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Connecting at Mobile World Congress 2022

April 20, 2022

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The world has never been more connected than at the present time. British Columbia (B.C.) has a progressive and robust Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector with leaders in software, cloud computing, information technology, telecommunications and electronics manufacturing. With multiple technology clusters around the province, such as Vancouver, Victoria and Kelowna, B.C.’s ICT sector is flourishing from fast-growing start-ups and major global companies.

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Trade and Invest BC strives to connect B.C.’s ICT companies to potential investors and partners. One way to achieve this is by attending and participating in major trade shows – like Mobile World Congress (MWC). MWC is a key global B2B trade show focused on mobile and wired communications sectors and was held this year from February 28 – March 3, 2022. Held annually in Barcelona, MWC showcases exhibitors and attracts tech buyers and distributors from Europe, Asia and North America. Trade and Invest BC, working along with our partner Tech West Canada, secured space in the Canadian Pavilion at MWC where the B.C. delegation connected with others.

Here are the B.C. companies that attended in person:

Burnaby’s Avari Wireless designs and manufactures public safety digital distributed antenna systems for emergency responder radio communications system. Avari’s VitalLink Series provides a reliable, high-performance and high availability system designed to support current and future public safety communication requirements.

In Vancouver, mimik Technology creates a platform for hybrid edge cloud computing that enables any computing device to act as a cloud server to help application developers. Its technology optimizes the compute power at the edge and solves the challenge of the traditional approach of hauling data from the edge to the cloud and back again.

Turium Technology Group Inc., based in North Vancouver, develops a disaggregated business SD-WAN, which is a software solution that can be adapted and customized for small-to-medium sized businesses to multi-national firms with remote branch offices to get better access to data, applications and devices sites.

Warranty Life Services Inc. provides insurance for mobile devices. The Port Moody-based company uses artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies to ensure a personalized insurance experience and pricing for a plethora of smart devices against accidents such as screen cracks, battery issues or water damage.

Vancouver’s Colony Networks is a cloud-based network software company that aims to improve security, monitoring and reporting for managed networks. Its solution can be applied to retail stores that offer wi-fi for customer traffic data, to marine industries to provide lower data consumption that will not affect vessel performance.

Star Solutions, located in Richmond, is a leader in designing and manufacturing mobile network infrastructure products and solutions. The company specializes in aiding mobile operators, enterprises and government agencies to use networks that are typically challenging.

PortaOne, Inc. is a global company with its corporate office in Coquitlam, with integrated and flexible technology solutions for telecom companies, such as a unified service management and delivery platform for voice messaging and data traffic.

Expeto Wireless is a leading cloud-based platform that enables mission critical hybrid private mobile networks for enterprise customers. The Vancouver-based company enables firms to connect to any private or public mobile network with integration into their IT systems.

wtfast is a Kelowna-based company that provides an optimized gaming network, also known as Gamers Private Network, for massively multiplayer online games (MMO), first-person shooter games (FPS) and multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA).

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Trade and Invest BC has worked with the B.C. delegation to minimize risk of traveling during COVID-19 times and led a departure webinar with Tech West for registered attendees. Our trade and investment representative in Europe attended and connected with companies in-person during MWC. There were also inquiries at the event from firms interested in B.C. as a potential location to expand into.

Interested in participating in future events with our Trade and Invest BC team? Connect with us today.

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