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MWC 2013: Keynote 4: The future of communications

The space between operator delivered services and OTT providers has been one of “coopetition” at the best of times, and outright conflict at others. This keynote session set up the leaders of major telcos – Deutsche Telekom, Korea Telecom, alongside network provider Ericsson and OTT provider Viber. The CEOs set the context for the evolution […]

Mobile World Congress Keynote 1: Mobile Operator Strategies

We’ve already blogged about handset manufacturers and innovators in the mobile space, but where would be without the mobile operators? In the opening keynote of 2013’s Mobile World Congress, CEOs from some of the world’s largest and most important operators discussed the challenges and opportunities ahead for the mobile industry. Here are some of the […]

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NFC at Mobile World Congress – how likely is it?

Regular followers of our blog will recall the Contactless Challenge that we ran towards the end of 2012, pitting two bloggers against each other to test London’s readiness for NFC payments. During the challenge one of our bloggers, Ewan MacLeod, had to travel to Barcelona for a conference. He thought it wouldn’t be a problem […]

Mobile payments – coming soon everywhere?

How do you purchase items? With cash? By card? Online? With your cell phone? The truth is, it’s a complex world out there. Where we once bartered over goats or clung to bags of gold coins, now there are many more options available to us to make payments. Barclaycard created a fun mockumentary on the […]

NFC is here, and the future is bright

When it comes to NFC, it seems like we’re always talking about the future, but in reality, the future is already here. Most handset manufacturers have released or announced mobile devices containing NFC technology, and we saw just a few weeks ago that Visa attempted to make the 2012 London Olympics cashless with NFC. There […]

The Connected House at Mobile World Congress

There’s a rather cool venue at this year’s Mobile World Congress – it’s the house of the future. The GSMA has a ‘Connected House’ with a smart living room, bathroom, bedroom and many other aspects of connected living we can expect in the next few years and decades. We have discussed M2M, NFC and LTE […]

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