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.
As expected, 5G was one of the major themes at last week's Mobile World Congress (MWC) trade show in Barcelona, Spain.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Keith Mallinson There is a lot to play for and at stake in mobile communications. It is among the very largest industries with operator revenues of $1.16 trillion (€812.4 billion)...
Michael Carroll Have you recovered from the Mobile World Congress yet? Even if you weren't one of the 85,000 people who attended the annual trade show in Barcelona in person, if you...