Data center

Our research correspondent attended both MWC Barcelona 2019 and 2023. MWC Barcelona (formerly but still commonly referred to as Mobile World Congress) is an annual trade show organized by GSMA. The event dedicates primarily to the mobile communications industry. Device manufacturers, network equipment providers, representatives of wireless carriers, and the press, among others attend the event. Its annual attendance is generally around 100,000 people.

When he attended both events, he felt a big difference among them. It is a description of “5G”. In the beginning of 2019, many countries and regions tried to introduce 5G networks there. Therefore, it was the stage of diffusion at the time. Now, there are many places where we can connect to 5G networks. Companies must offer their services that make use of 5G networks. In other words, connection to 5G networks itself does not matter. How to deliver new value based on 5G networks is important.

As a result, more companies have tried to take advantage of 5G networks, and data usage has skyrocketed. Also, it means that more data centers are needed all over the world. Whether we do not know or not, about 30% of electricity in a data center is used for air cooling. Daikin pays attention to this reality and decided to acquire Alliance Air Products.

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