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.
Europe has not lost the race to deploy the first 5G network to the United States and Asia, the CTO of T-Mobile Poland has claimed.
Telefónica has completed its first trial of massive MIMO in Europe, working with ZTE on its pre-5G research.
Development of 5G is reaching a "critical phase", Deutsche Telekom's Group CTO has said, as the operator said the initial results from its 5G Lab are bearing fruit in its products and services.
Deutsche Telekom and Huawei have completed a trial to show for the first time how 5G network slices can be created automatically and in an optimised way, on shared radio access, core and transport networks.
Finland's Sonera has become the latest operator to trial NB-IoT technology on its network in a demonstration of how it can enable the tracking of mobile assets.
EE will lose the technological credibility it has built up over LTE if it fails to be first and best with 5G in the UK, its senior technical team has said.
Embarking on a virtualisation project? Move slowly, embrace uncertainty, battle to attract the right staff (and expect to lose) and don't assume major savings, delegates at SDN World Congress have been told.
Deutsche Telekom has appointed the Chief Technology Officer of its Hungarian subsidiary to handle its German operations, with former home market CTO Bruno Jacobfeuerborn now set to focus on his Group responsibilities.
Backhaul and power remain the biggest obstacles for deploying small cells outdoors, the CTIO of Tele2 Estonia has claimed.
Dark fibre is essential for operators to deliver on the promise of HetNet and small cells-based networks, the CTO of O2 UK has claimed.
Deutsche Telekom's Bruno Jacobfeuerborn has been formally presented with his CTO of the Year award, and said building relationships internally and with customers was central to his win.
Vodafone has opened the first open Internet of Things lab devoted to narrowband technology and completed a smart parking trial in Turkey.
Telenor Connexion has appointed its first Chief Technology Officer, as it looks to develop new solutions for the Internet of Things.
Technology is at the heart of good customer experience, Mobile Europe CTO of the Year 2016 winner Bruno Jacobfeuerborn has said in an exclusive video interview.
T-Mobile Czech Republic is bringing forward its plans to switch off its 3G network as it looks to refarm its spectrum for LTE and 5G, its CTO has claimed in an exclusive vide interview.
Network sharing projects are coming of age, as operators realise they can benefit from the sharing of hardware while maintaining competition, Vimpelcom's CTO has claimed in an exclusive video interview.
Operators need to work harder to solve issues with VoLTE interconnection, the CTO of Turkcell has said in an exclusive video interview.
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