The 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona ended in February 16-th after gathering about 50,000 people near the newest technologies and products in the mobile phone industry. The attendance in the first day of the Congress was bigger than the total attendance of last year's 3GSM in Cannes. 1,900 media representatives were near the action and were broadcasting the latest news from the source. 40 % increase was shown in the exhibited companies also, this year they were 962. The 3GSM World Congress will be held again in Barcelona next year.
Barcelona is the capital city of Catalonia region in Spain. The city is located along the Mediterranean coast, south of the Pyrenees. The population of the metropolitan is near 4.6 (the city alone - 1.6) million people. Barcelona is very popular with its football team FC Barcelona and the cultural areas and buildings in the city.