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Jarich on Mobile World Congress 2016: Do you know what to expect?

I've been thinking a lot about Mobile World Congress 2016 lately. Just prior to Super Mobility Week, we completed our first Mobile World Congress planning session with a customer. And if people have already started planning for it, I suppose it only makes sense to put down some predictions for the Big Show. Six months out, the accuracy here may be limited, but it's not too early to start planning.  

Super Mobility conference starts to find its footing- but CTIA can still make improvements

I left Las Vegas on Friday as CTIA's Super Mobility 2015 conference drew to a close with a sense of cautious optimism for the show. Although I still think it's a bit disjointed and could use some boosts of energy, in its second-annual incarnation the umbrella super conference was more focused and had much more buzz than it did during the first go-around in 2014.

Jarich on MWC Shanghai: 5G sketch artists, flying small cells, super-massive MIMO and more wackiness

Earlier this month I stopped by Mobile World Congress Shanghai with a few of my colleagues Ed Gubbins of Current Analysis and Malcolm Rogers of Pyramid Research). Was it as big as the GSMA's Barcelona event in the spring? No. Was the weather more reminiscent of a mid-summer New Orleans-- if someone had pumped in all of LA's smog? Yes. Was it still a solid investment of time? Definitely.

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.

Alcatel-Lucent steps away from 'polarizing' debate, touts blending of Wi-Fi, LTE

There's a lot of talk about LTE-Licensed Assisted Access (LAA), or LTE-Unlicensed, but Alcatel-Lucent says there's no reason to wait for LTE-U. With the launch of its "Wireless Unified Networks," or WUN for short, at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week, the vendor is blending the upload and download capabilities of Wi-Fi and cellular technologies to offer faster download and upload speeds and extended network range.

Get the facts on 5G at Mobile World Congress

Don't just read about what the next wave of wireless technology will be, hear about it from the top tech experts in the world. Join me at the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, Spain, for " The Path to 5G: Defining the Next-generation of Wireless Networks "  luncheon panel that will be held on Tuesday, March 4, from 12:30 p.m. until 2 p.m.

Report: Samsung's Galaxy S6 will come in 2 variants, including one with a side display

Samsung Electronics will unveil two versions of its next flagship Galaxy smartphone in a few weeks, including a model with a display covering three sides, according to a Bloomberg report.

Samsung replaces mobile marketing chief ahead of expected Galaxy S6 launch

Samsung Electronics is changing its mobile marketing chief less than a month before it is expected to debut the next version of its flagship Galaxy S smartphone line.

Mallinson: The wireless market- not to mention Barcelona- is overflowing thanks to M2M and IoT

We are currently on the brink of dramatic change and market expansion which might well become as significant as the smartphone revolution, with a large proportion of objects communicating with each other and being constantly connected to the Internet. Many of these will connect through wires, fibre and Wi-Fi, and some will use cellular communications to do so. However, most will also become accessible and controllable by personal mobile devices including smartphones and tablets.

Scorecard: Analyzing key trends at the 2014 MWC

The Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, Spain, is always massive, and in 2014 more than 85,000 visitors from 201 countries attended the event. Despite MWC's enormity, each year there are a handful of key themes that dominate the trade show.