Employees of several Asia Pacific-based communications service providers and vendors were aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 at the time of its disappearance, including Huawei, competitor ZTE, U.S. company Freescale Semiconductor, and reportedly, China Telecom.
Vodafone announced a new agreement with Volkswagen and Audi in Europe to provide connected car services through embedded global SIM cards, starting with new Audi models from 2015.
The GSMA reported that more than 85,000 visitors from 201 countries attended the 2014 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, which it said set another new record. In addition to the more than 80,000 attendees at MWC at Fira Gran Via, more than 5,000 people participated in a range of partner programmes at Fira Montjuïc.
BARCELONA, Spain- While 5G is still more concept than reality, many industry leaders are starting to theorise about 5G and what they think it will encompass. For Cisco CEO John Chambers, the Internet of Things (IoT) will be a big part of 5G.
BARCELONA, Spain- Huawei unveiled a raft of new devices on Sunday at the Mobile World Congress trade show, including a high end smartphone that taps into the latest fad for taking 'selfie' photos and posting them onto social networks, plus the Chinese vendor's first wearable device.
BARCELONA, Spain--Microsoft announced a number of new firms are planning to use its Windows Phone software, many of which were initially skeptical about the mobile OS. The announcement of new partners comes just ahead of Microsoft finalizing its $7.4 billion deal for the handset division of Nokia, the largest maker of Windows Phones.
Network functions virtualization (NFV) will be all the rage at next week's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. To that end, both Alcatel-Lucent and Huawei are taking the opportunity to make cases for using their respective NFV solutions in mobile networks.
TeliaSonera has completed a field trial of Huawei's G.fast technology, one that enables service providers to theoretically deliver up to 1 Gbps over existing copper loops.
In the run-up to every Mobile World Congress, media and analysts spend much time speculating on what is likely to feature at the event, indicating the importance of these four days as a bellwether for the mobile industry. Already there are signs that this is shaping up to be an eventful show--certainly if Huawei's recent video teaser is anything to go by.
Gartner said 2013 was a tipping point for the mobile phone market, as smartphone sales outpaced feature phones for the first time.