Another MWC event will be held in India this September

Here's a little-known fact: the Mobile World Congress is not a singular event. While most western outlets (including this one) focus exclusively on the one which was just held in Barcelona, a second, separate event is held in Shanghai later in the year, with a focus on east Asian markets. Now, the GSM Association, which organizes MWC, has announced it will associate with a new event, dubbed the Indian Mobile Congress, which will be held this September.

This will, in fact, be the fourth event sponsored by the GSMA, which announced last year it will also be hosting a third MWC edition, MWC Americas, in 2017. The New Delhi-based congress is expected to be attended by all Indian mobile operators, as well as tech companies like Facebook, Huawei, Ericsson, and Cisco, though no attendees have been officially confirmed yet. According to the Cellular Operators Association of India, which will be organizing it, the Indian Mobile Congress was created to fill the gap in South East Asia, where such events have so far been nonexistent. The IMC will be the first mobile congress in the country.

The partnership with GSMA is likely a bid to add more credibility to the congress, as India is stereotypically seen an emerging market with a bigger focus on the affordable over the innovative. Nevertheless, the COAI has contacted a number of Indian business associations, as well as British and Swedish Trade Ministers, in hopes of procuring a larger company attendance on its showfloor. The IMC will last three days, starting from September 27 and will be held at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.

source: PTI via GSMArena



1. Chuck007

Posts: 1412; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Wonder if Microsoft will surprise everyone and unveil the Surface Phone then?

2. Chuck007

Posts: 1412; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Sorry just realized chances of MS participating is rather slim lol

7. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Microsoft wouldn't be participating.

12. Lanx1998

Posts: 59; Member since: Mar 06, 2017

Microsoft will participate because India is the home to their second R&D facility in the world (the other one in America), though chances of unveiling the Surface Phone are slim.

3. peace247 unregistered

Whats the ticket price for normal peoples?

5. Z.....

Posts: 355; Member since: Feb 01, 2017

To expensive to travel from Europe and USA.

11. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

give up a kidney then you can go no problem

4. liberalsnowflake

Posts: 273; Member since: Feb 24, 2017

should have been in my homeland pakistan

10. asirfaysal

Posts: 98; Member since: Jul 19, 2016

jealous af :v

6. Hallyu

Posts: 790; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

That MWC that just announced a brick as the best smartphone? No, I don't care if they organize like 10 or 100 events in other countries because they're just a crooked group of corrupt people. We need an independent party to represents accuracy and fairness based on reality, not be paid by a desperate dying company.

8. Z.....

Posts: 355; Member since: Feb 01, 2017

Get over it, the G6 and S8 are ugly phones. They are not stylish phones. Sony won the award because of design and camera and fluidity. It's looks and appearance that counts.

9. Z.....

Posts: 355; Member since: Feb 01, 2017

Part of the problem with today’s SONY brands can be found in their portfolio itself. It is simply too large, too diverse in its categories and too focused on the sub-brand names. Divestiture and consolidation must be in SONY’s future. The plethora of electronics and diffused focus meant that SONY has asked customers to choose a sub-brand rather than choose the parent company. Apple, for instance, has sub-brands but the consumer buys APPLE. It’s the Apple iPhone, Apple iPad, Apple Macintosh, Apple iTunes, Apple iPod. I think when you look at the history of SONY, the failures of marketing can be tightly traced to its view of itself as an electronics company rather than a marketing/communications company (every company that markets consumer products should look at itself as a communication company with a manufacturing proof point). You still can't get over it? Jealously. Why compromise Like no others Make and believe Sony ™

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