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The 10 Best Quotes From Mobile World Congress #MWC16

The sun might have set on Mobile World Congress for another year, but there was no shortage of exciting tech announcements and bustling debates on the ‘gigabit economy’.

Mark Zuckerberg stole the headlines with his extensive plans to connect the universe and a milestone VR announcement. But for those of you who were not fortunate enough to be there, we’ve cherry picked 10 of the top quotes from the event


“‘Test and inform’ is one method whereby CBS Interactive identifies ad-block users who visit its properties and then asks to be whitelisted. This method works best to convince loyal readers.”

CBS Interactive EVP and CRO David Morris


“6 seconds of buffering causes as much stress as watching a horror movie alone.”

Elisabetta Romano, Ericsson


“The gender digital divide is widest in countries where gender empowerment is lowest.”

Dorren Dogdan


“Smartphones are so passé. It’s all about VR at Mobile World Congress.”

The Economist


“Partnerships are helping to grow the Industrial Internet.”

General Electric


“Digital-savvy millennials will sacrifice privacy for personalization.”



“By leveraging #diversity you bring #innovation into the company for greater profitability.”

Kathrin Buvac, Nokia


“World’s first mobile phone —1983; Weight: 2.4 lbs; Talk Time: 30 minutes; Charge Time: 10 hours; Cost: $3,999.”

Vala Afshar, Salesforce

“Google and Facebook are interested in using a submarine cable that will link Brazil directly to Europe.”

Bloomberg Business

“#5G is expected to have 1,000 times the capacity of 4G.”

Intel IT Center