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Gaming helps 3GSM enjoy another positive year

55,000 visitors, 1,300 exhibitors at influential Barcelona event

The 3GSM World Congress came to a close on Thursday, with officials for the event revealing over 55,000 attendees walked through the doors, visiting over 1,300 exhibitors in the international telecommunications market.

One in four attendees stated that they have initiated contract negotiations at the Congress, while one in ten concluding contract negotiations.

"These findings underline the positive anecdotal feedback we have had from both visitors and exhibitors," said Bill Gajda, chief marketing officer of the GSM Association.

"They indicate we have struck the right balance between growing the size of the event and maintaining the Congress' long-standing reputation as the annual forum where senior executives from across the globe have the time and space they need to meet, discuss industry trends and initiate and conclude deals."

2007 was the first year that mobile entertainment and content formed a major theme throughout the show, with an entire hall dedicated to multimedia content.

Leading mobile gaming companies involved in 3GSM included THQ Wireless, EA Mobile, RealNetworks, Gameloft, I-Play, Glu Mobile and Nvidia.

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