Apple’s foray into the wearables market has been a long time coming but, while the Apple Watch is set to instigate a new age of devices, for now it simply marks another evolution of an industry struggling to meet a more urgent requirement.
Executives from Bouygues, EE, Telekom Austria and Telekom Deutschland have been shortlisted for Mobile Europe's second annual CTO of the Year award, celebrating excellence and innovation in the European telecoms industry.
Given the ever-increasing hype surrounding the Internet of Things, it is perhaps fair to look at the sector with a sceptical eye, especially when the Chairman of the International M2M Council (IMC) says suggestions of it enabling a "Jetsons" style world are wide of the mark.
Industry veterans have discussed the short-term challenges that the Internet of Things must overcome before it can worry about hitting ambitious predictions about what the technology can achieve by 2020.
The enthusiasm around the Internet of Things dominated this year’s International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) where connectivity was showcased in a myriad of ways, from buttons to BMWs, chipsets, helmets and water heaters.
The most read stories of 2014 showed the diversity of topics affecting the in-trays of operator executives across Europe. Readers' most popular stories included areas including virtualisation, SIM card innovation, chipset manufacturing and Voice over LTE.
Almost 150 years ago, the International Telecommunications Union was formed after years of discussions about standards and barriers to entry, showing the same debates that dominate the industry today existed in the time of steam.
Operators need to focus on sub-2GHz spectrum rather than look to the higher bands for forthcoming 5G technology, the CTO of Tele2 has warned, but a senior Huawei executive said high frequency spectrum was essential to meet capacity problems.