Category: 5G


The Telecoms.com Podcast: Live from Barcelona

Such is our devotion to podcasting that we even did one from the MWC show floor in Barcelona. Scott and Jamie were joined by Dan Jones from Light Reading and Ed Barton from Ovum. They started with a look at the state of the megatrends that are 5G and IoT, with Scott reckoning talk around them got a lot more focused this year but some of the other guys were not so sure. Jamie has been focusing on artificial intelligence at the show, Dan has been all over the latest smartphone launches and Ed was intrigued by some of the latest moves concerning digital entertainment on mobile. We have pulled out all the stops to get this out to you in time for your flights home, so try to find some wifi and get downloading.

We figured out what MWC 2018 is missing – news

We’ve been stalking the halls of the Fira, chatting over coffee and attending press conferences for the last two days and the only thing which is missing is an announcement with any substance.

MWC 2018 – who are we trying to convince?

Mobile World Congress can feel like a geeky take on Groundhog Day – different year, same 5G hyperbole – but we need to get better at interacting with normal people.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Pre MWC special

With the biggest telecoms event of the year just around the corner Scott, Jamie and Iain bring you this special preview of Mobile World Congress 2018 for you to download and listen to on the plane. Scott starts with the obvious stuff – the big buzzwords that are 5G and IoT. The level of 5G fervour will hit fever pitch but how many solid business cases will there be for the new wireless generation? The same goes for IoT, which promises much-needed diversification for operators but who’s buying? Jamie thinks artificial intelligence is no less important a tech trend as it will underpin everything else but, inevitably, the lads express concern about machines taking over the world. Iain concludes by asking if we’ve hit peak MWC and wonders how long the sprawling show can keep growing.

O2 plugs 5G but will it be more false promises?

O2 might be lagging behind when it comes to 4G performance, but its hoping to get ahead of the pack with the launch of a 5G test bed at The O2 in North Greenwich later this year.

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