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Looking Ahead to Mobile World Congress: 3 Trends CSPs Face in Digital Economy

 

For about 80,000 people in the mobile industry, the end of February and early March is an exciting time when Mobile World Congress pulls us to Spain to immerse ourselves in the mobile experience, learning from industry experts, providers and vendors about cutting-edge trends and products.

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MWC 2016: Is ‘Digital Transformation’ a Mirage?

Posted by Robert Machin on February 26, 2016 Topics: Mobile World Congress, Digital Transformation

So here we are again at the behemoth that is the GSMA Mobile World Congress – joining nearly 100,000 delegates and more than 2,000 other exhibitors, all packed into ten cavernous halls in Barcelona for four days in February.

During MWC, you expect – or at least hope - to hear the new insights, innovative ideas and front line intelligence that will help set your course for the next year. What’s often surprising, however, is what is not raised. No mention of ‘OTT’ at all, for example, in the Day One keynotes, traditionally the ‘marquee presentations.’ Very little talk of 'digital transformation.’ Little sign of the currently popular practise of loosely attaching 'digital' to anything telco, to indicate ‘new.’ 

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Sketching the Industrial Landscape at Mobile World Congress

Posted by Robert Machin on March 13, 2015 Topics: Mobile World Congress, IoT

As ever, there was plenty of industry activity and opinion at Mobile World Congress – 5G? so soon? – but the trends that promise to  have  an immediate impact on the BSS were focused on the emerging  Internet of Things (IoT)  which seemed this year to be moving beyond speculation into some kind of reality, not least in a welcome evolution of its vocabulary.

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