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.
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.
For a company so used to shouting about itself, whether it's through the actor Kevin Bacon or its bright cyan branding, EE is uncharacteristically cagey about its forthcoming VoLTE launch.
Cooperation is central to the proliferation of small cells, with operators, vendors and public sector bodies urged to work together to deal with onerous issues such as cost, backhaul, rents and site acquisition.
The move towards virtualised networks, which has been exciting the industry during the past 12 months, has one unexpected downside; it could be more vulnerable to threats.
Steve Horowitz, Motorola's head of global software engineering, is an Android pioneer, having led the engineering team to create the mobile operating system for Google almost 10 years ago.
The increasing maturity of the M2M market can sometimes have unexpected consequences. One delegate at Thursday’s M2M World Congress in London, joked that the standard of the slides and presentations have certainly improved in the years he has been working in the sector.
"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.
Innovation in the small cell market, including a device that could hit the sweet spot between distributed antenna systems (DAS) and femtocells, could overcome issues of providing coverage to customers, the Small Cell World Summit heard today.
The Tizen Developer Conference started with a bang yesterday with the long awaited announcement of Samsung's first smartphone running the OS.
Global enterprise operator Truphone dramatically upped its proposition this week, enabling roaming in 66 countries.
Next month, Ericsson will find itself in an unusual battle, competing not with rival vendors but with cement manufacturers and drug makers.
Small cells will be central to the implementation of 5G technology, according to NSN, as the industry gears up for the next talking shop about the future of wireless technology.