5G at MWC LA – How excited should we be?

Hallelujah 5G is finally coming!! Do you get excited or just shrug your shoulders?

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Announcing the MWC Los Angeles Conference Agenda

With the call for speakers closing on May 17th, the MWC Los Angeles team has been hard at work to develop, build out and complete the preliminary conference agenda. This year’s event theme focuses on “Intelligent Connectivity”.

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Security for 5G: What are the new threat vectors and solutions?

As we move towards the 5G era of intelligent connectivity, the threat posed by cyberattacks is increasing as the industry diversifies its services.

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Intelligent Connectivity Drives Interesting Times for Digital Business

First written for Digitalenterprise.com

“The global mobile telecoms industry generates $3.9 trillion in economic value. If we were a country, we would replace Germany as the fourth-biggest economy in the world,” says Mats Granryd, Director-General of the GSMA, a global telecoms organisation. “That sounds like good news, but it means we have a lot of responsibility too. Mobile voice calls, data, video and connectivity up till now has been good business and good for business and citizens everywhere, but we are approaching an era of Intelligent Connectivity when everything changes”. 

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Wrap up of Mobile 360 – West Africa 2019

This week Mobile 360 – West Africa returned to Abidjan for its third year, under the theme Rise of the Digital Citizen.

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Diversity and Inclusion: a key ingredient for success

Guest post from Jo Bertram, Chief Digital & Strategy Officer, O2 (Telefónica UK)

I recently had the opportunity to join a discussion on bringing more women into leadership roles at Mobile World Congress’s 4 Years from Now innovation and start up event for GSMA’s Female “Founders” fireside chat. Read More

MWC19 Los Angeles Key Themes

Following the successful transition to Los Angeles in 2018, this year’s MWC19 Los Angeles promises to be bigger and better than ever before. As with MWC19 in Barcelona, Spain, the overarching theme for the show will be “Intelligent Connectivity”. Intelligent connectivity enables not only improved cellular services for mobile phone users, but capabilities to revolutionize countless industries. By developing and rolling out new technologies such as AI, Blockchain, and the gradual launch of 5G services, telecommunication providers are at the heart of innovation. Read More

MWC19 Keynote Summary: The best of MWC19

With under three weeks to go before MWC19 begins, the planning phase is over, and the hectic execution phase reaches its peak. The official MWC conference programme is complete, with 59 conference session, totalling 62 hours of content, from 330 speakers, 43% of which, lead their respective organisations. These speakers come from 40 countries from all over the world. MWC is a truly global event. Read More

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MWC19 Theme Report: Connectivity

Definition

It’s simplistic to say networks supporting LTE-A, NB-IoT and 5G are becoming more complex. As new types of devices with different needs from classic smartphone and computer usage come onto networks in their millions, then it changes the way we have to think of the whole network architecture. We cannot think about the network’s elements and interactions in isolation. Instead, the capabilities of the network as a whole need to be thought through, and only then how each element (compute node, cell, radio technology, network slice, etc) plays its part in relation to the others. Read More

Women4Tech takes centre stage at MWC19

The 2019 edition of MWC is almost upon us and is shaping up to be an impressive event, as 110,000 attendees prepare to gather in Barcelona to discover the latest industry developments, do business, network – and possibly attend some of the famous parties. Read More