device City and the Drone Zone.

Conference to Explore Latest Mobile Trends and Topics

The three-day conference at Mobile World Congress Shanghai will be held 28-30 June and will explore topics such as 5G, connecting the unconnected, digital commerce, digital content, disruptive technologies, enterprise mobility, mobile and media, the Internet of Things and mobile identity and privacy, next-generation networks, security, virtual reality and augmented reality among others.The Call for Papers for the Mobile World Congress Shanghai conference is now open.

Mobile World Congress Shanghai: Largest Carbon Neutral Event in Asia

Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2016 has been officially certified by the British Standards Institute as carbon neutral under the international PAS 2060 standard, reinforcing its position as the largest carbon neutral exhibition and conference in Asia. For 2016, the GSMA implemented a range of measures to reduce emissions for Mobile World Congress Shanghai, resulting in a greenhouse gas reduction of more than 54 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent. To offset the total remaining carbon footprint of approximately 18,300 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent, the GSMA is supporting United Nations-certified projects including a wind power project in Liaoning province in China, as well as a small hydropower project in Guanxi province, China.

 

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