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    FCC chief defends net neutrality rules Edit Post

    Speaking in the Mobile World Live keynote tonight, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman Tom Wheeler defended the agency’s use of decades-old regulatory tools in putting together its new net neutrality rules. Debating with Anne Bouverot, director general of the GSMA, Wheeler said: “Those opposed to open internet rules, they like to say we used depression era ...
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    EU digital chief hails collaborative 5G effort Edit Post

    EU Commissioner Günther Oettinger said that Europe’s authorities have a crucial role in driving the continent’s 5G efforts, and that “without the 5G Public-Private Partnership, without the European Commission to moderate the process, and without the Horizon 2020 funding, Europe would not stand a chance to even be part of the game.” He was speaking at ...

    Pebble steps-up product rollout to ditch 'accessory' status Edit Post

    Pebble is stepping up its product rollout, with the manufacturer using Mobile World Congress (MWC) to announce its second product launch in a week, plus what it claims is the sector’s first “hardware accessory platform” that lets sensor manufacturers build “smart straps” that can communicate with smartwatches. The smartwatch manufacturer revealed that it has extended its ...
  • NGMN unveils 5G operator wishlist Edit Post

    A 5G White Paper unveiled by the Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) Alliance aims to settle industry debate over the technology’s future standards. Following a decision late last year by the NGMN board of more than 20 operator CTOs, a team of 100 technical specialists were asked to contribute towards defining the end-to-end requirements for 5G. ...
  • Let’s enjoy 4G and not rush 5G, says Orange CEO Edit Post

    The Internet of Things (IoT) will become the “internet of everything” with the advent of 5G, said Stephane Richard, CEO of Orange, speaking at the “Road to 5G” keynote this morning, explaining his vision for a new horizon for the IoT era. However, he believes that there is no rush: “4G is a success, let’s enjoy it. ...

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    MWC 2015: Day 2 highlights Edit Post

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Google SVP Sundar Pichai made headlines on the official opening day of this year’s MWC. Meanwhile operator keynotes argued that regulators should stop treating network operators and internet players differently. Plus we’ve highlights of the Microsoft and Sony launch events.
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    Zuckerberg makes case for free mobile data; operators cautious Edit Post

    Mark Zuckerberg told delegates at Mobile World Congress (MWC) that offering free basic internet services can help mobile operators grow their businesses faster in emerging markets. Under questioning from Wired Magazine’s Jessi Hempel, the founder and chief executive of Facebook said internet.org “works”. A Facebook-led initiative, internet.org has the aim of connecting everyone on the planet. As ...