Category: IoT


Qualcomm’s 5G Day, 5G momentum and IoT

Dino Flore, VP of Technology at Qualcomm, explains the thinking behind Qualcomm’s recent 5G day and the sheer scale of opportunities that will be created by the next generation of wireless technology.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Smart moans

The usual suspects start by discussing an Ericsson interview Scott did at MWC but soon go off onto a random tangent about devices, about which Jamie claims to be indifferent despite being umbilically attached to his. Inevitable comparisons with Nokia ensue and they speculate about who is doing better. They both need to catch up with Huawei and they will probably be helped in that aim by Donald Trump, who seems determined to make it as difficult as possible for China to do business with the US, and Iain wonders why. They conclude with a look at the smart home market and dare to dream about the potential wonders of a smart pub.

O2 says it can’t do 5G on its own

O2 UK has released some new research, but the underlying message seems to be about begging more help from local and central government, enterprise and industry to help with the rollout of 5G.

Ericsson continues to bang the IoT drum

Ericsson looked to capture the headlines over MWC with a big focus on IoT, and the trends have continued with two new announcements in Saudi Arabia and Greece.

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.

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.

Breakthrough for wearables predicted, yet again

Wearables have been a promise for the technology industry ever since science fiction movies showcased wonderful uses for the gear, but time and time again, we’ve been disappointed. That said, CCS Insight think it’s about to kick off.

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