The 10 Most Interesting Stats Revealed at Mobile World Congress 2016

VR, ad blocking and Netflix were hot topics


BARCELONA, Spain—Mobile World Congress wrapped up Thursday with a record 100,000 attendees. From stats on Netflix signups to mind-blowing numbers from companies powering mobile phones, here are the 10 figures that got people talking this week.

1. Netflix is notorious for being tight-lipped when it comes to stats about its platform (particularly for ratings), but the streaming service revealed a few nuggets of data here.

Scott Mirer, vp of the device partner ecosystem, said 42 percent of all signups were registered for a desktop or laptop, and 27 percent of signups were for phones last year.

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