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Video coverage from Mobile World Congress 2018 posted in March 2018
OrbTV: Telefonica's Elizondo Unpacks Progress on UNICA
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3/22/2018  |  Post a comment
Antonio Elizondo, head of Network Virtualization Strategy and Technology at Telefonica, provides an update on progress for the UNICA initiative -- Telefonica's virtualization program.
OrbTV: It’s a Wrap! Light Reading Recaps MWC 2018
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3/16/2018  |  Post a comment
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief at Light Reading, and News Editor Iain Morris review major news announcements from MWC 2018, as well as a few surprises. In addition to 5G, Le Maistre and Morris also discuss news and industry progress around analytics, machine learning and automated processes.
Tupl on T-Mobile Partnership to Automate Customer Service
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3/16/2018  |  Post a comment
Petri Hautakangas, CEO of Tupl, explains how startup Tupl is addressing network automation with artificial intelligence, and Tupl's new partnership with T-Mobile to automate customer service processes.
TM Forum Launches 'Open Digital Architecture' Initiative
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3/15/2018  |  Post a comment
Nik Willetts, CEO of TM Forum, discusses TM Forum's new Open Digital Architecture initiative, OSS/BSS transformations, and how operators can ensure the development of management systems keeps pace with emerging technologies. Willetts also discusses how telcos can simplify operations to prepare for network automation and zero-touch operations.
OrbTV: Telecoms.com on Net Neutrality, Blockchain & Data Privacy
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3/15/2018  |  Post a comment
Jamie Davies, News Editor for Telecoms.com, discusses regulatory updates around Net Neutrality with NetScout’s Mike Serrano, and the differences in how European and US regulators are approaching the debate. In addition, Serrano and Davies debate data ownership and privacy for blockchain technology.
OrbTV: Rain Extends Internet Access Across South Africa
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3/14/2018  |  Post a comment
Pieter Welgemoed, CIO of Rain South Africa, explains how the startup is building and running its own LTE Advanced network. Welgemoed discusses the operator's focus on simplifying Internet and mobile data access for customers in South Africa.
OrbTV: Heavy Reading’s Brown on Open RAN Initiatives
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3/14/2018  |  Post a comment
Gabriel Brown, Principal Analyst at Heavy Reading, discusses open RAN with Light Reading Mobile Editor Dan Jones, and industry initiatives around virtual RAN.
Telenor Connexion Expanding & Utilizing IoT Platform in Pakistan
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3/14/2018  |  Post a comment
Martin Whitlock, CTO of Telenor Connexion, talks with us about what their recent partnership with Telenor Pakistan will be affected by their IoT platforms and how they're managing the flood of data and analytics that come from IoT devices.
OrbTV: Heavy Reading: On the Rolling Road to 5G
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3/13/2018  |  1 comment
Gabriel Brown, Principal Analyst at Heavy Reading, discusses industry forecasts for the 5G rollout with Light Reading Mobile Editor Dan Jones. In addition, Brown addresses progress in 5G smartphone and device testing and development.
Orb TV: CARTO on Managing New Data Streams From Location Data
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3/13/2018  |  Post a comment
Javier de la Torre, CEO & Founder of CARTO, explains how CARTO is addressing some of the challenges that come in managing the influx of new data streams from location data, partnerships that are important to CARTO, and how they're providing business insights and better data visibility to telcos.
Deutsch Telekom on Boosting Customer Experience for In-Flight WiFi
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3/12/2018  |  Post a comment
David Fox, VP of In-Flight Services & Connectivity at Deutsche Telekom, discusses how the operator is addressing some of the major challenges in matching customer experience for in-flight WiFi services to what customers can expect on the ground. Fox also examines how strategic partnerships and 5G will impact the customer experience for in-flight services.
OrbTV: Heavy Reading on the Case for Analytics in IoT Adoption
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3/9/2018  |  Post a comment
Steve Bell, analyst for Heavy Reading, discusses the focus on smart city, industrial and connected car applications for the IoT market at this year's MWC. Bell explains the challenges operators are facing as smart cities grow, and the need for a transition to analytics and value-added services in advancing the IoT market.
OrbTV: Sprint's Saw on Mobile 5G Rollout
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3/9/2018  |  Post a comment
John Saw, CTO at Sprint, discusses Sprint's plan for deploying its 5G mobile network, and how the operator will utilize massive MIMO in deployments. We get an insider's scoop into their 5G strategy and how it differs from the approach of other carriers, key partnerships and where Sprint plans to first deploy 5G.
OrbTV: Wireless Broadband Alliance and the Impact of 5G on WiFi
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3/8/2018  |  1 comment
Shrikant Shenwai, CEO of Wireless Broadband Alliance, discusses the WBA's priorities this year around 5G, WiFi in the enterprise space, and in-home WiFi. Shenwai also explains how WiFi plays a role in 5G deployments and densification use cases.
OrbTV: PoLTE CEO on IoT & 'Location of Things' Market
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3/8/2018  |  Post a comment
John Dow, CEO of PoLTE, discusses the startup's strategy in addressing the IoT and 'location of things' market and how PoLTE's approach differs from traditional device tracking technologies.
OrbTV: Pivotal Commware's Software-Defined Antennas for 5G
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3/8/2018  |  Post a comment
Brian Deutsch, CEO of Pivotal Commware, explains how the startup is using Holographic Beam Forming Technology to develop software-defined antennas, and how the technology compares to MIMO antenna technology.
OrbTV: Small Cell Forum on Driving Uniformity for 5G
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3/8/2018  |  Post a comment
David Orloff, Chair at Small Cell Forum, discusses taking a uniform approach to 5G deployments and reducing industry fragmentation with partnerships. In addition, Orloff explains the Forum's collaboration with operators to identify and address challenges for 5G.
OrbTV: BT’s Watson on Applying Automation for 5G
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3/8/2018  |  Post a comment
Howard Watson, CEO of BT Technology Service and Operations at BT, discusses new developments for 5G since 3GPP's Release 15, how to securely manage 5G deployments, and opportunities for network slicing and AI. Watson also examines how operators can apply automation in designing their 5G deployments.
OrbTV: NTT Japan Goes to Bat for Data Analytics
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3/8/2018  |  Post a comment
Kei Karasawa, Senior Manager at NTT Japan, discusses new focus areas for research and development at NTT including security, IoT, robotics, manufacturing, AI and more. In addition, Karasawa discusses advancements in sensor technology and data analytics in a range of applications, such as testing athletic ability in baseball players.
OrbTV: Boingo on Boosting Virtualization With 5G
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3/7/2018  |  Post a comment
Kishore Raja, Vice President of Engineering Strategic Programs at Boingo, addresses standards and security progress in Boingo's Passpoint service, updates on Boingo's activity in the MulteFire Alliance, and how 5G will impact end-to-end virtualization.
OrbTV: Orange's Duriez on Building the Network Platform for SD-WAN
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3/7/2018  |  Post a comment
Didier Duriez, SVP Orange Global Solutions for Business at Orange, discusses the operator's recent updates to its SD-WAN platform, advancements in unified communications, and the impact of those technologies on the customer experience.
OrbTV: Menlo Micro Tackles 5G Spectrum Challenges
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3/7/2018  |  Post a comment
Chris Giovanniello, Co-Founder & SVP Product Development for Menlo Micro, shares how startup Menlo Micro's digital microswitch technology addresses a range of applications including medical devices, aerospace and defense, power switching, IoT, autonomous vehicles and smart homes. In addition, the technology can be used in addressing challenges to meeting 5G spectrum requirements.
OrbTV: Telefónica's Lopez on Open Source for Network Automation & Virtualization
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3/6/2018  |  Post a comment
Patrick Lopez, VP of Networks Innovation at Telefónica, talks about how vendors and operators can utilize open source to take more control over the design and programming of networks. In addition, Lopez examines Telefónica's approach to edge computing, and use cases for the technology such as in IoT and robotics.
OrbTV: ETSI on Edge Computing & 5G
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3/6/2018  |  Post a comment
Adrian Scrase, CTO of ETSI, discusses standards efforts for edge computing, the benefits of edge computing to data-rich applications, and how edge computing supports 5G use cases that require low latency and high performance. Scrase also examines ETSI's plugtests and hackathons as a way to further industry goals for virtualization and address challenges such as interoperability.
OrbTV: Orange's Bellego on Foundation for 5G
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3/5/2018  |  Post a comment
Yves Bellego, Director of Spectrum Strategy and Planning at Orange, discusses Orange's approach to deploying 5G including preparations such as live field testing and fiber expansions. Bellego also examines the need to apply more artificial intelligence and further automate the network.
OrbTV: 151 Advisors on Big Data Analytics for IoT
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3/5/2018  |  Post a comment
Steve Brumer, Partner at 151 Advisors, discusses the security, education and integration challenges to IoT adoption, as well as opportunities for big data analytics in IoT.
Stepping Into the Ring With IoT
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3/1/2018  |  Post a comment
Low-powered IoT sensors can already be embedded in just about any object. At MWC, a company named BeWhere demonstrated how its sensors collect motion data.


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