GSMA #WAS mobile operator summit in Dublin
More than 1200 people, representing 300 mobile operators across 142 countries, are due to attend the GSMA #WAS mobile operator summit in Dublin this week.
Irish software company Anam beat off intensive competition to host this prestigious event in Ireland, which is estimated to be worth in excess of €3 million for the economy.
Half the world’s mobile subscribers receive their mobile network service from the attending GSMA member telecoms companies.
Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charles Flanagan, said hosting such a major mobile operator summit in Dublin, will elevate Ireland’s status as a “go-to” telecoms hub for international investors, as well as, boosting spending in the local hospitality industry.
“Crucially, it also helps the innovative Irish GSMA members who will get access to these important decision-makers,” he said.
He said the event will provide an enormous opportunity for Enterprise Ireland, Failte Ireland and IDA to showcase Ireland to these leading Telecoms influencers.
Anam chief executive Noel Kelly said the event will be the largest global gathering of GSMA Wholesale Agreements and Solutions group (WAS) members ever.
Separately, recruitment consultancy Harvey Nash will this week launch Technology Live – a series of events addressing key issues and emerging trends in technology.
The first event, which takes place this Thursday, will focus on our rising dependence on cloud infrastructure and the increasingly important role of DevOps.
“We want to provide a practical, commercial insight into the impact IT has on businesses big and small throughout the country,” Harvey Nash Ireland director Gavin Fox said.