The call for BT to open its fibre network to rivals is just one facet of the UK’s increasingly complex infrastructure, as operators and regulators prepare for a transformed landscape in the wake of recent M&A activity.
Deutsche Telekom and Tele 2 have underlined how they are looking to capitalise on the Internet of Things, in exclusive video interviews with Mobile Europe.
Innovation may drive changes in the telecoms, but according to Bell Labs' President, the industry may soon hit a limit in just what it can do.
A robot was chosen to be the public face of SK Telecom's 5G strategy at Mobile World Congress, with the Asian operator confident it will extend its lead in LTE into the next generation of mobile technology.
UK operator EE is expecting a "tsunami" of connected devices from the Internet of Things, with connected cars, health and wearables driving the sector.
Executives from Bouygues, EE, Telekom Austria and Telekom Deutschland have been shortlisted for Mobile Europe's second annual CTO of the Year award, celebrating excellence and innovation in the European telecoms industry.
Industry veterans have discussed the short-term challenges that the Internet of Things must overcome before it can worry about hitting ambitious predictions about what the technology can achieve by 2020.
The enthusiasm around the Internet of Things dominated this year’s International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) where connectivity was showcased in a myriad of ways, from buttons to BMWs, chipsets, helmets and water heaters.
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.
"Wrong time, wrong place" is Gunther Ottendorfer's sanguine assessment of the nature of his departure after leading Telekom Austria Group's technology strategy.
The shift towards virtualisation was one of the dominant themes of last week's Mobile World Congress, but questions are increasingly being asked about whether the industry is moving as one in the right direction.
Apple’s foray into the wearables market has been a long time coming but, while the Apple Watch is set to instigate a new age of devices, for now it simply marks another evolution of an industry struggling to meet a more urgent requirement.
The upcoming takeover of UK operator EE by BT will not affect its technology strategy, its CTO has said, describing the acquisition as a common sense move for all players.
Given the ever-increasing hype surrounding the Internet of Things, it is perhaps fair to look at the sector with a sceptical eye, especially when the Chairman of the International M2M Council (IMC) says suggestions of it enabling a "Jetsons" style world are wide of the mark.
The UK market is currently going through its most seismic change since the early noughties, when O2 came into being and Three began trading in the UK.
One problem with safety products of any type is you are effectively selling the "worst case scenario".
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.