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Mastercard: Payment from Every Device

A world where everything and everyone is connected creates new points of interaction for commerce. These digital experiences cannot be developed in isolation and instead require an ecosystem to drive mass consumer and enterprise adoption and create better consumer engagement. Predicting when that growth will happen is difficult, but always keeping the end user in mind and building solutions that solve existing pain points is a good starting point. Kiki Del Valle senior vice president, commerce for every device program at Mastercard shares how Mastercard is bringing the future forward and delivering unique connected moments to a consumer’s daily life.

AccelerComm first to 5G Polar Code IP

AcclerComm is a semiconductor IP-core company that provides patented turbo coding technology. In this video, they demonstrate their turbo decoder at Mobile World Congress.

Vodafone Germany and Huawei innovate in predictive maintenance with robust network services

In this video Klaudius Koschella, Head of Access & Transmission Network Operations Department, Vodafone GmbH explained why and how to change operation model from Reactive to Proactive and Predictive network maintenance? And How is Robust Network Services supporting this change? He also talked with telecoms.com journalist about the key benefits of cooperation with Huawei and Vodafone’s vision in Huawei-VDF cooperation in next 3-5years.

Spotlight on Huawei Global Services VIP Showcase

Every year Huawei sets a Huawei Global Services VIP Showcase in Renaissance Hotel separates from Fira Gran Via in order to sit down with customers to and have deep discussion about hot topics of Digital transformation. In the video Weibing, CMO of Huawei Global Services talked about digital transformation and the objective this year.

Rohde & Schwarz at MWC 2017

Christian Müller from Rohde & Schwarz’s mobile network testing unit introduces new products for cable and antenna testing at Mobile World Congress 2017.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: capitulation, acceleration and observation

In the first podcast of the post-Skinner era, the team is joined by super-sub Iain Morris from Light Reading. Among the key conversation-points of the week include BT finally caving in to Ofcom’s demands for the ‘legal separation’ of Openreach – whatever that means. The guys also mull over the pros and cons of accelerating 5G NR by itself and reflect on the apparent ability of the CIA to hack our devices in order to keep an eye on us.

Technicolor on future home-centric devices

David Baylis, vice president of product management for next-generation gateways at Technicolor, explains how Open Intelligent Gateways will alter the Connected Home landscape.

Amdocs talks intelligent operations

Eric Updyke, Group President of Amdocs Services, explores ways to help CSPs manage their many investments in both networks and IT. Ultimately this means becoming a digital service provider and taking on a new kind of competitor and Updyke talks us through a couple of customer journeys in on that path.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: To 5G or not to 5G?

The team is joined once more by the incomparable Mary Clark, who is no longer living on the EDGE but still has plenty to say about roaming. With talk at the recent MWC 2017 trade show dominated by 5G they try to reel in the hype and question the return on investment from all this 5G-ness we’re supposed to be getting so excited about. Later they conclude Nokia is the Sri Lankan bus driver of the telecoms industry, discuss the pros and cons of walls and Tim walks out for the very last time.
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The Telecoms.com Podcast: MWC comes prematurely

For journalists Mobile World Congress starts months before the official event, with companies shooting loads of releases all over our inboxes. The team review the flood of marketing missives received in the build-up to the big communications climax and ponder whether it’s worth all the hassle. Meanwhile Tim tells us about his African experiences and Jamie fondly recalls a subsidised drinking in Berlin. Scott once more offends Tim so much that he storms off again. Join the debate on Twitter using the hashtag #AWIW

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Awkward Endings

While the gang ponders how smartphone sales have grown, a bit of a debate ensues over how big a deal video will really be in the future. 5G gets a new logo, and no one is really that bothered. Parents don’t understand kids. Jamie finds a deep fried burger. Tim finds a beef doughnut. Scott nearly sneezes. Jamie gets surprisingly annoyed by a pointless IoT-shirt. Scott gets a bit condescending, and Tim storms off.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Snappy Chatting

With Snapchat’s holding company floating last week, Scott and Jamie ponder what it’s really useful for – and Millennial Jamie gives Generation-X Scott a lesson in young people’s social media. Facebook’s jolly good quarter gets examined, Openreach falls under the spotlight AGAIN and the guys look at “research” that suggests people are more likely to dump their significant other than change broadband provider…

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The Telecoms.com Podcast: Arriving Late to the Party

Tim’s back from his mid-winter holiday to pry the hot seat from Scott’s grasp. The reunited trio go over the troubles facing the smartphone market in 2017 as well as a landmark case of Microsoft vs the US government. Elsewhere AT&T’s CEO gets his hands dirty following Trump’s arrival; Ericsson and Cisco each have a refocus on this year’s strategy; BT edges closer to hating everyone after a difficult week in Europe, and the Apple joins the Partnership for AI as a founding partner… four months after it launched.

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The Telecoms.com Podcast: Meet The New Boss

Tim, Jamie and Ray have all abandoned Scott this week, but Iain Morris from Light Reading is still in town to make sure Mr. Bicheno doesn’t end up rambling into a microphone on his own for 45 minutes. The two of them chew the fat about Ericsson and Cisco’s ludicrously friendly relationship. Elsewhere, Trump gets to work on… whatever an unexpected President does; and a long and expensive investigation into the exploding Note7 concludes it was down to a faulty battery… well no sh!t…

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