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#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.

Next-generation spectrum management

In contrast to the fragmented 4G deployment, the EU now aims to establish common practices for 5G spectrum allocation and management across member states. This is driven by the requirement for consistency in the regulatory framework, including frequency band harmonisation.

The Agoraphobic Shopper

Amazon Go takes the people out of everything and with a recent application to bring the technology to the UK we will soon no longer have the ultra-convenience of not talking to the fellow shoppers, but the cashiers too!

NFV is well on course for success

Technology continues to deliver wonders but can be a victim of its own success. Advances that were once considered impossible are achieved frequently and, it would seem to many outside observers, with apparent ease.

Is open the best way forward for the smart home industry?

There is a raging debate about which way the smart home industry should go…. the days of proprietary preference in smart home systems may be numbered as businesses also push for open systems, but is open the best way forward for all players?

Deutsche Telekom and the operator TV opportunity

TV and telecoms are not always an easy fit, with TV having been designed as a one-way broadcast technology and telecoms networks set up to enable direct two-way communication between individuals.

Polls

How have open source groups influenced the development of virtualization in telecoms?

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