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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 2/27/2017
AT&T is using Mobile World Congress to tout its Network 3.0 Indigo, and specifically the way software-defined networking will power its transition to 5G. Working with ...
By Gabriel Brown, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading, 2/27/2017
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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 2/27/2017
BARCELONA -- Mobile World Congress 2017 -- Germany's Deutsche Telekom has given a huge boost to the emerging 5G standard, announcing plans in Barcelona earlier today ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 2/27/2017
BARCELONA -- Mobile World Congress 2017 -- Sprint's CTO said Monday that it could push its own 2.5GHz spectrum as a 5G band, as the operator prepares to ramp up to ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 2/27/2017
Also in today's MWC-tinged EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom and SK Telecom form Quantum Alliance; BT heads for the TIP; Nokia re-brands Withings health ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 2/27/2017
BARCELONA -- Mobile World Congress 2017 -- Ericsson this morning made plenty of noise about the slowly emerging 5G standard but admitted it was still working on ...
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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 2/26/2017
BARCELONA -- Mobile World Congress 2017 -- Nokia strapped on a 5G boombox here today, announcing what it claims is the industry's first end-to-end 5G solution that ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 2/26/2017
BARCELONA -- Mobile World Congress 2017 -- Telefónica has taken a bold leap into the age of artificial intelligence with its launch today of a new digital assistant ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 2/26/2017
BARCELONA -- Mobile World Congress 2017 -- Forthcoming European regulations that will effectively scrap the fees customers pay to use data services abroad are ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 2/26/2017
BARCELONA -- Mobile World Congress 2017 -- Australia's Telstra has handed Ericsson a major optical network contract as part of a A$3 billion ($2.3 billion) network ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 2/24/2017
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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 2/24/2017
Ever since the 1990s, telecom equipment vendors have had an unshakeable conviction in the network spending cycle. It should work something like this: A new and ...
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Douglas Nassaur, GM & Lead Principal Technical Architect, Technology Design & Architecture, AT&T, 2/27/2017
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Introducing OrbTV: Netscout's MWC Day 1 Recap

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The executive team of Netscout reviews the first day of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Stay tuned for OrbTV -- Light Reading and Netscout's full coverage of the show. We'll have daily show recaps, service provider interviews and tours of the show floor.
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Innovation at MWC: Low-Power IoT for Scottish Seal Lions

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Light Reading's Liz Coyne tours the GSMA's Innovation City at Mobile World Congress 2017. A key theme of this year's event is how low-power or no-power IoT devices could become a part of our everyday lives. Imagine a world in which over 15 billion shipping pallets communicate with cellular networks down the entire supply chain. Or a parka that reveals your ...
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Huawei Will Accelerate the Spread of the Video Business

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What is the future of the booming video business? What changes will happen to the video industry chain in the future? Hunter Hu, VP of Huawei Video Product Line, shares his viewpoints and explains how Huawei can be an enabler and accelerate the spread of the video business.
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Frost & Sullivan's Jonas Zelba on Going Beyond Connectivity

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Telecom operators across the globe are trying to understand what can they offer beyond connectivity. Operators are already introducing new and innovative services but they are faced with challenges due to unclear business models. Jonas highlights that no one operator can offer all the services itself. Operators in the Middle East should look within their ecosystem ...
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IDC's Paul Black on Cloudification

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Paul Black from IDC shares his insights on how cloudification is expected to combile all aspects of digital transformation.
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Industry Expert Michael Howard Talks About Cloud Native

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Cloud Native is a really nice term and a lot of people are using it. But most of them have their own definition of what Cloud Native means. Michael Howard offers his take on the terminology.
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4.5G Evolution: Peter Zhou on Advanced MIMO Technologies & 5G Business Prep

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In the process of service transformation, operators need to catch three major opportunities and start deploying in 4.5G networks, such as video, household broadband access and digital transformation of vertical industries. 5G is coming. Operators don't need to wait for it to happen but should progressively deploy 4.5G networks by introducing 5G-oriented ...
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Mohamed Madkour explains the benefits of WTTX while Dimitris Mavrakis discusses the challenges of delivering home broadband access.
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Mohamed Madkour shares his vision on MBB for the next three years.
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Analysys Mason Talks About the Future of Digital Operations

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Software Trends in the Telecom Sector

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Heavy Reading senior analyst James Crawshaw talks with Telecoms.com Editorial Director Scott Bicheno about trends and developments in the telecoms software sector and what to expect at MWC 2017.
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Huawei's Pre-MWC Analyst Briefing 2017 Highlights

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Huawei shares its vision for this year's MWC.
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