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5G, private networks fuel new enterprise service options

In a video interview recorded before the cancellation of Mobile World Congress 2020, Omdia's enterprise services chief analyst, Camille Mendler, says 5G and private network opportunities are among the trends highlighting new business services opportunities for telcos.

Roll call: Who's still going to Barcelona?

If you're still going to Barcelona this year, please let me know.

MWC2020: The show won't go on

The GSMA, organizer of the annual Mobile World Congress, has canceled this year's Barcelona show because of 'the global concern regarding the coronavirus outbreak.'

MWC2020: Omdia Analyst Highlights Hot IoT Trends

Omdia analyst Alexandra Rehak identifies the key trends that will dominate IoT discussions during Mobile World Congress, including enabling technologies such as 5G and LPWAN, adjacent technologies such as blockchain, data enablement tools such as analytics and AI and verticalization.

Now Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone quit this year's MWC

They think it's all over...

Nokia, VEON and BT quit MWC, odds shorten on event's cancellation

If it goes ahead, this year's MWC will now lack two of the world's three biggest mobile equipment vendors, while another major operator also decides not to attend.

Light Reading's editors join MWC exodus

It will be easier and more efficient to report on the industry's developments without traveling to Barcelona.

Rakuten joins AT&T, DoCoMo and Sprint in quitting MWC

Japanese e-commerce giant and emerging mobile operator is only the fourth high-profile service provider to announce its withdrawal from MWC due to coronavirus concerns.

MWC2020: AT&T, Cisco, Facebook and Sprint are latest to cancel

Find out about the latest companies to have announced they won't be at this year's Mobile World Congress.

Coronavirus has left the GSMA reeling

The outbreak of the deadly disease has led to calls for the cancellation of this year's MWC as major exhibitors continue to withdraw.

MWC2020: Why 5G and live sports is a winning combination

Ahead of Mobile World Congress, Omdia analyst Maria Rua Aguete discusses the key trends in the media and entertainment market, including the potential for mobile operators to generate new revenues from 5G-based live sports services and partnerships between the media giants and the telcos.

Parallel Wireless extends partnership with Robin.io to automate next gen networks

Parallel Wireless and Robin.io are expanding their existing partnership to help operators automate network functions.

NTT DoCoMo becomes first major telco to quit MWC exhibition

Japanese operator is the first Tier 1 operator to officially cancel its exhibition at this year's show because of concern about coronavirus.

MWC2020: Hot trends in telco IoT

Pablo Tomasi, senior analyst at Omdia, outlines the hot trends in telco IoT that he expects to talk about at MWC, including industrial IoT, private networks and more.

MWC still happening but with more restrictions and fewer participants

World's biggest telecom trade show is in peril as more exhibitors pull out and organizers impose restrictions on visitors from China.

MWC2020: Omdia analyst highlights Barcelona's smarts

Ahead of Mobile World Congress, Omdia's associate director, Liz Cruz, says the smart city of Barcelona is an apt location for a show that's about 5G, IoT, AI and edge computing.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Coronavirus, Balkanization & Vodafone

Jamie's gone to watch the rugby so it's down to Scott, Iain and super-sub Wei to tackle this week's big telecom topics.

Ericsson's MWC Decision Will Likely Start Domino Effect

As companies wait to see what others are doing before deciding whether to still attend MWC 2020, Ericsson's bold decision to withdraw looks like it will tip many towards following suit.

MWC at Risk as Ericsson Pulls Out on Coronavirus Concern

Swedish equipment maker said it would not be able to ensure the health and safety of its employees and customers.

MWC2020: All Roads Lead to Cloud Gaming

George Jijiashvili, senior analyst at Omdia, explains why cloud gaming and esports will be hot topics in Barcelona.

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