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Global Mobile Broadband Forum 2015 Day 2

HONG KONG -- Global Mobile Broadband Forum 2015 -- The path to 5G, cost savings and customer experience are just some of the important topics on the agenda during day 2 of the event.

On Day 1, 5G, partnerships and new business opportunities were common themes. (See Global Mobile Broadband Forum 2015.)

To find out who talked about which topic, and what else was going on at the event, check out the slide show. Click on the picture below to launch the show.

The Promise of Super Connectivity
5G is the big topic at the Mobile Broadband Forum, even though 4G is still being rolled out around the world.
5G is the big topic at the Mobile Broadband Forum, even though 4G is still being rolled out around the world.

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Susan Fourtané 11/6/2015 | 7:25:07 AM
Re: Global Mobile Broadband Forum 2015 Day 2 According to what China Mobile Research Institute's Huang Yuhong said about not being waiting until 2020 it would seem like they have great plans and an IoT-enabled industry strategy in place to give some surprises before 2020. -Susan
Sarah Thomas 11/5/2015 | 3:51:58 PM
Re: Global Mobile Broadband Forum 2015 Day 2 I like these robots better than yesterday's!
Sarah Thomas 11/5/2015 | 3:51:48 PM
Re: Global Mobile Broadband Forum 2015 Day 2 So did Bell Canada buy the billboard company solely for small cells, or is there another reason (advertising?)? Seems kinda random!
msilbey 11/5/2015 | 3:37:02 PM
Re: Global Mobile Broadband Forum 2015 Day 2 Also, industrial IoT is always more interesting with Lego-like shipping containers on display...
Sarah Thomas 11/5/2015 | 3:35:33 PM
Re: Global Mobile Broadband Forum 2015 Day 2 When Huang Yuhong talked about 5G for IoT did she mean for high-broadband use cases like connected cars, or is LTE-M as part of an overall 5G strategy in the works for China Mobile too?
TeleWRTRLiz 11/5/2015 | 3:10:41 PM
Re: Global Mobile Broadband Forum 2015 Day 2 Traditional perimeter-based security is definitly going to be a challenge in an IoT world. I don't know that I'd trust anything to be the Golden Ticket these days if hackers are really recruiting and training as much as we keep hearing about. 
cnwedit 11/5/2015 | 3:02:38 PM
Re: Global Mobile Broadband Forum 2015 Day 2 Security is definitely an issue, but everyone I talk to says it can be built in, on an application-by-application basis. And then we all just trust that, of course. Because, what could go wrong?

 
Mitch Wagner 11/5/2015 | 2:58:17 PM
Re: Global Mobile Broadband Forum 2015 Day 2 Security is the big issue in Internet of Things. When your car, your house, the airplane you're flying in, and even your artificial internal organs are connected, it becomes even more essential that attackers can't do mischief. 
DHagar 11/4/2015 | 9:31:34 PM
Re: Global Mobile Broadband Forum 2015 Day 2 Ray, good information!  I like the Telus map and the 5G Blocks!  They are really doing some interesting things.
DHagar 11/4/2015 | 9:30:34 PM
Re: Global Mobile Broadband Forum 2015 Day 2 Agreed on the Industrial IoT - that is a more advanced and complete applications than the smarter homes.
DHagar 11/4/2015 | 9:29:04 PM
Re: Global Mobile Broadband Forum 2015 Day 2 TeleWRTRLiz - That is a good observation and quite true.
TeleWRTRLiz 11/4/2015 | 12:04:50 PM
Re: Global Mobile Broadband Forum 2015 Day 2 Looking at the last group photo from a Women in Comms perspective, the lack of women in comms really stands out -- and makes a strong case for Light Reading's Women in Comms efforts, for sure.
TeleWRTRLiz 11/4/2015 | 12:01:47 PM
Re: Global Mobile Broadband Forum 2015 Day 2 Also is that 5G environment made from Legos? 
TeleWRTRLiz 11/4/2015 | 11:57:44 AM
Re: Global Mobile Broadband Forum 2015 Day 2 Agreed @msilbey. IoT standards are a ways out still and it's so complex and hard to keep up with it all!
msilbey 11/4/2015 | 10:35:44 AM
Re: Global Mobile Broadband Forum 2015 Day 2 How do we parse the airwaves as this stuff grows more and more complicated? Capacity issues, interference issues... it's mind-boggling.
msilbey 11/4/2015 | 10:32:22 AM
Re: Global Mobile Broadband Forum 2015 Day 2 I agree the industrial implications are tremendous, but the smart home conversations keep IoT front and center for the public. And ultimately what happens in the industrial space will likely trickle down in a lot of forms to the smart home.
Mitch Wagner 11/4/2015 | 10:22:23 AM
Re: Global Mobile Broadband Forum 2015 Day 2 Customer service is important, but it doesn't seem right to me to simply say your 4G (or 3G) network is 5G without making any changes. 
Mitch Wagner 11/4/2015 | 10:22:15 AM
Re: Global Mobile Broadband Forum 2015 Day 2 Carol Wilson - Industrial IoT is so much more interesting, and important, than the smart home discussions that seem to dominate IoT conversations in the US.
Mitch Wagner 11/4/2015 | 10:22:07 AM
Re: Global Mobile Broadband Forum 2015 Day 2 Arnaud Vamparys is right -- fronthaul and backhaul is an essential part of 5G deployment.
Mitch Wagner 11/4/2015 | 10:21:57 AM
Re: Global Mobile Broadband Forum 2015 Day 2 Good to see China Mobile taking an aggressive approach to 5G and IoT.
Mitch Wagner 11/4/2015 | 10:21:48 AM
Re: Global Mobile Broadband Forum 2015 Day 2 What does Telos mean by "neighborhood" coverage?
[email protected] 11/4/2015 | 7:39:37 AM
Re: Global Mobile Broadband Forum 2015 Day 2 customer service can be more powerful.... as Virgin MObile showed in the UK a LONG time ago, you can make customers feel good about a service, and rank it highly, even if it is running on a sub-standard network.

And yet, customer service is still largely lip service in the comms services sector.
cnwedit 11/4/2015 | 7:37:50 AM
Re: Global Mobile Broadband Forum 2015 Day 2 Yeah, you have to wonder if marketing becomes more powerful than actual network upgrades!
[email protected] 11/4/2015 | 7:36:58 AM
Re: Global Mobile Broadband Forum 2015 Day 2 Re P4 - the marketing team saw what T-Mobile US had done in pitching its HSPA+ services as 4G and thought 'well, if they can do it...'?

It caused a stir with the other Polish operators, it seems. 

The power of marketing!

 
cnwedit 11/4/2015 | 6:32:09 AM
Re: Global Mobile Broadband Forum 2015 Day 2 The P4 approach to next-gen services - is it really "tell them it's here and they'll buy it?" versus "build it and..."?
cnwedit 11/4/2015 | 6:30:48 AM
Re: Global Mobile Broadband Forum 2015 Day 2 It's definitely interesting to see China focused on using IoT for industrial improvements. That's a global focus as well, but on an industry-by-industry basis, the Made in China 2025 initiative could help change that and make other countries examine how a broader IoT approach can benefit their economic development as well. 
[email protected] 11/3/2015 | 11:29:53 PM
Re: Global Mobile Broadband Forum 2015 Day 2 Lots of really interesting topics discussed on Day 2 that show how mobile broadband is about SO MUCH MORE than mobile and broadband!
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