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.
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.
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.
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.
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.