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'Mobile Is Me'
The welcome display for MWC Shanghai proclaimed 'Mobile Is Me' and it's true, my battery was somewhat depleted at that point and I was having a few issues with roaming...
The welcome display for MWC Shanghai proclaimed 'Mobile Is Me' and it's true, my battery was somewhat depleted at that point and I was having a few issues with roaming...

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KBode 7/5/2016 | 2:27:59 PM
Re: VR- Yes, Mobile value add - no idea Yes I'm not sure how big a role carriers play here either, outside of the fact that VR content needs to be downloaded, and that eats data. They themselves likely are just middle men in the equation, and I imagine many will download the content via Wi-Fi. 
komatineni 7/4/2016 | 9:09:16 PM
VR- Yes, Mobile value add - no idea I am not sure how Mobile players can depend on VR to grow up in the chain. We have seen the dump pipe to smart pipe, or many other such tags in the past but IMHO and as an individual I would say mobile networks would be carrying the traffic and nothing much in VR. So could be another App of future which is going to load the network and drive traffic growth.
danielcawrey 7/4/2016 | 1:50:00 PM
Re: Virtual reality is going to divide the industry China has a ton of mobile customers. And I would argue that the country's mobile users are pretty sophisticated. 

This will make China one of the leaders of mobile technology in the coming years. The country will set the standard for operating a huge mobile network, that's for sure. 
[email protected] 7/4/2016 | 12:07:50 PM
Virtual reality is going to divide the industry The potential (or lack of it) of virtual reality is going to divide the comms industry, I feel. No one is denying it is a compelling application that already exists and works but will it become a mass market service/application that is affordable and deliverable over commercial comms networks?

The answer might be 'Yes, ultimately' but there's no doubt that some companies, including the Chinese operators, believe it will be sooner rather than later. But then, there have been substantial investments in FTTH in China.... the question about whether VR will be a commercial service over mobile networks will be much more contentious.
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