SATELLITE 2018, Washington, DC
In March, Messrs. Domingo Bonifacio and Aldie Arambulo attended the annual Satellite Show in Washington, DC, USA. This is considered the largest and most significant gathering of leaders, entrepreneurs, executives, engineers, end-users and enthusiasts representing policy-making and regulatory agencies, global satellite operators, research & development companies, manufacturers and service providers. In more than three decades, the SATELLITE Show has contributed in determining how satellites have shaped our world and is routinely participated in by more than 100 nations around the world.
More importantly for ATEC Connectivity, the attendees of the SATELLITE Show represent the market segments that it wants to service such as: Telecommunications, Transportation, Enterprise & Consumer, Military & Government, Media and Finance.
Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, Spain
In February, Mr. Domingo Bonifacio joined the GSMA Mobile World Congress which is the world’s largest exhibition for the mobile industry, participated in by mobile operators, device manufacturers, technology providers, vendors and content owners from across the world.
Held at Fira de Barcelona in Spain, it is the mobile industry’s premier event that attracted more than 107,000 visitors from 205 countries and territories. A record 7,700 CEOs attended the Mobile Congress and 2,400 companies showcased cutting-edge products and services across 120,000 net square meters of exhibition and hospitality space at Fira Gran Via, including the new South Village.
Equally significant with the impressive attendance was the content covered the following topics such as 5G, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things (IoT), content and media, drones, blockchain, policy and regulation, and many others. The keynote sessions featured leaders from established players and industry upstarts, as well government agencies and the development community.
An integral element of Mobile World Congress, the Ministerial Programme offers a unique forum for ministers, regulators, international organisations and CEOs from around the world to discuss key developments and policy trends in the mobile sector. This year’s programme highlighted topics including the evolution to 5G and the increasing need for spectrum; privacy and cross-border data flows; sustainability and mobile for social good; and mobile in education and healthcare.
The Mobile World Congress showcased the technologies, products and services that are shaping the future of mobile, i.e., how mobile-connected products and services are creating a better future for citizens and businesses around the world, in diverse areas such as home, automotive, health, agriculture, utilities, industrial and commercial applications. Leading-edge demonstrations of technologies on 5G, artificial intelligence, drones and the IoT, disruptive technologies from virtual reality/augmented reality and robotics, to cognitive computing, artificial intelligence, and new generation materials such as graphene, are among the many highlights of the Congress.