A year ago when I hosted a panel discussion on the topic of 5G at the Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona, Spain, my panellists predicted it would likely be at least 2020 before commercial 5G service would be launched and that even in that time frame availability would be limited, at best.
It is good that arguments for and against consolidation, including the proposed mergers of BT and EE, of O2 and Three, are being based on extensive evidence and analysis. Nevertheless, that still does not make it easy to make sense of all the facts and figures being selectively presented for and against the proposed changes, and from which markedly differing conclusions are being drawn by protagonists and antagonists, respectively.
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Millicom has agreed to sell its business in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to Orange for $160 million (€143 million).
Vodafone said a global survey revealed that the rapid adoption of mobile broadband services, fixed-line broadband and cloud services is playing an integral role in the implementation of flexible working at companies worldwide.
A report comparing the progress of LTE network rollouts worldwide as of the fourth quarter of 2015 reveals that markets with the best coverage do not necessarily provide the fastest data speeds.
Gamma, a UK-based business communications service provider (CSP), agreed a deal with Three UK to provide the primary radio access for a new mobile service it plans to launch in the first half of 2016.
Nokia said it has combined big data storage, intelligent analytics and "extreme" automation in a cloud-based platform that will cut the time taken to identify, and solve, network problems.
Gartner predicted 274.6 million wearable electronic devices will be sold worldwide in 2016, an increase of 18.4 per cent from 232 million units in 2015.
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