Today Barcelona has been named Mobile World Capital by GSMA. Barcelona will be the Mobile World Capital from 2012 to 2018. This means Barcelona will be holding each February the most important congress in the industry, the GSMA Mobile World Congress.
This designation is the result of the great results Barcelona has performed in the last years as home of the Mobile World Congress (former 3GSM congress). Barcelona deserves being Mobile World Capital due to “the combination of outstanding exhibition and conference facilities, its transportation and hospitality infrastructure, its commitment to expanding the reach of mobility throughout Barcelona, Catalonia and Spain, and the strong support of the public and private sectors” the GSMA said.