MWC 2023 – Mobile World Congress

13th March, 2023

Author: Janis D’souza, Global Head of Marketing

Category: Events

Some of the most anticipated devices and technologies in recent years have been unveiled at the Mobile World Congress (MWC), as you might know. Held in Barcelona, Spain, in 2023, it was a major event for the city this year.

The Mobile World Congress (MWC 2023) is an annual trade show for the mobile industry. It is one of the largest networking events for the mobile phone and network industry, bringing together manufacturers, carriers, developers, and other key players in the mobile ecosystem. This post covers the exciting events of MWC 2023, held from February 27 to March 3, 2023!

What Happened at MWC 2023 ?

As always, MWC in 2023 also did not disappoint its attendees. With a slew of exciting events and product launches, it kept everyone at the edge of their seats. Being a mega event for the mobile phone industry, MWC 2023 attracted more than 88000 attendees from several countries. More than 1000 high-profile speakers were part of the events, with thousands of other sponsors, exhibitors and partners.

The GSMA Ministerial programme was one of the biggest highlights of the event, with hundreds of dignitaries, world leaders, and industry captains being a part of the delegations and events. One hundred fifty-one countries and other intergovernmental organizations had their leaders in the GSMA Ministerial programme, including the Deputy Prime Minister of Spain, the Chairperson of the FCC United States, and the Assistant Director-General of UNESCO.

146 CEOs of the top technology companies and mobile network companies also attended the programme, together with 106 heads of regulatory authorities and 68 ministers worldwide. The programme witnessed 1841 attendees in total.

India was the recipient of the GSMA Government Leadership Award, which acknowledges a country’s leadership in formulating healthy regulatory and growth-oriented policies for mobile connectivity. India was chosen due to its healthy track record in the previous year of successfully holding 5G spectrum auctions and its efforts in increasing digital inclusion.

Product Launches

An array of new or developing products were launched or mentioned in the MWC 2023 :

  • One Plus 11 Concept: One Plus released the One Plus 11 Concept at the MWC 2023, which is expected to combine the latest specifications in the market with a sleek design and body.
  • Xiaomi 13 Pro: During the MWC 2023, Xiaomi unveiled the Xiaomi 13 series, comprising the flagship Xiaomi 13 Pro, Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Lite. The Xiaomi 13 Pro sports three 50MP back cameras, with the 1′′ ultra-large Sony IMX989 sensor serving as the primary camera.
  • Moto Razr: CEO of Motorola, Yuankqing Yang, also confirmed at MWC 2023 about the rollout of the latest version of the Moto Razr.


Several other products, such as the Snapdragon X75 5G Modem, Nokia G22, Honor Magic 5 Pro and others, were also launched at MWC 2023.

Key Events

The themes for MWC 2023 were OpenNet, FinTech, Digital Everything, 5G Acceleration, and Reality+. Abiding by the themes, several keynote events were held at MWC 2023, for which various keynote events and talks occurred with many tech leaders.

A keynote event was held on the ‘Vision of an Open Future’, where Mats Granryd, CEO of GSMA, was also a speaker. A high profile lineup was present for an event titled ‘Delivery for the Digital Decade’ Where Doreen Bogdan-Martin, Secretary General ITU; Börje Ekholm, President and Ericsson’s CEO, Tim Hoettges spoke on the advancements of 5G and AI and how it would impact the mobile industry.

Several partner programs were also held in collaboration with some of the world’s biggest corporations, like Accenture, Ernst and Young, and others. During MWC 2023, the Diversity4Tech (D4T) program demonstrated the mobile ecosystem’s commitment as a whole to the strategic business focus of diversity to accelerate change and impact for the benefit of individuals, businesses, and society.

The Mobile World Congress 2023 at Barcelona completed another stellar year, with a record number of attendees, events and product launches. Once again, the Mobile World Congress 2023’s incredible success owed to another positive collaboration between world leaders, mobile companies, sponsors, developers, and all other stakeholders of the ecosystem.

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