Barcelona 27 Feb - 2 Mar 2017

Press Zone

Welcome to the Press/Analyst Zone – here you’ll find important information that will help maximise your visit to Mobile World Congress 2017.

Press/Industry Analyst Registration

Registration for Mobile World Congress 2017 has not yet opened. If you are a member of the media or an industry analyst and would like to attend Mobile World Congress, you can review the criteria for accreditation here.

For questions on press/industry analyst accreditation, please email Press Registration.

Media Village

The Media Village at Mobile World Congress will be open to press, industry analysts and exhibiting companies from Monday, 27th February through Thursday, 2nd March.

The Media Village encompasses Media Working Facilities (CC5), which are available exclusively for accredited press and industry analysts, and Press Conference and Meeting Facilities (CC4), which are available to exhibitors for meetings with press and industry analysts. The Media Village also houses the service desk for Business Wire. The Media Village is centrally located in Fira Gran Via, on the Upper Walkway between Halls 3 and 4.

For information on the Media Village at Mobile World Congress, including availability and pricing for press meeting facilities, please contact Press Registration.

Media Village Opening Hours

Media Village CC5 (Media Working Facilities – for accredited press and industry analysts only):

Day Date Hours
Monday 27th February 07.30 – 19.30
Tuesday 28th February 07.30 – 19.30
Wednesday 1st March 07.30 – 19.30
Thursday 2nd March 07.30 – 16.00 (Open for entry until 15.30)

Media Village CC4 (Press Conference and Meeting Facilities, Business Wire):

Day Date Hours
Monday 27th February 07.30 – 19.00
Tuesday 28th February 07.30 – 19.00
Wednesday 1st March 07.30 – 19.00
Thursday 2nd March 07.30 – 16.00

** Please note that press/industry analysts have access to the exhibition floor only during Mobile World Congress opening hours; Sunday access is prohibited.

Exhibitor Press Events at MWC

Press Conference and Event Schedule

Monday, 27th February 2017

Event: Changing the industry from the inside out with a modular, repairable phone
Time: 27 February 2017, 15:30-17:30
Location: Media Village, Press Room 5
Contact: Fairphone press officer Fabian Hühne ( or +31 20 788 44 02; +31 6 21 26 28 15)

Tuesday, 28th February 2017

Millicom International Services
Event: Millicom Press Room
Time:  9:00 – 18:00 hrs
Location: Media Village, Press Room 7
Contact: Vivian Kobeh, Corporate Communications Director
RSVP: +1 (305)302-2858

5G Infrastructure Association
Event: Press, Media & Analyst Event “5G Action Plan: from Research to Trials”
Time: 14:00hs
Location: Media Village, Press Room 1
Contact: Alessandro Bedeschi –

Wednesday, 1st March 2017

Details coming soon.

Thursday, 2nd March 2017

Details coming soon.


The filming of keynotes and conference sessions is prohibited at Mobile World Congress. Please be aware that filming equipment will not be allowed into the auditoria. Individuals discovered using filming equipment within the conference sessions may be asked to leave. The GSMA will make selected video footage available for the media during the event and other video content will be posted to Mobile World Live following the event The GSMA regrets that during the keynotes, only official event photographers will be allowed unlimited access in the auditoria and use of alternative positions during these sessions. We will also convey on the day any further limitations or restrictions regarding photography as requested by individual keynote speakers. Selected photographs from official event photographers will be made available to the media via the event website

News, Information and Other Materials

Here you will find breaking news, announcements, and more related to Mobile World Congress.

Check back frequently for the latest.

GSMA Announces First Keynote Speakers for Mobile World Congress 2017

GSMA and Mobile World Capital Barcelona Introduce Youth Mobile Festival at Mobile World Congress 2017

GSMA Announces that the 2017 Glomo Awards are Open for Entry

GSMA Launches 2017 Mobile World Congress

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Please contact the GSMA PR team at to schedule press interviews with the GSMA or for further information on Mobile World Congress 2017.