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Mobile World Congress 2016 Key Takeaways Center on Crystalizing Timeline of 5G Deployments and Growing the IoT and Connected Car Ecosystem

Mobile World Congress 2016 Key Takeaways Center on Crystalizing Timeline of 5G Deployments and Growing the IoT and Connected Car Ecosystem

This IDC Insight discusses key takeaways from the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016. The 2016 event held at the Fira de Barcelona's Gran Via facilities garnered over 101,000 visitors from nearly 204 countries, with attendance up 8% from the previous year. Beyond the traditional unveiling of new flagship mobile products and announcements, which in many cases promised innovation but had a disappointing familiarity with the past few years, the event continues to be a fertile venue to engage with leaders from the mobile ecosystem and unearth potential disruptions on the horizon as we have outlined in this IDC Insight.

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IDC Opinion
In This Insight
Situation Overview
Mobile Video Is the Focus for the Internet Majors and Mobile Marketers, Which Has a Direct Impact on the Speed of LTE-A/Carrier Aggregation Deployments and the Momentum to Adopt 4.5G Technologies
Technology, Consumer Device, and Marketing Companies Are Betting on Virtual Reality as a Potential Mass Reach Channel
5G Promises High-Speed Data to Enable Mobile Video, Virtual Reality Experiences, and IoT/Sensor Deployments by 2020
With Smartphone Growth Slowing, Mobile Phone Vendors and Chipset Suppliers Are Focused on Increasing Technology Attach Rates to Smartphones, Including Fingerprint Sensors, NFC/SE, RF Front End, and VR Technologies
Connected Car Announcements Continue with a Number of Technology Vendors Such as Nokia, Qualcomm, Ericsson, and Samsung Showcasing Connected Car Partnerships and Solutions
Future Outlook

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