The most read stories of 2014 showed the diversity of topics affecting the in-trays of operator executives across Europe. Readers' most popular stories included areas including virtualisation, SIM card innovation, chipset manufacturing and Voice over LTE.
5G promises a step-change to what mobile networks can do, but according to the GSMA, this promise hides a danger of being all things to all people.
Almost 150 years ago, the International Telecommunications Union was formed after years of discussions about standards and barriers to entry, showing the same debates that dominate the industry today existed in the time of steam.
One statistic was all it took to show how far Europe has fallen behind Asia when it comes to mobile innovation.
Operators and vendors are a pessimistic bunch when you speak to them about data growth. While it has been a boon for their industries, the downside is looming: the dreaded capacity crunch. Soaring video consumption and social networking on ever more affordable smart devices could lead to the day where everything freezes up.
Sandrine Andre, who is responsible for the digital economy in Strasbourg, is on a mission to change the perception of the traditional French city using an unlikely tool – NFC technology.
Europe was late to the 4G party but the UK was even later, with a combination of squabbling operators and lack of spectrum delaying the rollout of LTE. But according to new figures this week, there are now six million 4G LTE subscribers, amounting to around eight percent of all mobile subscriptions.
Telenor Norway CTO Frode Støldal discusses how the operator changed its 4G LTE plans because of Apple, the challenges of rolling out LTE in rural regions and the future of its 3G network in the second part of an exclusive video interview.
Mobile Europe caught up with Telenor Norway CTO Frode Støldal at this month's Small Cells World Summit to discuss the operator's use of the technology.
One could argue that there aren’t many more places you can go with a smartphone in the current age of QHD displays and octa-core chips, but YotaPhone is hoping it can offer something different.
Operators need to focus on sub-2GHz spectrum rather than look to the higher bands for forthcoming 5G technology, the CTO of Tele2 has warned, but a senior Huawei executive said high frequency spectrum was essential to meet capacity problems.
It’s been a rough couple of months for mobile security. First, hundreds of celebrity photos were hacked and uploaded onto the internet in what many stars called a gross invasion of privacy. Then there has been the emergence of the Wirelurker and Masque attacks.
The big beasts of Scandinavian infrastructure took to Twitter last week to slug it out for bragging rights over carrier aggregation innovations.
Today’s smartphone market is fuelled by manufacturers battling to stay at the bleeding edge of mobile technology, the theory being that the company that comes out on top is the one that can be the most innovative.
"The game is not over." That was the upbeat declaration by KPN CTO Erik Hoving on the telecoms industry but it was a rare moment of optimism on the first day of LTE World Summit.
Momentum in the SDN and NFV markets is growing, but behind the expectations lie fundamental questions about how the technologies should be implemented.