MWC Shanghai: Why are we talking about 5G now?

Not surprisingly, the mobile industry doesn’t see the buzz around 5G as hype. Given that 5G will be an overlay to 4G, the massive boost in computing power, its role as an enabler for vertical industries and the long lead …

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MWC Shanghai: Beyond the highlights

The three-day Mobile World Congress Shanghai drew in tens of thousands who heard about how 5G will be an enabler for every industry, why operators need more spectrum and how financial services will help drive mobile broadband adoption in developing …

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Nokia CEO sees 5G eliminating inefficiencies and saving lives

LIVE FROM GSMA MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS SHANGHAI: The most significant impact of 5G and the Internet of Things (IoT) will be the way it transforms vertical industries, with IoT eliminating the many inefficencies that exist across industries, claimed Nokia CEO …

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ZTE launches thinnest Blade

LIVE FROM GSMA MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS SHANGHAI: ZTE has unveiled its thinnest Blade series smartphone and introduced its first ‘Smart Home’ gateway at the Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2015. The 5-inch HD Blade D6 is just 6.95mm thick and weighs …

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LG Uplus boss puts new spin on IoT; proclaims video as the next voice

LIVE FROM GSMA MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS SHANGHAI: Sangchul Lee, CEO of Korean number three operator LG Uplus, coined a new phrase – the Internet of Thinking Machines or IoTM – and then spelt out that 5G means goodbye to voice …

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Huawei chief warns on industry silos for 5G

LIVE FROM GSMA MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS SHANGHAI: Overcoming specific industry silos was highlighted as an obstacle on the road to 5G by Ken Hu, Huawei’s deputy chairman and rotating CEO, speaking during this morning’s keynote session. Huawei’s Hu said each …

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G&D CEO preaches value of the SIM; talks up Mobile Connect

LIVE FROM GSMA MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS SHANGHAI: An increasingly connected world means increasing need for security and one of the best ways to secure user identity is the SIM, said Dr. Walter Schlebusch, CEO Giesecke & Devrient, at the second …

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Docomo gets busy with alliances

LIVE FROM GSMA MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS SHANGHAI: Kaoru Kato, NTT Docomo’s president and CEO, looked at the future of the mobile industry in this morning’s keynote and, if his own company is the benchmark, then operators will be forging links …

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BSH Home Appliances CEO warns on vision of smart home

LIVE FROM GSMA MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS SHANGHAI: Collecting data on consumers’ behaviour inside their homes is becoming increasingly easy thanks to connected devices, but the industry must remember it is entering the user’s “intimate” space and handle this data responsibly, …

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