Monday, 21 May 2018

MWC 2015: A Tale of Three Technologies

By Jayne Garfitt, Total Telecom in Barcelona
Thursday 05 March 15

On the final day of Mobile World Congress 2015, the halls are quieter and the hundreds of launches and deals due to take place have all been completed. So which new trends and concepts shouted the loudest and won the battle for a spot in the limelight?

 As the hottest show in telecoms, Mobile World Congress is traditionally the place to launch new gadgets and technology. This year has been no different – with a plethora of exciting innovations to catch the eye. Two new phones were released by Samsung, for example – the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the S6 Edge – with a third unveiled by HTC in the shape of the One M9. Meanwhile, proving that telecoms is indeed more than just phones, Huawei showcased its first smartwatch and Sony declared the “world’s lightest and slimmest 10-inch tablet” with the Xperia Z4.   Receiving even more attention than the gadgets, though, was the technology behind them. So what were the most talked about network trends this year?    5G: The Next Industrial Revolution  Grabbing more than its fair share of the spotlight was 4G’s successor, 5G. With research starting about 16 years ago, some might find it surprising that the concept is not further along, but the message at Mobile World Congress was clear; when operators…

 As the hottest show in telecoms, Mobile World Congress is traditionally the place to launch new gadgets and technology. This year has been no different – with a plethora of exciting innovations to catch the eye. Two new phones were released by Samsung, for example – the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the S6 Edge – with a third unveiled by HTC in the shape of the One M9. Meanwhile, proving that telecoms is indeed more than just phones, Huawei showcased its first smartwatch and Sony declared the “world’s lightest and slimmest 10-inch tablet” with the Xperia Z4.   Receiving even more attention than the gadgets, though, was the technology behind them. So what were the most talked about network trends this year?    5G: The Next Industrial Revolution  Grabbing more than its fair share of the spotlight was 4G’s successor, 5G. With research starting about 16 years ago, some might find it surprising that the concept is not further along, but the message at Mobile World Congress was clear; when operators…

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