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Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2014 has come to an end and the telecom world is still buzzing from a whirlwind week. After an action-packed four days at the Fira Gran Via in Barcelona, Spain, the CENX team would like to share their insights with you.

Describe CENX’s presence at the event.

  • Engaging, active, energized!
  • We hosted service providers and partners, listened to their challenges and demonstrated our Service Orchestration solutions in our custom-built hospitality suite located in Hall 2.
  • The quality of customer meetings, engagement and committed follow-up were telling signs that our Service Orchestration solutions hit-the-mark with our customers’ and partners’ needs.

What were the biggest trends at MWC?

  • Big Data, SDN and NFV.
  • Recognition that as bandwidth and volume scales, operational challenges need to be addressed.
  • Internet of Things, devices, and wearables all drive the continued explosion of bandwidth and requirements for application-aware networking
  • The need for service providers to be ‘agile.’

What stood out at MWC?

  • This was the first time I noticed auto manufacturers at MWC (Ford and GM).
  • The increasing number of exhibitors that would traditionally not have been at these kinds of events (M2M, mobile apps…).

What was your favorite part of MWC?

  • Demoing our product to service providers, partners, the media and analysts.
  • The excitement, engagement, collaboration and resonance that we experienced in our customers and partner meetings.
  • Great collaboration and engagement across the CENX team.

Which booth was your favorite?

  • The Ericsson booth got the most votes from the CENX team: The Ericsson "city" was impressive. It's hard to ignore the sheer scale of the Ericsson hall which had 131 separate demo stands – amazing! 

What’s your main takeaway from MWC?

  • Continued acceleration in the pace of change from mobile networking - from devices to applications to networking technology.
  • Great fit between where we are and what matters to our customers and partners!
  • Continued increase in attendees – 85,000 this year (20% up on last year) which suggests people are hungry for information/help.
  • Resonance of our value exchange across all customers was very exciting.

Do you have any tips for people attending MWC 2015?

  • Wear comfortable shoes.
  • Pack a “MWC Survival Kit”. Make sure this includes Tylenol, Halls and Kleenex.
  • Be sure to schedule time with CENX!

 Click here for more information on Mobile World Congress.

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This blog post includes contributions from CENX’s MWC attendees, including:

  • Ed Ogonek, President and CEO
  • Nan Chen, Executive Vice Chairman
  • Jay McMullan, Senior Vice-President, Worldwide Sales
  • Julian Welch, Vice-President, EMEA
  • Paul McCluskey, Director of Business Development
  • Robert Casey, Director of Product Management
  • Chris Purdy, CTO
  • Aneil Chopra, Senior Sales Engineer
  • Erica Watts, Marketing Manager
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