Of course - you're able to book rooms through any service or provider you prefer. However, you do so at your own risk, and we cannot guarantee the quality of service. By using the official accommodation agency, you are assured of working with a reputable company and will have local assistance should you experience any difficulties or problems during your stay. Unfortunately, several MWC exhibitors and attendees each year fall prey to accommodation offers from fraudulent companies. These hotel providers present themselves as official event partners but are not legitimate. Please visit the hotel section in this manual to know more about hotel fraud.
Because of the number of rooms b network secures for MWC attendees, they're able to secure great discounts not available anywhere else. In fact, they've managed to negotiate discounted rates at many great properties around town. These discounted rates are only available through b network and are another reason to book your accommodation through the official provider.
Please note: past attendees have received e-mail offers for hotel rooms from non-official agencies and then found themselves without accommodation upon arrival. If you choose to respond to such offers, please exercise caution and carefully read the cancellation policy, if any. The GSMA is unable to provide you with any assistance if you do not book through b network.