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LTE World 2012: Hola, Barcelona

BARCELONA -- LTE World Summit -- The annual gathering for next-generation mobile networks wrapped up in Barcelona last week and Light Reading Mobile was there with its camera to record the goings-on.

As Informa UK Ltd. announced there were now 50 million Long Term Evolution (LTE) connections worldwide, this year's event showed how the technology has become a commercial reality.

But some of the discussions at the event revealed that many practical networking issues have yet to be resolved for LTE to reach its full potential, such as the challenges around small-cell rollouts, delivering voice and messaging services, and network sharing, as well as the feasibility of wholesale models.

These were some of the news highlights from the show:



Click on the image below to see what else was going on last week.



The photos are captions are entirely our fault.

— Michelle Donegan, European Editor, Light Reading Mobile

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digits 12/5/2012 | 5:31:53 PM
re: LTE World 2012: Hola, Barcelona

I much preferred the view outside than in... looked a bit threadbare on the show floor...

Kevin Mitchell 12/5/2012 | 5:31:52 PM
re: LTE World 2012: Hola, Barcelona

what a sad little show

shygye75 12/5/2012 | 5:31:52 PM
re: LTE World 2012: Hola, Barcelona

Maybe we've reached the TSSP (trade show saturation point), at least for telecom. Something to consider for those who see nothing but endless growth for the events biz.

Pete Baldwin 12/5/2012 | 5:31:51 PM
re: LTE World 2012: Hola, Barcelona

Yeah, that does look pretty small. But the weather does look much nicer than  what Jeff and Dan dealt with in Boston:


http://www.lightreading.com/document.asp?doc_id=221381

joset01 12/5/2012 | 5:31:49 PM
re: LTE World 2012: Hola, Barcelona

Re: weather, tell me about it. Boston was doing its best impression of London in the 1800s.

Michelle Donegan 12/5/2012 | 5:31:45 PM
re: LTE World 2012: Hola, Barcelona

Actually, I took that bird's-eye view photo of the show floor before the main conference session had let out, which was packed. There was more of a crowd there during lunch and the coffee breaks. It certainly felt busier at those times.


On the other hand, if you could have your meetings outside on a lovely day, rather than in an exhibit hall, what would you do?


 


 

sarahthomas1011 12/5/2012 | 5:31:45 PM
re: LTE World 2012: Hola, Barcelona

Who would've thought Dublin won on the weather front!? It was beautiful and sunny there, unlike last year's Management World week.

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