A month has passed since the closing of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. But although the event lasts less than a week, its effects reverberate around the industry for many months – before the cycle in the second half of this year begins to look towards MWC 2017. Read More →
So the Mobile World Congress is over for another year. Our anticipation of easier travel thanks to the new metro stop was somewhat dampened by the transport strikes, carefully timed for maximum effect. But the show must go on, and it did, and no doubt the taxi drivers had an excellent week – as did we. Our stand was ‘buzzing’, said one visitor, our cloud demos in great demand, and our meetings and conversations productive and, we hope, mutually beneficial to all parties.
The partnership between Barcelona and MWC is set to continue for a few more years, and there’s certainly no doubt that partnerships were taking centre stage at the show – between vendors, between operators, and even between countries and governments with the EU and Brazil signing a 5G co-development agreement, with talk of other such treaties in the pipeline. Read More →
Welcome to 2016 – a year where we feel a powerful wind of change blowing through the telco industry. January usually brings an avalanche of resolutions and predictions, but we’re also focusing on evolution and revolution – advances that will bring radical transformation and cost efficiencies to operators, and higher levels of service and satisfaction to their customers. Read More →
The news from the European Commission (EC) regarding the results of its investigations into the launch of Apple’s music streaming service appears to be good news for consumers. According to a report in Recode, which cited four sources with knowledge of the matter, the Commission “failed to find evidence of collusion among the major music labels and Apple to quash free music streaming services such as those offered by Spotify.” Read More →