As every year (since 1997) also this year I will join the 3GSM Congress in Cannes. It's the come together for the GSM industry and for me it's my personal "Mecca" I have to walk too not once in my life but one a year.
It's the congress for the whole GSM industry and all the stuff you will find on later events like the CeBIT are pre-presented there. But not the hardware is interesting for me only but also network and service developments.
It's interesting how the 3GSM Congress changed over the years. While in the beginning there were a lots of Base Station and core network vendors, plus SIM card vendors, etc - today you have a wide range of ASPs there plus handset manufactures, etc and while in the beginning nobody was talking about mobile data services, today mobile data covers at least 50 % of the congress.
This year I've also decided to upload more photos to PPCW.Net than the years before and this time without comments; just the upload. ! photo can say more than 1000 words and because I will be pretty busy there I won't find the time anyway to write articles to explain what you see on the photo. So why not uploading the pictures without any comments - at least the pictures are the most important for you - I'm sure ;-) and therefore I've created the "PPCW.Net 3GSM Congress Live Photo Blog" which you can find from now under http://www.ppcw.net/images/live/3gsm/.
Right now, you won't find any photos there but I will leave to Cannes on Sunday (to enjoy a day off in Cannes) and the congress starts Monday.
Es every year - the jackpot questions is what to take with me, what to leave at home because you don't use it anyway... ;-)
So here are my minimum companions:
Well, this should be good enough as a kind of "geek survival pack"! ;-) Anything missed? If so tell me... Oh yes - not to forget that if you are in Cannes as well, drop me an E-Mail and let us have a coffee (during the day) or beer (during afternoon/evening).
Cheers ~ Arne
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