BARCELONA, Spain--Deutsche Telekom said trends including network functions virtualisation (NFV) and software defined networks (SDN) are contributing to the development of the integrated infrastructure that will be necessary to power 5G networks.
BARCELONA, Spain--There are now more than 1 million small cells shipped in North America, according to new data published today by the Small Cell Forum, making the region the leader in the world in terms of small cells.
BARCELONA, Spain--Google and Facebook executives said that they are willing to work together to expand access to the Internet and basic web services, despite their contrasting visions for doing so.
Verizon Wireless released its first technical report evaluating the use of LTE in unlicensed spectrum, which the operator calls LTE-U. Verizon said the release of the report represents "an important step toward demonstrating how LTE-U can coexist with Wi-Fi and other technologies that share unlicensed spectrum."
BARCELONA, Spain--Orange is taking a chance by launching a new $40 (€35) smartphone and data package for the Middle East and Africa markets, according to Marc Rennard, the operator's EVP International for Africa, the Middle East and Asia.
BARCELONA, Spain--Qualcomm Europe's senior director of business development said the region is bouncing back in terms of technology development and operators' investments in networks.
Spirent Communications is using Mobile World Congress 2015 to announce support for testing Wi-Fi access points through an RF interface on its flagship product Spirent Landslide, enabling operators to ensure they can deliver reliable and seamless Wi-Fi calling services to subscribers under fully loaded conditions.
BARCELONA, Spain--A year after asking mobile operators to support Facebook's Internet.org effort, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg returned to the Mobile World Congress keynote stage here to tout the success of the program and to reiterate his call for more operators to participate. He also made a point of praising wireless operators' work in connecting new users to the Internet, noting that "it's really important not to lose sight of the fact that it's the operators that are driving this."
Mitel has reached a deal to acquire Mavenir Systems for $560 million, a deal that will give the company an expanded set of mobile capabilities it can use to target a host of new cloud-based unified communications and rich communications services opportunities across a mix of wireline and wireless network environments.
Nokia and Japan's NTT DoCoMo are using Mobile World Congress 2015 to demonstrate jointly developed technology that will form the foundation of new 5G networks the two companies plan to showcase at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.