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MWC 2019: Fighting pirates prominent, but no resurgence for VR, yet

Mobile World Congress exceeded all expectations, in the sense that not only was it the 5G free-for-all everyone expected it to be, but to the extent that numerous long-standing attendees voiced concerns about the Barcelona-based trade show being on the cusp of becoming the CES of Europe. This might sound dramatic, but hearing it directly from the mouths of some established vendors is all the evidence required. We’ll honor off the record comments to ensure no one gets barred from attending future shows, but the sentiment is something we’ve alluded to in previous years’ coverage. Our attendance at MWC is purely in aid of bringing the voices of the mobile video market to the surface, those which might otherwise be…

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