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  • Wi-Fi Alliance outlines opportunities and risks with LTE-U Edit Post

    Plans to operate LTE networks in the unlicensed 5GHz band got a good airing at this year’s Mobile World Congress, but the Wi-Fi Alliance continued to reiterate its warning that early deployments of the technology entail as much risk as opportunity. Speaking to Mobile World Live, Edgar Figueroa, the president and CEO of the Wi-Fi Alliance, ...
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    Xiaomi: Freshness of brand key to our success Edit Post

    Xiaomi’s global VP Hugo Barra claims the company’s fresh brand will give it an edge over better known rivals as it moves into new markets. “It’s one thing to have a well-known brand, but it’s another thing to have a brand everyone is tired of, especially when targeting the early adopters,” he said. Barra, speaking Tuesday on ...
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    Telenor’s Baksaas has roaming on his mind Edit Post

    Jon Fredrik Baksaas, Telenor Group CEO, said 70 per cent of the operator’s customers switch off data roaming when travelling abroad. His aim, however, is to increase data roaming usage to 80 per cent over the next two years, so only 20 per cent of roaming traffic wings its way over Wi-Fi networks. “When you are ...
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    Bell Labs chief shuns 5G hype Edit Post

    Bell Labs president Marcus Weldon, who is also CTO of Alcatel-Lucent, poured scorn on competitors’ “ridiculous marketing” of 5G, refusing to be sucked into the game of headline-speed announcements. “We pride ourselves as being the most rational,” he told Mobile World Live. “Most of our competitors talk about 5Gb/s and 10Gb/s or some other number, but ...
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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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    MWC 2015: Day 3 highlights Edit Post

    Mobile World Live brings you all the action from Tuesday at MWC, including exclusive clips of FCC chair Tom Wheeler’s keynote, and the launch of BlackBerry’s new smartphone.
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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 ...