Operators face a Catch-22 with virtualisation technologies, caught between the pressure to transform their business and the need to make sure whatever changes they make actually work, the chairman of the i3forum has said.
Facebook's Telecoms Infrastructure Project (TIP) raised eyebrows at this year's Mobile World Congress, with one operator privately scathing, accusing the social network of "wading in and telling operators how to do things properly".
Orange has been one of the most ambitious supporters of LoRa technology for low-powered Internet of Things networks and is confident it still has value amid the imminent launch of NB-IoT and with 5G on the horizon.
Regular attendees of telecoms conferences will frequently hear of the need to be nimbler, more dynamic, more transformative. But are operators being held back by standardisation amid the scramble to establish 5G and IoT networks?
Korean tech giant Samsung threw everything it could at this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC), with a packed-out auditorium, a souped-up range of Galaxy phones, a guest appearance from Mark Zuckerberg, and virtual reality gear for the press to watch it all unfold.
Former Black-Eyed Pea Will.I.Am joined Mobile World Congress's now traditional crowded Sunday of product launches, joining Deutsche Telekom on stage to announce a partnership for dial, its "smartphone on your wrist".
Spectrum is the lifeblood of the mobile industry, with operators ever eager to get their hands on more. But a former Ofcom executive has claimed that instead of suffering from a bandwidth deficit, huge amounts of their holdings go unused every day.