#MWC16 – Wrap Up

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This February was a busy month for industry events. The highlight for us at Intergroup was the Mobile World Congress. MWC 2016 was impressive and offered that the:

1) Value continues to move up the stack – from connectivity towards applications

2) “Things” connected to the network are all the rage

3) Demand for bandwidth is increasing geometrically

4) Orbits of Apple, Google and Facebook have a strong gravitational force

5) A new platform beyond laptops and smartphones – Smart Home and Connected Car are gaining attention

6) Payment technologies and business models will rock

7) Licensed spectrum owners speeding up effort – they see the unlicensed wolfs at the gate – spurring 5G