MWCLive 2015


The Fierce team attended this year's Mobile World Congress 2015 show at the Fira Gran in Barcelona, Spain, in full force. Phil Goldstein, Sue Marek, Michael Carroll and Mike Dano were all on the ground, covering all the keynotes, press conferences and events at this year's show. Check out below for our full coverage of the event.

And see here for a wrapup of the best and worst from the show:
The best and worst of MWC 2015
March 10, 2015
​Now that the jetlag has subsided and the blisters on my feet have healed, I'm taking a look back at last week's Mobile World Congress 2015 and pinpointing what I believe were the highs and lows of the annual gathering of wireless executives from around the globe.

BlackBerry's embrace of a software strategy leaves some analysts skeptical

BlackBerry is an afterthought in the device market, but the company wants to become much more of a software player in the next few years. However, the open question is whether the company has the wherewithal to achieve its goals.

Schoolar: MWC 2015 RAN review – 5G, 4.5G, and some other random observations

As expected and even discussed here on FierceWireless prior to Mobile World Congress, the annual mobile confab was ripe with 5G talk. Just about every major RAN vendor, with the exception of Alcatel-Lucent, had something labeled in its booth as 5G. This doesn't mean Alcatel-Lucent didn't have plenty to say on the subject during MWC.

Intel, Qualcomm execs see role as technology providers in smart cities

BARCELONA, Spain--Intel and Qualcomm executives said the chipset giants have a role to play in enabling smart cities as both technology solution providers and advisers as municipalities connect more of their infrastructure and services.

Ubuntu finally comes to phones, but don't expect major retail sales push for at least 12 months

BARCELONA, Spain--After a three-year gestation period, the Ubuntu operating system is finally on real, live smartphones that are being sold to consumers. However, don't expect a huge retail or advertising push for the platform on phones this year, according to Ubuntu's top mobile executive.

The best and worst of MWC 2015

Now that the jetlag has subsided and the blisters on my feet have healed, I'm taking a look back at last week's Mobile World Congress 2015 and pinpointing what I believe were the highs and lows of the annual gathering of wireless executives from around the globe.

MWC 2015: NGMN Alliance, Huawei, Ericsson, Nokia talk 5G and more

As expected, 5G was one of the major themes at last week's Mobile World Congress (MWC) trade show in Barcelona, Spain.

As Verizon embraces Firefox OS for smartphones, AT&T remains on the fence

BARCELONA, Spain--AT&T Mobility will continue to consider supporting new, emerging smartphone platforms like Firefox and others, but so far the carrier hasn't seen a compelling reason to do so, said a top AT&T executive. That position stands in contrast to Verizon Wireless, which this week announced it will sell phones running the Firefox OS starting next year.

MWC 2015: 5G, IoT and Chinese vendors take the floor

If you thought it seemed busier at MWC this year you were right. The official figures from the GSMA indicate that there were over 93,000 attendees from 200 countries. That compares with 85,000 attendees in 2014.

AT&T to expand Digital Life trials to more operators this year

BARCELONA, Spain--AT&T Mobility will conduct more trials of its Digital Life home automation and security platform with operators in Europe, the Middle East and Southeast Asia, according to a senior AT&T executive. AT&T has been conducting a limited trial of the service with Telefónica, which is has been licensing the technology in the UK for the past several months.

Facebook wins Oxygen8's first Master of Mobile award

BARCELONA, Spain--Facebook was awarded the first ever Master of Mobile award at a special ceremony held by multi-channel communications platform provider Oxygen8 at the Mobile World Congress, here.