MADRID, 26th February, 2016 (WAM)–Visitors to the 2016 edition of the Mobile World Congress surpassed the 100,000 mark for the first time in the event’s history, with over100,000 attendees, the GSMA reported today, an increase of more than six per cent over last year.

Visitors from 204 countries attended the mobile industry’s premier event at the Fira Gran Via and Fira Montjuic venues in Barcelona. The 2016 Mobile World Congress featured more than 2,200 exhibiting companies showcasing cutting-edge products and services across 110,000 net square metres of exhibition and hospitality space. More than 3,600 international media and industry analysts attended the event to report on the many significant industry announcements made at the Congress.

“Mobile World Congress hit a significant milestone in 2016 as visitors to the event surpassed 100,000 for the first time,” said John Hoffman, CEO of GSMA Ltd.