People from the mobile comms industry will be upsetting their partners this year as 3GSM starts on Valentines day. With over 1 billion subscribers, GSM has done pretty well as a technology, but the main concern for the visitors and exhibitors is whether higher bandwidth mobile connections will allow operators to sell more content and services, and actually make money out of the incredibly expensive licences that were purchased across Europe. As well as the usual events, there will be a charity auction, and you can bid for many of the items by GSM text message. Items include a trip to the Tour de France, and a replica of Jan Ullrich’s bike. Fortunately the trip to the Tour doesn’t require the winner to ride the bike in the race!