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MWC 2023: 8 Groundbreaking Tech Highlights

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The Mobile World Congress (MWC), the largest and most influential trade show focused on the mobile communications industry, returned to Barcelona last week to bring together connectivity enthusiasts and professionals from all over the world to discuss 5G Acceleration, Digital Everything, Innovation Ecosystems and other hot topics in mobile tech.

This year, the halls of Fira Gran Via were bustling with activity, reminiscent of the pre-pandemic 2019 event.

The rise of digital technologies offers a vast window of opportunity for all industries to create value. 

Our resources are finite and we all need to do more, with less. As we continue our evolution to Industry 4.0 and beyond, digitization, IoT and the combination of real and digital worlds become game changers for meeting these challenges.

Our Team led by Growth Director Madalin Dobre attended the event and came back with some thought-provoking takeaways and fresh ideas on what the future has in store for the connectivity world. We can’t help sharing them with you.

Here are some of the most noteworthy highlights brought from MWC 2023 by our Team.


Key Takeaways From MWC 2023

Motorola’s Rizr is back, reimagined

Motorola Rizr rollable phone, while still in the conceptual stage, stood out as one of the most impressive innovations at MWC 2023. This 5-inch smartphone has a foldable display that can be extended to reveal a 6.5-inch screen, offering a more engaging viewing experience and easier typing. Additionally, the back of the phone has an extra panel that serves as a secondary display for notifications and a viewfinder for taking photos when the main screen is rolled up.
Motorolla Rizr Rollable Phone

Nuralogix Anura – the main behind-the-scenes show runner

Wearable devices and smartwatches have transformed consumer health technology. However, there is no need for a specialized machine to evaluate your health.

NuraLogix has developed a unique health assessment technology capable of analyzing more than 30 vitals using only a selfie video. This technology operates on any smartphone by analyzing the user’s facial blood flow and utilizing artificial intelligence to match it against a vast patient database. The software delivers evaluations for cardiovascular health, diabetes risk, and other conditions, boasting a 95% accuracy rate.

health assessment technology

Ossia Wireless Power Security Cameras – the first wirelessly powered product to hit the market?

We’ve been hearing about wireless power transmission for years, but now we’re finally approaching the stage where it will be commercially accessible. Ossia, a company with extensive experience in developing wireless power technology, has teamed up with ARCHOS to launch what is believed to be the first consumer product powered wirelessly that is available for purchase. The essential advantage of this technology is evident: there are no restrictions based on access to outlets or unsightly cables. The security cameras are powered wirelessly, similar to how data is transmitted through Wi-Fi.

Ossia Wireless Power Security Cameras at mwc 2023

ZTE NEO Cloud Card to establish a novel DPU-centric computing architecture

ZTE Corporation showcased its NEO (Native Enhanced-Cloud Orchestration) cloud card at MWC 2023. This cloud card has been successfully deployed for commercial use in the early months of 2023.

ZTE is the initial partner stationed in China Mobile DPU Innovation & Open’s open laboratory for DPU innovation. Both parties have collaborated to conduct extensive research on DPU’s fundamental technology architecture, and they have jointly promoted the DPU industry chain’s healthy development from specification to ecosystem-wide cooperation. ZTE’s NEO cloud card can establish a novel DPU-centric computing architecture that facilitates virtualization, network, storage, and security offloading and acceleration while reducing CPU workload and enhancing overall system performance.

The MediaTek MT6825 IoT-NTN chipset – reliable connectivity everywhere with two-way satellite communications

The MediaTek MT6825 stands out as one of the most noteworthy developments from MWC 2023 due to its ability to facilitate two-way satellite messaging and SOS calling on any integrated device. Unlike other chips, the MT6825 is explicitly designed for this purpose. It can communicate with both LEO and GEO satellites, giving users a broader range of satellite connectivity without requiring them to hold their phones in the air to get a connection.

MediaTek’s MT6825 chipsets are designed to work with the 3GPP NTN technology, allowing them to be integrated into any smartphone. The company is targeting both IoT-NTN and NR-NTN, with the first for low-data rate connections and the latter for video calls.

In order to bring this technology to market, MediaTek has partnered with the Bullitt Group, a British-based consumer electronics company. The MT6825 chipset will connect to the Bullitt Satellite Connect platform and will be compatible with multiple smartphone brands. This marks the world’s first commercial devices that feature 3GPP NTN technology.

SK Telecom’s air taxi – one of the most eye-catching demonstrations at this year’s MWC

SK Telecom showcased an immersive virtual flying experience over Seoul and Busan using UAM aircraft based on Joby Aviation’s eVTOL aircraft and a virtual simulator. Users can use the TMAP mobility service platform to plan their journey, including multiple modes of transportation, battery charging, and infotainment during flights. They can also operate the UAM aircraft simulator and utilize SKT’s 4D trajectory-based flight control platform to avoid collisions through route deviation alerts.

Additionally, SK Telecom presented a drone-based technology to ensure the stable operation of UAM services by verifying aerial network quality and its plan to expand UAM into the logistics industry.

Microsoft Expands Telecom Offerings

Microsoft has unveiled several new cloud tools catering to telcos that use its Azure cloud services.

According to Microsoft, these tools focus on “ubiquitous computing from cloud to edge.” Among the new offerings are two AIOps services: Azure Operator Insights and Azure Operator Service Manager.

Azure Operator Insights allows users to collect and analyze large amounts of network data via machine learning, delivering insights for “operator-specific workloads” related to the health of telecom networks and their customer experience. Meanwhile, Azure Operator Service Manager provides “seamless management” of services across hybrid cloud sites.

Additionally, Microsoft is launching Azure Operator Nexus, its new-generation hybrid cloud platform, and Azure Programmable Connectivity interface, which is compatible with partners like AT&T, Deutsche Telekom, T-Mobile, Rogers, Telefonica, and Singtel.

Safehouse Tech’s Bodyguard – secure your devices and digital identity with just one click

SafeHouse Tech has recently introduced its flagship mobile security product, BodyGuard, on major digital platforms. BodyGuard 4.0 results from a significant breakthrough in SafeHouse’s R&D Lab in Israel, boasting considerable performance enhancements.

This latest version offers advanced AI-based security capabilities, utilizes more robust encryption, and provides enhanced privacy protection, making BodyGuard the world’s fastest VPN ever.

Most smartphone users remain vulnerable to hackers without even realizing the cyber threats their devices and data are exposed to.

BodyGuard 4.0 from SafeHouse Tech allows anyone to secure their device and digital identity with just one click, ensuring their safety in the digital realm.

Wrapping Up

The Mobile World Congress 2023 was a genuinely outstanding event, showcasing the most recent developments in mobile technology from some of the world’s leading industry actors.

The event showcased how mobile technology is revolutionizing the way we interact, work, and live, from 5G network infrastructure to foldable smartphones and cutting-edge artificial intelligence.

The MWC 2023 strongly emphasized sustainability and inclusivity while also highlighting the value of utilizing mobile technology to address some of the most urgent issues facing the world today, including inequality and climate change.

Mobile technology will undoubtedly play a significant role in driving innovation and advancement in the years to come, influencing how we engage with the world and paving the way for a better, more connected future.

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