Six start-ups and eight established Irish companies will be hosted by Enterprise Ireland at the Ireland Pavilion Stand at the GSMA Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona. The Congress, which runs from Monday February 26 to Friday March 1, is the world’s largest gathering for the mobile industry and this year’s event is expected to attract over 100,000 visitors representing mobile operators, device manufacturers, technology providers, vendors and content owners from across the world.
Drawing on this year’s theme ‘Mobile is creating a better future’, the 14 Enterprise Ireland client companies exhibiting at the Ireland Pavilion will demonstrate how their communications technology can solve industry problems, such as improving network security and the lives of consumers, and add value for operators and businesses.
A number of Irish companies will be making announcements at the Congress. Online safety technology company ‘iKydz’ will be unveiling a new product on Tuesday, while mobility solutions provider Cubic Telecom will also be making an announcement during the week. Another Enterprise Ireland client company ‘Asavie’, who will have a separate stand at the Congress, will be announcing a new partnership with Cork-based start-up Solo Energy.
Minister of State with responsibility for natural resources, community affairs and digital development, Sean Kyne, T.D., who will be visiting the Ireland Pavilion during the week, commented: “The Irish companies exhibiting at Mobile World Congress are fitting ambassadors of Ireland’s highly-regarded mobile technology industry, providing innovative solutions to a range of commercial and consumer needs with the strong backing of Enterprise Ireland. Their presence at the Congress is testament to their global ambition, and I look forward to meeting the various Irish representatives in person during the week. The Government will continue to provide, along with Enterprise Ireland, the necessary support for Irish companies to win business abroad and create jobs here at home.”