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Telco service operators: Transforming towards digital business

On February 22-25th, the 2016 Mobile World Congress was held in Barcelona, Spain. Leading global operators, standards organizations, open source communities, analyst institutions, partners and media outlets gathered to discuss the future development of the Telco industry. A key theme of Huawei Services was...

Visa works to leverage mobile payment for connected cars, wearables

Credit card payment giant Visa targets evolving mobile payments market BARCELONA, Spain – The mobile payment market is quickly evolving around the globe and credit card giant Visa is looking to play a bigger role in the space. At the recent Mobile World Congress event,...

Survey finds telcos lag behind in digital transformation

An IDC survey commissioned by Amdocs finds telecom providers lagging in digital transformation BARCELONA, Spain – Service providers are not transforming fast enough to meet demands of today’s digital era. This was the main conclusion of a global survey conducted for Amdocs by research firm...

AT&T Mexico network to equal US in quality; SDN, NFV to play a big role in 5G

AT&T said its working to update its network in Mexico to the same network standards the carrier has in the U.S. market BARCELONA, Spain – Ralph de La Vega, vice chairman at AT&T, said U.S.-based the telecom operator is working to update its network in...

GSMA: 363M in LatAm still not connected to mobile broadband

GSMA report finds 363 million people across Latin America are still not connected to mobile broadband services BARCELONA, Spain – With as many as 363 million people across Latin America and the Caribbean not yet tapped into mobile broadband services, the GSMA said it was...

Flat sales push Samsung to expand ecosystem; Galaxy S7 to hit LatAm in March

Samsung expects strong push with Galaxy S7 devices into LatAm despite flat overall sales BARCELONA, Spain – Samsung’s new Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge smartphones are schedule to be available for sale across Latin American countries by the end of March, Andre Varga, product engineering...

Zuckerberg: Facebook’s mission is to connect everyone

BARCELONA, Spain – Claiming everybody should have access to the Internet, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg discussed projects his company is working on designed to provider greater access to the Web. “Facebook’s mission is to connect everyone in the world,” Zuckerberg said during a speech at this...

Cisco and Ericsson update partnership progress, launch management platform

Cisco and Ericsson claim expanded business opportunities 3 months after announcing wide-ranging partnership Cisco and Ericsson announced some progress on their “next-generation strategic partnership” that has led to “new and expanded business opportunities.” Those opportunities have reportedly come from their respective sales forces going to...

Reality Check: T-Mobile ‘to do’ list and initial reaction to Samsung Galaxy announcement

Jim Patterson tackles the T-Mobile ‘to do’ list and looks at Samsung’s latest Galaxy smartphone We have a lot to cover this week with T-Mobile US earnings and Samsung’s announcements from Mobile World Congress. T-Mobile US ‘to do’ list 1. Continue to lead/dominate industry phone net...

China Mobile looks to narrow digital divide

China Mobile rural coverage currently reaches 99.5% BARCELONA, Spain – China Mobile plans to continue expanding coverage across rural and isolated areas of the country in an attempt to reduce the digital divide, explained China Mobile Chairman Shang Bing said during a keynote presentation at...

Kagan: Wireless analyst offers advice at MWC

Advice from a long-time wireless industry analyst As a long-time industry analyst, my email box has exploded. It seems so many companies worldwide want to get on my radar. Especially in the weeks leading up to a trade show like this week’s Mobile World Congress...

5G, IoT and devices set to shine at MWC 2016

MWC set to showcase latest in 5G technology advances, IoT and some high-profile device launches The mobile telecom world is set to again convene in Barcelona, Spain, for the annual Mobile World Congress event, with this year’s festivities expected to feature a strong dose of...

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