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.
European operators have been dubbed as the losers in innovation compared to their counterparts in Asia and the United States by an analyst firm.
Vodafone UK CTO Jorge Fernandes is stepping down, Mobile Europe can reveal, and will be replaced by an insider from the operator’s business division.
Network transformation will lead to a "necessary" change in skills across telecoms, according to the Group CTO of TIM, who warns those with legacy competencies could be under threat.
Fifty years ago, amid the year of the Summer of Love, the Six Day War, iconic albums from The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The Velvet Underground, Telenor Research launched its first project.
Dark clouds may be swirling around some of the industry's major vendors as explosive growth in China slows and 5G remains tantilisingly on the horizon, but Ericsson's new CTO is maintaining a Silicon Valley optimism about the years ahead.
The success of 5G will depend on the health and strength of an operator's network today, according to the CTO of Sunrise.
Swisscom has attacked the Swiss government for hindering its work in researching 5G, which it described as "the operating system for the digital economy".
MegaFon has appointed an insider as its new CTO, nearly a month after the sudden departure of Alexander Bashmakov.
Hi3G Scandinavia has hired a Tele2 veteran as its CTO as it seeks to prepare its network for 5G.
LTE's functionality will stretch into the middle of next decade, some of Europe’s leading CTOs have said, as operators juggle new functionality with the advent of 5G.
MegaFon CTO Alexander Bashmakov has left the company "to pursue other opportunities", it has emerged.
Operators need to embrace software, transformational leadership strategies and financial skillsets to respond to the changing telecoms landscape, VEON's Chief Technology Officer has said.
Operators need help from governments and regulators to build a truly supportive climate to back the spending required for 5G networks, the CTO of Proximus has claimed.
A spectrum cap would enable a "truly competitive" market in the UK, the CTO of Three UK has claimed.
Orange will be focused on getting 5G right, not getting out first with 5G, its SVP for Orange Labs Networks has said.
Operators will fail to take advantage of 5G's promise if they treat it like an incremental progression of cellular technology, the Group CTO of Deutsche Telekom has claimed.
Amid the myriad challenges and opportunities facing the mobile industry, Mobile Europe asked CTOs from Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Proximus, Three UK and VEON about the issues they consider are not being talked about enough.
Mobile Europe was left in an enjoyably difficult situation at the roundtable during its fourth CTO of the Year awards this week: how to set the telecoms industry to rights between 12 CTOs and with only 90 minutes to do so?
VEON's Yogesh Malik and Proximus's Geert Standaert scooped the awards at Mobile Europe's CTO of the Year event on Wednesday evening.
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