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TelnaMar 1, 2024 3:15:00 PM2 min read

MWC 2024: AI Takes Centre Stage, eSIM Focus

Telna | MWC 2024: AI and eSIM

Mobile World Congress 2024 has wrapped up in Barcelona, and the resounding takeaway is that the future of mobile technology is all about seamless integration with artificial intelligence. While the event showcased a dazzling array of new devices and advancements, the stars of the show were the ways AI is poised to reshape and optimize our mobile experiences.

AI: The Omnipresent Hand

From optimizing cellular networks for smoother streaming to powering ever-more intuitive virtual assistants, AI dominated the discussions at MWC.

One hot topic was, of course, generative AI, where algorithms demonstrate the remarkable ability to create new content. Imagine a phone's virtual assistant not only answering questions but crafting emails based on your spoken instructions, or even generating vacation itineraries with detailed plans.

Companies throughout the industry highlighted AI's increasing role in customer service. AI-powered chatbots could go beyond troubleshooting basic problems, and proactively identifying patterns in your app usage to suggest features you haven't discovered previously.

This enhanced personalization has the potential to streamline experiences and add greater value to our digital lives.

Furthermore, the AI-RAN Alliance, comprising tech giants like Ericsson, Nokia, and Microsoft, is integrating AI into radio networks, paving the way for more efficient 5G and 6G technologies. AI is also revolutionizing telecom, automotive, wearable devices, and customer service sectors by enhancing operational efficiencies and user experiences.

The emphasis on responsible AI was as prominent as the promises of its power. Companies stressed the need for ethical data practices, and building AI systems that are fair, explainable, and trustworthy. The industry knows consumer confidence in advanced AI is crucial to long-term success.


The eSIM Revolution Continues

The spotlight at MWC 2024 was firmly on the transformative power of eSIM technology and AI's burgeoning role in redefining connectivity and technological innovation. Companies like Telna have been instrumental in this shift, offering eSIM platforms that redefine how devices connect to cellular networks. This innovation brings unparalleled flexibility and convenience for Communication Service Providers (CSPs) and consumers alike.

Ongoing expansion of eSIM technology took another significant leap forward at MWC 2024. This embedded SIM card allows users to switch carriers with ease and is in the process of shaking up the carrier landscape.

Imagine taking a vacation abroad and your phone automatically detecting available networks, presenting the best roaming options the moment you leave the plane.

Or, as competition drives down prices, switching carriers becomes as simple as tapping a few buttons on your phone. eSIM technology promises to put more power into the hands of consumers.


A Glimpse of the Future

As always MWC 2024 offers a vision for technology's trajectory. AI, from the back-end of networks to the apps on the screen, is becoming the intelligent backbone of our mobile experiences. AI – and an ongoing 5G roll-out is transforming telecoms. Coupled with the adoption of eSIM technology an MWC 2024 delivered a promise of a telecoms revolution in 2024 and beyond.



Telna provides Mobile Network Operators (MNOs), Communication Service Providers (CSPs), and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) with a fully managed global cellular connectivity platform. Telna has the largest 2G – 5G, LTE-M to over 800 radio network operators – 300 in direct partnerships – in 200 countries. Its global multi-network connectivity platform enables simplified integration to any platform and enables local break-out with localization that utilizes cloud infrastructure. With one integration to Telna’s platform, we have enabled millions of devices with multi-network connectivity, enabling innovative solutions in the cloud.