The past decade has seen many great developments that have changed the way the world works. One such is mobile technology which has quite ubiquitously taken over our daily life. I believe it to be one of the most revolutionary developments of our time, transforming almost everything we’ve always known including banking in Nigeria. With the increasing number of Nigerians taking to smart phones this sector is bound to grow exponentially, thus facilitating the overall banking industry. For this precise reason, I’ve developed a strong interest in the field and try to keep up with this fast changing industry as much as possible.
Recently I had the opportunity of visiting Mobile World Congress, which is the most important event for the mobile industry. Being the world’s biggest mobile event, the Mobile World Congress was held in Barcelona this year. Its a combination of the world’s largest exhibition for the mobile industry and a conference featuring prominent executives representing mobile operators, device manufacturers, technology providers, vendors and content owners from across the world. I simply had to be there!
The event was much more than what I had heard. Being a part of it made me believe that I was witnessing something bigger where great ideas met greater execution. The concept that Mobile is Everything was reverberating through every speech and discussion platforms. With all the major players present at the event, the exchange of information and ideas was overwhelming. I got to see the best technology, played around with the latest and upcoming gadgets, experienced virtual reality and met some amazing people from around the world. The event was pulsating with an energy that was indescribable
The one thing that really stood out for me from this entire experience was the discussion and demo on 5G network. This technology is going to take the world by storm as its expected to be ten times faster than the current 4G LTE. I can’t wait for its launch in 2018 (or 2020). Imagine how much faster its all going to get?
Attending the Mobile World Congress once again made me realise the vast potential mobile has in our present and future. The more I read about it, the more I want to be a part of this inspiring revolution – not just for Diamond Bank, but for Banking in general.