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What's the Story? Iain Morris escapes robot dogs to bring MWC recap

Iain Morris shares his take on Mobile World Congress, discusses themes that emerged at the event such as the metaverse and explains why he's still waiting on a drink from a 5G-powered barman.

mmWave 5G advocates try to refocus their sales pitch at MWC

A session at last week's big trade show featured speakers from Nokia, Qualcomm, Verizon, Telstra and other companies, and focused on the economic business case supporting mmWave transmissions.

MWC takes leave of reality as visitors pile back

The mobile industry's giant shindig was back with 61,000 visitors, even if the big news stories had nothing to do with it.

How Dish's cloud journey has already reshaped its business

The deployment so far, in partnership with Nokia, Mavenir and AWS, had already yielded lessons in how the new architecture can drastically change a telco operations and business.

Asia's operators talk going carbon neutral at MWC22

Asian operators came together at Mobile World Congress to talk about decarbonizing network equipment and other efforts to go carbon neutral.

Verizon's Sowmyanarayan on how FWA supports edge computing, private wireless

'We are seeing good coverage exactly where we thought,' Verizon's Sampath Sowmyanarayan said of the company's C-band 5G network. And he said that's helping sales of edge computing and private wireless.

Lynk CEO Charles Miller: The sky's the limit

Charles Miller, co-founder and CEO of Lynk, discusses his company's technology and its ambition to help existing mobile network operators connect rural, remote and underserved communities all over the world.

Orange cleans up with Samsung smartphones

Duo commit to making Galaxy models 'greener' and join forces on testing 5G SA devices.

MWC22 Day 3: Mars copters, K-pop and cobots

Day three brings the flight spare for the Mars helicopter, industrial cobots and other automation, virtual auction houses and middle-aged men getting down to K-pop in the metaverse.

Ericsson Iraq crisis worsens as risk of US penalties grows

The Swedish kit maker is facing fines, the potential collapse of its Vonage deal and a loss of business.

SKT taking its metaverse platform to the world

The company aims to launch the Ifland metaverse service in 80 countries this year as part of an effort to become a global leader in key next-gen technologies.

BT's Rob Shuter on 5G for enterprise

Rob Shuter, CEO of BT Enterprise, joins Fiona Graham at Mobile World Congress to discuss BT's 5G use cases in the enterprise market, how private networks, cybersecurity and edge/cloud intersect for their customers, and his predictions for the role of the metaverse in the future of work.

How InterDigital is prepping for 6G

Liren Chen, president and CEO of InterDigital, shares his perspective on advancements in 5G, and how his company is planning ahead for 6G and the metaverse.

Rosenworcel's MWC appearance hints at shifting spectrum policy

The chair of the FCC discussed the importance of midband spectrum over mmWave spectrum in Barcelona, and said that the agency would auction 2.5GHz spectrum in July.

The next telco worry is paying for the metaverse

As Facebook demands network improvements, operators gathered at MWC weigh the impact of the metaverse and call for new business models.

Why 5G is uniquely ill-equipped to support the metaverse

According to Meta, the 5G industry needs to support reductions in network latency, symmetrical bandwidth and a 'common framework' for data sharing. Good luck with that.

Why Verizon sees a future in robotics

Rima Qureshi, executive vice president and chief strategy officer for Verizon, joins Iain Morris on the show floor to discuss a demo of the company's work in advanced 5G and robotics.

BT's Howard Watson on why the 'standalone evolution' matters

Howard Watson, CTIO of BT Group, discusses the operator's shift from non-standalone to standalone 5G, why it matters for customers and the technological hurdles to standing up a 5G core.

MWC22 Day 2: To the metaverse and beyond

It's day two at Mobile World Congress Barcelona, and Light Reading's Fiona Graham is back with another update. Ukraine, cyberdogs, the metaverse, rollable phones and more Ė find out what's been going on from the show floor.

New report fills in details about Ericsson's Iraq scandal

Telecom equipment giant Ericsson bribed officials and paid protection money to grow its business in Iraq, according to new reporting from the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists.

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