Israeli tech big hit at world congress

Israel’s technology industry made a big showing at the Mobile World Congress.

Some 100 Israeli companies participated in the mobile industry’s largest annual event, held this year in Barcelona, Spain. The event brought about 67,000 visitors and 1,400 companies to Barcelona to show off the latest advances in the field.

Some of the mobile technology innovations Israeli companies brought to the congress included fixed 3G car phone devices, telemedicine devices and satellite communication systems.

The joint national effort by the Israel Export and  International Cooperation Institute and the Foreign Trade Administra-tion of the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor resulted in some 2,000 business meetings between Israeli and foreign companies.

The Spanish publication wrote, “Although a small country with barely 7 million inhabitants, it’s a leader in technological innovation. Proof of this is that Israel has at its disposal one of the largest showcase pavilions at the Mobile World Congress.”  — jta