The world's mobile network equipment makers continue to make a fuss about information that is a red herring.
Concerns about health, climate change and business value raise stark questions about the future of the giant trade show.
The outbreak of the deadly disease has led to calls for the cancellation of this year's MWC as major exhibitors continue to withdraw.
With the telecom industry facing balkanization, the development of a global 6G standard might never happen.
The Nordic equipment makers look poised to win additional business in the UK after the government imposed tough new restrictions on Chinese vendors.
US policymakers see open RAN as a way of defeating China in 5G. There's just one problem…
A decision about Huawei's involvement in the UK's market could be the most difficult its prime minister has ever had to make.
Meng Wanzhou's defense rests mainly on the fact that Canada is on relatively good terms with Iran.
Some of the world's biggest tech companies are jumping on the green bandwagon, but their efforts are unlikely to be enough.
Boris Johnson raises an important question about the structure of the telecom industry as the UK comes under Chinese and US pressure over its imminent decision on whether to ban Huawei from Britain's 5G market.
Interest in buying media and TV companies soured in 2019, according to a Light Reading survey, but it still looks better than banking.
2019 will be remembered in telecom as the year when 5G arrived and industry hype went into overdrive.
Given the relative loss of value in the telecom industry, the recent edge deals involving AWS are risky moves for the operators involved.
In its latest round of restructuring, the Spanish operator is setting up a Tech business with ambitious targets. Investors may feel they have been here before.
Like any doting parent, the Swedish equipment giant is expecting a lot from the NB-IoT and Cat-M technologies it helped to spawn.
UK Labour Party comrades Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell seem to have forgotten that telecom staff need paying.
Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell have cooked up a broadband scheme that could form a modern-day appendix to The Communist Manifesto.
The Chinese equipment vendor has lost 20% of staff and is smaller than it was four years ago, but it keeps on going.
Ericsson and Nokia remain extras on the set of China's mobile infrastructure drama, and Huawei's starring role supports its overseas ambitions.
The gadget company's latest device seems unlikely to reinvigorate iPhone sales amid consumer apathy and growing competition.
US efforts to have the controversial Chinese vendor banned from Europe's 5G networks are failing.
An advertising fracas over what counts as 5G draws attention to the industry's shortcomings.
Harsh weekend words from Trump and prolonged uncertainty will spur the Chinese equipment maker as it tries to become more self-reliant. Its US suppliers should plan accordingly.
The question of what to do about Huawei will show UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson why a no-deal Brexit is fraught with peril.
For the first time in a long time, most of Apple's revenues did not come from the sale of smartphones.
Deutsche Telekom's promise that a T-Mobile and Sprint merger will create jobs has attracted plenty of scepticism, but not cutting jobs could raise difficult questions.
The mischievous Boris Johnson, who becomes the UK's prime minister today, is a dilemma for the country's telecom chiefs.
With the Chinese vendor now developing alternatives to US suppliers, and Ericsson moving production closer to its customers, the telecom world order is under serious threat.
Operators desperately need 5G's 'spectral efficiency' to cope with a data tsunami. Just don't expect it to boost profits.
Philip Jansen and Nick Read are not off to a dream start at the UK operators, and turnarounds could be a long time coming.
Governments are trying to contain a global pandemic of the smartphone undead.
The German operator is rumored to be in talks about selling assets in Romania. Difficult as it may be to pull off, that move could make business sense and suit its strategic objectives.
A white paper from the Chinese vendor is supposed to show Huawei respects intellectual property. It seems likely to further unnerve Huawei's critics.
Donald Trump's U-turn on Huawei proves this US president lacks any conviction and will not silence the Chinese vendor's critics.
The UK will desperately need better connectivity once it is outside the European Union, say technology leaders. Getting there is another matter.
After approving plans to fast-track 5G, the industry has faced interoperability problems, spectrum constraints and 5G apathy. What was it all for?
The Chinese vendor's survival as an international force is now at stake following the latest moves by the US administration and tech companies.
Failure to transform their businesses, highlighted at this week's Digital Transformation World event in Nice, is fast catching up with the telcos.
The Finnish vendor's 5G-related difficulties and weak performance have unsettled investors, but Ericsson and Huawei also have questions to answer.
Big data is guiding your everyday decisions and the decisions that affect your life. It's no wonder that governments and corporations want in.
Muddled thinking about the core and the edge is shaping government policy toward Huawei in some parts of the world.
Some German companies want to build their own 5G networks instead of relying on telcos. Good luck with that, says France's Orange.
Google's new gaming platform could usher in a new age of cloud gaming, with ramifications for parents and telcos worldwide.
The dispute over the controversial Chinese equipment maker has reached a dangerous new stage.
US claims to 5G leadership are nothing more than marketing flimflam, according to Vodafone UK's chief technology officer.
After much grunting and heaving, the industry gives birth to 5G at this year's MWC. It may be some time before it grows up.
The interventions by Donald Trump and Newt Gingrich in recent days show just how much will be at stake in Barcelona next week.
Why a no-deal Brexit that sees the UK crash out of the European Union could spell trouble for the Chinese equipment vendor.
Nearly upon us once again, MWC in isolation provides a distorting view of the telecom industry and its challenges.
A US-led campaign against the world's biggest equipment maker does not mean Ericsson and Nokia are destined for success.