This is a time of huge disruption, as well as opportunity, for the world of live events and sports. The sheer volume of free and low-cost streaming services has led to intense competition and a fragmented viewing market. Innovations in ticketing and streaming compete for fan attention, alongside a shift in advertising towards digital and social channels. Read More
The media and entertainment (M&E) market is one of the most varied, vibrant and fast-growing sectors in the Americas region. In the US alone, the M&A industry is valued at $703 billion, and expected to hit $804 billion by 2021. (PWC) Read More
As the 5G hype cycle continues, the technology discussion has moved from the theoretical to the tangible. Use cases are being developed, business cases built and the economics of 5G are increasingly in the spotlight of every discussion. However, it is clear that 5G will not exist in a vacuum, but rather as an evolution of existing network technology. The Network Theme at MWC Americas will offer a view of today’s networks, the road to 5G and, finally, what 5G will look like and who it will be for. Read More
Have you googled the words ‘digital economy’ recently?
The second MWC Americas will take place in Los Angeles on the 12th to 14th of September at the LA Convention Centre. We will be in LA for the next three years, at least and we are all really looking forward to working with the local community and making this a celebration of innovation in such a vibrant and diverse city. Read More
It’s an often repeated claim that the mobile industry and the wider digital ecosystem have undergone profound changes over the past decade, so we thought it would be interesting to take a closer look at how these changes have impacted the content we develop and the overall makeup of the audiences our flagship event attracts. Read More