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Has nostalgia outsmarted the smartphone?

Telecoms.com periodically invites expert third parties to share their views on the industry’s most pressing issues. In this piece Matthew Winters, CEO at Veoo has a crack an understanding why the Nokia 3310 grabbed the spotlight at Mobile Work Congress.

5G standards: keeping it ‘in the family’

The telecoms industry is buzzing with news and analysis on 5G – its capabilities, its impact on the industry and the roadmap that leads to commercial deployments.

The seven faces of MWC – Update

On this page we had originally published what was intended to be a light-hearted look at some of the characters you might meet at the Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona. Following feedback on the article we have decided to remove it and apologize to anyone who was offended by it.

“What’s my content strategy?”

In today’s era of static revenues and static profits, fixed and mobile telecom operators alike are turning to content like TV and media streaming services as a new way to attract new subscribers, retain existing ones, and grow their bottom lines.

#MWC17 – What Can We Expect?

I don’t necessarily want to be the harbinger of sombre news but, short of new displays and the surfacing of augmented and virtual reality cupcakes, nothing else happened, which leads me quite nicely to this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona where, I hope, we’ll see a lot more singing and dancing!

What to watch out for at MWC 2017

The new CSP as a data-driven platform business, intelligent automation, Security, Connected Home, 5G and Mixed Reality are the Stories to Watch for Mobile World Congress 2017.

Mobile app fraud: how to fight back to protect against risk

With the rise of app-install products offered by leading advertising platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, Instagram and Snapchat, smartphones today are a much more appealing target for potential fraud than ever before.

DSL and LTE bonding: the best of both worlds

The development of new hybrid routers, which are able to combine DSL and LTE networks are sparking a new approach to the way broadband is delivered to rural areas.

Voice quality and testing are priorities for VoLTE in 2017

Although the biggest benefit of this VoLTE growth for operators will be the freeing up of spectrum for increasing 4G, 5G and internet-of-things services, it’s imperative in 2017 that operators continue to maintain primary focus on ensuring that the quality of their voice service remains immaculate.

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Polls

With Amazon and Google launching smart home initiatives, have the telcos missed out on their chance to cash in on this market?

  • Yes, Google and Amazon will now dominate this space (65%, 40 Votes)
  • Consumers won't have made up their mind (19%, 12 Votes)
  • No, Google and Amazon will not be able to replace the telcos in the mind of the consumer (16%, 10 Votes)

Total Voters: 62

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