Best of Irish mobile on view in Barcelona

Irish companies and State agencies are out in force at the annual Mobile World Congress in Barcelona

Irish companies were out in force at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, which officially kicked off in Barcelona on Monday.

Some 22 Enterprise Ireland client companies are showcasing at the event, the largest annual global gathering for the mobile industry. This year's event is expected to attract 107,000 attendees and more than 2,400 companies.

Leading mobile manufacturers, including Huawei, Sony and HMD/Nokia, have already used the event to showcase their latest devices, with Huawei's foldable smartphone costing an eye-watering €2,299.

Among the Irish companies taking part is Zyalin, the company behind internet safety tool iKydz. It announced deals with five different providers across Japan, Ghana and Lebanon.

Cubic Telecom, the fast-growing Irish technology company whose backers include chipmaker Qualcomm and car manufacturer Audi, used MWC to announced a new collaboration with Microsoft.

Cubic is to work with the tech giant on its connected vehicle platform, a set of services built on the Microsoft Azure cloud that are designed to help manufacturers create better connected driving experiences.

New partnership

Irish telecoms software solutions provider Openet announced a new partnership with Samsung around 5G core network solutions. Under the agreement, Samsung and Openet will co-operate to provide 5G network functions in the packet core software solutions.

Asavie, a provider of internet of things solutions, also announced that it connect service is now available on AWS marketplace and via Verizon.

Enterprise Ireland is hosting a stand highlighting 13 clients including Benetel, Cubic, Decawave, Druid Software, Endeavour Technology, Inhance Technology, Joulica, Klas Telecom, mAdme Technologies, Openmind Networks, Software Radio Systems, Tidbo and Zyalin.

A number of companies will also have their owns booths, including Asavie, Ding, Openet, Taoglas and Alpha. IDA Ireland will also be present at the event, which is an important shop window for the Irish mobile technology industry.