The industrial Internet of Things is just one of the multitude of next generation businesses that operators are looking to for rich rewards. But like any opportunity facing the mobile industry, identifying it is one thing, implementing it is another.
Now that a ratified standard exists and real use cases are materialising, as showcased in Milan’s 5G trial led by Vodafone, momentum will accelerate - with commercialisation in Europe soon, says Enrico Salvatori, Qualcomm’s Senior VP and President for EMEA
Vendors concerned about ailing bottom lines are guilty of overhyping 5G, Vodafone's Group CTO has warned, as he predicted smartphones rather than enterprises that will drive the first flush of the market.
MTS is just one of Russia's operators gearing up for the summer's football World Cup in the country and CTO Andrei Ushatsky is banking on distributed antenna systems to connect the tens of thousands of fans set to attend.