MWC: A peek inside the mobile mega-event
Over 100 000 people attend Mobile World Congress (MWC) every year as the world's mobile technology industry leaders gather under one enormous roof in Barcelona, Spain.
In 2018, over 107 000 people attended the GSMA-run event and similar if not bigger visitor numbers are expected to be reported for the 2019 edition, which took place from 25 to 28 February.
The Fira Gran Via conference venue consists of eight halls filled with stands from technology vendors, manufacturers and start-ups from across the globe showing off the latest in mobile innovation. The venue is 240 000 square meters and certainly feels that big when walking what feels like miles from hall one to hall eight.
The venue is so big that it needs travellators to help people get around faster.
Wondering what the overarching feeling at the venue is? The feeling of being a salmon swimming the wrong way up a river comes to mind.
There was also some cool tech on show this year, mostly following the 5G theme.
This year's "smartphone wars" were dominated by Huawei and Samsung's new foldable phones.