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Barcelona MWC ’17 – Day 2 update

As much as yesterday was about walking, today was mostly about talking and networking – in between the fast-paced b2b matchmaking sessions of EEN we took a look at what the midsize-multinationals and local telcos had to offer. Almost every site had a VR section with lots of bystanders and a single suit in a headset, wandering in a virtual landscape reflecting the actual corporate environment preservation policy. Besides VR, IT security was also a hit, secure phones, high security network devices, encrypted site2site infrastructures presented on dashboards that resemble the wildest sci-fi movie scenes – never seen this amount of fraudulent activity on a single graph before. The general concept of this business level is to attract the crowd with non-core business related flashes and let the sharks pick out the prospects.

After the congress, we had been invited to an exclusive event hosted by the Hungarian deputy-state secretary of ICT from the National Development Ministry, which gave us the opportunity to share experience with our peers from the ICT sector. At the end of the day, a day of talking seems no less tiring, than a day of walking.