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Four messages from Barcelona's mobile congress

  • Ibrahim Kholilul Rohman
    Ibrahim Kholilul Rohman

    Research fellow at United Nations University’s Operating Unit on Policy-Driven Electronic Governance (UNU-EGOV)

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Guimares, Portugal   /   Mon, March 20, 2017   /  11:20 am
Four messages from Barcelona's mobile congress Mobile telephony has played a crucial role in closing the digital gap. (Shutterstock/File)

Mobile telephony has played a crucial role in closing the digital gap. The diffusion of devices has seen a leap-frog process, where an increased penetration rate happened at low cost and quickly. Current technology has produced the advanced fifth generation (5G) to give ample opportunities in the future. The 5G technology will provide greater benefits with sizeable capacity and reliable speeds for mobile broadband. The technology also links with the new wave of innovations, such as connected cars, virtual reality, 3D printing and artificial intelligence. It will shift our daily lives amid widespread impacts on smart cities, environmental sustainablity, health care, transportation and more. The 2017 Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, which was held by the GSM Association (GSMA) on Feb. 27 to March 2, affirmed such developments. I noted four main messages conveyed by Sun...

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