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Following the success of the recently-finished MWC 2018, which drew over 107,000 visitors from 205 countries and territories, the GSMA has rapidly announced that next year's edition will be held in Barcelona from 25-28 February.

mwc barcelona 03 mar 2018Thus, the organisation has put to an end to the speculation that has spread over the last year regarding the mobile industry's premier event leaving the Catalan city as a consequence of the political instability seen during the last months.

The GSMA has also pointed out that the cornerstone event of the Mobile World Capital has a contract with the city, the regional and the Spanish governments to be hosted in Barcelona through until 2023.

"We had another highly successful Mobile World Congress, across so many fronts," said GSMA CEO John Hoffman, , "We are gratified with the number of senior-level attendees, particularly the number of CEOs, as well as the continued strong attendance of government ministers and regulators. However, we are not focused on necessarily having the biggest event - we continually strive to convene the right audience and deliver a high-quality experience across all aspects of the event, the conference, the exhibition, and the many other programmes and events at Mobile World Congress."

During the MWC 2018, more than 2,400 companies showcased cutting-edge products and services across 120,000 net square metres of exhibition, while over 3,500 international media and industry analysts attended the event to report on the many significant industry announcements.