At this year's installment of Mobile World Congress (MWC), held Feb. 25-28 in Barcelona, Spain, it was clear that the mobile ecosystem is moving forward. In 2012, we wrote about how the world's largest mobility trade show demonstrated the growing importance of devices and all things mobile in consumers' lives. If that was the case last year, the 2013 show proved that we're into a new stage in the era of mobility.
With the Mobile World Congress 2013 show now over, the FierceWireless team is counting down the major themes at the event and what they mean to the wireless industry.
Bill Gajda, Visa's global head of mobile since 2010, sat down with FMC's Sandhya Raman at last week's Mobile World Congress trade show to talk about these announcements and Visa's mobile strategy at large. The following is a lightly edited version of that conversation.
Nokia Siemens Networks appointed Rick Corker to lead its North American business nearly two years ago, following his successful stint as head of NSN's Asia-Pacific region. Corker met with FierceBroadbandWireless Editor Tammy Parker during the 2013 Mobile World Congress to discuss NSN's strategy and business prospects for North America. The following is a lightly edited version of that conversation.
The past year has been eventful, to say the least, for Nokia Siemens Networks. Laying off employees, selling off businesses and constantly readjusting the business plan to, well, remain in business. The company is doing much better financially, and I can't help but be fascinated by the progress it has made.
Let me make one thing perfectly clear: I am not a troglodyte. I own and use, in no particular order, a smartphone, tablet and Blu-ray player. I have a Facebook account, a LinkedIn account and a Twitter account. I'm conversant in email and the only reason I don't text is that my stubby fingers make it frustrating to type on my smartphone. With that out of the way, I'm puzzled as to why there would be any fuss about ultra high definition TV (UHDTV) and mobile devices.
FierceWireless is on site covering all of the action of this year's Mobile World Congress 2013 trade show at the Fira Gran in Barcelona, Spain.
Nokia plans to use its time at the Mobile World Congress trade show next week in Barcelona, Spain, to announce low-cost handsets and a smartphone running Microsoft's Windows Phone software, according to a Reuters article.
By Sue Marek The countdown begins. Wireless executives from around the globe are preparing to trek to Barcelona, Spain, for the annual Mobile World Congress trade show, where approximately 70,000...
Ericsson will launch its new unified content delivery network at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The new network will be optimised to meet the demand for high-quality video content, according to Ericsson.